A batting title, in baseball, is said to have been reached when a player has the highest average in his league, while still having had 3.1 or more plate appearances per game played. Baseball is a team sport in which a player on one team (the pitcher) attempts to throw a hard, fist-sized ball at a player on the other team (the batter), who attempts to hit the baseball with a tapered, smooth, cylindrical bat that can be made out of either...
Beginning in 1907 he captured nine consecutive battingtitles and he led the AL in hits seven times between 1907 and 1917.
In addition to his career batting average mark, Cobb established many major league and AL records during his 24 years of play.
These included the most career hits (4,191), a record broken by Pete Rose in 1985; career runs (2,245), broken by Rickey Henderson in 2001; and most stolen bases in a season (96 in 1915), a record first eclipsed by Maury Wills, who stole 104 bases in 1962.
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