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The Batting title is the name usually given to the feat of a batter leading his league in batting average. For decades, winning the batting title was considered the highest feat that a hitter could accomplish, although the feat lost a lot of its lustre since the 1980s. Whereas batting champions were known by every baseball fan until that time, the batting champ is now a mere curiosity, as most analysts attach more importance to on-base percentage and OPS as measures of a hitter's overall talent.
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 Further Reading
- David L. Fleitz: Silver Bats and Automobiles: The Hotly Competitive, Sometimes Ignoble Pursuit of the Major League Batting Championship, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2011. ISBN 978-0-7864-5879-0
- Rick Huhn: The Chalmers Race: Ty Cobb, Napoleon Lajoie, and the Controversial 1910 Batting Title That Became a National Obsession, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE, 2014. ISBN 978-0-8032-7182-1