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MLB American League Annual Batting Leaders

American League

Multiple winners: Ty Cobb (12); Rod Carew (7); Ted Williams (6); Wade Boggs (5); Harry Heilmann (4); George Brett, Nap Lajoie, Tony Oliva and Carl Yastrzemski (3); Luke Appling, Joe DiMaggio, Ferris Fain, Jimmie Foxx, Nomar Garciaparra, Edgar Martinez, Pete Runnels, Al Simmons, George Sisler, Ichiro Suzuki and Mickey Vernon (2).

Year Avg
1901Nap Lajoie, Phi .422
1902Ed Delahanty, Wash .376
1903Nap Lajoie, Cle .355
1904Nap Lajoie, Cle .381
1905Elmer Flick, Cle .306
1906George Stone, St.L .358
1907Ty Cobb, Det .350
1908Ty Cobb, Det .324
1909Ty Cobb, Det .377
   
1910Ty Cobb, Det .385
1911Ty Cobb, Det .420
1912Ty Cobb, Det .410
1913Ty Cobb, Det .390
1914Ty Cobb, Det .368
1915Ty Cobb, Det .369
1916Tris Speaker, Cle .386
1917Ty Cobb, Det .383
1918Ty Cobb, Det .382
1919Ty Cobb, Det .384
   
1920George Sisler, St.L .407
1921Harry Heilmann, Det .394
1922George Sisler, St.L .420
1923Harry Heilmann, Det .403
1924Babe Ruth, NY .378
1925Harry Heilmann, Det .393
1926Heinie Manush, Det .378
1927Harry Heilmann, Det .398
1928Goose Goslin, Wash .379
1929Lew Fonseca, Cle .369
   
1930Al Simmons, Phi .381
1931Al Simmons, Phi .390
1932Dale Alexander, Det-Bos .367
1933Jimmie Foxx, Phi .356
1934Lou Gehrig, NY .363
1935Buddy Myer, Wash .349
1936Luke Appling, Chi .388
1937Charlie Gehringer, Det .371
1938Jimmie Foxx, Bos .349
1939Joe DiMaggio, NY.381
   
1940Joe DiMaggio, NY .352
1941Ted Williams, Bos .406
1942Ted Williams, Bos .356
1943Luke Appling, Chi .328
1944Lou Boudreau, Clev .327
1945Snuffy Stirnweiss, NY .309
1946Mickey Vernon, Wash .353
1947Ted Williams, Bos .343
1948Ted Williams, Bos .369
1949George Kell, Det .343
   
1950Billy Goodman, Bos .354
1951Ferris Fain, Phi .344
1952Ferris Fain, Phi .327
1953Mickey Vernon, Wash .337
1954Bobby Avila, Clev .341
1955Al Kaline, Det .340
1956Mickey Mantle, NY .353
1957Ted Williams, Bos .388
1958Ted Williams, Bos .328
1959Harvey Kuenn, Det .353
   
1960Pete Runnels, Bos .320
1961Norm Cash, Det .361*
1962Pete Runnels, Bos .326
1963Carl Yastrzemski, Bos .321
1964Tony Oliva, Min .323
1965Tony Oliva, Min .321
1966Frank Robinson, Bal .316
1967Carl Yastrzemski, Bos .326
1968Carl Yastrzemski, Bos .301
1969Rod Carew, Min .332
   
1970Alex Johnson, Cal .329
1971Tony Oliva, Min .337
1972Rod Carew, Min .318
1973Rod Carew, Min .350
1974Rod Carew, Min .364
1975Rod Carew, Min .359
1976George Brett, KC .333
1977Rod Carew, Min .388
1978Rod Carew, Min .333
1979Fred Lynn, Bos .333
   
1980George Brett, KC .390
1981Carney Lansford, Bos .336
1982Willie Wilson, KC .332
1983Wade Boggs, Bos .361
1984Don Mattingly, NY .343
1985Wade Boggs, Bos .368
1986Wade Boggs, Bos .357
1987Wade Boggs, Bos .363
1988Wade Boggs, Bos .366
1989Kirby Puckett, Min .339
   
1990George Brett, KC .329
1991Julio Franco, Tex .341
1992Edgar Martinez, Sea .343
1993John Olerud, Tor .363
1994Paul O'Neill, NY .359
1995Edgar Martinez, Sea .356
1996Alex Rodriguez, Sea .358
1997Frank Thomas, Chi .347
1998Bernie Williams, NY .339
1999Nomar Garciaparra, Bos .357
   
2000Nomar Garciaparra, Bos .372
2001Ichiro Suzuki, Sea .350
2002Manny Ramirez, Bos .349
2003Bill Mueller, Bos.326
2004Ichiro Suzuki, Sea.372
*Norm Cash later admitted to using a corked bat the entire season. He played 16 other seasons and never hit better than .286.

 

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