Will there ever be another .400 hitter in MLB?
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Will there ever be another .400 hitter in MLB?

#NoMore400
#HittersGonnaHit
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MLB celebrated the 100th birthday of Ted Williams, the last player to bat .400 for an entire season. Some believe there will never be another .400 hitter ever to come through the league. Pitching is way too good, and hitters are coached to swing for the fences. Others feel it is only a matter of time before a supernatural hitter comes along to shatter everyone's expectations. Baseball is a game about defying the odds. What do you think? ⚾

THE VOTES ARE IN!
#NoMore400
70.6%
#HittersGonnaHit
29.4%

The modern game is all about home runs and swinging for the fences, which is not conducive to batting for contact. With baseball's current philosophy focused on hitting for power, there will not be a .400 hitter. That requires a disciplined hitter looking for controlled contact instead of swinging as hard as possible. Pitching has also gotten a lot more difficult to solve, with pitchers having three or four good pitches. It's also unlikely that a hitter will see the same pitcher more than three times in a game. 

There just isn't much hope for another .400 hitter.

Baseball fans are so pessimistic. Every couple of years, there is a player who will excite the league with a pursuit of the hallowed .400 average. It's only a matter of time before someone can sustain that effort to reach the mark. All records are meant to be broken.

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