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Q: baseball and ted williams ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: baseball and ted williams
Category: Sports and Recreation > Team Sports
Asked by: redsoxone-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 08 Jul 2002 10:58 PDT
Expires: 07 Aug 2002 10:58 PDT
Question ID: 37584
in 1941 ted williams batted .406. I believe this was before the
sacrifice flyball rule went into effect. What would he have batted had
the sacrifice fly rule been in effect at that time?
Subject: Re: baseball and ted williams
Answered By: webbob-ga on 08 Jul 2002 11:49 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi redsoxone,
This is a very interesting question. I doubted I would find the answer
and was surprised when I did. Below is a quote which states what Ted
Williams's batting average would have been had the sacrifice fly rule
been in effect when Ted batted .406.

"But by today's rules Ted would have entered the day at .405 and ended
at .411. What?"
The above page is very interesting and well worth taking a look. It
also gives a more detailed breakdown of when and how the sacrifice fly
rule was used, changed etc. over the years before becoming a permanent
part of the rulebook in 1954.

Here is another site that gives a brief description of when the
sacrifice fly rule was first adopted, thrown out and reinstated again:
Use your browsers find or search feature to search for 'sacrifice fly
rule'. This rule will be found under the following heading on the
following page:
Sports-Baseball events on February 27th

Google keywords used in search:
MLB +"sacrifice fly rule"

"ted williams" +"sacrifice fly rule"

Thanks redsoxone for the interesting and enlightening question,
redsoxone-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
the answer was right on the ball

Subject: Re: baseball and ted williams
From: webbob-ga on 10 Jul 2002 17:12 PDT
Thanks for the grand slam rating redsoxone. It was fun looking this one up.


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