This day in baseball: Willie Mays wins batting title

On September 26, 1954, in the final game of the season, the Giants’ Willie Mays collected three hits to boost his batting average to .345.  In doing so, he passed teammate Don Mueller (who finished at .342) and the Dodgers’ Duke Snider (.341) to win the National League batting title.

Photo source: Timothy Hughes Rare & Early Newspapers

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