This day in baseball: Mays shoots to the top

On 26 September 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