25 years of .300 Hitters

by Bill Chuck on February 15, 2013

As I’ve been looking at the changing face of baseball statistical accomplishments, I wanted to see if there has been a recent change in the number of .300 batters. One point of interest is that there were 26 .300 hitters in both 2011 and 2012.

.300 batters from 1988-2012

All the data reflects batters who would have qualified for the batting crown.

300 hitters

Over the last 25 seasons, there have been 335 different batters who have had at least one season over .300.

There have been:

  • 113 who have done it at least three times
  • 86 who have done at least four times
  • 57 who have done it at least five times
  • 42 who have done it at least six times
  • 30 at least seven times
  • 22 at least eight times
  • 14 who who have done it at least nine times

Nine to Know

Here are the nine players who have hit over .300 at least 10 times over the last 25 years.

Jeter’s .300 Seasons

Jeters 300s

Year BA
1996 .314
1998 .324
1999 .349
2000 .339
2001 .311
2003 .324
2005 .309
2006 .343
2007 .322
2008 .300
2009 .334
2012 .316
View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 2/15/2013.

Here are the year-by-year totals of .300 batters for the last 25 seasons 

Year #
1999 55
2000 53
1994 50
1998 49
1996 47
2001 46
1995 44
2009 42
2007 40
2003 40
2006 38
2004 36
1993 36
2002 35
1997 35
2008 34
2005 33
2012 26
2011 26
1991 25
2010 23
1992 23
1990 22
1988 22
1989 18
Year #
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 2/15/2013.
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