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Latest Dates Above .400 Since 1980

Chipper Jones, Braves


.400 on June 17, 2008

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A career .310 hitter, Chipper Jones is really hitting 'em where they ain't this season. It's a bit premature to start The Chipper Watch, but you can't ignore a .400 average in June.

For the record, it's been 67 years since Ted Williams became the last player to hit .400 (.406, actually), and few men have mounted a serious challenge into the summer.

Here's a look at the 14 other hitters since 1980 who cracked .400 in June or later ...
Text: Lonny Krasnow,
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