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Unless someone else comes along, I only see Altuve in the running for .400. If I don't see another, it is fine with me.Oh, it's true. I mean, at least since the early 1990's, some of the pitchers we've seen, have been amazingly good. But, records are meant to be broken. I mean, nobody thought that anyone would break the 4 minute mile, break Maris' record, eat more than 70 hotdogs, etc. etc. As I said too, none of us on the HM may be around to see, so to the OP, most likely not, it doesn't mean it can't or wont happen. If it does happen, I just hope it's not the Damn Yankees. Any of the other 31 teams, I'd be okay with it, I would.
Of course, as said, I was only 3 when Ted Williams did it. It would be something to behold, for sure. We have HR records all the time, but the 2 sacred ones are still out there: .400, once more and breaking Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak! And, even if they do break Joltin' Joe's streak, he went on to hit in another 24 or so after that! Joe was an amazing ball player! Proud, he was from the Bay Area. Many folks still think he is from San Francisco. The truth is, he was born in Martinez, across the Bay, but he went to school in San Francisco.
Joe went to Galileo High School. Sadly, someone else went there, also. I remember, while still living in the Bay Area, this phenom was breaking records, left and right. He was one heck of a local hero. Sadly, all that has gone by the wayside: