Sept. 28, 1941 - The idea of his .3996 batting average being rounded up to .400 didn't sit well with Williams. So, on the night before the final day of the season, the Red Sox leftfielder declined manager Joe Cronin's offer to sit out a doubleheader and preserve his ".400" average.
In the opener in Philadelphia, Williams rapped his major league-leading 37th homer and three singles in five at-bats against the Athletics. Though he raised his average to .404, the Splendid Splinter ...
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