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Law of averages against Pudge

No American League catcher has ever won a batting title, but Pudge Rodriguez might be strong enough to pull it off.

Originally Published: July 6, 2004
By Alan Schwarz | Special to ESPN.com

"Why not?"

Jason Kendall has been asked if a catcher will ever win another batting title, and the Pirate backstop, who has flirted with a crown or two over the years, is quick with his response. "I don't buy the theory that a catcher can't win a batting title," he says. "If you know how to pace yourself and stay strong for an entire season, there is no a reason a catcher can't win it."

Still, can the last 122 batting championships be wrong? Whether because of defensive distractions, ...

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