Justin Turner currently in the company of Rod Carew and Tony Gwynn

Can Justin Turner keep his batting average above .380 by the all-star game? With Alex Wood his 1st half season is done so we know we will end the first half with a perfect 10 – 0 record.

Only 15 hitters since 1958 have managed to have at least a .380 BA by the all-star break and Justin Turner currently ranks 8th.   Turner has his work cut out for him, it would be very easy for him to fall below .380 in just one game, much less four games.

I would take the under myself.

Player                 Split Year   BA  PA  OBP  SLG   OPS
Rod Carew           1st Half 1983 .402 254 .457 .498  .955
Larry Walker        1st Half 1997 .398 369 .496 .741 1.237
John Olerud         1st Half 1993 .395 372 .492 .671 1.163
Rod Carew           1st Half 1977 .394 395 .463 .586 1.049
Tony Gwynn          1st Half 1997 .394 365 .431 .588 1.019
Andres Galarraga    1st Half 1993 .391 290 .424 .646 1.070
Nomar Garciaparra   1st Half 2000 .389 286 .444 .643 1.087
Justin Turner       1st Half 2017 .384 259 .473 .571 1.044
Darin Erstad        1st Half 2000 .384 414 .441 .592 1.033
Tony Gwynn          1st Half 1994 .383 352 .447 .552  .999
Frank Thomas        1st Half 1994 .383 392 .515 .795 1.311
Todd Helton         1st Half 2000 .383 361 .479 .701 1.181
Rod Carew           1st Half 1974 .382 423 .440 .465  .905
Paul ONeill         1st Half 1994 .382 326 .475 .622 1.097
Larry Walker        1st Half 1999 .382 316 .449 .738 1.188

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 7/6/2017.

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2 Comments

  1. 68elcamino427

    My young sons were ten and twelve years old and we were on our way to see the Dodgers play the Rockies, it was 1994. We had parked the car in the parking lot next to the top deck.

    Nearing the gate a young man approaches us and asks if we would appreciate some better seats.
    The guy could see that I was a bit wary.
    Then he says that he is Larry Walker’s brother.
    Looking more closely, I can see a resemblance.
    He told us that he had watched his brother play many times, was sure that we would enjoy the game more than he, handed me his tickets and wished well.

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  2. Cool stuff. I like that he went out of his way to go to the top deck to find fans who would enjoy better seats.

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