It probably shouldn’t drop your jaw to find out that John Olerud set 11 career highs at the plate in his 1993 pursuit of .400 — the last man to hit that mark was Ted Williams, and he did it in 1941.
What is surprising is that Olerud’s .363 average wasn’t tops in MLB — Colorado’s Andres Gallaraga hit .370. Still, Olerud kept the dream alive longer, batting .400 for 28 more days.
We pitted Olerud’s chase against Williams’s in 1941. The result is a dead heat through August. Check out the video below to relive both glory years simultaneously.