Phenoms

  • Updated: March 3, 2007 - 4:19 PM

Joe Mauer joined some very exclusive company last summer when he won a batting title at age 23. According to www.baseball-reference.com, these are the only players who have accomplished that feat since 1940:

National League

Year Player Pos Age Team Avg Titles won

1941 Pete Reiser OF 22 Brooklyn .343 1

1943 Stan Musial OF 22 St. Louis .357 7

1954 Willie Mays OF 23 NYG .345 1

1956 Hank Aaron OF 22 Mil .328 2

1962 Tommy Davis OF 23 LAD .346 2

1992 Gary Sheffield 3B 23 SD .330 1

2003 Albert Pujols 1B 23 St. Louis .359 1

American League

Year Player Pos Age Team Avg Titles won

1941 Ted Williams OF 22 Bos .406 7

1942 Ted Williams OF 23 Bos .356 7

1955 Al Kaline OF 20 Det .340 1

1956 Carl Yastrzemski OF 23 Bos .321 3

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