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    .340 batting teammates since WW2

    Since WW2, there have been 8 pairs of teammates to each hit .340 or better in the same season:

    Must name the year, the team, and both players who hit .340. If your guess is partially correct I will say so, but I won't say which part is correct.

    1. 1984 Yankees - Dave Winfield and Don Mattingly
    2. 1954 Giants - Willie Mays and Don Mueller
    3. 2007 Tigers - Magglio Ordonez and Placido Polanco
    4. 1996 Twins - Paul Molitor and Chuck Konblauch
    5. 2006 Yankees - Derek Jeter and Robinson Cano
    6. 1994 Yankees - Wade Boggs and Paul O'Neill
    7. 1994 Indians - Albert Belle and Kenny Lofton
    8. 1999 Yankees - Bernie Williams and Derek Jeter
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    This is tough.

    I remember A-Rod hitting over .350 one year.

    How about A-Rod and E. Martinez?

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    Dave Winfield and Don Mattingly in 1984 with the Yankees. They were 1 and 2 in the batting race I think down to the final game that year.
    "It ain't braggin' if you can do it!" Dizzy Dean

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    Guys, please guess the team, the year, and the players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herr28 View Post
    Dave Winfield and Don Mattingly in 1984 with the Yankees. They were 1 and 2 in the batting race I think down to the final game that year.
    Correct!
    ........

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    I would be surprised if Wade Boggs didn't team up with someone on this.
    "It ain't braggin' if you can do it!" Dizzy Dean

    "I sure was having a picnic with Frisch. You oughta seen the fellows in the clubhouse when I was puttin' him on. They was duckin' behind posts, tryin' to keep Frank from seein' how they was laughin', an' I had a time keepin' a straight face myself. I hope Frank manages the Cardinals forever. I sure love to drive that Dutchman nuts!" Dizzy Dean

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    1996 Mariners, A-rod and Edgar Martinez
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    Quote Originally Posted by pheasant View Post
    1996 Mariners, A-rod and Edgar Martinez
    1976 Royals, George Brett and Hal McCrae
    Both are incorrect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herr28 View Post
    I would be surprised if Wade Boggs didn't team up with someone on this.
    Me too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GiambiJuice View Post
    Me too!
    ...........
    Hmmm. Boggs hit .340 or better for most of the 1980s, and at least once in the 1990s, but I don't know when or with what team (Sox or Yanks). I will guess a couple:

    1986 Red Sox Boggs and Jim Rice (who had his last fantastic season that year)
    1988 Red Sox Boggs and Mike Greenwell (he was hitting around .330 or so a couple different years, worth a guess)
    1993 Yankees Boggs and Paul O'Neil (can't remember which year Paul went crazy and hit .360ish)

    Speaking of Paul O'Neil, he may have done it with Bernie Williams and/or Derek Jeter. I should have paid better attention to those championship teams at the end of the 1990s. They had some solid seasons from different guys, but I don't know if they had any spectacular seasons from more than one at a time. Living in Germany at the time, and being deployed for two straight summers at one point, I usually only saw them in the World Series.
    "It ain't braggin' if you can do it!" Dizzy Dean

    "I sure was having a picnic with Frisch. You oughta seen the fellows in the clubhouse when I was puttin' him on. They was duckin' behind posts, tryin' to keep Frank from seein' how they was laughin', an' I had a time keepin' a straight face myself. I hope Frank manages the Cardinals forever. I sure love to drive that Dutchman nuts!" Dizzy Dean

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herr28 View Post
    Hmmm. Boggs hit .340 or better for most of the 1980s, and at least once in the 1990s, but I don't know when or with what team (Sox or Yanks). I will guess a couple:

    1986 Red Sox Boggs and Jim Rice (who had his last fantastic season that year)
    1988 Red Sox Boggs and Mike Greenwell (he was hitting around .330 or so a couple different years, worth a guess)
    1993 Yankees Boggs and Paul O'Neil (can't remember which year Paul went crazy and hit .360ish)

    Speaking of Paul O'Neil, he may have done it with Bernie Williams and/or Derek Jeter. I should have paid better attention to those championship teams at the end of the 1990s. They had some solid seasons from different guys, but I don't know if they had any spectacular seasons from more than one at a time. Living in Germany at the time, and being deployed for two straight summers at one point, I usually only saw them in the World Series.
    Your third guess is almost correct.

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    It must have been a strike-shortened season then? Unless Paul O'Neill isn't the other half of the answer. Bernie Williams was around as a starter in 1993 I think, I have a baseball card of him from 1990 so he must have been playing by then. Well, I will play it safe and stick with Paul and just up the year until I have to pick another teammate for Boggs.

    1994 Yankees Wade Boggs and Paul O'Neill
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    "I sure was having a picnic with Frisch. You oughta seen the fellows in the clubhouse when I was puttin' him on. They was duckin' behind posts, tryin' to keep Frank from seein' how they was laughin', an' I had a time keepin' a straight face myself. I hope Frank manages the Cardinals forever. I sure love to drive that Dutchman nuts!" Dizzy Dean

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    Ah, back to my childhood! In 1954 Willie Mays of the NY Giants led the NL in BA at .345, and teammate Don Mueller was at .342. Mays won the batting crown on the last day of the season, passing my hero, Duke Snider, who had led the league most of the year. Snider finished at .341.

    Interestingly, the year before, 1953, almost had two sets of teammates at .340. Carl Furillo of the Dodgers won the championship at .344, and Snider hit .336. Red Schoendienst of the Cardinals was second to Furillo at .342, and Musial hit .337.
    Last edited by BigRon; 09-16-2014 at 02:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRon View Post
    Ah, back to my childhood! In 1954 Willie Mays of the NY Giants led the NL in BA at .345, and teammate Don Mueller was at .342. Mays won the batting crown on the last day of the season, passing my hero, Duke Snider, who had led the league most of the year. Snider finished at .341.

    Interestingly, the year before, 1953, almost had two sets of teammates at .340. Carl Furillo of the Dodgers won the championship at .344, and Snider hit .336. Red Schoendienst of the Cardinals was second to Furillo at .342, and Musial hit .337.
    That is awesome! I was wondering about the '53 Dodgers and their fine lineup. I know that Red Schoendienst hit over .340 one year in the very early 1950s, but Stan Musial was "only" in the .330s. Stan and Enos Slaughter came close too, I think, but never hit .340+ in the same season.
    "It ain't braggin' if you can do it!" Dizzy Dean

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herr28 View Post
    1994 Yankees Wade Boggs and Paul O'Neill
    Correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRon View Post
    Ah, back to my childhood! In 1954 Willie Mays of the NY Giants led the NL in BA at .345, and teammate Don Mueller was at .342.
    Correct.
    ...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by KCGHOST View Post
    Detroit Tigers 2007 - Magglio Ordonez and Placido Polanco

    1996 Twins - Paul Molitor & Chuck Knoblauch

    2006 Yankees - Jeter & Cano
    All are correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toomanyhatz View Post
    Billy Goodman and Ted Williams - 1950 Red Sox
    Incorrect.

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