Twins’ Mauer has won the MLB on-base percentage crown
By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: October 3rd, 2012 at 11:27 pm EST
Minnesota Twins catcher and first baseman Joe Mauer has won the Major League Baseball on-base percentage crown.
Mauer finished his season by going 0-2 on Wednesday against the Toronto Blue Jays. He ended his season with a .319 batting season.
The .319 batting average was his highest since having a .365 batting average in 2009 when he was named the American League MVP.
Mauer, who received boos from the Twins fans at Target Field, finished with a .418 on-base percentage. This is his second on-base percentage crown in his career.
He also received the award in 2009, as he had a .444 on-base percentage that season. His .444 on-base percentage was the highest in baseball, as it was just .001 percentage more than Albert Pujols .443 on-base percentage.
The .418 on-base percentage was the lowest in the American League since Dwight Evans in 1982. Evans had a .402 on-base percentage with the Boston Red Sox.
In his final two games, he had just one hit in his final eight plate appearances. Since September 25th, he had just 7 hits in his final 25 plate appearances.