Published On: Wed, Oct 3rd, 2012

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.

Joe Mauer (Getty Images)

Joe Mauer (Getty Images)

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.

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- Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher for The Capital Sports Report. He has covered local and national events, including numerous Heisman Trophy ceremonies, two Little League World Series, and the Army-Navy college football game.