Mookie Betts is back on schedule.
After a (relative) down season in 2017 during which he hit .264, the Boston Red Sox right fielder has been the best hitter in baseball through the first two months of the season.
Betts leads Major League Baseball in several hitting categories, most notably batting average, where his .359 clip is significantly above that of his next-closest American League competitor, Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons (.337).
Can Betts stay hot and take home an American League batting title? It’s been a while since a Red Sox player won those honors, and that’s the subject of our Trivia Question of the Week:
Who was the last Red Sox hitter to win an American League batting title? It may not be the first player to come to mind.
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Who was the last Red Sox player to win an American League batting title?
*Last week’s trivia question answer: Dick Stuart, 42 in 1963.
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