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What is the highest lifetime batting average for a major league player?

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Highested Pitchers averageI believe it is Babe Ruth with a .297 average.

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Jack Bentley, whose career was nine seasons, is credited with the highest batting average for a pitcher with .322 (109 hits in 339 at bats).

HERE ARE THE TOP 25 MLB CAREER PITCHING AVERAGES;

(with at least 500 PA) ACCORDING TO: www.Baseball-reference.com

MODERN (1900-)

AVERAGE AVG

1 George Uhle .289

2 Red Lucas .283

3 Wes Ferrell .280

4 Doc Crandall .275

5 Jack Scott .275

6 Win Mercer .273

7 Don Newcombe .271

8 Al Orth .270

9 Sloppy Thurston .270

10 Red Ruffing .269

11 Carl Mays .268

12 Johnny Marcum .265

13 Fred Hutchinson .264

14 Schoolboy Rowe .263

15 George Mullin .262

16 Dutch Ruether .258

17 Joe Shaute .258

18 Jesse Tannehill .255

19 Joe Bush .253

20 Mickey McDermott .252

21 Ray Caldwell .248

22 Burleigh Grimes .248

23 Clarence Mitchell .246

24 Pete Donohue .246

25 Johnny Sain .245

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