MILWAUKEE — Christian Yelich did not step into the batter’s box after Sept. 10, when he fouled a baseball off his right kneecap against Miami, but he still managed to win his second consecutive NL batting title.
Yelich finished with a .329 average, collecting 161 hits in 489 at-bats for the Milwaukee Brewers in 130 regular season games.
Arizona second baseman Ketel Marte also finished with a .329 average this season. Washington’s Anthony Rendon was third, finishing with a .319 average.
Yelich, who is not expected to play in the postseason, also tallied 44 home runs and 97 RBI, resulting in an MLB-leading 1.100 OPS.
The reigning NL MVP finished with a .326 average in 2018, when Milwaukee advanced to the NL Championship Series.
Yelich is the only Brewers player to win a batting crown.