Colorado’s DJ LeMahieu won his first National League batting title Sunday, holding off Washington’s Daniel Murphy.
LeMahieu hit a major league-leading .348 and finished one point ahead of Murphy with the NL’s highest average since Atlanta’s Chipper Jones batted .364 in 2008.
Playing half their games at Coors Field, Rockies players have won batting titles in nine of the last 19 seasons.
“It’s a good place to hit, obviously,” LeMahieu said.
The Rockies second baseman attended high school at Brother Rice in Bloomfield Hills. He won a College World Series title at LSU before winning a National League Gold Glove becoming an MLB All-Star in 2015.