Barnes Memorial Trophy

Ross Barnes Memorial Trophy

The Ross Barnes Memorial Trophy, named for the first major league player on record to lead the league in batting (for the Chicago White Stockings of the National League in 1876), is awarded to the SP78 player with the highest batting average for the month in both the NL and AL. The player must have the minimum required plate appearances for the month to qualify for the award, calculated by taking the number of team games played and multiplying by 3.1.

April – National League

Steve Garvey, Los Angeles Dodgers
.462 batting average
(30-for-65 in 19 games played)

April – American League

George Brett, Kansas City Royals
.436 batting average
(34-for-78 in 19 games played)

May – National League

Larry Parrish, Montreal Expos
.380 batting average
(41-for-108 in 28 games played)

May – American League

Roy White, New York Yankees
.411 batting average
(37-for-90 in 26 games played)

June – National League

Bill Buckner, Chicago Cubs
.448 batting average
(43-for-96 in 23 games played)

June – American League

Rusty Staub, Detroit Tigers
.394 batting average
(39-for-99 in 26 games played)

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