In a few weeks, Derek Jeter will complete his Hall of Fame-worthy career. His stat line in this, his age-40 season, is rather un-Jeterlike. Through Monday night, he has a 79 OPS+ with a slash line of .264/.313/.316. Its entirely possible he’ll end the season with an on-base percentage higher than his slugging percentage.
So, how many Hall of Famers have ever had such a season (with enough plate appearances to qualify for the batting title)? Here’s the list, courtesy of Baseball Reference’s Play Index. Yes, Ray Schalk had ten of them in a 12 year span. In addition to more recent inductees like Ozzie Smith and Rickey Henderson, a few expansion era guys snagged a season like this . . . Boggs, Morgan, Carew.