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Our Seventy-first Year
The Oldest Continuously Active Contest in Sport

See the ball, catch the ball

Robert Wiltman wins the 2021 300 Club Batting Contest with .3014 Average in a year unprecedented for injuries, COVID, and Batter Disqualifications; Bob Mills wins pitchers, G. Glidden wins homers. Nobody picked Perez for RBIs or Marte for SBs; Mike Langen wins Dimaggio Prize. Thanks to all for playing in 2021; we'll all choose healthier Batters next year!

On the last day of the 2021 regular season, Yankees' SS Gio Urshela made a dramatic -- and life-threatening -- catch on a popup by Rays LF Austin Meadows with 2 outs in the top of the 6th. Urshela, running full speed, made the catch and then flew down the concrete steps into the Rays' dugout, emerging moments later with only bumps and bruises -- and the ball. (Photo: Getty Images)
For 300 Club Members, it was a challenging year, with more players missing time due to injury and illness than any time in memory, resulting in many players failing to reach the MLB minimum 502 Plate Appearances. Hence, for the first time ever, less than half of Member Ballots qualified for the Batting Contest (however, ALL ballots qualify for the other contests). While MLB only needs 2 batters (one from each league) to qualify for the MLB batting titles, 300 Club Members must choose 13 batters, and hope that 10 qualify -- proving what we all know: Our Club is one tough contest. See you in 2022!
2021 Weekly Contest Winners
Week Ending Member Average
10/03 Barbara Carvalho 327
09/26 Catherine White 326
09/19 Barry Paster 343
09/12 Barry Paster 351
09/05 Daniel Costigan 333
08/29 Daniel Costigan 262
08/21 Catherine White 320
08/15 Barry Paster 352
08/08 James Wiltman 339
08/01 Jack Glidden 373
07/25 Lewis Goldman 267
07/18 Barry Paster 394
07/11 Fritz Wiltman 328
07/04 Alex Sugar 342
06/27 Ralph Finos 378
06/20 Robert Wiltman 332
06/13 Ralph Finos 340
06/06 Joel Parkinson 320
05/30 Fritz Wiltman 292
05/23 Sidney Smith 300
05/16 Robert Wiltman 327

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