If you'd like to see a list of all-time batting average leaders, go to http://www.Baseball-almanac.com/hitting/hibavg2.shtml. You can see that the .400 average has been surpassed about 33 times in the major leagues.
The last batter to hit over .400 was Ted Williams.
Although Ted Williams is known as the last Major League Baseball (MLB) player to obtain a single season batting average above .400, the following Hall of Famer's hit above .400 in a single season. In 1901, Napoleon "Larry" Lajoiewas hit .426. He was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame in 1937. In 1924, Roger Hornsby hit .424, in 1925, he hit .403, and in 1922, he hit .401. He was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame in 1942. In 1922, George Sisler hit .420 and in 1920, he hit .407. He was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame in 1939. In 1911, Ty Cobb hit .420, in 1912, he hit .410, and in 1922, he hit .400. He was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame in 1936. In 1941, Theodore "Ted" Samuel Williams hit .406. He was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame in 1966. In 1923, Harry "Slug" Heilmann hit .403. He was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame in 1952. In 1930, William "Memphis Bill" Terry hit .401. He was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame in 1954. NOTE: In 1911, "Shoeless" Joe Jackson hit .408; however, he has not been inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame as a result of his alleged participation in the infamous 1919 Chicago Black Sox World Series Scandal.
Shane Victonino had the most in the MLB with 13 triples.
Joe Jackson of the 1911 Cleveland Indians hit .408 and lost the American League batting title to Ty Cobb of the Detroit Tigers who hit .420.
ty cobbCorrect answer:Ty Cobb last hit .400 in 1922, George Sisler and Roger Hornsby also hit .400 that year. The last player to hit .400 was Ted Williams in 1941 with a .406 average
In the early years of MLB there were many players that hit over .400, however since those teams didn't play long seasons they are rarely recognized. In the first season of MLB (1871, a league called the American Association) there were three players to bat over .400. The highest was Levi Meyerle of the Philadelphia Athletics who hit .492. He played 26 games (the Athletics played 28 total) and had 64 hits in 130 at bats. The other two players were Cal McVey who hit .431 (66 hits in 153 at bats) and Ross Barnes who hit .401 (63 hits in 157 at bats). The first National League player to hit .400 was Ross Barnes of the Chicago White Stockings (now Cubs and the same guy mentioned above) who hit .429 in the 1876 season. He had 138 hits in 322 at bats. The White Stockings played 66 games that season and Barnes played in all 66.
As of the start of the 2007 season, no MLB player has hit for the cycle in the postseason.