.262 The American League's average was .266 and the National League's average was .258.
Rogers Hornsby of the Boston Braves with a .387 average.
Rogers Hornsby of the Boston Braves won the NL batting title in 1928 with a .387 average.
Professional baseball in the USA has a continuous history from 1876, when the National League was founded, until today. A National Association existed from 1871 to 1875, but there is controversy on whether this was an actual league or not.
According to Baseball Reference, through games played on June 19, 2008 the National League batting average was .259 and the American League batting average was .263. The National All-time average is .260.
Stan Musial won the 1951 National League Batting title with a .355 batting average.
The National Basketball Association does not have a batting champion..it is a basketball league.
That has happened twice in National Hockey League history and once in Major League Baseball history but never in National Basketball Association history.
The average batting average of all teams in the National League in 2008 was .260. The average batting average of all teams in the American League in 2008 was .268.
1957 Stan Musial Baseball National League batting champion
the national league grew from the first pro league the national association by Chicago owner William Hubert because of general disorganization Click on the 'History of the National League' link on this page to read about the history of the NL.