It wasn’t all bad news as the Rockies closed out their 2016 season with a loss. Second baseman DJ LeMaheiu took home the National League batting title.
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) October 2, 2016
LeMahieu, who hit .348 on the season, is the third Rockie to take home the award in the last four years, joining Justin Morneau (2014) and Michael Cuddyer (2013).
It didn’t come without a bit of controversy, though, as manager Walt Weiss held LeMahieu out for much of the final week of the season to secure the title. He and Daniel Murphy (.347) had been battling for the crown down the homestretch of the season, but once Murphy went out with injury, it became DJ’s to lose. Weiss decided not to give him the opportunity to lose it.
Either way, it’s a fantastic achievement for LeMahieu, and one that he will remember for a long, long time.