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Luiz Arraez’s batting title was largely helped by the White Sox

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 05: Luis Arraez #2 of the Minnesota Twins at bat against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning at Guaranteed Rate Field on October 05, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 05: Luis Arraez #2 of the Minnesota Twins at bat against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning at Guaranteed Rate Field on October 05, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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During Wednesday’s afternoon season finale between the Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins, there was a really cool moment that happened. After walking in his first two at-bats (he came around to score both times), Luis Arraez doubled.

That raised his batting average to a league-leading .316. While on second base, he was pulled from the game so he can leave as the American League batting champion. That is ahead of Aaron Judge’s .311.  If Judge would have caught Arraez, he would have won the Triple Crown.

As cool as that would have been, Arraez deserves it. He has been the best pure hitter all season long. It hurts the White Sox when he is this good but you have to tip your cap sometimes. It was cool to see some White Sox fans stand up and applaud when he came out.

There is no doubt that Arraez can thank the White Sox for helping him win the batting title. He had 28 hits against them this season which is the most against any opponent that he faced. It was an incredible season for him all around but he had some extra success against the Sox.

Every year, there are a few players that just play better when the White Sox are on the other side. Luis Arraez is one of those players. The White Sox and Twins both failed to make the playoffs but they certainly had some good battles this year.

Luis Arraez has been amazing against the Chicago White Sox this season.

In 2023, you can expect more of the same from Arraez against the White Sox. This isn’t anything new as he is one of the best hitters in the league. The fact that he is only getting better is going to be very scary for all division rivals

The batting average isn’t the statistic that it once was as there are plenty of other stats that tell the story better but there is something to winning the batting title. Arraez should be proud of the fact that he was the best in the business in that department.

We know as White Sox fans how good he is and he owes the White Sox a lot as he won it in large part because of the fact that he dominated them.

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