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August 31, 2008

What does Juan Pierre have in common with Ted Williams, Albert Pujols, Wade Boggs, Tony Gwynn, Derek Jeter and Vladimir Guerrero?

With the season on the line, he's a tough out. Pierre is a career .335 hitter in September, ranking sixth among players with at least 500 at-bats in the month.

The Dodgers' Manny Ramirez ranks 20th, at .316.

As September dawns, this week's STATS Corner presents the top September hitters in major league history, since 1954, from STATS LLC:

1. Ted Williams

.367

2. Todd Helton*

.343

3. Albert Pujols*

.343

4. Gene Richards

.338

5. Wade Boggs

.337

6. Juan Pierre*

.335

7. Tony Gwynn

.333

8. Matty Alou

.326

9. Derek Jeter*

.326

10. Vladimir Guerrero*

.326

11. Ichiro Suzuki*

.326

12. Steve Garvey

.324

13. Richard Hidalgo

.320

14. Mike Greenwell

.320

15. Willie Mays

.319

* active player

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