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Johnny Mize / was a first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants, and New York Yankees. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for 15 seasons between 1936 and 1953, losing three seasons to military service during World War II. Mize was a ten-time All-Star. Late in his career, he played with the Yankees when they won five consecutive World Series. Mize retired in 1953 with 359 career home runs and a .312 batting average.

Don Bradman had a Test average of 99.94 and an overall first-class average of 95.14, records unmatched by any other player.[16]

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The records that will never be broken

Donald George Bradman, AC, often referred to as "The Don", was widely acknowledged as the greatest Test batsman of all time.Bradman's career Test batting average of 99.94 is often cited as statistically the greatest achievement by any sportsman in any major sport.

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NATALIE HEAP from Llysfaen has been named Player of the Year for Hawarden Park Ladies cricket team, who she captained to promotion in Division 2 of the Cheshire Women’s Cricket League this summer. Natalie, who also plays for Conwy Celts in the Colwyn Bay and District Wednesday Cricket League, boasted the highest batting average in the Cheshire League with 140, which included her maiden century.

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Larry Bird's baseball career: A lofty .500 batting average

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Kirby Puckett. Minnesota Twins 1984-1995. Twins franchise's all-time leader in career hits, runs, doubles, and total bases. At the time of his retirement, his .318 career batting average was the highest by any right-handed American League batter since

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"Connie Morgan, 1955. Recruited at age 19. 3rd of 3 women in the Negro Baseball League. Played for the Indianapolis Clowns 1954-1955 and the North Philadelphia Honey Drippers, an all female team. Morgan had a career batting average of .368, ironically the record is held by Ty Cobb at .366."

Larry Bird's baseball career: A lofty .500 batting average