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Rockies star Charlie Blackmon is scorching hot at the plate, on pace for history

Jesse Reed
Rockies Charlie Blackmon
Feb 29, 2020; Salt River Pima-Maricopa, Arizona, USA; Colorado Rockies right fielder Charlie Blackmon (19) bats against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a spring training game at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Midway through Tuesday night’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies star Charlie Blackmon is 2-for-2 at the plate.

Now here comes the kicker. This means that, through 16-plus games, Blackmon is hitting at an absurd average of .500.

Charlie Blackmon putting up stats that could make history

A career .307 hitter, Blackmon took the National League batting crown in 2017 with a career-best .331 average.

Now? The dude is absolutely an inferno of batting excellence. And he has a legitimate chance to become the first player in MLB history since Ted Williams in 1941 to finish the season with a batting average of .400 or better.

Of the 35 players in MLB history to reach this coveted mark, 22 of them did it before 1900.

Doing it in this era of baseball would be really something. Even in a COVID-19-shortened season.