In one of the strangest races for the batting title ever Ty Cobb battles Cleveland's Nap Lajoie to the final day of the season. To add extra drama the Chalmer's Automobile Company promised a car to the winner. With the Tigers out of the Pennant race Cobb decides to sit out the final games of the season thinking his crown was safe at .385. However Lajoie benefited from the hatred of Cobb and reached base every time in a double header against the St. Louis Browns. However one of the hits was ruled an error and Cobb held on to the batting title by 1 thousandth of a point. In the end Chalmer's would gives both players a new car, as the Tigers finished in 3rd with an 86-68 record.