.400 Hitters Before the 1900s

These are the 15 pre-1900 seasons in which a batter hit .400 or better (ranked from highest to lowest average):
Hugh Duffy
Tip O’Neill
Ross Barnes 
Willie Keeler
Tuck Turner 
Sam Thompson 
Fred Dunlap 
Jesse Burkett (1896)
Ed Delahanty (1899)
Jesse Burkett (1895)
Ed Delahanty (1895)
Ed Delahanty (1894)
Billy Hamilton 
Pete Browning 
Hughie Jennings

How many of these 12 names do you recognize? Seven of them are Hall of Famers. I had never heard of Turner before looking this up.

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