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Miami Marlins' Dee Gordon wins NL batting title

Gordon was acquired last offseason.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Dee Gordon ended the regular season with the highest batting average in the National League. And that was not all he accomplished in 2015.

Gordon also led the league in stolen bases and is the first player to lead the league in both batting average and steals since Jackie Robinson did it in 1949. He becomes the second ever Marlins batting champ, with Hanley Ramirez winning a batting title in 2009.

Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper and Gordon had been points away from each other all week before Gordon ultimately topped Harper on Sunday afternoon. Gordon was a triple away from the cycle against the Phillies on Sunday and ended the regular season batting .333.

Gordon has thrived at the top of Miami's lineup and has proven to be a threat offensively and on the base paths. He is likely considered a core player as the Marlins begin building their 2016 club this offseason.

Miami acquired Gordon in the Andrew Heaney deal with the Dodgers last winter.