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1961 Minor League Batting Leaders

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Rk Name Age Tm Lg Lev Aff BA G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 Tony Oliva 22 WYV APPY D- MIN .410 64 249 102 15 6 10 .639 159
2 Aaron Pointer 19 SBY,HSN WCAR,AA D,AAA CHC .401 97 426 329 117 132 19 14 7 73 42 84 34 .527 .608 1.135 200 8 1 4
3 Gene Baker 36 BAT NYPL D PIT .387 53 195 155 48 60 12 0 8 45 6 2 36 22 .505 .619 1.125 96 2 1 1
4 Tommie Martz 19 HOB SOPH D PIT .387 98 444 354 117 137 18 5 4 36 49 4 84 38 .507 .500 1.007 177 2 4 0
5 Don Leppert 29 CLB IL AAA PIT .386 39 127 114 18 44 4 1 6 30 0 13 14 .449 .596 1.045 68
6 Kenneth Magown 18 JAM NYPL D DET .381 72 129 113 20 43 7 3 0 21 2 0 13 17 .441 .496 .937 56 0 2 1
7 Richard Jones 22 BLD APPY D- BAL .380 60 216 82 17 10 3 .593 128
8 Daniel Hagan 21 WYV APPY D- MIN .376 63 221 83 16 5 5 .561 124
9 Bob Chance 20 ELP SOPH D SFG .371 118 503 442 107 164 29 4 16 96 9 1 58 82 .445 .563 1.009 249 2 0 1
10 Manuel Martinez 21 QUI MIDW D SFG .368 116 451 166 31 6 16 .570 257
11 Kenneth Barnhart 20 ABQ SOPH D KCA .365 98 366 296 62 108 24 6 6 76 2 2 61 51 .470 .547 1.017 162 1 4 4
12 Bill Oplinger 18 BLD APPY D- BAL .364 60 225 82 19 1 1 .471 106
13 Don Williams 23 REN CALL C LAD .363 136 608 542 132 197 32 4 18 97 13 4 66 73 .433 .537 .969 291
14 Francisco Coimbre 25 HOB,SHL SOPH,WCAR D PIT .362 40 189 152 52 55 7 5 8 49 7 1 34 19 .476 .618 1.094 94 0 2 1
15 Lou Brock 22 SCL NORL C CHC .361 128 567 501 117 181 33 6 14 82 38 56 105 .426 .535 .960 268 3 3 4
16 Domingo Carrasquel 23 GRF PION C LAD .361 130 582 504 115 182 32 11 12 89 27 7 70 71 .439 .540 .979 272 3 1 4
17 Costen Shockley 19 MGV PION C PHI .360 126 545 470 105 169 31 6 23 108 11 8 61 99 .442 .598 1.040 281 11 0 3
18 Royce McDaniel 22 KPT APPY D- PIT .357 68 244 87 23 2 2 .492 120
19 Luis Rodriguez 22 ABQ,VIS SOPH,CALL D,C KCA .357 110 451 401 96 143 22 11 12 89 12 3 40 51 .418 .556 .974 223 5 1 4
20 John Upham 19 BAK CALL C PHI .356 129 548 491 107 175 22 12 3 63 24 14 57 74 .423 .468 .892 230
21 Dick Bogard 24 SLM NORW B LAD .355 97 324 115 22 2 9 .519 168
22 Richard Haines 21 DMO IIIL B PHI .355 104 375 133 22 4 7 .491 184
23 Jim Ray Hart 19 FRE CALL C SFG .355 138 563 507 100 180 24 14 22 123 15 4 56 77 .419 .588 1.007 298
24 John Price 18 BLD APPY D- BAL .355 51 141 50 13 0 2 .489 69
25 Jose Calero 22 ELP SOPH D SFG .353 130 585 510 116 180 29 9 13 105 26 14 65 52 .426 .522 .947 266 4 0 6
26 Dick McAuliffe 21 DEN AA AAA DET .353 64 299 269 68 95 14 14 5 31 4 30 35 .418 .565 .983 152
27 Herb Plews 33 BIR,TTO SOUA,IL AA,AAA DET .352 101 362 332 58 117 15 2 0 43 0 30 39 .406 .410 .816 136
28 Jose Cardenal 17 ELP,EUG SOPH,NORW D,B SFG .351 137 647 527 159 185 40 7 35 108 64 21 109 97 .460 .653 1.113 344 3 1 7
29 Dick Nen 21 REN CALL C LAD .351 139 606 504 121 177 34 4 32 144 25 3 102 89 .460 .625 1.085 315
30 Charles Keller 21 BNG EL A NYY .349 139 559 464 104 162 38 17 19 104 1 95 102 .460 .627 1.087 291
31 Tony Perez 19 GEN NYPL D CIN .348 121 541 460 110 160 32 7 27 132 17 4 61 86 .432 .624 1.056 287 10 6 4
32 Paul Jernigan 20 WLO,JHN MIDW,EL D,A BOS .347 125 454 435 25 151 24 7 19 27 0 19 44 .374 .566 .940 246
33 Merritt Ranew 23 LOU AA AAA MLN .347 63 190 176 20 61 15 0 0 18 1 14 26 .395 .432 .827 76
34 Ronald Henson 21 SHL,LXG WCAR D PIT .346 97 422 335 85 116 24 5 12 76 4 70 78 .472 .555 1.027 186 13 0 4
35 Don Saner 27 LRK,SLC SOUA,PCL AA,AAA BAL,CLE .346 122 491 407 77 141 27 3 5 52 6 84 46 .458 .464 .923 189
36 Art Lopez 24 HLN,AUB APPY,NYPL D-,D NYY .345 50 209 194 18 67 12 2 13 17 4 0 13 18 .389 .629 1.018 122 1 1 0
37 Carlos Pascual 30 FWB ALFL D MIN .345 81 316 275 58 95 18 1 16 68 5 0 31 17 .419 .593 1.012 163 6 1 3
38 Teolindo Acosta 23 CLM SALL A CIN .343 125 547 487 104 167 11 9 1 27 40 60 27 .415 .409 .824 199
39 Joe Ala 30 PCT PION C KCA,SFG .343 107 459 397 69 136 28 2 11 82 4 2 52 48 .421 .506 .928 201 5 1 4
40 Carlos Bernier 34 HAW,INA PCL,AA AAA KCA,CIN .343 146 588 481 96 165 19 6 21 96 23 10 107 65 .463 .538 1.001 259
41 Danny Cater 21 WPT EL A PHI .343 137 599 562 114 193 28 9 16 80 1 37 55 .384 .511 .895 287
42 Dave Hall 20 JHN,WLO EL,MIDW A,D BOS .342 123 490 479 27 164 34 5 26 28 1 11 43 .357 .597 .954 286
43 Joe Torre 20 LOU AA AAA MLN .342 27 117 111 18 38 8 2 3 24 0 6 9 .376 .532 .908 59
44 Bill Drabble 23 HOB SOPH D PIT .340 51 126 106 22 36 7 1 2 27 0 0 15 21 .427 .481 .909 51 2 2 1
45 James Livesey 22 LEE FLOR D BAL .339 132 534 460 95 156 23 10 2 64 10 67 75 .424 .446 .869 205 2 3 2 0
46 Moe Morhardt 24 WEN NORW B CHC .339 120 416 141 27 6 18 .563 234
47 Mike Ostrowski 20 SEL,ABQ ALFL,SOPH D CLE,KCA .339 40 140 115 20 39 4 1 0 17 4 1 20 19 .439 .391 .830 45 2 1 2
48 Luis Alcaraz 20 ART SOPH D LAD .338 122 557 477 126 161 24 5 21 100 11 4 73 82 .423 .541 .964 258 1 2 4
49 Purnal Goldy 23 BIR,DEN SOUA,AA AA,AAA DET .338 134 556 523 95 177 32 9 9 99 5 33 70 .378 .486 .863 254
50 Phil Linz 22 AMA,RMD TL,IL AA,AAA NYY .338 119 525 479 80 162 30 3 6 46 15 7 36 39 .384 .451 .835 216 1 7 2
51 Cesar Tovar 20 GEN NYPL D CIN .338 122 579 461 134 156 28 13 19 78 88 12 105 45 .470 .579 1.049 267 11 0 2
52 Thomas Newton 23 REA EL A CLE .337 76 228 205 33 69 17 1 6 42 1 23 21 .404 .517 .921 106
53 Alf Sommerstad 23 FWB ALFL D MIN .337 109 506 433 92 146 28 7 9 83 11 1 63 64 .422 .497 .919 215 3 4 3
54 Jesus Alou 19 EUG NORW B SFG .336 138 518 174 31 5 10 .473 245
55 Braxton Bailey 22 PNC,GRV ALFL,SALL D,A LAD .336 117 514 428 97 144 35 12 14 84 17 2 69 27 .433 .572 1.005 245 5 10 2
56 Joseph Christian 30 NVL SOUA AA MIN .336 146 623 545 99 183 35 9 9 85 2 78 72 .419 .483 .902 263
57 Joseph Pedrazzini 25 JHN EL A BOS .336 137 562 512 80 172 32 6 13 92 1 50 107 .395 .498 .893 255
58 Wallace Cockrell 19 SAL APPY D- SFG .333 52 174 58 7 3 2 .443 77
59 Tony Frulio 24 SHV,TAC SOUA,PCL AA,AAA KCA,SFG .333 98 319 285 44 95 26 2 10 40 1 1 34 33 .404 .544 .948 155
60 Stan Palys 31 BIR SOUA AA DET .333 139 585 492 110 164 33 7 13 114 2 93 49 .439 .508 .947 250
61 Jim Rouse 21 LEE,ABD FLOR,NORL D,C BAL .333 109 452 403 70 134 28 7 6 61 1 40 48 .395 .481 .876 194 4 1 4 8
62 Dave Wissman 20 KPT,BAT APPY,NYPL D-,D PIT .333 70 273 91 20 5 10 .553 151
63 Dick Dietz 19 ELP SOPH D SFG .332 109 492 328 106 109 21 6 24 95 6 4 159 89 .551 .652 1.203 214 3 0 2
64 Leon Douglas 21 WVL NYPL D MLN .332 112 475 401 67 133 29 1 21 92 3 1 63 90 .424 .566 .990 227 4 3 4
65 Allen Erickson 23 QUI MIDW D SFG .332 66 217 72 10 0 10 .516 112
66 Harold Holland 28 OLE NYPL D BOS .332 78 271 235 64 78 18 0 19 54 0 0 26 16 .399 .651 1.050 153 4 0 6
67 Bob Johnson 25 ROC IL AAA BAL .332 91 384 352 66 117 18 5 16 65 5 32 33 .388 .548 .936 193
68 Ronald Paiva 23 PKA FLOR D MLN .332 87 283 256 36 85 14 0 0 38 1 19 34 .376 .387 .763 99 1 4 3 0
69 Louis Pannella 21 ART,PNC SOPH,ALFL D LAD .332 122 495 422 84 140 21 6 20 96 12 1 64 130 .423 .552 .975 233 4 3 2
70 Timothy Strickland 22 PKA FLOR D MLN .332 105 422 373 77 124 17 3 1 64 10 45 67 .404 .402 .806 150 1 1 2 5
71 Doug Clemens 22 TUL,SJN TL,IL AA,AAA STL .331 149 646 547 102 181 38 9 13 71 13 2 93 96 .427 .505 .931 276 0 4 2
72 Doc Edwards 24 SLC PCL AAA CLE .331 120 431 402 51 133 14 5 5 54 1 1 29 43 .376 .428 .804 172
73 Wayne Graham 25 CNG SOUA AA PHI .331 151 648 601 89 199 51 9 4 85 9 47 34 .380 .466 .846 280
74 Pete Rose 20 TAM FLOR D CIN .331 130 563 484 105 160 20 30 2 77 30 60 33 .403 .508 .911 246 5 5 9 4
75 Al Baker 24 DSU NORL C DET .330 111 519 427 95 141 21 8 8 55 12 80 31 .435 .473 .908 202 2 6 4
76 Ken Faulkner 22 CRL,SCL,WEN SOPH,NORL,NORW D,C,B CHC .330 123 498 394 93 130 13 4 8 84 19 4 92 36 .457 .444 .901 175 5 1 6
77 Kenneth Fruchter 20 CRL,MRT,WEN SOPH,APPY,NORW D,D-,B CHC .330 70 261 230 24 76 15 6 7 25 3 0 29 29 .406 .539 .945 124 1 0 1
78 Jerry May 17 KPT APPY D- PIT .328 61 235 77 16 2 11 .553 130
79 Fred Walters 23 BAK CALL C PHI .328 118 438 338 71 111 14 3 24 102 11 5 100 60 .482 .601 1.082 203
80 Don Wert 22 DEN AA AAA DET .328 137 563 519 89 170 25 8 12 75 6 44 49 .380 .476 .856 247
81 Howie Bedell 25 LOU AA AAA MLN .327 134 617 593 82 194 31 15 4 63 11 24 34 .353 .450 .804 267
82 Donald Branson 22 ABD,TRI NORL,NORW C,B BAL .327 128 570 477 87 156 31 9 12 73 13 84 81 .430 .505 .935 241 3 5 1
83 Gary Dempsey 22 PNC,ATA ALFL,SOUA D,AA LAD .327 87 371 336 52 110 20 3 4 50 5 1 25 34 .373 .440 .813 148 1 6 3
84 George Kopacz 20 BOI PION C MLN .327 127 570 501 105 164 32 7 11 88 6 1 58 83 .402 .485 .887 243 7 0 4
85 Tommy McCraw 20 IDF PION C CHW .327 115 505 446 84 146 27 10 11 96 22 4 46 62 .398 .507 .904 226 8 2 3
86 Mack Jones 22 LOU AA AAA MLN .326 97 417 377 71 123 15 10 11 61 6 40 92 .391 .507 .898 191
87 Rick Joseph 21 SPF EL A SFG .326 130 549 509 98 166 23 11 11 86 4 40 66 .375 .479 .855 244
88 Hector Cardenas 19 DBQ MIDW D CLE .325 120 453 147 22 3 16 .492 223
89 Jack Hiatt 18 SVL WCAR D LAA .325 96 390 332 63 108 20 4 3 69 13 44 23 .408 .437 .845 145 6 3 5
90 Manny Jimenez 22 VAN PCL AAA MLN .325 111 444 415 71 135 26 1 17 76 2 0 29 33 .369 .516 .885 214
91 Bobby Sanders 23 MGV PION C PHI .325 126 557 453 113 147 18 3 40 118 16 5 91 109 .433 .642 1.076 291 2 3 8
92 Ted Savage 24 BFL IL AAA PHI .325 149 643 547 111 178 29 4 24 65 31 96 115 .426 .525 .951 287
93 Michael Strickland 22 PNC ALFL D LAD .325 117 558 434 103 141 35 6 4 34 28 10 111 73 .467 .461 .927 200 7 3 3
94 Hector Valle 20 REN CALL C LAD .325 116 454 403 70 131 18 1 7 71 8 1 51 50 .401 .427 .828 172
95 Franklin DeMoss 24 SCL NORL C CHC .324 40 149 136 17 44 7 1 0 22 3 6 18 .367 .390 .757 53 4 2 1
96 Tommy Harper 20 TPK IIIL B CIN .324 124 426 138 27 11 15 .545 232
97 Chuck Hiller 26 TAC PCL AAA SFG .324 73 311 281 54 91 15 3 5 32 4 1 30 30 .389 .452 .841 127
98 Gene Michael 23 HOB SOPH D PIT .324 121 585 513 121 166 25 7 5 79 36 5 62 67 .396 .429 .824 220 1 6 3
99 Gilberto Valentin 30 PCT PION C KCA,SFG .324 120 538 494 88 160 25 5 4 59 1 3 34 52 .370 .419 .789 207 3 5 2
100 Wade Arnold 25 SLM,ATA,SPO NORW,SOUA,PCL B,AA,AAA LAD .323 80 227 220 4 71 12 0 1 7 0 0 7 7 .344 .391 .735 86

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