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1938 Negro National League Batting Leaders

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Rk Name Age Tm Lev G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 David Campbell -- NBY NgM 56 55 6 23 2 0 0 3 0 0 .418 .418 .455 .873 25 1
2 James Williams -- HG NgM 69 69 11 26 4 0 0 2 0 0 .377 .377 .435 .812 30 0
3 Harry Wiliams -- PC NgM 78 78 18 29 4 1 2 7 3 0 .372 .372 .526 .897 41 0
4 Jim West -- BEG NgM 88 87 16 32 5 0 2 10 0 1 .368 .375 .494 .869 43 0
5 James Moore 21 NE NgM 109 107 18 38 4 1 1 18 1 0 .355 .355 .439 .794 47 2
6 Buck Leonard* 30 HG NgM 82 82 19 29 0 0 2 3 0 0 .354 .354 .427 .780 35 0
7 Ray Dandridge 24 NE NgM 97 97 21 33 1 0 0 1 0 0 .340 .340 .351 .691 34 0
8 Sammy Hughes 27 BEG NgM 66 66 15 21 1 0 0 2 1 0 .318 .318 .333 .652 22 0
9 Lennie Pearson 20 NE NgM 90 90 14 28 1 2 1 3 1 0 .311 .311 .400 .711 36 0
10 Josh Gibson 26 HG NgM 91 91 25 28 3 1 0 2 0 0 .308 .308 .363 .670 33 0
11 Jerry Benjamin 28 HG NgM 85 85 17 26 1 1 1 2 1 0 .306 .306 .376 .682 32 0
12 Burnis Wright 24 BEG NgM 85 85 16 26 2 0 4 11 0 0 .306 .306 .471 .776 40 0
13 Ed Stone 28 NE NgM 108 105 18 32 2 0 5 11 1 1 .305 .311 .467 .778 49 2
14 Clyde Spearman -- PS NgM 208 206 33 62 2 0 0 7 0 1 .301 .304 .311 .615 64 1
15 Ches Williams 30 PS,PC NgM 82 81 8 24 3 1 0 0 1 0 .296 .296 .358 .654 29 1
16 Ray Brown 30 HG NgM 58 58 12 17 5 0 1 2 0 0 .293 .293 .431 .724 25 0
17 Willie Wells 32 NE NgM 96 96 15 28 3 3 2 7 1 0 .292 .292 .448 .740 43 0
18 Henry Kimbro 26 BEG NgM 97 97 21 28 1 2 0 2 1 0 .289 .289 .340 .629 33 0
19 Ernest Jones* -- PS NgM 77 77 9 22 0 0 1 5 0 0 .286 .286 .325 .610 25 0
20 Jake Spearman 27 PS,HG,WBS,NBY NgM 84 84 14 24 3 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .321 .607 27 0
21 Johnny Washington 22 NBY,PC NgM 63 63 8 18 2 0 0 1 1 0 .286 .286 .317 .603 20 0
22 Pat Patterson 26 PS,PC NgM 142 141 28 40 4 1 3 11 1 1 .284 .289 .390 .679 55 0
23 Marvin Barker -- NBY NgM 68 68 8 19 2 0 0 0 1 0 .279 .279 .309 .588 21 0
24 Fats Jenkins 40 WBS,NBY,PC NgM 68 68 10 19 1 0 0 0 1 0 .279 .279 .294 .574 20 0
25 Curtis Harris -- PS NgM 155 155 27 43 0 0 3 8 0 0 .277 .277 .335 .613 52 0
26 Jake Dunn 28 PS NgM 189 189 35 51 4 1 1 6 0 0 .270 .270 .317 .587 60 0
27 Mule Suttles 37 NE NgM 91 89 19 24 1 0 9 20 0 0 .270 .270 .584 .854 52 2
28 Sam Bankhead 27 PC NgM 64 64 7 17 2 0 0 1 6 0 .266 .266 .297 .563 19 0
29 Zollie Wright 28 WBS,NBY,BEG NgM 69 68 12 18 2 0 2 3 0 0 .265 .265 .382 .647 26 1
30 George Giles 29 PS,PC NgM 139 138 26 36 1 2 0 1 3 0 .261 .261 .297 .558 41 1
31 Johnny Hayes 28 NE NgM 62 62 5 16 0 1 2 6 0 0 .258 .258 .387 .645 24 0
32 Bill Perkins 42 PS NgM 168 168 29 43 0 0 3 8 0 0 .256 .256 .310 .565 52 0
33 Napoleon Hairston -- PC NgM 71 71 18 18 2 2 2 6 2 0 .254 .254 .423 .676 30 0
34 Biz Mackey 40 BEG NgM 77 76 12 19 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .260 .250 .510 19 0
35 Gene Benson* 24 PS,PC NgM 153 152 28 37 2 0 2 8 2 1 .243 .248 .296 .544 45 0
36 Buzz Clarkson 23 PC NgM 54 54 6 13 1 0 3 8 1 0 .241 .241 .426 .667 23 0
37 Roy Parnell 32 PS NgM 210 210 38 50 2 0 0 1 1 0 .238 .238 .248 .486 52 0
38 Jimmie Crutchfield 28 NE NgM 102 102 10 24 2 0 0 1 0 0 .235 .235 .255 .490 26 0
39 Jud Wilson* 42 PS NgM 94 94 15 22 0 1 3 11 0 0 .234 .234 .351 .585 33 0
40 Vic Harris 33 HG NgM 90 90 14 21 2 0 0 0 1 0 .233 .233 .256 .489 23 0
41 Felton Snow 32 BEG NgM 95 95 23 22 1 2 0 2 1 0 .232 .232 .284 .516 27 0
42 Dickie Seay 33 NE NgM 95 95 12 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .221 .221 .442 21 0
43 Mickey Casey? -- PS,WBS,PC,NE NgM 61 61 5 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 .213 .213 .213 .426 13 0
44 Norman Jackson 28 HG NgM 89 89 14 19 0 1 1 1 0 0 .213 .213 .270 .483 24 0
45 Leroy Morney 29 NBY,BEG NgM 59 59 9 12 2 1 0 3 2 0 .203 .203 .271 .475 16 0
46 A.D. Creacy 38 PS NgM 119 119 15 22 0 1 0 0 0 0 .185 .185 .202 .387 24 0
47 George Scales 37 BEG NgM 54 54 10 10 0 0 0 1 1 0 .185 .185 .185 .370 10 0
48 Dan Wilson 24 PC NgM 60 60 9 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 .183 .183 .200 .383 12 0
49 Dick Dixon 30 PS NgM 66 66 7 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .182 .348 12 0
50 Matthew Carlisle 28 HG NgM 100 100 15 16 1 0 1 1 0 0 .160 .160 .200 .360 20 0

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