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1937 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 Burnis Wright 23 WEG NgM 127 126 25 53 4 3 5 11 1 1 .421 .425 .619 1.044 78 0
2 Josh Gibson 25 HG NgM 102 97 39 38 6 4 12 14 1 5 .392 .422 .907 1.329 88 0
3 Ray Dandridge 23 NE,HG NgM 94 94 16 35 3 0 0 0 1 0 .372 .372 .404 .777 38 0
4 James Williams -- NBY,HG NgM 154 152 20 55 14 0 1 1 4 1 .362 .366 .474 .840 72 1
5 Jake Spearman 26 PC NgM 64 62 11 22 5 0 1 2 0 1 .355 .365 .484 .849 30 1
6 Mule Suttles 36 NE NgM 86 82 22 29 4 0 5 21 1 4 .354 .384 .585 .969 48 0
7 Buck Leonard* 29 HG NgM 127 124 36 43 9 0 5 9 1 3 .347 .362 .540 .903 67 0
8 Walter Cannady 35 NBY NgM 73 73 9 25 2 0 0 0 0 0 .342 .342 .370 .712 27 0
9 Sammy Hughes 26 WEG NgM 84 84 18 28 5 1 1 1 1 0 .333 .333 .452 .786 38 0
10 Felton Snow 31 WEG NgM 72 69 13 23 0 2 1 1 0 2 .333 .352 .435 .787 30 1
11 Jim West -- WEG NgM 115 114 20 38 1 1 4 5 0 1 .333 .339 .465 .804 53 0
12 Javier Perez 22 HG NgM 158 155 28 50 5 0 2 2 0 3 .323 .335 .394 .729 61 0
13 Marvin Barker -- NBY NgM 67 67 8 21 2 0 0 0 0 0 .313 .313 .343 .657 23 0
14 Ed Stone 27 NE NgM 79 74 25 23 4 1 2 5 0 4 .311 .346 .473 .819 35 1
15 Vic Harris 32 HG NgM 158 156 32 48 10 0 3 3 0 2 .308 .316 .429 .746 67 0
16 Dan Wilson 23 PC NgM 64 64 16 19 2 0 0 0 3 0 .297 .297 .328 .625 21 0
17 Jud Wilson* 41 PS NgM 75 74 9 22 3 2 0 2 0 1 .297 .307 .392 .699 29 0
18 Buddy Burbage 30 PC NgM 81 81 13 24 7 2 3 3 2 0 .296 .296 .543 .840 44 0
19 Jerry Benjamin 27 HG NgM 179 175 41 51 11 0 1 1 8 4 .291 .307 .371 .679 65 0
20 Willie Wells 31 NE,HG NgM 95 93 23 27 1 1 2 6 2 2 .290 .305 .387 .692 36 0
21 Dick Dixon 29 PS NgM 98 97 14 28 4 0 1 2 0 1 .289 .296 .361 .657 35 0
22 Curtis Harris -- PS NgM 122 121 18 35 5 0 1 2 0 0 .289 .289 .355 .645 43 1
23 Ray Brown 29 HG NgM 67 66 12 19 2 0 3 3 0 1 .288 .299 .455 .753 30 0
24 Tommy Dukes 30 HG NgM 98 94 17 27 4 2 4 4 1 4 .287 .316 .500 .816 47 0
25 Clint Thomas 40 NBY NgM 71 70 15 20 2 0 2 6 0 0 .286 .286 .400 .686 28 1
26 Fats Jenkins 39 NBY NgM 67 67 9 19 3 0 2 2 1 0 .284 .284 .418 .701 28 0
27 Zollie Wright 27 WEG NgM 110 109 18 31 1 0 1 1 0 1 .284 .291 .321 .612 35 0
28 Matthew Carlisle 27 HG NgM 160 158 31 42 3 4 1 3 2 1 .266 .270 .354 .625 56 1
29 Robert Clarke 33 NBY NgM 61 61 5 16 5 0 0 1 0 0 .262 .262 .344 .607 21 0
30 Leroy Morney 28 WEG NgM 92 92 9 24 4 0 0 0 1 0 .261 .261 .304 .565 28 0
31 Gene Benson* 23 PS NgM 113 113 17 29 3 0 0 2 1 0 .257 .257 .283 .540 32 0
32 Henry Kimbro 25 WEG NgM 115 114 19 29 3 0 4 4 0 1 .254 .261 .386 .647 44 0
33 Biz Mackey 39 PS,WEG NgM 71 71 8 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .254 .282 .535 20 0
34 Jimmie Crutchfield 27 NE NgM 94 91 15 22 1 0 0 0 5 3 .242 .266 .253 .519 23 0
35 Emmett Wilson 24 PC NgM 67 66 11 16 1 0 0 3 0 0 .242 .242 .258 .500 17 1
36 Lennie Pearson 19 NE NgM 87 87 19 21 2 3 1 2 0 0 .241 .241 .368 .609 32 0
37 A. Harvey? -- PS,PC NgM 101 100 12 24 3 1 0 0 0 0 .240 .240 .290 .530 29 1
38 Nish Williams 33 WEG NgM 79 79 10 18 2 0 2 7 5 0 .228 .228 .329 .557 26 0
39 Mickey Casey? -- PS NgM 62 62 6 14 1 0 0 1 0 0 .226 .226 .242 .468 15 0
40 Ted Page 34 PS NgM 103 103 14 23 1 0 0 1 0 0 .223 .223 .233 .456 24 0
41 A.D. Creacy 37 PS NgM 65 64 10 14 1 0 0 4 0 1 .219 .231 .234 .465 15 0
42 Jake Dunn 27 PS NgM 127 123 24 26 3 1 1 3 0 4 .211 .236 .276 .513 34 0
43 Ches Williams 29 PC NgM 92 92 3 18 3 1 0 2 1 0 .196 .196 .250 .446 23 0
44 George Giles 28 NBY NgM 72 72 13 14 2 0 1 1 0 0 .194 .194 .264 .458 19 0
45 Jesse Walker 24 WEG NgM 107 107 12 20 1 1 1 3 0 0 .187 .187 .243 .430 26 0
46 Norman Jackson 27 HG NgM 126 126 11 23 2 0 0 0 2 0 .183 .183 .198 .381 25 0
47 Larry Brown 35 PS NgM 58 55 8 9 1 0 0 4 0 1 .164 .179 .182 .360 10 2
48 Dickie Seay 32 NE NgM 83 83 14 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 .157 .157 .181 .337 15 0
49 Johnny Hayes 27 NE NgM 52 52 2 7 3 0 0 1 0 0 .135 .135 .192 .327 10 0

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Sources

This data comes from two sources. 1) The Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group put together by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum thanks to a grant provided by Major League Baseball. 2) Gary Ashwill and his collaborators.

The Hall of Fame data is found for the years 1920-1948 and the Ashwill data is found from 1904-1919. Many statistics are incomplete due to ongoing research and/or limitations in published sources, so please be assured that we are aware there are issues with the data and will continue to work with our data providers to improve the data that appears here.

The Hall of Fame dataset

This data is constructed from the best available information as provided by Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers and Dick Clark of the Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group. It contains data culled from newspaper boxscores, covering league sanctioned games from 1920 to 1948, which was produced for a study sponsored by Major League Baseball and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. It reflects totals as compiled by the NLRAG up to 2006. As new credible information is continually unearthed, these numbers will continue to change.

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The Ashwill Negro Leagues Database

Playing statistics and biographical data on the Negro leagues (all pre-1920) and early Latin American professional baseball is licensed from and provided by the Negro Leagues Database, a project organized by Gary Ashwill with the participation of many historians of Negro league and Latin American baseball.

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Completeness

Note that our records are missing thousands of players who played in the Negro Leagues for minor league teams, independent teams, barnstorming teams or even Negro major league teams. We will bring their records to light as soon as suitable records are available for those players.

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