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1916 Negro League Batting Leaders

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Rk Age Tm Lg Lev BA G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 Doc Wiley 29 INDP Non .413 19 84 75 15 31 6 1 0 18 4 5 .450 .520 .970 39 4
2 Blainey Hall 27 INDP Non .383 17 72 60 16 23 3 3 0 11 2 10 .471 .533 1.005 32 2
3 Bill Pettus 31 INDP Non .370 31 141 127 28 47 12 3 1 31 7 11 .420 .535 .956 68 3
4 Jack Calvo 22 INDP Non .368 17 78 68 14 25 3 1 0 9 4 8 .434 .441 .875 30 2
5 Louis Santop 27 INDP Non .362 34 155 130 27 47 12 7 0 33 6 22 .454 .562 1.015 73 3
6 Johnny Pugh 30 INDP Non .356 24 98 90 17 32 4 0 4 22 10 6 .396 .533 .929 48 2
7 Charles Earle 32 INDP Non .346 20 90 78 22 27 3 2 0 15 4 10 .420 .436 .856 34 2
8 Jules Thomas 29 INDP Non .346 19 84 78 13 27 5 0 0 15 3 4 .378 .410 .788 32 2
9 Cristobal Torriente 22 INDP Non .346 58 237 205 37 71 12 2 2 43 7 28 .425 .454 .879 93 4
10 Frank Warfield 19 INDP Non .343 27 120 105 18 36 6 2 0 14 17 9 .395 .438 .833 46 6
11 Pop Lloyd 32 INDP Non .336 62 248 223 38 75 9 2 1 34 6 20 .391 .408 .799 91 5
12 Fidelio Hungo 24 INDP Non .333 16 71 66 10 22 4 1 0 13 2 3 .362 .424 .787 28 2
13 George Shively 23 INDP Non .333 40 165 150 34 50 7 2 0 13 19 12 .383 .407 .789 61 3
14 Sam Bennett 32 INDP Non .327 30 123 107 19 35 11 1 1 15 1 13 .400 .477 .877 51 3
15 Bill Pierce 26 INDP Non .323 19 76 65 11 21 4 1 0 7 1 9 .405 .415 .821 27 2
16 Oscar Charleston 19 INDP Non .322 32 137 118 25 38 1 3 0 13 7 14 .394 .381 .775 45 5
17 Bill Handy 27 INDP Non .320 28 119 100 14 32 5 0 1 18 6 10 .382 .400 .782 40 9
18 Pearl Webster 26 INDP Non .319 22 102 91 15 29 2 2 2 14 8 8 .374 .451 .824 41 3
19 Tomas Romanach 26 INDP Non .313 17 80 67 12 21 2 1 0 5 1 11 .410 .373 .783 25 2
20 Ben Taylor 27 INDP Non .313 41 163 150 23 47 3 1 0 28 6 10 .356 .347 .703 52 3
21 Jesse Barber 28 INDP Non .306 63 268 245 40 75 9 7 0 33 8 14 .344 .400 .744 98 9
22 Pete Hill 33 INDP Non .304 56 218 184 41 56 7 2 2 23 8 27 .393 .397 .790 73 7
23 Spot Poles 28 INDP Non .304 17 81 69 15 21 2 0 1 6 1 10 .392 .377 .769 26 2
24 Russell Powell 23 INDP Non .302 38 135 116 16 35 5 3 0 24 1 15 .382 .397 .778 46 4
25 Jim Jeffries 23 INDP Non .301 28 84 73 10 22 1 1 1 11 4 7 .363 .384 .746 28 4
26 Candy Jim Taylor 32 INDP Non .301 41 162 143 31 43 7 3 0 21 13 12 .355 .392 .746 56 7
27 Jesse Bragg 29 INDP Non .294 17 78 68 10 20 2 0 1 6 3 5 .342 .368 .710 25 5
28 Frank Duncan 28 INDP Non .294 60 238 211 26 62 5 1 1 27 2 18 .349 .341 .691 72 9
29 Dan Kennard 32 INDP Non .290 25 82 69 13 20 4 1 1 12 10 11 .388 .420 .808 29 2
30 Jimmie Lyons 26 INDP Non .289 33 145 128 22 37 6 1 3 19 17 13 .355 .422 .776 54 4
31 William Parks 31 INDP Non .288 25 120 104 22 30 4 1 1 12 3 11 .357 .375 .732 39 5
32 Ramon Gonzalez 21 INDP Non .286 17 80 70 15 20 0 0 0 6 3 8 .359 .286 .645 20 2
33 Ashby Dunbar 36 INDP Non .284 27 102 95 14 27 2 2 1 18 3 6 .327 .379 .706 36 1
34 Charlie Blackwell 21 INDP Non .278 26 108 97 15 27 4 2 0 10 2 10 .346 .361 .707 35 1
35 Leroy Grant 27 INDP Non .278 58 228 209 27 58 14 1 1 39 6 12 .317 .368 .685 77 7
36 Ted Kimbro 20 INDP Non .276 28 118 105 14 29 8 1 1 16 5 10 .339 .400 .739 42 3
37 Dave Malarcher 21 INDP Non .275 18 59 51 6 14 1 2 0 10 1 5 .339 .373 .712 19 3
38 Morten Clark 26 INDP Non .273 40 163 143 32 39 4 1 0 18 13 18 .354 .315 .669 45 2
39 Luis Padron 38 INDP Non .271 17 76 70 10 19 7 0 1 16 0 4 .311 .414 .725 29 2
40 Vicente Rodriguez 24 INDP Non .265 50 182 166 10 44 6 2 2 25 0 12 .315 .361 .676 60 4
41 Manuel Baranda 26 INDP Non .262 17 69 61 7 16 2 1 0 12 3 6 .328 .328 .656 20 2
42 Eustaquio Pedroso 29 INDP Non .256 53 201 176 18 45 15 2 0 29 2 17 .321 .364 .685 64 8
43 Joe Hewitt 30 INDP Non .254 28 131 114 24 29 1 0 0 8 11 14 .336 .263 .599 30 3
44 Pelayo Chacon 27 INDP Non .253 51 216 190 32 48 10 2 0 14 9 20 .324 .326 .650 62 6
45 Bunny Downs 22 INDP Non .250 17 77 68 8 17 0 2 0 3 3 6 .311 .309 .620 21 3
46 Sam Mongin 32 INDP Non .246 17 74 61 8 15 1 1 0 7 1 8 .333 .295 .628 18 5
47 Mike Herrera 18 INDP Non .245 15 59 53 5 13 2 1 0 6 1 4 .298 .321 .619 17 2
48 George Brown 30 INDP Non .241 37 132 116 19 28 3 4 1 18 8 9 .296 .362 .658 42 7
49 Louis Miller -- INDP Non .236 31 130 123 11 29 4 0 0 14 2 5 .266 .268 .534 33 2
50 Bingo DeMoss 26 INDP Non .233 27 104 90 14 21 3 3 0 10 9 9 .303 .333 .636 30 5
51 Claude Johnson 22 INDP Non .231 23 109 91 15 21 1 2 0 8 3 16 .346 .286 .632 26 2
52 Frank Forbes 25 INDP Non .222 17 65 54 6 12 1 0 2 10 2 6 .300 .352 .652 19 5
53 Judy Gans 29 INDP Non .218 46 161 147 12 32 4 4 0 15 2 10 .268 .299 .567 44 4
54 Bruce Petway 30 INDP Non .218 57 196 165 26 36 4 2 2 20 6 22 .310 .303 .613 50 9
55 Matias Rios 21 INDP Non .217 62 231 203 21 44 3 1 0 14 2 20 .287 .241 .528 49 8
56 Gervasio Gonzalez 32 INDP Non .216 56 237 208 30 45 5 1 0 20 2 23 .294 .250 .544 52 6
57 Tatica Campos 24 INDP Non .213 48 175 155 19 33 1 0 1 8 2 16 .287 .239 .525 37 4
58 Bill Francis 37 INDP Non .211 62 240 199 27 42 10 0 0 22 1 31 .317 .261 .579 52 10
59 Tullie McAdoo 31 INDP Non .208 32 124 106 6 22 6 1 1 11 2 11 .282 .311 .593 33 7
60 Bruce Hocker 21 INDP Non .206 17 76 68 10 14 2 1 0 11 0 6 .270 .265 .535 18 2
61 Manuel Villa 27 INDP Non .201 55 228 199 20 40 6 1 1 20 3 20 .274 .256 .530 51 9
62 String Bean Williams -- INDP Non .200 18 64 60 6 12 1 0 1 4 1 3 .238 .267 .505 16 1
63 Harry Bauchman 26 INDP Non .194 50 167 144 20 28 3 0 0 9 5 19 .288 .215 .504 31 4
64 Ernest Gatewood 25 INDP Non .188 24 94 80 12 15 0 0 0 5 3 11 .286 .188 .473 15 3
65 Bienvenido Jimenez 26 INDP Non .185 62 277 243 40 45 7 0 0 8 10 27 .267 .214 .481 52 7
66 Dick Wallace 33 INDP Non .183 30 138 115 8 21 4 0 0 2 1 16 .282 .217 .500 25 7
67 Frank Wickware 28 INDP Non .153 27 68 59 4 9 1 0 0 3 2 7 .242 .169 .412 10 2
68 Jose Junco 26 INDP Non .149 39 132 121 6 18 2 0 0 3 0 6 .189 .165 .354 20 5
69 Jose Magrinat 38 INDP Non .113 22 85 80 2 9 1 0 0 6 1 2 .134 .125 .259 10 3
70 Juan Padron 23 INDP Non .111 30 80 72 3 8 1 0 0 3 0 5 .169 .125 .294 9 3

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