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1941 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 Jud Wilson 45 HG NNL NgM .468 89 77 18 36 7 2 0 23 0 10 .529 .610 1.139 47 2
2 Monte Irvin 22 NE NNL NgM .400 142 130 30 52 10 1 4 36 7 7 .431 .585 1.015 76 5
3 Willard Brown 26 KCM NAL NgM .345 92 87 19 30 3 3 2 19 4 5 .380 .517 .898 45 0
4 George Scales 40 BEG NNL NgM .327 61 55 10 18 3 0 2 18 0 6 .393 .491 .884 27 0
5 William Hoskins 27 BEG NNL NgM .326 142 132 32 43 4 2 7 30 1 9 .369 .545 .914 72 1
6 Pat Patterson 29 PS NNL NgM .325 86 83 11 27 2 3 0 7 0 3 .349 .422 .771 35 0
7 Howard Easterling 29 HG NNL NgM .324 149 136 35 44 6 4 3 28 6 11 .374 .493 .867 67 2
8 Leon Day 24 NE NNL NgM .321 136 131 22 42 8 5 2 31 1 5 .346 .504 .849 66 0
9 Roy Campanella 19 BEG NNL NgM .316 82 76 15 24 6 1 4 22 1 5 .358 .579 .937 44 1
10 Clemente Cabrera 27 NYC NNL NgM .310 122 113 18 35 5 2 2 18 3 9 .361 .442 .803 50 0
11 Buck Leonard 33 HG NNL NgM .309 169 136 46 42 4 5 9 34 7 29 .430 .610 1.041 83 4
12 Charlie Biot 23 BEG NNL NgM .306 131 121 22 37 6 1 2 19 4 8 .349 .421 .770 51 2
13 Johnny Hayes 31 NBY NNL NgM .300 78 70 7 21 1 0 0 10 0 6 .355 .314 .670 22 2
14 Francisco Coimbre 32 NYC NNL NgM .294 122 119 20 35 7 2 2 22 0 3 .311 .437 .748 52 0
15 Juan Vargas 35 NYC NNL NgM .293 125 116 18 34 4 2 1 27 0 8 .339 .388 .727 45 1
16 James Starks -- NBY NNL NgM .288 71 66 16 19 1 0 3 18 0 4 .329 .439 .768 29 1
17 Johnny Washington 25 BEG NNL NgM .285 150 144 26 41 2 4 1 27 6 4 .304 .375 .679 54 2
18 Larnie Jordan -- PS NNL NgM .284 103 102 18 29 3 2 0 12 2 1 .291 .353 .644 36 0
19 Roy Parnell 35 PS NNL NgM .284 183 176 22 50 8 1 0 20 2 5 .304 .341 .645 60 2
20 Ted Strong 27 KCM NAL NgM .284 87 74 20 21 4 2 1 14 1 13 .391 .432 .823 32 0
21 Homer Curry 36 BEG NNL NgM .279 163 147 31 41 4 2 2 16 2 13 .338 .374 .712 55 3
22 Robert Palm 26 HG,PS NNL NgM .278 57 54 7 15 2 0 1 5 1 3 .316 .370 .686 20 0
23 Ramon Heredia 24 NYC NNL NgM .274 98 95 19 26 7 0 2 12 2 2 .289 .411 .699 39 1
24 Robert Gaston 31 HG NNL NgM .272 92 92 10 25 2 0 4 17 0 0 .272 .424 .696 39 0
25 Gene Benson 27 PS NNL NgM .267 89 86 7 23 6 0 0 10 2 2 .284 .337 .621 29 1
26 Clarence Isreal 23 NE NNL NgM .265 138 132 28 35 7 2 2 20 2 5 .292 .394 .686 52 1
27 Lennie Pearson 23 NE NNL NgM .264 113 106 12 28 1 0 4 17 6 7 .310 .387 .697 41 0
28 Vic Harris 36 HG NNL NgM .261 144 134 20 35 8 1 0 21 2 10 .313 .336 .648 45 0
29 James Williams -- NBY NNL NgM .259 60 58 8 15 2 1 1 6 1 2 .283 .379 .663 22 0
30 Dave Whatley 26 HG NNL NgM .256 135 125 17 32 5 1 0 12 4 8 .301 .312 .613 39 2
31 Junius Bibbs 30 KCM NAL NgM .253 90 87 9 22 1 0 0 10 1 2 .270 .264 .534 23 1
32 Felton Snow 35 BEG NNL NgM .253 162 150 28 38 8 0 0 25 2 11 .304 .307 .611 46 1
33 Biz Mackey 43 NE NNL NgM .250 60 56 6 14 1 1 0 6 0 4 .300 .304 .604 17 0
34 Robert Clarke 37 BEG NNL NgM .246 70 65 11 16 1 0 0 7 0 5 .300 .262 .562 17 0
35 Thad Christopher 28 NE NNL NgM .245 113 106 14 26 3 0 1 15 1 5 .279 .302 .581 32 2
36 Buck O'Neil 29 KCM NAL NgM .244 96 90 14 22 2 2 0 10 5 5 .284 .311 .595 28 1
37 Henry Kimbro 29 NBY NNL NgM .242 99 91 15 22 3 0 0 10 8 8 .303 .275 .578 25 0
38 Alberto Hernandez 24 NYC NNL NgM .239 75 71 6 17 4 0 0 7 0 4 .280 .296 .576 21 0
39 Jerry Benjamin 31 HG NNL NgM .238 169 151 20 36 1 2 2 15 2 14 .303 .311 .614 47 4
40 Bill Cooper -- PS NNL NgM .236 152 144 14 34 5 1 0 17 4 6 .267 .285 .551 41 2
41 Jim West -- PS NNL NgM .236 174 165 16 39 3 2 2 21 0 7 .267 .315 .583 52 2
42 Jake Spearman 30 BEG NNL NgM .233 141 129 19 30 8 0 1 21 1 10 .288 .318 .606 41 2
43 Newt Allen 38 KCM NAL NgM .229 90 83 13 19 1 1 0 8 2 7 .289 .265 .554 22 0
44 Leaman Johnson 24 NE NNL NgM .227 91 88 11 20 0 0 0 9 1 1 .236 .227 .463 20 2
45 Horacio Martinez 28 NYC NNL NgM .227 119 110 18 25 4 0 0 10 2 6 .267 .264 .531 29 3
46 Carlos Blanco 27 NYC NNL NgM .226 89 84 9 19 2 1 0 4 0 5 .270 .274 .543 23 0
47 Mule Suttles 40 NBY NNL NgM .226 65 62 10 14 1 0 1 6 0 3 .262 .290 .552 18 0
48 Ches Williams 33 HG,PS NNL NgM .223 191 175 23 39 4 0 1 22 5 15 .284 .263 .547 46 1
49 Lester Lockett 29 BBB,PS NAL,NNL NgM .219 64 64 11 14 2 0 0 11 1 0 .219 .250 .469 16 0
50 David Campbell -- PS NNL NgM .218 131 124 13 27 3 0 1 10 2 6 .254 .266 .520 33 1
51 Ray Brown 33 HG NNL NgM .216 77 74 8 16 3 0 4 13 2 3 .247 .419 .666 31 0
52 Ant Cooper -- NBY NNL NgM .205 78 73 7 15 1 0 0 10 0 5 .256 .219 .476 16 0
53 Johnny Davis 24 NE NNL NgM .197 79 76 8 15 2 2 1 11 0 2 .218 .316 .534 24 1
54 Matthew Carlisle 31 HG NNL NgM .196 125 112 17 22 3 3 1 21 14 13 .280 .304 .584 34 0
55 Harry Blanco 20 NYC NNL NgM .194 104 98 7 19 0 0 1 13 0 6 .240 .224 .465 22 0
56 Fran Matthews 24 NE NNL NgM .193 161 150 30 29 3 1 2 14 2 10 .244 .267 .510 40 1
57 Charlie Colas 23 NYC NNL NgM .189 75 74 10 14 1 0 1 5 0 1 .200 .243 .443 18 0
58 Thomas Butts 21 BEG NNL NgM .182 162 148 24 27 5 0 0 18 0 9 .229 .216 .446 32 5
59 Bill Simms 32 KCM NAL NgM .182 87 77 10 14 1 0 0 5 4 9 .267 .195 .462 15 1
60 Bill Williams 28 KCM NAL NgM .179 85 78 9 14 0 2 0 9 0 7 .247 .231 .478 18 0
61 Marvin Barker -- NBY,NE NNL NgM .175 64 63 3 11 2 0 2 5 0 1 .188 .302 .489 19 0
62 Henry McHenry 31 PS NNL NgM .164 64 61 5 10 1 0 0 3 0 3 .203 .180 .383 11 0
63 Mal Duckett 18 PS NNL NgM .128 150 148 13 19 3 1 0 9 3 2 .140 .162 .302 24 0
64 Dickie Seay 36 NBY NNL NgM .125 94 88 7 11 2 0 1 9 0 6 .181 .182 .363 16 0
65 Dewitt Owens -- PS NNL NgM .119 84 84 1 10 0 0 0 2 2 0 .119 .119 .238 10 0

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