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Batting Leaders

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Batting Leaders
Rk Name Age Tm Lg Lev BA Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1Tony Oliva22WYVAPPYD-.410MIN6427524955102156108141822.447.6391.086159305
2Aaron Pointer19SBY,HSNWCAR,AAD,AAA.401CHC974263291171321914773428434.527.6081.135200814
3Gene Baker36BATNYPLD.387PIT531951554860120845623622.505.6191.12596211
4Tommie Martz19HOBSOPHD.387PIT984443541171371854364948438.507.5001.007177240
5Don Leppert29CLBILAAA.386PIT3913111418444163001314.450.5961.047682023
6Kenneth Magown18JAMNYPLD.381DET72129113204373021201317.441.496.93756021
7Richard Jones22BLDAPPYD-.380BAL602692165482171036264638.483.5931.076128205
8Dan Hagan21WYVAPPYD-.376MIN632562214783165548123217.453.5611.014124102
9Bob Chance20ELPSOPHD.371SFG1185034421071642941696915882.445.5631.009249201
10Jorge Calvo23GTOMXCLC.368117501418981543192913019166840.462.6941.156290915
11Antulio Martinez21QUIMIDWD.368SFG1164944519216631616811927100.416.570.9862571213
12Kenneth Barnhart20ABQSOPHD.365KCA9836629662108246676226151.470.5471.017162144
13Bill Oplinger18BLDAPPYD-.364BAL60260225538219114193127.444.471.915106211
14Don Williams23RENCALLC.363LAD13661354213219732418971346673.432.537.969291041
15Francisco Coimbre25HOB,SHLSOPH,WCARD.362PIT40189152525575849713419.476.6181.09494021
16Lou Brock22SCLNORLC.361CHC12856750111718133614823856105.426.535.960268334
17Domingo Carrasquel23GRFPIONC.361LAD130582504115182321112892777071.439.540.979272314
18Costen Shockley19MGVPIONC.360PHI126545470105169316231081186199.442.5981.0402811103
19Royce McDaniel22KPTAPPYD-.357PIT68316244678723223676641.489.492.981120033
20Luis Rodriguez22ABQ,VISSOPH,CALLD,C.357KCA11045240196143221112891234051.418.556.974223524
21John Upham19BAKCALLC.356PHI129562491107175221236324145774.427.468.895230572
22Dick Bogard24SLMNORWB.355LAD9739832464115222960246338.461.519.979168434
23Richard Haines21DMOIIILB.355PHI1044223755813322475744036.420.491.9111844121
24Jim Ray Hart19FRECALLC.355SFG1385715071001802414221231545677.421.5881.009298413
25John Price18BLDAPPYD-.355BAL51158141275013023331533.420.489.91069110
26Jose Calero22ELPSOPHD.353SFG1305855101161802991310526146552.426.522.947266406
27Dick McAuliffe21DENAAAAA.353DET643012696895141453143035.418.565.9831520203
28Shigeo Nagashima25YOMJPCLFgn.35313054344884158329288614118834.456.6521.1082921411535
29Herb Plews33BIR,TTOSOUA,ILAA,AAA.352DET1013663325811715204303039.404.410.8131360221
30Jose Cardenal17ELP,EUGSOPH,NORWD,B.351SFG13764752715918540735108642110997.460.6531.113344317
31Dick Nen21RENCALLC.351LAD1396125041211773443214425310289.458.6251.083315105
32Charles Keller21BNGELA.349NYY139572464104162381719104195102.460.6271.0872916079
33Tony Perez19GENNYPLD.348CIN121541460110160327271321746186.432.6241.0562871064
34Paul Jernigan20WLO,JHNMIDW,ELD,A.347BOS1255264351061512471994138281.445.5661.0102461080
35Merritt Ranew23LOUAAAAA.347MLN63191176206115001811426.395.432.827760102
36Ronald Henson21SHL,LXGWCARD.346PIT9742233585116245127647078.472.5551.0271861304
37Don Saner27LRK,SLCSOUA,PCLAA,AAA.346BAL-CLE1225084077714127355268446.454.464.91818901257
38Art Lopez24HLN,AUBAPPY,NYPLD-,D.345NYY50229194596712213451803036.438.6291.067122230
39Carlos Pascual30FWBALFLD.345MIN8131627558951811668503117.419.5931.012163613
40Teolindo Acosta23CLMSALLA.343CIN125561487104167119127406027.423.409.8321998604
41Joe Ala30PCTPIONC.343KCA-SFG107459397691362821182425248.421.506.928201514
42Carlos Bernier34HAW,INAPCL,AAAAA.343KCA-CIN146602481961651962196231010765.462.5381.0002594460
43Danny Cater21WPTELA.343PHI137614562114193289168013755.382.511.8932872761
44Dave Hall20JHN,WLOEL,MIDWA,D.342BOS123521479801643452611853069.390.597.9872869120
45Joe Torre20LOUAAAAA.342MLN27119111183882324069.378.532.910591010
46Jesus Rosales21SLPMXCLC.34111247838174130277360427814.450.472.923180559
47Bill Drabble23HOBSOPHD.340PIT51126106223671227001521.427.481.90951221
48James Livesey22LEEFLORD.339BAL132534460951562310264106775.424.446.8692052320
49Moe Morhardt24WENNORWB.339CHC120500416781412761890547862.443.5631.005234213
50Mike Ostrowski20SEL,ABQALFL,SOPHD.339CLE-KCA40140115203941017412019.439.391.83045212
51Luis Alcaraz20ARTSOPHD.338LAD122557477126161245211001147382.423.541.964258124
52Purnal Goldy23BIR,DENSOUA,AAAA,AAA.338DET1285665239517732999953370.381.486.8662545144
53Phil Linz22AMA,RMDTL,ILAA,AAA.338NYY119526479801623036461573639.384.451.8352161821
54Cesar Tovar20GENNYPLD.338CIN12257946113415628131978881210545.470.5791.0492671102
55Thomas Newton23REAELA.337CLE76235205336917164212321.409.517.9261064032
56Alf Sommerstad23FWBALFLD.337MIN109506433921462879831116364.422.497.919215343
57Jesus Alou19EUGNORWB.336SFG13855051882174315107116142119.368.473.841245641
58Braxton Bailey22PNC,GRVALFL,SALLD,A.336LAD11751642897144351214841726927.433.5721.00524551220
59Joseph Christian30NVLSOUAAA.336MIN1466325459918335998527872.420.483.9032634145
60Isao Harimoto21FLYJPPLFgn.33612952647377159311024951824642.399.596.9952821050216
61Lorenzo Lopez20GTOMXCLC.336116512435117146321519926136664.421.6091.030265317
62Joe Pedrazzini25JHNELA.336BOS137581512801723261392150107.401.498.89925510362
63Guadalupe Pedroza30LEOMXCLC.3368030625355851302063604217.430.6251.054158416
64Wallace Cockrell19SALAPPYD-.333SFG5223217455587322475033.494.443.93677611
65Tony Frulio24SHV,TACSOUA,PCLAA,AAA.333KCA-SFG9832228544952621040113433.407.544.9511552010
66Stan Palys31BIRSOUAAA.333DET1396034921101643371311429349.436.508.944250521110
67Jim Rouse21LEE,ABDFLOR,NORLD,C.333BAL1094524037013428766114048.395.481.8761944148
68Dave Wissman20KPT,BATAPPY,NYPLD-,D.333PIT7033227372912051071135329.443.553.996151303
69Dick Dietz19ELPSOPHD.332SFG10949232810610921624956415989.551.6521.203214302
70Leon Douglas21WVLNYPLD.332MLN112475401671332912192316390.424.566.990227434
71Allen Erickson23QUIMIDWD.332SFG662572173572100105113129.417.516.933112333
72Harold Holland28OLENYPLD.332BOS7827123564781801954002616.399.6511.050153406
73Bob Johnson25ROCILAAA.332BAL9139135266117185166553233.393.548.9411933403
74Ronald Paiva23PKAFLORD.332MLN87283256368514003811934.376.387.763991430
75Louis Pannella21ART,PNCSOPH,ALFLD.332LAD12249542284140216209612164130.423.552.975233432
76Timothy Strickland22PKAFLORD.332MLN10542237377124173164104567.404.402.8061501125
77Doug Clemens22TUL,SJNTL,ILAA,AAA.331STL14964954710218138913711329396.428.505.9322761622
78Doc Edwards24SLCPCLAAA.331CLE12044040251133145554112943.378.428.806172414
79Kihachi Enomoto24DAMJPPLFgn.33113759754393180287842984322.389.453.842246169022
80Wayne Graham25CNGSOUAAA.331PHI1516596018919951948594734.382.466.8482804527
81Pete Rose20TAMFLORD.331CIN1305634841051602030277306033.403.508.9112465594
82Al Baker24DSUNORLC.330DET11151942795141218855128031.435.473.908202264
83Ken Faulkner22CRL,SCL,WENSOPH,NORL,NORWD,C,B.330CHC123503394981301348951959740.462.444.906175516
84Kenneth Fruchter20CRL,MRT,WENSOPH,APPY,NORWD,D-,B.330CHC702882304876156745815452.462.5391.001124301
85Jaime Favela22GTO,CYAMXCLC.3281195454661051532792311320106246.410.573.983267737
86Jerry May17KPTAPPYD-.328PIT612652353777162115912532.389.553.942130104
87Kenjiro Tamiya33DAMJPPLFgn.328130560509831673511171633932.382.466.848237118043
88Fred Walters23BAKCALLC.328PHI118452338711111432410211510060.475.6011.0752033110
89Don Wert22DENAAAAA.328DET13758351989170258127564449.379.476.8552474884
90Howie Bedell25LOUAAAAA.327MLN134629593821943115463112434.353.450.8032672554
91Donald Branson22ABD,TRINORL,NORWC,B.327BAL1285784779815631912771409287.438.505.943241351
92Gary Dempsey22PNC,ATAALFL,SOUAD,AA.327LAD8737133652110203450512534.373.440.813148163
93George Kopacz20BOIPIONC.327MLN1275705011051643271188615883.402.485.887243704
94Tommy McCraw20IDFPIONC.327CHW11550544684146271011962244662.398.507.904226823
95Mack Jones22LOUAAAAA.326MLN97430377711231510116164092.397.507.9041915713
96Rick Joseph21SPFELA.326SFG130559509981662311118644066.379.479.8582445235
97Hector Cardenas19DBQMIDWD.325CLE12050145391147223168574256.384.492.876223231
98Jack Hiatt18SVLWCARD.325LAA9639033263108204369134423.408.437.845145635
99Manny Jimenez22VANPCLAAA.325MLN111470415711352611776202933.389.516.9052141754
100Bobby Sanders23MGVPIONC.325PHI1265574531131471834011816591109.433.6421.076291238

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