1938 Register Batting Leaders

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Batting Leaders
1David Whatley23MRS,BBBNALNgM.4001521504660622882.408.507.915760
2Donald Reeves26BCNALNgM.39610110118405321530.396.564.960570
3Neil Robinson30MRS,ABCNALNgM.369170168366284103080.369.6431.0121082
4Red Moore21BC,NENAL,NNLNgM.35521821436768223620.355.439.794944
5Ed Stone28NENNLNgM.30510810518322051111.311.467.778492
6Clyde Spearman25PSNNLNgM.3012082063362200701.304.311.615641
7Chester Williams32PS,PCNNLNgM.2961641621648620020.296.358.654582
8Gabby Kemp19BC,JRCNALNgM.294170170485020220140.294.341.635580
9Don Pelham30BCNALNgM.29412712618374311710.294.397.690501
10Mint Jones27JRC,PSNAL,NNLNgM.28615415418440021000.286.325.610500
11Henry Spearman28PS,HG,WBS,NBYNNLNgM.28633633656961200000.286.321.6071080
12Johnny Washington22NBY,PCNNLNgM.2861261261636400220.286.317.603400
13Pat Patterson26PS,PCNNLNgM.28428428256808262222.289.390.6791100
14Fats Jenkins40WBS,NBY,PCNNLNgM.2792042043057300030.279.294.574600
15Curtis Harris33PSNNLNgM.2771551552743003800.277.335.613520
16Jake Dunn28PSNNLNgM.2701891893551411600.270.317.587600
17Zollie Wright28WBS,NBY,BEGNNLNgM.2652072043654606900.265.382.647783
18George Giles29PS,PCNNLNgM.2612782765272240260.261.297.558822
19Fred Bankhead25MRS,BBBNALNgM.25714214016362401060.257.329.586462
20Bill Perkins32PSNNLNgM.2561681682943003800.256.310.565520
21Spencer Davis30BCNALNgM.25317317028438301341.257.335.593572
22Gene Benson24PS,PCNNLNgM.24330630456744041642.248.296.544900
23Roy Parnell34PSNNLNgM.2382102103850200110.238.248.486520
24Marlin Carter25MRS,BCNALNgM.2371181182628600600.237.288.525340
25Jimmie Crutchfield28NENNLNgM.2351021021024200100.235.255.490260
26Mickey Casey33PS,WBS,PC,NENNLNgM.2132442442052000400.213.213.426520
27Leroy Morney29NBY,BEGNNLNgM.2031181181824420640.203.271.475320
28Dewey Creacy39PSNNLNgM.1851191191522010000.185.202.387240
29Matt Carlisle28HGNNLNgM.1601001001516101100.160.200.360200

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