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1878 Register Batting Leaders

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1Paul Hines23PRONLMLB.358PRO622592574292134450210.363.486.849125
2Abner Dalrymple20ML2NLMLB.354MLG612772715296104015629.368.421.789114
3Bob Ferguson33CHNNLMLB.351CHC6126925944911020391012.375.405.781105
4Joe Start35CHNNLMLB.351CHC612872855810012512723.355.439.794125
5Cap Anson26CHNNLMLB.341CHC602742615589122040131.372.402.775105
6Orator Shafer26IN1NLMLB.338IND6327926648901960301320.369.455.824121
7Dick Higham26PRONLMLB.320PRO622862816090221129516.332.416.749117
8Deacon White30CN1NLMLB.314CIN61268258418141029105.340.337.67787
9Lip Pike33CN1,PRONLMLB.311CIN-PRO36172167325252015510.331.365.69761
10Charley Jones26CN1NLMLB.310CIN612652615081117339417.321.441.761115
11Buttercup Dickerson19CN1,BNGNL,INTAMLB,N/A.309CIN291231231738510907.309.366.67545
12John Peters28ML2NLMLB.309MLG5525124633766102258.323.341.66484
13Tom York27PRONLMLB.309PRO6227726956831910126819.329.465.793125
14Cal McVey28CN1NLMLB.306CIN612762714383104228510.319.395.714107
15Lew Brown20PRONLMLB.305PRO582502434474216143737.324.453.777110
16John Clapp26IN1NLMLB.304IND632762634280102029138.337.357.69494
17Joe Gerhardt23CN1NLMLB.297CIN60266259467772028714.316.340.65688
18Bill Harbridge23CHNNLMLB.296CHC542462403271120037613.313.346.65983
19Terry Larkin22CHNNLMLB.288CHC582432263365940321717.337.363.70082
20King Kelly20CN1NLMLB.283CIN6024423729677102777.303.321.62476
21Jim O'Rourke27BSNNLMLB.278BSN602602554471177129521.292.412.704105
22Will Foley22ML2NLMLB.271MLG56236229336285022714.292.349.64280
23Frank Hankinson22CHNNLMLB.267CHC58245240386483127536.282.338.61981
24John Cassidy23CHNNLMLB.266CHC60265256336871029911.291.301.59177
25Jack Burdock26BSNNLMLB.260BSN602492463764126025317.269.358.62788
26Andy Leonard32BSNNLMLB.260BSN60265262416885016319.268.328.59686
27Chub Sullivan22CN1NLMLB.258CIN6124624429634202029.264.291.55571
28Jack Manning24BSNNLMLB.254BSN6025824841631010231016.283.302.58575
29Fred Warner23IN1NLMLB.248IND43167165194140010215.257.273.53045
30Jake Goodman24ML2NLMLB.246MLG60259252286243127733.266.298.56475
31Charlie Bennett23ML2NLMLB.245MLG491941841645901121026.284.310.59357
32The Only Nolan22IN1NLMLB.243IND38154152113780016210.253.296.54945
33John Morrill23BSNNLMLB.240BSN60238233265651023516.256.270.52763
34Tim Murnane27PRONLMLB.239PRO49196188354561014812.270.282.55253
35Tom Carey31PRO,SYRNL,INTAMLB,N/A.237PRO612532533360103024014.237.300.53876
36Jack Remsen28CHNNLMLB.232CHC5624122432521111191733.286.304.59068
37Ned Williamson20IN1NLMLB.232IND632552503158102119515.247.300.54775
38Billy Redmond25ML2NLMLB.230MLG48195187164380021813.262.273.53451
39Ezra Sutton28BSNNLMLB.226BSN60241239315493129214.232.301.53472
40Russ McKelvy23IN1NLMLB.225IND63258253335743236538.240.289.52973
41George Wright31BSNNLMLB.225BSN59273267356051012622.242.251.49367
42Silver Flint22IN1,SPFNL,INTAMLB,N/A.224IND63256254235770018215.230.252.48264
43Bill McClellan22CHNNLMLB.224CHC48207205264661029213.232.263.49554
44Billy Geer--CN1NLMLB.219CIN6124723731521320201018.251.291.54269
45Tommy Bond22BSNNLMLB.212BSN5923623622504102309.212.237.44956
46George Creamer23ML2NLMLB.212MLG50198193304173015515.232.280.51254
47Pop Snyder23BSNNLMLB.212BSN60227226214850014119.216.235.45053
48Mike Golden26ML2NLMLB.206MLG55217214164463020335.217.262.47856
49Joe Quest25IN1NLMLB.205IND622902784557320131224.238.230.46864
50Bill Hague26PRONLMLB.204PRO62255250215130025534.220.216.43654
51Sam Weaver22ML2NLMLB.200MLG48181170153441031114.249.235.48440
52John Ward18PRO,BNGNL,INTAMLB,N/A.196PRO37140138142754115213.207.312.51943
53Bill Holbert23ML2NLMLB.185MLG45176173103220012314.199.197.39534
54Charlie Sweasy30PRONLMLB.175PRO5521921223373008723.201.189.39040
55Art Croft23IN1NLMLB.158IND60227222223560016523.176.185.36141
56Will White23CN1NLMLB.142CIN5220519715281109841.176.157.33331

About the Register Data

Historical performance data for professional leagues (affiliated minor leagues, independent minor leagues, fall/winter leagues, and other international leagues) is provided by and licensed from 24-7 Baseball and Chadwick Baseball Bureau. It incorporates the work of many stalwart baseball researchers, including Cliff Blau, Art Cantu, Frank Hamilton, Reed Howard, Kevin Johnson, Bob McConnell, Jack Morris, and Ray Nemec, as well as members of the Minor Leagues Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research.

Perhaps most importantly, it builds upon the seminal work of Ed Washuta, who magnanimously provided the framework to make the whole thing possible.

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About the Negro League Data


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.

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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

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