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1895 Register 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
1Jack Tracy--WLO,CDREIALInd.5105715355782034.758116
2Bill Krieg36RFDWAB.452119524117237361512.647339
3Jack Hess--CRB,NORPASL,SOUAB.450381716577
4Frank Carroll--OTM,BMGEIAL,WISLInd,B.4484312547561457.808101
5Tom Morrissey35DBQ,DBQEIAL,WAInd,B.441833478815346149.732254
6Bob White--BUR,BUREIAL,WAInd,B.436752641021152577.663175
7Joe Cantillon33DBQ,LOSEIAL,CAWLInd,Wtr.43150202848721832.6581331
8Charlie Frank25MNE,SFR,MEMWL,CAWL,SOUAA,Wtr,B.4315323258100212711.6291461
9Perry Werden33MNEWLA.4281235631792414154533.758427
10Sam Dungan28DTRWLA.424125543149230468920.587319
11James Meehan--BUR,BUR,JVLEIAL,WAInd,B.4235118278771523.577105
12Jack McCarthy26INAWLA.42012152214621936161254.619323
13Frank Motz25INAWLA.42011747616220029161934.668318
14Bill Massey24CRBPASLB.4127132394133
15Paul Hines40BUR,BUREIAL,WAInd,B.409953429414026113.605207
16Algie McBride26RFD,SJO,AUSWA,CAWL,TXSOB,Wtr.409431936379161141.6681290
17Rasty Wright32GRRWLA.4081245491722243516329.546300
18Jesse Burkett26CL4NLMLB.405CLV1326445551532252213583417432.482.5191.00128887
19James Graham30HZLPASLB.405371632966
20Ed Delahanty27PHINLMLB.404PHI116578480149194491011106468631.500.6171.11729666
21Emil Geiss30OTM,BMGEIAL,WISLInd,B.402411121745640.52759
22Fielder Jones23SPF,BNGEL,NYSLA,B.39950223578965329.511114
23Dan Lally27MNE,SFRWL,CAWLA,Wtr.39813966422126461133754.6964620
24Jack Clements30PHINLMLB.394PHI883553226412727213753227.446.6121.05819783
25Sam Thompson35PHINLMLB.392PHI119576538131211452118165273111.430.6541.08535252
26Billy Hamilton29PHINLMLB.389PHI123629517166201226774979630.490.495.98525679
27Bill Lange24CHNNLMLB.389CHC12354647812018627161098675524.456.5751.03227549
28Will Baer21DBQ,DBQEIAL,WAInd,B.38881273941061682.527144
29Fred Roat27INAWLA.3881205231272032416612.530277
30Hughie Jennings26BLNNLMLB.386BLN1316135291592044174125532417.444.512.9572713228
31Tuck Turner28PHINLMLB.386PHI59239210518186243142511.453.510.96310713
32Bill Connors23OTM,PEOEIAL,WAInd,B.3835617545671183.589103
33C.O. Hoffman--DBQEIALInd.3816524792941633.506125
34Frank Eustace21PVLPASLB.3796026490100
35Willie Keeler23BLNNLMLB.377BLN1316375651622132415478473712.429.494.9222791421
36Pete Cassidy22GRRWLA.3751205311131993310730.514273
37Ducky Holmes26LS3,DMO,QUINL,WAMLB,B.373LOU8217916133601023209129.426.516.9428333
38Matt Kilroy29SYRELA.373552124079171111.476101
39Jud Smith26TTOELA.37311346610817421121418.560261
40Marty Bergen23KCYWLA.3721135051181882512129.541273
41Scott Stratton25STP,CHNWL,NLA,MLB.372CHC552392345987193121142.382.491.87411501
42Jake Stenzel28PITNLMLB.371PIT1305925181141923813797535725.444.535.978277116
43Billy Hulen25MNE,SFRWL,CAWLA,Wtr.3691375852102165131064.5183033
44Ed Lynch--BUR,BUREIAL,WAInd,B.3699737410013823114.521195
45John McGraw22BLNNLMLB.369BLN9645938811014313624861609.459.448.90817456
46Jim Hackett17BUR,BUREIAL,WAInd,B.3689034210212623415.591202
47Jim Ames--DBQ,WLO,DBQEIAL,WAInd,B.3667126567972652.525139
48Joe Kelley23BLNNLMLB.365BLN131617518148189261910134547729.456.5461.0032831012
49William Patchen--CRB,SCRPASL,ELB,A.3645122054800000.0051
50Joe Knight35PRVELA.363116504981833310320.486245
51Hunkey Hines27KCY,BROWL,NLA,MLB.362BRO93391389106141236312120.366.476.84118500
52Sam LaRocque32QUIWAB.362823238411729910.601194
53Louis Lippert24PBGVIRLB.3621204721191713051677.549259
54John Newell27INAWLA.36012152814019032201350.570301
55John Pickett29STP,OLDWL,CAWLA,Wtr.36013155813420145111319.5503070
56Thomas Vallelly--WLO,JOLEIAL,WISLInd,B.3602310025361110.49049
57Count Campau31DTRWLA.3591184761151714071344.555264
58Frank Connaughton26KCYWLA.3591154931181773612920.535264
59Frank DuShane--GLS,CLI,SHVEIAL,TXSOInd,B.359221031837500.40842
60Tom Letcher27DMOWAB.3598651211518435152.498255
61Jim Manning33KCYWLA.3591215211451873311039.464242
62Bill Everitt26CHNNLMLB.358CHC1335965501291971610388473342.399.440.83924249
63Piggy Ward28SCRELA.35710442096150235127.443186
64Carl McVey26HZLPASLB.35486393101139
65Jack Tighe25ROC,PVL,TTVEL,PASL,IAOLA,B,C.3544922948816213.22752
66Hugh Duffy28BSNNLMLB.353BSN1316185331121883069100426517.427.482.909257416
67Billy Klusman30KCYWLA.3531134671121653371617.557260
68George Van Haltren29NY1,OLDNL,CAWLMLB,Wtr.353NYG14062455612219628199103355729.416.520.93528938
69Al Weddige27TERWLA.35212353298187295422.447238
70Henry Lynch29SPFELA.3511034501111582015354.482217
71Phenomenal Smith30PVL,MLVPASL,SNJLB,Ind.351231314346
72Charlie Irwin26STP,OLD,CHNWL,CAWL,NLA,Wtr,MLB.350CHC1275565541671946110221.353.047.3992600
73Thomas Turner--PBGVIRLB.35053217547671169.613133
74Billy Lush21ROC,WSN,BPTEL,NL,CTSTA,MLB,Ind.349WHS1044204181081461128922421.352.574.92724000
75James Purvis32DMOWAB.3491073737313032100.488182
76Steve Brodie26BLNNLMLB.348BLN1315775288518427102134352615.394.449.843237149
77Hank Simon32SYRELA.348112492102171326717.480236
78Jimmy Bannon24BSNNLMLB.347BSN124564493101171355674285431.417.475.891234512
79Fred Clarke22LS3NLMLB.347LOU13259755096191215482403424.396.425.821234103
80Ed Hutchinson28OMAWAB.347773298511432109.587193
81Jiggs Parrott23RFD,CHNWA,NLB,MLB.347CHC2911911818415200000.347.424.7715001
82Mike Tiernan28NY1NLMLB.347NYG1205484761271652321770366619.427.527.95525115
83John Shearon24BFLELA.3461225261311824118727.532280
84Lou Graver--WLO,DBQ,DBQEIAL,WAInd,B.3455619443671603.45488
85Jimmy Slagle21OMAWAB.3458637111412824122.491182
86Sam Gillen27DTRWLA.34412547195162445916.516243
87Sam Mertes22QUI,LOSWA,CAWLB,Wtr.344944041301392415122.5672290
88Frank Shannon21SPFELA.3447332673112197224.463151
89Fred Lake28TTOELA.3439636759126176512.463170
90Ed McFarland21INAWLA.34312048712716743171620.600292
91Tom Parrott27CINNLMLB.343CIN64218201356913734110118.377.522.90010506
92Duff Cooley22SLNNLMLB.342STL133609567108194920775273729.386.466.85126432
93Bob Berryhill28LBGVIRLB.341123508113173387197.555282
94Willie Clark24SCR,NY1EL,NLA,MLB.341NYG572312263377106216456.355.465.82010500
95Ed McKean31CL4NLMLB.341CLV13263356913119432178119134626.397.499.896284711
96Kit McKenna22LBGVIRLB.3413913230457054.50867
97Mike Roach25TERWLA.34110738786132224312.442171
98George Davis24NY1NLMLB.340NYG1104904301081463695101485512.417.500.91721523
99Chief Zimmer34CL4NLMLB.340CLV8835731560107212556143330.417.467.88414790
100George Hogreiver26CIN,INANL,WLMLB,A.339CIN1154864431171501912434713617.392.463.85520534

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