1897 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
1Willie Keeler25BLNNLMLB.424BLN129618564145239271907464355.464.5391.003304712
2Dan Brouthers39SPFELA.41512650111220844131521.645323
3Fred Clarke24LS3NLMLB.390LOU1305995261222053013667594526.461.530.992279253
4Jesse Burkett28CL4NLMLB.383CLV127610517129198287260287625.468.476.944246710
5Algie McBride28STPWLA.38113352817020122111244.5322812
6Mike Hickey25BKT,TTN,HAM,TNT,LONNENL,CTST,CANLB,F,N/A.38025108204140317.50054
7Ed Delahanty29PHINLMLB.377PHI1295985301092004015596266023.444.538.98128535
8Sam Dungan30DTRWLA.3721375571462072813521.49627616
9Bob Wood31INAWLA.3728834162127207421.5071731
10Rasty Wright34NWKATLLB.3721305191441934012120.5012602
11Jimmy Sheckard18BKT,BRONENL,NLB,MLB.368BRO12049548913418034718145867.376.577.95228200
12Walt Woods22SPFELA.366702655097201010.449119
13James Burns--GUECANLN/A.364281182543
14John Irwin35TAUNENLB.3639135364128350118.470166
15Jack Stivetts29BSN,FRVNL,NENLMLB,B.363BSN6221920141739923731512.413.527.94010621
16Joe Kelley25BLNNLMLB.362BLN1315915051131833195118447019.447.489.93624779
17Jim Cockman24LON,INA,RMDCANL,WL,ATLLN/A,A,B.36141158295700024.0325
18Nap Lajoie22PHINLMLB.361PHI12757754510719740239127201525.392.569.960310125
19Frank Bonner27SCRELA.360118492831772810214.470231
20Buck Freeman25TTOELA.35712451310718332102037.575295
21Honus Wagner23PAT,LS3ATLL,NLB,MLB.357LOU13756754610119536181239411514.375.555.93030315
22Frank Isbell21STPWLA.35650191446864313.476914
23Hughie Jennings28BLNNLMLB.355BLN11754443913315626927960429.463.469.9322064617
24Jack Doyle27BLNNLMLB.354BLN11449246091163294287622923.394.448.84220612
25Herm McFarland27INAWLA.35413153713619023251347.56230212
26Dan McGann25TTOELA.3541285431281923220532.514279
27Chick Stahl24BSNNLMLB.354BSN1145154691121663013497183818.406.499.90523435
28George Davis26NY1NLMLB.353NYG131576521112184311010135654323.410.509.91826575
29Jake Stenzel30BLNNLMLB.353BLN1315855361131894374116693621.404.481.885258103
30Charlie Frank27CLBWLA.3521305221291842412730.4852534
31Sandy Griffin38SCRELA.35243165235893114.46176
32Irv Waldron25STJ,MLWWA,WLB,A.3521124711201663411554.50323720
33August Lauer--HAMCANLN/A.35156231558132
34Marr Phillips40HAMCANLN/A.35158245518623
35Larry Gilboy22BFLELA.350132574110201423226.444255
36Jack McCarthy28INAWLA.35085357861252313723.54619515
37Pat Rollins36BKTNENLB.34937146195112025.47369
38Bill Gray26INAWLA.34712552713118326111913.54628821
39Robert Stafford25MLWWLA.3471344951181722911828.49924715
40Jimmy Collins27BSNNLMLB.346BSN13458552910318328136132144116.400.482.88225578
41Jack Glasscock39STPWLA.346132563137195307356.44024810
42Louis Lippert26BUR,MLWWA,WLB,A.34690370931282210478.492182
43Tom News26PAWNENLB.34682370731282051713.565209
44Charles Conwell22HAMCANLN/A.345401482851
45Billy Klusman32STJWAB.345118507951753761610.5362727
46Joe Yeager21LNCATLLB.34568203407011646.5171051
47Jack Phillips--QUIWAB.344106445981532913329.4882173
48Pat Dillard24DTR,CNG,NVLWL,SEAL,CENLA,N/A,C.34310043588149211946.5062206
49Billy Hamilton31BSNNLMLB.343BSN1276225071521741753616610530.461.414.87521064
50Deacon McGuire33WSNNLMLB.343WHS933513275111217745392112.386.474.86015521
51Scott Stratton27REA,SPFATLL,ELB,A.3439337089127177615.4761762
52Frank Butler30CLBWLA.34210441894143133227.40216819
53Farmer Weaver32MLWWLA.342138573105196259228.42824527
54Gene DeMontreville24WSNNLMLB.341WHS13360256692193278393302135.366.433.799245114
55Jack Walters25SCRELA.341833496711917403.413144
56Hugh Duffy30BSNNLMLB.340BSN134621550130187251011129415217.403.482.885265613
57Bill Krieg38BKT,DMONENL,WAB.34010042082143303135.519218
58Bill Lange26CHNNLMLB.340CHC1185414791191632414583734812.406.480.88623059
59Tom Stouch27PAWNENLB.34010042370144371514.468198
60Jack Carney30KCYWLA.33949218347418519.4821052
61Frank Motz27INAWLA.339136552121187239638.44624617
62Phenomenal Smith32PAWNENLB.33963242518211038.421102
63Cupid Childs29CL4NLMLB.338CLV114537444105150159161257419.435.419.854186217
64Bill George32STPWLA.33813961514220833111049.47629311
65Doggie Miller32MNEWLA.338134547108185271145.39721716
66Cooney Snyder24TTO,LONEL,CANLA,N/A.3385822854773729.31672
67Louis Sockalexis25CL4NLMLB.338CLV66303278439498342161838.385.460.84512834
68Sam Mertes24CLBWLA.3371345251551771414797.45724029
69Sam Wise39BFLELA.33712248694164335122.432210
70Pete Cassidy24NWK,MNEATLL,WLB,A.3361395531041862811441.44824819
71Pat Hannivan31LNC,BROATLL,NLB,MLB.336BRO87365336751131410221412.344.455.799153325
72Dave Pickett23NPTNENLB.3369838475129197920.492189
73Frank Gunther26LONCANLN/A.335512154472
74Joe Knight37PRVELA.335128528100177369013.438231
75Bobby Wallace23CL4NLMLB.335CLV1305805169917333214112144832.394.504.898260214
76Emmet Heidrick20PATATLLB.334118464961552022750.51724012
77Bill Keister25PATATLLB.3341325571171863316534.4782662
78Ben Beaumont29PAWNENLB.333107477100159330732.447213
79Tom Daly31MLWWLA.333137502106167379246.45422818
80Tom McAndrew24HAMCANLN/A.333351321944
81Charlie Nyce26STPWLA.3331114321131441615520.4752056
82Tommy Tucker33WSN,BSNNLMLB.333WHS-BSN9740936652122205565182927.399.456.855167113
83Hi Ladd27FRVNENLB.33110343583144334519.460200
84John Newell29GRR,PAT,REA,HFDWL,ATLLA,B.331112178415913729.517925
85Ollie Beard35DTR,SCR,SYRWL,ELA.33010810937364324.477520
86Jake Beckley29CIN,NY1NLMLB.330CIN-NYG114472433841431912887252014.380.485.865210154
87Billy Goeckel25WKBELA.33011849171162203122.389191
88George Leidy30LNCATLLB.3301305601291853122257.47526611
89Duff Cooley24PHINLMLB.329PHI1336295661241861413440315139.386.420.807238210
90Al Orth24PHINLMLB.329PHI53157152265074117538.342.447.7896802
91George Van Haltren31NY1NLMLB.329NYG130615566119186229364504225.376.415.79123516
92Pop Dillon23RFDWAB.3281064571021502313727.4812205
93Klondike Douglass25SLNNLMLB.328STL12658751977170153650125220.402.403.805209133
94George Moore--TAU,SPFNENL,ELB,A.32810343666143212023.385168
95Charlie Atherton23WKB,HSNEL,TLA,C.32753196286416758.556109
96Jimmy Bannon26KCY,SPFWL,ELA.327131532126174419366.4552427
97Belden Hill32CDRWAB.32712142289138169237.42217813
98George Magoon22BKT,SPFNENL,ELB,A.32711341088134361228.434178
99Hank Simon34TAU,HFDNENL,ATLLB.3279541682136358825.5072113
100Mike Tiernan30NY1NLMLB.327NYG1285955321231742910572406136.397.447.84523811

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