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1899 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
1Ed Delahanty31PHINLMLB.410PHI1466455811352385599137305522.464.5821.04633845
2Gary Wilson20MDNCTLGF.3979529066115245814.597173
3Jesse Burkett30SLNNLMLB.396STL141635558116221218771256723.463.500.96327928
4Roger Connor41WBYCTLGF.3929234779136282518.527183
5John McGraw26BLNNLMLB.391BLN1175393991401561331337312421.547.446.994178142
6Lefty Houtz23GAL,CIN,STPTL,NL,WLC,MLB,A.387CIN833453418913219111701842.394.6571.05122400
7Phenomenal Smith34PRTNENLF.3828532269123323013.500161
8Pat Rollins38SHVSOUAC.3813011827459023.508604
9Eddie Hill--BNGNYSLC.37994417911582318921.5852442
10Willie Keeler27BRONLMLB.379BRO141633570140216121316145372.425.451.876257917
11Nap Lajoie24PHINLMLB.378PHI773373127011819967013127.419.554.974173103
12John Thornton30DER,NWK,PatCTLG,ATLLF,A.37510942980161133129.2841221
13Jack Huston33MOB,HSN,SJO,OLDSOUA,TL,CALLC,E.3636829561107199214.5081501
14Piggy Ward32LNC,MFLATLL,ISLGA,B.35794381821362915217.5282016
15Frank Murphy23NLOCTLGF.35542155295513
16Lew Whistler31SDY,SYR,WHENYSL,EL,ISLGC,A,B.3547828849102202420.4791388
17Jimmy Williams22PITNLMLB.354PIT15369362112622028279116266051.416.530.94632966
18Jack Carney32MANNENLF.3539340083141392419.490196
19Bill Massey28HFD,BRI,BFLEL,CTLG,WLF,A.35348190376711404.453868
20Ginger Beaumont22PITNLMLB.352PIT11148943790154158338314127.416.444.86019474
21Theodore Breitenstein30CINNLMLB.352CIN3311910518374111111011.409.438.8474604
22Chick Stahl26BSNNLMLB.351BSN1486615761222022319752337210.426.493.91928449
23Ed Householder29ROC,BFLEL,WLA.3502710020358311.520520
24Tom News28PAWNENLF.3503214025497151.52173
25Hi Ladd29Pat,WCSATLL,ELA.3498733853118134410.4471513
26Algie McBride30CINNLMLB.347CIN64292251578712512353015.431.446.87711274
27Fred Tenney27BSNNLMLB.347BSN1506916031152091917167286320.411.439.851265322
28Bunk Congalton24HAM,MLWCANL,WLD,A.345632555788127519.506129
29Joe Delahanty23ALNATLLA.34486337721161130324.58219611
30Sam Crawford19CHM,CIN,CLBCANL,NL,WLD,MLB,A.343CIN7430630059103211922013210.348.560.90816804
31 Garrett--MANNENLF.343532045070149016.500102
32Elmer Flick23PHINLMLB.342PHI127546485981662211298314231.407.445.852216118
33Jimmy Bannon28TTOELA.341111454112155279244.4542066
34Honus Wagner25LS3NLMLB.341LOU14863057510019645137114374036.395.501.895288114
35Fred Clarke26LS3NLMLB.340LOU149681606122206239570494918.404.432.8362621610
36Percy Coleman22SAN,BFLTL,WLC,A.338702964510015212.412122
37Willard Mains30RMENYSLC.33849195326610502.441863
38Frank McManus24ALN,WSNATLL,NLA,MLB.338WHS62224222357585022124.344.419.7639300
39George Noblit26PRTNENLF.3389942310914333191232.591250
40George Davis28NY1NLMLB.337NYG10946741969141225159353815.394.420.81417628
41Mike Grady29NY1NLMLB.337NYG8735431549106188254202912.405.463.86814673
42Carlton Molesworth23BNGNYSLC.3371104601081552710315.4592117
43Sam Mills36NOR,ALN,PatSOUA,ATLLC,A.33587331581111010322.4531508
44Tuck Turner32HFD,KCYEL,WLA.33556230597712809.4571054
45Frank Pequinney24GALTLC.334762935798141113.399117
46Jake Beckley31CINNLMLB.333CIN135583517871722716399204021.392.464.8562401016
47Tom Delahanty27ALNATLLA.33354210387063014.390826
48Ed McFarland25PHINLMLB.333PHI96371324591082292579369.403.475.87915429
49Charles Meyers31SHVSOUAC.33341159275310012.415664
50Edwin Breckenridge30BKTNENLF.332722596686132129.537139
51Fred Lake32MANNENLF.3329338669128253213.427165
52Will McDevitt22HSNTLC.3324719034638117.40076
53Socks Seybold28RMD,CINATLL,NLA,MLB.332CIN98388380741262761181368.344.521.86519811
54Charlie Buelow22RFD,CLBWA,WLB,A.33135145354811404.46267
55Bill Kemmer25GALTLC.3317932661108281111.433141
56Ed Murphy22REA,MTLATLL,ELA.331511219408411.488591
57Pete Eagan29UTI,SCRNYSL,ATLLC,A.33012448882161278122.4242075
58Billy Lush25DER,NHV,ROC,SYRCTLG,ELF,A.3307910634352107.12313
59Harry Bay21RKI,AUBWA,NYSLB,C.32936146224861213.42562
60Charlie Frisbee25BSN,WCSNL,ELMLB,A.329BSN4216915222504202010917.374.382.7565826
61Bill Keister27BLNNLMLB.329BLN136563523961722216373331616.368.449.817235168
62Pat Conroy--PRTNENLF.32810141873137389714.512214
63Emmet Heidrick22SLNNLMLB.328STL1466485911091942114282553421.368.421.789249320
64Kid Mohler28LONCANLD.32873271738999143.439119
65Mike Hickey27MAN,WCS,BSNNENL,EL,NLF,A,MLB.327BSN101450450110147297804300.327.476.80221400
66Cy Seymour26NY1NLMLB.327NYG501681592552322272418.344.409.7526505
67Fred Cooke25MOBSOUAC.3264117227569218.419722
68Pete Lohman34LON,SACCANL,CALLD,E.3265317236567757.53592
69Hank Simon36UTINYSLC.32611746087150167031.39118011
70Jack Walters27PRVELA.326120491100160192128.37918629
71Joe Kelley27BRONLMLB.325BRO1436265381081752114693317023.410.450.860242711
72Bill Lange28CHNNLMLB.325CHC1074634168113521715841388.382.416.79817318
73Roy Thomas25PHINLMLB.325PHI1507025471371781240474211545.457.362.8191981723
74George Keefe32SHV,HSNSOUA,TLC.324682905894174313.4411283
75Charlie Kuhns22WCS,BSNEL,NLA,MLB.324BSN12052050386163187331724.327.406.732204015
76Tom McCreery24PITNLMLB.324PIT11951746077149219365114736.390.428.81819737
77Mike Donlin21SLN,SCZNL,CALLMLB,E.323STL66287266498696627201733.366.470.83612513
78Ben Farnham--DERCTLGF.3234016427537
79Charlie Carr22WCSELA.322943765912115528.4041526
80Bobby Drew27NLOCTLGF.3229536364117290615.452164
81James McKevitt29HAM,BFL,MFLCANL,WL,ISLGD,A,B.322722675086168415.487130
82Irwin Isaacs--SANTLC.321723085599194616.468144
83 Chase--RMENYSLC.3203315039485206.380573
84Pearce Chiles32PHINLMLB.320PHI973563385710828727661619.352.462.81415611
85Harry Davis25PRV,WSNEL,NLA,MLB.320WHS1285245099116327201083181.332.511.84326016
86Ducky Holmes30BLNNLMLB.320BLN13862355380177317466503958.381.423.8042341516
87John Kelley--MANNENLF.31972288439224404.431124
88Eddie Pleiss24RMENYSLC.319562385376132017.391937
89George Cain32NCH,NHV,DERCTLGF.3183210718340000.0566
90Buck Freeman27WSNNLMLB.318WHS155634588107187192525122212325.362.563.925331185
91George Hemming30SPF,NHVEL,CTLGA,F.3189839674126201017.4271696
92Dominic Mullaney25SANTLC.3184919529629003.36471
93Thomas O'Rourke--SDYNYSLC.31838154384962013.383593
94George Reed28SHV,ASNSOUA,INSLC,E.3183715125480103.331501
95Bob Schaub29LNC,KCY,BFLATLL,WLA.31894362731152014116.4591667
96Reddy Grey24TTOELA.31711245890145159933.4482053
97Fred Shires--NPTNENLF.3179842069133231225.390164
98Frank Weikart34MOB,HSNSOUA,TLC.31771281668918683.5091431
99Scott Stratton29REA,BRIATLL,CTLGA,F.3161074157113155010.2511049
100Kitty Bransfield24WCSELA.31589330581042210417.4791585

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