1917 Register Batting Leaders

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Batting Leaders
1Bill Stumpf25SPO,OLD,PORNWES,PCLB,AA.405163661951.60198
2Bert Graham31QUI,WAC,DALIIIL,TLB.38658215831367.600129
3Jack Hurley27HGRBLRID.385863251251901.452147
4Ty Cobb30DETALMaj.383DET15266958810722544246106556134.444.5701.014335416
5Harry Harper--TACNWESB.38229611329811.645191
6George McCarl28BTENWESB.38113953901.46865
7Nap Lajoie42TTOILAA.3801515812213945.487283
8Jules Thomas30NLGBLKNon.38034139121254671430316.453.5541.0066702
9Norm Glockson23RFDIIILB.37850185701348.622115
10Ira Flagstead23TAC,DETNWES,ALB,Maj.368DET6020920907716130001.368.498.86610400
11Frank Walker22SGD,DETCENL,ALB,Maj.368DET11643743701612313100001.368.549.91824000
12Ross Youngs20ROC,NY1IL,NLAA,Maj.355NYG147535532518920811115.356.429.78522802
13George Sisler24SLAALMaj.353SLB13558753960190309252373019.390.453.843244315
14Blainey Hall28NLGBLKNon.35234149128294573027118.435.453.8885812
15Ted Kimbro21NLGBLKNon.35234144125254443121114.421.456.8775714
16Elmer Leifer24BTENWESB.352233821021.42599
17Tris Speaker29CLEALMaj.352CLE142612523901844211260306714.432.486.918254715
18 Blackburn--CLBAAAA.3505613748851.50469
19Ed McBane25CLMSALLC.3502710035
20Turner Barber23BLT,CHNIL,NLAA,Maj.346CHC1566496472224291202128.348.428.77627700
21Tom Daly25BFLILAA.3444715754620.40864
22Jack Bentley22BLTILAA.3439336212417115.492178
23Morrie Rath29SLCPCLAA.3411977212462290.397286
24Edd Roush24CINNLMaj.341CIN136567522821781914467212724.379.454.833237513
25 Kane--LAWELB.3405319466
26George Whiteman34TTO,LOUIL,AAAA.34014354118432107.475257
27Frank Edington25GRRCENLB.3391274251444
28Owen Quinn--SYRNYSLB.3386221372
29Del Bemis25RFD,NLOIIIL,ELB.3371144121391052.274113
30 Rath--MKGCENLB.33642119401
31Ham Hyatt32CNGSOUAA.334149506169281310.500253
32Eddie Bogart21BTE,TACNWESB.33312040912.47557
33Howie Camp23CHS,NWK,NYASALL,IL,ALC,AA,Maj.333NYY1325085073169261030012.335.442.77622400
34Doc Wiley30NLGBLKNon.33333145126194243323214.408.484.8936123
35 Crane--MNEAAAA.33253193641030.41580
36Earl Smith20FSMWAD.3329830110019021.605182
37Jack Tobin25SLCPCLAA.3311898002654232.399319
38Bud Weiser26WKB,LRKNYSL,SOUAB,A.331131480159420.10651
39Jake Munch26ATASOUAA.33015552817423111.420222
40Joe Ward32GETBLRID.33076297982107.471140
41 Sykes--GETBLRID.32971280922611.439123
42Bernie Duffy23MTLILAA.3285113745861.49668
43Arthur Hartle28SGDCENLB.3271133981303
44Rogers Hornsby21SLNNLMaj.327STL145589523861712417866174534.385.484.868253417
45Charles Dysert29HGRBLRID.326983711211720.383142
46Bing Miller22CLI,SBNCENA,CENLD,B.325223941282579.492194
47Babe Ruth22BOSALMaj.325BOS5214212314406321401218.385.472.8575807
48Harry Smith27FWA,CINCENL,NLB,Maj.325CIN11039138801260041027.328.005.333201
49José María Fernández21CSEBLKNon.3242611110213335001617.367.373.7403802
50Justin Fitzgerald26SFRPCLAA.3241797042284342.405285
51Beals Becker30KCYAAAA.323151551178211115.483266
52Al Bernsen25FTWTLB.3231555601812567.427239
53Dave Altizer40MNEAAAA.3221495251692047.415218
54 Anderson--CLMSALLC.3213513142
55Hank Butcher30DENWLA.321148570183351413.500285
56Bill Collins35CDRCENAD.3218130899
57 Crouch--RCHCENLB.321933241043
58Bud Davis21WSM,MEM,FTW,WACNCSL,SOUA,TLD,A,B.3204916954416.46278
59Pete Knisely32NVLSOUAA.3201505411734238.453245
60Lu Blue20MBGBLRID.319993601153568.517186
61Guy Dunning22CLM,WACSALL,TLC,B.31991360115101.05018
62Charles Reinhardt--WLOCENAD.31980323103
63Buddy Ryan31SLCPCLAA.3191947302334729.426311
64Bobby Veach29DETALMaj.319DET1546665717918231128110216144.393.457.850261925
65Sammy Vick22MEM,NYASOUA,ALA,Maj.319NYY1364974954158271222216.321.434.75521501
66Tex Jones31WCHWLA.3181274711503694.459216
67Jay Kirke29LOUAAAA.3181485501753782.425234
68Ray Brubaker24MKGCENLB.3161094211332471.413174
69Doug Harbison30CLMSALLC.3167625380
70Roy Moran32ATASOUAA.31615756017726153.432242
71Jack Roche26OLD,SLNPCL,NLAA,Maj.316STL441171170373000000.316.342.6584000
72George Block30BMGIIILB.3155217856950.42175
73Ray Demmitt33CLB,SLAAA,ALAA,Maj.315SLB1475375366169351177108.317.461.77724710
74Jim Viox26KCYAAAA.315963301041951.412136
75William Daniels--TACNWESB.31415649500.34654
76Bill Kay39BNGNYSLB.31489325102933.388126
77Otis Lawry23BLT,PHAIL,ALAA,Maj.314PHA591601567492011129.323.346.6695402
78Biff Schaller27SFRPCLAA.3141816572065054.423278
79Pearl Webster27BRG,NLGBLKNon.3142712310522335109911.385.381.7664016
80Leo Callahan26NWKILAA.3131475441701952.377205
81Earl Smith26OMA,SLAWL,ALA,Maj.313SLB14056354031169281891051521.332.481.81326008
82Victor St. Martin25HNO,PTHBLRI,VIRLD,C.31388310971737.455141
83Ken Williams27PORPCLAA.31319273723143824.491362
84Pelayo Chacón28CSEBLKNon.3122612210919345201839.370.394.7644313
85 Mariott--FTDCENAD.31289337105
86Marty O'Toole28OMAWLA.3124813843910.39154
87Ben Shaw24OMA,PITWL,NLA,Maj.312PIT104321321010013730000.312.424.73513600
88Arnold Sheldon--WLOCENAD.3126022169
89Zack Wheat29BRONLMaj.312BRO10938736238113151114152018.352.423.77415323
90Peter Clemens31WKBNYSLB.3118529692
91Bill Hobbs24DAYCENLB.311973511093
92Clarence Kraft30WKBNYSLB.31112045314130137.481218
93Bill Leard31SLE,OLD,BRONWES,PCL,NLB,AA,Maj.311BRO106376376011720200001.311.375.68614100
94Irish Meusel24LOSPCLAA.3112108112524697.416337
95Clay Schoonover28A10IIILB.31154212661630.41588
96Charles Babbington--REANYSLB.3106724576
97Snipe Conley25DALTLB.3105412639934.52466
98Butch Kern33RFDIIILB.3105117454901.37966
99Wickey McAvoy22BLT,PHAIL,ALAA,Maj.310PHA133442442113726174003.310.421.73118600
100Toots Shultz28PVEILAA.3103810031512.44044

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