1940 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
1Pete Donald24HUNMTNSD.428732831211933.548155
2Ed Schweda22LUBWTNMD.422CHW114469198391511.640300
3Charles Fash24OLEPONYD.407BRO662751122555.589162
4Chet Cichosz26WAUNORLD.403PHI10237215030521.680253
5Harry Rice38FDLWISLD.4024710241413.54956
6Frank McElyea21OWNKITLD.400BSN120520208491212.610317
7Gene Woodling17MFLOHSLD.398CLE853321322964.557185
8Jack Cassini20TIFOHSLD.396993911551754.496194
9Marvin McNulty23BLD,BIRMTNS,SOUAD,A1.393CIN521837210214.699128
10Gordon Nell32BORWTNMD.389133529206481540.764404
11Gus Preusser21FMHNORLD.389CLE5211344511.47854
12Dale Alexander37THVGAFLD.388WSH913307812831514966.639211
13Danny Amaral29MYD,JACBIST,SEALD,B.3878634913532223.688240
14Mel Duezabou21IDFPIONC.386NYY7427710716148.632175
15Dutch Prather33PAMWTNMD.38412546117747527.683315
16Joe Brovia18ELPAZTXC.383CLE10441515921193.547227
17Thomas Burnette23MTVBISTD.380PHI592168218413.681147
18Mike Powers34BWGKITLD.380BRO12449218760811.602296
19Frank Houska26STJWAC.379CHC13452219830156.529276
20Foster Smith27BATPONYD.37733146551639.712104
21Woody Bottoms23MTABISTD.3766121882731.45098
22Dick Bouknight21JOHAPPYD.376STL11845517138711.563256
23Chink Zachary26UTICAMLC.37663157591046.60595
24Stanley Mazgay18FINOHSLD.374113468175401222.652305
25Robert Ogle--GRRMICHC.374BRO1064571714684.536245
26Ted Pawelek20FLT,ANNKITL,SEALD,B.374DET-BRO1063661372135.489179
27Smead Jolley38SPOWINTB.37314560122456525.607365
28Joe Mowry32WPGNORLD.37311847417741218.582276
29Eddie Howard24BATPONYD.372943711382162.477177
30Eddie Zydowsky20HSP,TULCSTL,TLC,A1.371DET-CHC134542201441325.638346
31James Gruzdis26REI,WKBBIST,ELD,A.369CLE10037113729417.606225
32Steve Niedziela22LUBWTNMD.369CHW133537198371313.559300
33Hooper Triplett20CBSSALLB.369STL130483178361215.586283
34James Walker22HOP,GVLKITL,CSTLD,C.36912547217441918.608287
35Ab Wright33MNEAAAA.36914657821335939.663383
36Arnold Anderson29LDS,SRKBIST,VIRLD.368CLE873211182029.526169
37Babe Ellis21THVGAFLD.368WSH12555120335165.517285
38Sherwood McKenzie25THV,MACGAFL,SALLD,B.368WSH-BRO15462823130105.471296
39Rudy Novak23GBYWISLD.3689537213722920.637237
40Herb Welch41HOPKITLD.36843152561421.50777
41Cy Whaley23ELZAPPYD.368BOS11544816528914.565253
42Richard Shoff25FLIMICHC.367CLE10745216638412.549248
43Lew Flick25ELZAPPYD.366BOS114495181272314.598296
44Milton Stroner28YOR,CLMISLG,SALLB.366BSN-CIN2910137609.69370
45Clyde Vollmer18BSSBISTD.366BRO11947317345321.607287
46Lawrence Mancini23OLEPONYD.365BRO10547717429525.604288
47Mike Schemer22SBYNCSLD.365NYG1104271562740.447191
48Milt Bocek27GSTTARHD.364STL108431157311313.587253
49Buck Leonard32HGNNLNgM.3641911624259123742427.455.6051.060982
50Emil Mailho31ATASOUAA1.36415255520256810.548304
51Lennie Pearson22NENNLNgM.36413312942475273024.383.597.980770
52Worthington Day18ASHMTNSD.363126490178241114.543266
53Buck Etchison25WLHMTNSD.363124452164311224.644291
54Oris Hockett30NVLSOUAA1.363BRO13052118933414.522272
55Lou Novikoff24LOSPCLAA.363CHC17471425944641.613438
56John Novosel22TPKWAC.363SLB1234741724394.517245
57Lloyd Rice--FEDESHLD.363PHA973421242217.494169
58Turkey Tyson25MTV,WSMBIST,PIEDD,B.363PHI1104241543765.514218
59Elmer Valo19WMT,PHAISLG,ALB,MLB.363PHA12646346061673116602030.367.539.906248000
60Gordon Goodell27TLL,CNGALSL,SOUAD,A1.36210840914814434.665272
61Frank Colman22WMTISLGB.361PHA7320574835.502103
62Willie Duke30LRKSOUAA1.361BOS1515732073968.492282
63Dixie Howell20OTO,BLT,WMT,REACAML,IL,ISLGC,AA,B.361PHI-PHA4714753727.57885
64Harry Strohm38LFYEVAND.361SLB1264791734462.491235
65Gerald Burmeister22LNS,DECMICH,IIILC,B.360STL10642215235515.573242
66Wally Gilbert39WAUNORLD.360PHI11541114839210.538221
67Johnny Cindric27LIMOHSLD.35911642315232639.740313
68Red Howell31BLTILAA.359PHI15255720035429.592330
69Joe Lehan24BWGKITLD.359BRO1254961784576.514255
70David Smith22SPGWAC.359STL11647417038511.530251
71Frenchy Bordagaray30KCYAAAA.358NYY1545982143984.470281
72Robert Jones23FOS,TOLOHSL,AAD,AA.358STL-SLB1073851383157.519200
73Sammy Hale43MDLWTNMD.35711138713839113.563218
74Alexander Johnson22MYDBISTD.357114498178431017.586292
75Tennis Mounts20LGNMTNSD.35711649817834424.586292
76Pat Patterson22LAMWTNMD.357952358422111.600141
77Bobby Adams18OGDPIONC.356CIN10544415816131.457203
78William Carrier29KANNCSLD.3561094051442868.514208
79Edward Lee--FTLFECLD.356PIT3613247400.38651
80John Lucas24WTHWLD.356STL10541914914136.494207
81George Scales39BEGNNLNgM.3561351182742101432116.433.559.992661
82Grover Seitz32PAMWTNMD.3561365171843679.505261
83Debs Garms33PITNLMLB.355PIT103385358761272375573236.395.500.895179313
84Neb Stewart22SBO,PHIBIST,NLD,MLB.355PHI1224694683166347230015.356.605.961283100
85Earl Carnahan22WLSCOPLD.354129505179401013.550278
86Greyson Davis23GREAPPYD.354CHC118446158251913.583260
87Danny Escobar23WEN,OLDWINT,PCLB,AA.354NYY133486172471025.646314
88Charlie Glunt20STJWAC.354CHC1315341893595.481257
89Jimmy Jordan32HUT,LONWA,PONYC,D.354PIT1225091803652.456232
90Phil Morris31WLSCOPLD.3541265231853943.461241
91Len Rice21TUCAZTXC.354CIN12348017024189.535257
92Lloyd Summers26PAMWTNMD.3541224321532968.505218
93Thurman Tucker22CKD,OKCCSTL,TLC,A1.35413753418931188.524280
94Tony Firpo20TACWINTB.35311547316727912.524248
95Edward Joseph22TIF,OGD,BIROHSL,PION,SOUAD,C,A1.353CIN1004221491496.472199
96Buster Kinard27FTLFECLD.353PIT43170601453.54793
97John Lehman37GLJCAMLC.353PIT113417147271010.537224
98Nick Orange23JHNPASAD.353BRO1024001418418.528211
99Ollie Vanek31JOH,SPGAPPY,WAD,C.353STL94346122211010.558193
100Joe DiMaggio25NYAALMLB.352NYY1325725089317928931133126130.425.6261.0513181630

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