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
1Cool Papa Bell37TRR,VEZMEXInd.4378943038211916729151279284524.496.6861.18226203
2Pete Donald24HUNMTNSD.428732831211933.548155
3Ed Schweda22LUBWTNMD.422CHW114469198391511.640300
4Herb Fash25OLEPONYD.407BRO662751122555.589162
5Chet Cichosz26WAUNORLD.403PHI10237215030521.680253
6Harry Rice38FDLWISLD.4024710241413.54956
7Frank McElyea21OWNKITLD.400BSN120520208491212.610317
8Gene Woodling17MFLOHSLD.398CLE853321322964.557185
9Jack Cassini20TIFOHSLD.396993911551754.496194
10Marvin McNulty25BLD,BIRMTNS,SOUAD,A1.393CIN521837210214.699128
11Gordon Nell32BORWTNMD.389133529206481540.764404
12Gus Preusser21FMHNORLD.389CLE5211344511.47854
13Dale Alexander37THVGAFLD.388WSH913307812831514966.639211
14Danny Amaral29MYD,JACBIST,SEALD,B.3878634913532223.688240
15Mel Duezabou21IDFPIONC.386NYY7427710716148.632175
16Dutch Prather33PAMWTNMD.38412546117747527.683315
17Joe Brovia18ELPAZTXC.383CLE10441515921193.547227
18Thomas Burnette24MTVBISTD.380PHI592168218413.681147
19Mike Powers34BWGKITLD.380BRO12449218760811.602296
20Frank Houska27STJWAC.379CHC13452219830156.529276
21Foster Smith27BATPONYD.37733146551639.712104
22Johnny Washington24NBYNN2Maj.377NBY2912011427438122124.398.518.916592
23Woody Bottoms23MTABISTD.3766121882731.45098
24Dick Bouknight21JOHAPPYD.376STL11845517138711.563256
25Albert Zachary26UTICAMLC.37663157591046.60595
26Stanley Mazgay18FINOHSLD.374113468175401222.652305
27Robert Ogle--GRRMICHC.374BRO1064571714684.536245
28Ted Pawelek20FLT,ANNKITL,SEALD,B.374DET-BRO1063661372135.489179
29Smead Jolley38SPOWINTB.37314560122456525.607365
30Joe Mowry32WPGNORLD.37311847417741218.582276
31Eddie Howard24BATPONYD.372943711382162.477177
32Monte Irvin21NENN2Maj.371NE38159143305394439215.430.5731.004821
33Eddie Zydowsky20HSP,TULCSTL,TLC,A1.371DET-CHC134542201441325.638346
34James Gruzdis26REI,WKBBIST,ELD,A.369CLE10037113729417.606225
35Buck Leonard32HGNN2Maj.369HG492061684462123848234.475.6191.0941044
36Steve Niedziela22LUBWTNMD.369CHW133537198371313.559300
37Hooper Triplett20CBSSALLB.369STL130483178361215.586283
38James Walker22HOP,GVLKITL,CSTLD,C.36912547217441918.608287
39Ab Wright33MNEAAAA.36914657821335939.663383
40Arnold Andersen34LDS,SRKBIST,VIRLD.368CLE873211182029.526169
41Babe Ellis21THVGAFLD.368WSH12555120335165.517285
42Sherwood McKenzie25THV,MACGAFL,SALLD,B.368WSH-BRO15462823130105.471296
43Rudy Novak23GBYWISLD.3689537213722920.637237
44Herb Welch41HOPKITLD.36843152561421.50777
45Cy Whaley23ELZAPPYD.368BOS11544816528914.565253
46Bill Williams27KCMNALMaj.368KCM31119106213933124410.422.481.904513
47Richard Shoff25FLIMICHC.367CLE10745216638412.549248
48Lew Flick25ELZAPPYD.366BOS114495181272314.598296
49Milton Stroner28YOR,CLMISLG,SALLB.366BSN-CIN2910137609.69370
50Clyde Vollmer18BSSBISTD.366BRO11947317345321.607287
51Lawrence Mancini23OLEPONYD.365BRO10547717429525.604288
52Mike Schemer22SBYNCSLD.365NYG1104271562740.447191
53Milt Bocek27GSTTARHD.364STL108431157311313.587253
54Martín Dihigo35VEZMEXInd.364783243026011017697391725.402.550.95216623
55Emil Mailho31ATASOUAA1.36415255520256810.548304
56George Scales39BEGNN2Maj.364BEG461611323348132436127.472.5831.055772
57Theolic Smith27MXDMEXInd.364803382915510622435344220.446.498.94414514
58Worthington Day18ASHMTNSD.363126490178241114.543266
59Buck Etchison25WLHMTNSD.363124452164311224.644291
60Oris Hockett30NVLSOUAA1.363BRO13052118933414.522272
61Lou Novikoff24LOSPCLAA.363CHC17471425944641.613438
62John Novosel22TPKWAC.363SLB1234741724394.517245
63Lloyd Rice--FEDESHLD.363PHA973421242217.494169
64Turkey Tyson25MTV,WSMBIST,PIEDD,B.363PHI1104241543765.514218
65Elmer Valo19WMT,PHAISLG,ALB,Maj.363PHA12646346061673116602030.367.539.9062480000
66Angel Castro23VEZMEXInd.36265281254519228634292420.419.555.97414112
67Gordon Goodell27TLL,CNGALSL,SOUAD,A1.36210840914814434.665272
68Frank Colman22WMTISLGB.361PHA7320574835.502103
69Willie Duke30LRKSOUAA1.361BOS1515732073968.492282
70Dixie Howell20OTO,BLT,WMT,REACAML,IL,ISLGC,AA,B.361PHI-PHA4714753727.57885
71Harry Strohm38LFYEVAND.361SLB1264791734462.491235
72Gerald Burmeister23LNS,DECMICH,IIILC,B.360STL10642215235515.573242
73Wally Gilbert39WAUNORLD.360PHI11541114839210.538221
74Wild Bill Wright26MXD,SRAMEXInd.36087398350941263010867294714.437.5711.00920010
75Johnny Cindric27LIMOHSLD.35911642315232639.740313
76Red Howell31BLTILAA.359PHI15255720035429.592330
77Joe Lehan24BWGKITLD.359BRO1254961784576.514255
78David Smith22SPGWAC.359STL11647417038511.530251
79Frenchy Bordagaray30KCYAAAA.358NYY1545982143984.470281
80Robert Jones23FOS,TOLOHSL,AAD,AA.358STL-SLB1073851383157.519200
81Sammy Hale43MDLWTNMD.35711138713839113.563218
82Alexander Johnson22MYDBISTD.357114498178431017.586292
83Tennis Mounts20LGNMTNSD.35711649817834424.586292
84Pat Patterson22LAMWTNMD.357952358422111.600141
85Bobby Adams18OGDPIONC.356CIN10544415816131.457203
86Bill Carrier33KANNCSLD.3561094051442868.514208
87Edward Lee--FTLFECLD.356PIT3613247400.38651
88John Lucas24WTHWLD.356STL10541914914136.494207
89Grover Seitz32PAMWTNMD.3561365171843679.505261
90Debs Garms33PITNLMaj.355PIT1033853587612723755737236.395.500.8951793131
91Neb Stewart22SBO,PHIBIST,NLD,Maj.355PHI12246946831663472300015.356.605.9612831000
92Earl Carnahan22WLSCOPLD.354129505179401013.550278
93Greyson Davis23GREAPPYD.354CHC118446158251913.583260
94Danny Escobar23WEN,OLDWINT,PCLB,AA.354NYY133486172471025.646314
95Charlie Glunt20STJWAC.354CHC1315341893595.481257
96Jimmy Jordan32HUT,LONWA,PONYC,D.354PIT1225091803652.456232
97Phil Morris31WLSCOPLD.3541265231853943.461241
98Len Rice21TUCAZTXC.354CIN12348017024189.535257
99Lloyd Summers26PAMWTNMD.3541224321532968.505218
100Thurman Tucker22CKD,OKCCSTL,TLC,A1.35413753418931188.524280

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