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1959 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
1Warren Tessier22ELMNYPLD.393PHI44194145435797445914115.521.6341.15592224
2Billy Smith29BOIPIONC.390MLN10041630880120211107429434.538.5621.0991739833
3Tom Hamilton33SPTFLORD.387NYY125501401109155203209638710.493.6011.09424142711
4Frank Reveira23SPFELA.380SFG83258221328415574903118.455.5881.0431301329
5Carl Yastrzemski19RALCARLB.377BOS1205384518717034615100167849.472.5791.0512615222
6Walter James22SPTFLORD.372NYY87322242539018475286928.516.5661.0821377042
7Pedro Gonzalez21MODCALLC.371NYY7834631863118176572311731.413.509.92216214722
8Joe Ala28PCTPIONC.370KCA10143937685139253107584533.439.532.97120010828
9Willie McCovey21PHX,SFNPCL,NLAAA,MLB.366SFG147624541116198351642130237383.449.7231.17139179011
10Tito Francona25CLEALMLB.363CLE122443399681451722079203542.414.566.980226113153
11Donn Clendenon23IDF,WLSPION,CARLC,B.358PIT123546489107175301517107194483.408.585.993286133280
12Gordy Coleman24MOB,CLESOUA,ALAA,MLB.358CLE1435885229818730530112005741.420.6071.027317022522
13Chuck Hinton25ABDNORLC.358BAL12658949711217822720108177854.443.551.995274356
14Emiliano Telleria21SAASOPHD.358PIT964173747513421121071263174.416.559.9752097813
15Minnie Mendoza25MSOPIONC.357WSH126551487105174329129485239.415.534.94926010228
16Marcial Allen20WVLNYPLD.356MLN12354246110116431419921056847.438.5641.002260355
17Hank Aaron25MLNNLMLB.355MLN15469362911622346739123805154.401.6361.0374001940917
18Nathan Dickerson23AVL,WPTSALL,ELA.354PHI1204784246715024095934764.421.474.8952013318
19Harvey Kuenn28DETALMLB.353DET13961756199198427971724837.402.501.90328161341
20Bob Saverine18BLD,BALAPPY,ALD-,MLB.353BAL71325252718914711393606456.489.5951.08415005220
21Willie Davis19REN,GBYCALL,IIILC,B.352LAD12461254313519140161590335366.416.567.98330871015
22Manly Johnston20DSUNORLC.352CHW106456412761452921810003569.395.563.958232009
23Boog Powell17BLDAPPYD-.351BAL56212191396770145911918.410.6071.018116101
24Gerald Reimer21TAMFLORD.351PHI12152747310216631121392174552.407.550.9572602433
25Tim McCarver17KEK,ROC,SLNMIDW,IL,NLD,AAA,MLB.347STL9040336971128853321202620.396.420.81615505121
26Steve Ryder20EAUNORLC.346MLN12352848976169234129083150.385.483.867236233
27Joe Cunningham27SLNNLMLB.345STL14455645865158286760268847.453.478.93121995239
28Luis Marquez33DALAAAAA.345142572510801762441878144849.406.514.91926265310
29Tommy Davis20SPO,LANPCL,NLAAA,MLB.344LAD15466661390211329187821154030.384.514.89831503460
30Alfred Nagel26AMATLAA.344BAL13555048210216628827123505566.409.6041.012291328
31Joe Patterson24KEK,OMAMIDW,AAD,AAA.344STL92390317781092461159176956.463.5391.002171211
32Robert Stotsky21ALPSOPHD.344BOS11957245313215624101492249890.466.5341.00024291137
33Richard Pawlow22EUG,SPFNORW,ELB,A.343SFG1174784288014726944484158.399.474.87320380720
34Gilbert Watts22WLS,SALCARL,APPYB,D-.343PIT662772335480117653144149.442.528.9701231110
35Gerald Mason25WEN,AUSNORW,TLB,AA.342MLN118491430861472871178305629.418.516.9342229203
36John Roth25BIL,YORPION,ELC,A.342STL1134914248514515111057136270.430.500.93021234010
37Chuck Hiller24EUGNORWB.341SFG13955848792166249137775765.411.507.9182476464
38Edward Montgomery21SAASOPHD.341PIT123521446961522341587225861.412.511.92422894211
39Vito Porta19JOHAPPYD-.341PHI391421262843155217922.381.548.92969133
40Keith Williams20SELALFLD.341CLE11649745884156294128032253.375.500.875229818
41Kerry Buckner23BOIPIONC.340MLN1205474771081623091273126177.415.516.9312464252
42Eddie Reed29GRFPIONC.339LAD1084703868813125518103156987.438.5701.0082206609
43Teolindo Acosta21DOTALFLD.337STL11953245792154297746466143.423.477.900218932
44Doc Edwards22SELALFLD.337CLE903263033310215145311426.364.432.797131225
45Jesse Levan32CNGSOUAAA.337WSH75322279389413274313624.414.473.8871322327
46Mel Nelson23OMA,TULAA,TLAAA,AA.337STL6811310117344421310726.393.515.908523110
47Angelo Dagres24AMATLAA.336BAL123489423791422281064545445.408.496.905210093
48William Moniak19ALPSOPHD.336BOS77347295679914777734147.416.502.9171485335
49Bob Will27FTWAAAAA.336CHC162714605101203325117709644.427.460.88627852610
50Frank Howard22SPO,VCT,LANPCL,TL,NLAAA,AA,MLB.335LAD148617567104190323441323145134.381.6351.01636000050
51Shigeo Nagashima23YOMJPCLFgn.3341245264498815032627822167040.426.6121.038275940317
52Paul Snyder23EAU,CDRNORL,IIILC,B.334MLN863713265610923186523933.407.485.8911582220
53Chuck Buheller25AUSTLAA.333MLN139566513751712711592203054.373.478.851245869
54Donald Mack22ALPSOPHD.333BOS4819415338515303103919.464.405.869622002
55Sammy Miley28SLCPCLAAA.333PIT13856151478171392362023826.377.434.811223216
56Elmo Plaskett21CLB,CBSIL,SALLAAA,A.333PIT73227201306710082602435.405.502.9081011012
57Robert Bauer28AUBNYPLD.332NYY863762926697952274507229.469.6231.092182633
58Mario Zambrano21PKAFLORD.332CIN13660051899172249786246755.413.454.8672358255
59Charlie Leonard19GFKNORLC.331PIT125569486105161284177337146.415.510.926248183
60William Robertson31OLENYPLD.331KCA102357326651082521562502612.377.558.936182023
61Carl Warwick22VCTTLAA.331LAD144658550129182275359418129991.434.5891.023324333
62Gary Dobereiner20KEKMIDWD.330STL123546448851482731110288458.433.478.911214419
63Wayne Graham23DMOIIILB.330PHI10845841566137325108673532.383.504.8872093143
64Sam Hairston39CHSSALLA.330CHW12047042760141212106303723.383.459.8421962044
65Walter O'Neil24YAKNORWB.330MLN1355534529314934713100137580.429.522.95123698126
66Chuck Schilling21ALP,RAL,MNESOPH,CARL,AAD,B,AAA.330BOS1135084241231403671397118137.437.540.97722981021
67Jerome Stack24FRE,TRICALL,NORWC,B.330SFG115521394711302451289310544.467.505.972199127312
68Lawrence Vaughn21PKAFLORD.330CIN793402764791153446155039.434.449.8831244644
69Bertrand Gladney22MRTAPPYD-.329CHC68311252668311856475468.450.496.946125221
70Pancho Herrera25BFLILAAA.329PHI15165656910418742337128873108.410.6081.01834690513
71Lou Jackson23LNC,FTW,CHNEL,AA,NLA,AAA,MLB.329CHC1485995539718236127651204176.375.476.85026301134
72Elvio Jimenez19SPTFLORD.329NYY13259855011018129171065133465.368.498.8662744371
73Lee Maye24LOU,MLNAA,NLAAA,MLB.328MLN1455464888116028102195524478.382.555.937271234712
74Ray Murray41CPCTLAA.328SFG83223198226590438012323.396.434.83186011
75Al Kaline24DETALMLB.327DET1365955118516719227941047242.410.530.9402711142612
76Joe Miller24GBO,BNGCARL,ELB,A.327NYY55175159345213253401430.379.528.908840111
77Gary Rushing21LEW,JCK,CDRNORW,SALL,IIILB,A.327MLN11646940778133281229645576.404.563.96622951151
78Ron Santo19SANTLAA.327CHC136573505821653531187225654.390.473.863239147
79Angelo Colombo20YAKNORWB.326MLN1034313776412322304314844.399.401.79915110024
80Ramon Conde24VCTTLAA.326LAD12853247262154272975344336.387.449.836212674
81Carl Hutzler26SLMNORWB.32666271239407813464883237.406.490.8951175000
82Stan Palys29CPC,CHLTL,AAAA,AAA.326SFG-DET92269230277571541013118.408.430.838992421
83Herb Raybourn22FRE,HASCALL,NESLC,D-.326SFG5216313521448101622519.426.400.826541012
84Harold Charnofsky27MODCALLC.325NYY136641510120166374181153410472.440.520.96026586147
85Bob Fischer24IDF,GFKPION,NORLC.325PIT1014613727712113213748267.448.379.8271412232
86Hal Jones23MOTNORLC.325CLE1225354561141482573512726788.413.6401.053292606
87Bo Toft23WLO,RALMIDW,CARLD,B.325BOS11448841683135271158966050.414.502.9162097050
88Charlie Bennett21PCTPIONC.324KCA129563482961561571698146391.406.483.88923311918
89Russ Snyder25KC1,PORAL,PCLMLB,AAA.324KCA136514472651532724402163442.373.415.78919643500
90Herbert Biedermann24WVLNYPLD.323MLN341581303842121640002625.437.5691.00674101
91Cal Emery22DMOIIILB.323PHI12758146210714941527129610085.446.6081.05428192818
92Salvatore Ferrara26LEWNORWB.323117489415841341851072165514.395.463.85819272611
93Henry Mitchell22DENAAAAA.323133551489871582871585124990.384.501.8852452743
94Rogers Robinson20WPGNORLC.323STL121546474921532771583296557.404.504.908239142
95Kohei Sugiyama31NAKJPPLFgn.32311545141867135207967522538.360.469.82919631433
96Hal Bevan28SLEPCLAAA.322CIN116409370471191621355012926.365.481.846178118
97Lee Handley24SANTLAA.322CHC131534460821482721480446644.407.480.887221233
98Dick Smith20ODS,GRFSOPH,PIOND,C.322LAD1225474571141472717201151877117.415.5861.00226810238
99James Stewart24ELMNYPLD.322PHI642262023265111633122142.384.475.85996021
100John Sullivan18ERINYPLD.322DET110424348691122911358676951.440.523.963182511

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