1961 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
1Tony Oliva22WYVAPPYD-.410MIN6427524955102156108141822.447.6391.086159305
2Aaron Pointer19SBY,HSNWCAR,AAD,AAA.401CHC974263291171321914773428434.527.6081.135200814
3Tommie Martz19HOBSOPHD.387PIT984443541171371854364948438.507.5001.007177240
4Kenneth Magown18JAMNYPLD.381DET72129113204373021201317.441.496.93756021
5Richard Jones22BLDAPPYD-.380BAL602692165482171036264638.483.5931.076128205
6Dan Hagan21WYVAPPYD-.376MIN632562214783165548123217.453.5611.014124102
7Bob Chance20ELPSOPHD.371SFG1185034421071642941696915882.445.5631.009249201
8Gene Baker36BAT,PITNYPL,NLD,MLB.370PIT622081654961120845623924.493.5881.0819702111
9Jorge Calvo23GTOMXCLC.368117501418981543192913019166840.462.6941.156290915
10Antulio Martinez21QUIMIDWD.368SFG1164944519216631616811927100.416.570.9862571213
11Ken Barnhart20ABQSOPHD.365KCA9836629662108246676226151.470.5471.017162144
12Bill Oplinger18BLDAPPYD-.364BAL60260225538219114193127.444.471.915106211
13Don Williams23RENCALLC.363LAD13661354213219732418971346673.432.537.969291041
14Francisco Coimbre25HOB,SHLSOPH,WCARD.362PIT40189152525575849713419.476.6181.09494021
15Domingo Carrasquel23GRFPIONC.361LAD130582504115182321112892777071.439.540.979272314
16Norm Cash26DETALMLB.361DET1596725351191932284113211512485.487.6621.1483541692219
17Costen Shockley19MGVPIONC.360PHI126545470105169316231081186199.442.5981.0402811103
18Royce McDaniel22KPTAPPYD-.357PIT68316244678723223676641.489.492.981120033
19Luis Rodriguez22ABQ,VISSOPH,CALLD,C.357KCA11045240196143221112891234051.418.556.974223524
20John Upham19BAKCALLC.356PHI129562491107175221236324145774.427.468.895230572
21Dick Bogard24SLMNORWB.355LAD9739832464115222960246338.461.519.979168434
22Lou Brock22SCL,CHNNORL,NLC,MLB.355CHC132579512118182336148238057108.420.525.94626903340
23Richard Haines21DMOIIILB.355PHI1044223755813322475744036.420.491.9111844121
24Jim Ray Hart19FRECALLC.355SFG1385715071001802414221231545677.421.5881.009298413
25John Price18BLDAPPYD-.355BAL51158141275013023331533.420.489.91069110
26Jose Calero22ELPSOPHD.353SFG1305855101161802991310526146552.426.522.947266406
27Shigeo Nagashima25YOMJPCLFgn.35313054344884158329288614118834.456.6521.1082921411535
28Herb Plews33BIR,TTOSOUA,ILAA,AAA.352DET1013663325811715204303039.404.410.8131360221
29Jose Cardenal17ELP,EUGSOPH,NORWD,B.351SFG13764752715918540735108642110997.460.6531.113344317
30Roberto Clemente26PITNLMLB.351PIT14661457210020130102389413559.390.559.9493201831310
31Dick Nen21RENCALLC.351LAD1396125041211773443214425310289.458.6251.083315105
32Charles Keller21BNGELA.349NYY139572464104162381719104195102.460.6271.0872916079
33Elston Howard32NYAALMLB.348NYY129482446641551752177032865.387.549.93624553146
34Tony Perez19GENNYPLD.348CIN121541460110160327271321746186.432.6241.0562871064
35Paul Jernigan20WLO,JHNMIDW,ELD,A.347BOS1255264351061512471994138281.445.5661.0102461080
36Merritt Ranew23LOUAAAAA.347MLN63191176206115001811426.395.432.827760102
37Don Saner27LRK,SLCSOUA,PCLAA,AAA.346BAL-CLE1225084077714127355268446.454.464.91818901257
38Don Leppert29CLB,PITIL,NLAAA,MLB.345PIT61193174246062935001425.396.557.9539762123
39Art Lopez24HLN,AUBAPPY,NYPLD-,D.345NYY50229194596712213451803036.438.6291.067122230
40Carlos Pascual30FWBALFLD.345MIN8131627558951811668503117.419.5931.012163613
41Teolindo Acosta23CLMSALLA.343CIN125561487104167119127406027.423.409.8321998604
42Joe Ala30PCTPIONC.343KCA107459397691362821182425248.421.506.928201514
43Carlos Bernier34HAW,INAPCL,AAAAA.343KCA-CIN146602481961651962196231010765.462.5381.0002594460
44Danny Cater21WPTELA.343PHI137614562114193289168013755.382.511.8932872761
45Vada Pinson22CINNLMLB.343CIN154659607101208348168723103963.379.504.88330691481
46Dave Hall20JHN,WLOEL,MIDWA,D.342BOS123521479801643452611853069.390.597.9872869120
47Jesus Rosales21SLPMXCLC.34111247838174130277360427814.450.472.923180559
48Bill Drabble23HOBSOPHD.340PIT51126106223671227001521.427.481.90951221
49James Livesey22LEEFLORD.339BAL132534460951562310264106775.424.446.8692052320
50Mike Ostrowski20SEL,ABQALFL,SOPHD.339CLE-KCA40140115203941017412019.439.391.83045212
51Luis Alcaraz20ARTSOPHD.338LAD122557477126161245211001147382.423.541.964258124
52Purnal Goldy23BIR,DENSOUA,AAAA,AAA.338DET1285665239517732999953370.381.486.8662545144
53Phil Linz22AMA,RMDTL,ILAA,AAA.338NYY119526479801623036461573639.384.451.8352161821
54Cesar Tovar20GENNYPLD.338CIN12257946113415628131978881210545.470.5791.0492671102
55Thomas Newton23REAELA.337CLE76235205336917164212321.409.517.9261064032
56Alf Sommerstad23FWBALFLD.337MIN109506433921462879831116364.422.497.919215343
57Jesus Alou19EUGNORWB.336SFG13855051882174315107116142119.368.473.841245641
58Braxton Bailey22PNC,GRVALFL,SALLD,A.336LAD11751642897144351214841726927.433.5721.00524551220
59Joseph Christian30NVLSOUAAA.336MIN1466325459918335998527872.420.483.9032634145
60Isao Harimoto21FLYJPPLFgn.33612952647377159311024951824642.399.596.9952821050216
61Lorenzo Lopez20GTOMXCLC.336116512435117146321519926136664.421.6091.030265317
62Moe Morhardt24WEN,CHNNORW,NLB,MLB.336CHC127521434811462761891548167.440.551.99123902130
63Joe Pedrazzini25JHNELA.336BOS137581512801723261392150107.401.498.89925510362
64Guadalupe Pedroza30LEOMXCLC.3368030625355851302063604217.430.6251.054158416
65Wallace Cockrell19SALAPPYD-.333SFG5223217455587322475033.494.443.93677611
66Tony Frulio24SHV,TACSOUA,PCLAA,AAA.333KCA-SFG9832228544952621040113433.407.544.9511552010
67Stan Palys31BIRSOUAAA.333DET1396034921101643371311429349.436.508.944250521110
68Jim Rouse21LEE,ABDFLOR,NORLD,C.333BAL1094524037013428766114048.395.481.8761944148
69Dave Wissman20KPT,BATAPPY,NYPLD-,D.333PIT7033227372912051071135329.443.553.996151303
70Dick Dietz19ELPSOPHD.332SFG10949232810610921624956415989.551.6521.203214302
71Leon Douglas21WVLNYPLD.332MLN112475401671332912192316390.424.566.990227434
72Allen Erickson23QUIMIDWD.332SFG662572173572100105113129.417.516.933112333
73Harold Holland28OLENYPLD.332BOS7827123564781801954002616.399.6511.050153406
74Ronald Paiva23PKAFLORD.332MLN87283256368514003811934.376.387.763991430
75Louis Pannella21ART,PNCSOPH,ALFLD.332LAD12249542284140216209612164130.423.552.975233432
76Timothy Strickland22PKAFLORD.332MLN10542237377124173164104567.404.402.8061501125
77Doc Edwards24SLCPCLAAA.331CLE12044040251133145554112943.378.428.806172414
78Kihachi Enomoto24DAMJPPLFgn.33113759754393180287842984322.389.453.842246169022
79Wayne Graham25CNGSOUAAA.331PHI1516596018919951948594734.382.466.8482804527
80Pete Rose20TAMFLORD.331CIN1305634841051602030277306033.403.508.9112465594
81Al Baker24DSUNORLC.330DET11151942795141218855128031.435.473.908202264
82Ken Faulkner22CRL,SCL,WENSOPH,NORL,NORWD,C,B.330CHC123503394981301348951959740.462.444.906175516
83Kenneth Fruchter20CRL,MRT,WENSOPH,APPY,NORWD,D-,B.330CHC702882304876156745815452.462.5391.001124301
84Ken Boyer30SLNNLMLB.329STL15366358910919426112495636891.397.533.930314111059
85Jerry May17KPTAPPYD-.328PIT612652353777162115912532.389.553.942130104
86Wally Moon31LANNLMLB.328LAD134561463791522531788758979.434.505.94023491449
87Kenjiro Tamiya33DAMJPPLFgn.328130560509831673511171633932.382.466.848237118043
88Fred Walters23BAKCALLC.328PHI118452338711111432410211510060.475.6011.0752033110
89Don Wert22DENAAAAA.328DET13758351989170258127564449.379.476.8552474884
90Hank Aaron27MLNNLMLB.327MLN1556716031151973910341202195664.381.594.9743581621920
91Howie Bedell25LOUAAAAA.327MLN134629593821943115463112434.353.450.8032672554
92Donald Branson22ABD,TRINORL,NORWC,B.327BAL1285784779815631912771409287.438.505.943241351
93Doug Clemens22TUL,SJN,SLNTL,IL,NLAA,AAA,MLB.327STL15566455910318339913711329697.426.499.92527901622
94Gary Dempsey22PNC,ATAALFL,SOUAD,AA.327LAD8737133652110203450512534.373.440.813148163
95George Kopacz20BOIPIONC.327MLN1275705011051643271188615883.402.485.887243704
96Tommy McCraw20IDFPIONC.327CHW11550544684146271011962244662.398.507.904226823
97Rick Joseph21SPFELA.326SFG130559509981662311118644066.379.479.8582445235
98Hector Cardenas19DBQMIDWD.325CLE12050145391147223168574256.384.492.876223231
99Jack Hiatt18SVLWCARD.325LAA9639033263108204369134423.408.437.845145635
100Manny Jimenez22VANPCLAAA.325MLN111470415711352611776202933.389.516.9052141754

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