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1977 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
1Pedro Guerrero21ABQPCLAAA.403LAD321441293052114439011524.465.6431.10983000
2Kenneth Jones22BEELONEA.39366302239539416411641855639.505.6321.137151214
3Rod Carew31MINALMLB.388MIN15569461612823938161410023136955.449.5701.019351631515
4Rudy Law20LODCALLA.386LAD12252045112417422598837116453.462.517.979233131
5Vic Davalillo37ASu,LANMEX,NLAAA,MLB.378LAD1596295649021332868220135732.431.495.92627900350
6James Reeves22CGYPIONRk.376STL612812267085181951415237.493.5841.077132111
7Steve Sbragia21SLMNORWA-.376662512293586165435241510.416.541.957124313
8Larry Silver22CGYPIONRk.374STL61269227538524210741713633.465.6301.095143402
9Dennis Webb21ROYGULFRk.374KCR492171954973520162531813.433.421.85382220
10Harry Spilman22TRVELAA.373CIN133577493941843931678137440.453.5621.015277316
11Gordon Hahn22WWANORWA-.372SDP42175145335460017932720.471.414.88560111
12Oswaldo Olivares22SAL,CLBCARL,ILA,AAA.371PIT14265357712221426146804776343.436.496.932286643
13Miguel Suarez26MXDMEXAAA.37015265061491227229180452532.395.440.835270353
14John Hanley19WHSGULFRk.368CHW36148114284252226213113.503.5001.00357111
15Don Reynolds24HAWPCLAAA.368SDP42182152305668131952921.467.5331.00081001
16Thomas Smith25ELPTLAA.366CAL9037034465126295945972435.407.558.965192011
17Dennis Cirbo22CGYPIONRk.365STL542251814666182951313842.476.6351.111115303
18Al Minker19MDHPIONRk.363OAK542361794765161545515231.508.5471.05698302
19Buck Showalter21FTLFLORA.362NYY56237196327181125433613.458.429.88684113
20Barry Evans21WWANORWA-.358SDP6730527147971221164512930.424.539.963146311
21Willie Norwood26TAC,MINPCL,ALAAA,MLB.358MIN923182826010118111422673041.415.546.96115410240
22Tsutomu Wakamatsu30YKUJPCLFgn.3581225034419515830520701344614.423.5851.00825897453
23Alfonso Gonzalez21GRFPIONRk.357SFG411441292846822271261326.413.496.90964011
24Sal Rende21BATNYPLA-.356CLE6325621953781701760702830.424.6671.090146216
25Jimmy Hickman21JOHAPPYRk.355STL421321211943104324111015.405.579.98370010
26Lloyd Thompson23CPCLONEA.355803783076010912374321115231.444.482.9261480154
27Frank Vazquez26NLAMEXAAA.354146621539831912887798106450.424.475.899256657
28Mike Dupree24HAWPCLAAA.352SDP70113108203851181039.369.444.81448020
29Al Gallagher31TXCLONEA.35249192165335813132922244.435.497.93282111
30Benjamin Cerda35DGOMEXAAA.35111044339049137311972283926.414.505.919197635
31Mitch Webster18LTHPIONRk.351LAD552081684559400311353621.466.375.84163040
32Henry Cruz25ABQ,CHAPCL,ALAAA,MLB.350LAD-CHW1495945149818024122093427351.429.560.99028802051
33Wayne Harer25PAWILAAA.350BOS10943535759125171236846717.451.420.871150173
34Joe Rothwell20BRSAPPYRk.350DET702952434285201755524416.451.527.977128323
35Michael Hultman--PORNORWA-.34951197166325880629112924.447.506.95384101
36Kurt Bevacqua30TUC,TEXPCL,ALAAA,MLB.348TEX1335304548815836614104246543.423.546.97024861191
37Isao Harimoto37YOMJPCLFgn.348122492440671531662482344037.404.575.979253146062
38Luis Lora25PUEMEXAAA.34813457152393182261867031173432.387.501.888262284
39Billy Sample22TULTLAA.348TEX11347640886142261377226105744.425.527.952215317
40Dick Davis23SPO,MILPCL,ALAAA,MLB.347MIL13656852710118327813801863059.381.503.88326512360
41Glenn Wendt22BATNYPLA-.347CLE6729926856931209401331919.391.493.884132354
42Paul Molitor20BURMIDWA.346MIL6428622852791208501424725.457.504.962115344
43Clifton Wilder18BRSAPPYRk.346DET6827526035901231441631022.368.427.795111032
44Philip Cannuci23BEELONEA.3453716914517509302455156.409.448.85765252
45Charles Diering25VCTLONEA.34579373316701091751471385128.439.440.879139321
46Rickey Henderson18MODCALLA.345OAK1345994811201661841169952210467.466.468.934225752
47Joe Munoz27MTYMEXAAA.34514259652882182225567874652.396.434.8302294108
48Broderick Perkins22AMATLAA.345SDP11648343871151301466423844.396.445.841195214
49Kelly Snider22LODCALLA.345LAD13861553012418334936139536989.417.6471.065343349
50Cesar Tovar36PUEMEXAAA.34512150243273149224153775020.425.421.8461821415
51Gary Medeiros22HRLLONEA.3446727624441848103857228.407.385.79294532
52Dave Rivera19AVL,TUCWCRS,PCLA,AAA.344TEX133570521991792712611925542113.393.549.942286304
53Nicolas Vazquez32COAMEXAAA.34314748943271148234340563848.399.435.8341884132
54Ken Landreaux22SLC,ELP,CALPCL,TL,ALAAA,AA,MLB.342CAL1426145411301853892712121126364.411.5951.00632204151
55Ivan Murrell34AMATLAA.342SDP1154864488215326024981232868.385.560.945251604
56Joe Ward21CDR,GRFMIDW,PIONA,Rk.342SFG552402023969122531833429.439.495.934100211
57Eugenio Cotes21SALCARLA.341PIT11350542586145295161024096561.438.546.9842321113
58Pablo Cruz30SALCARLA.341PIT10143338779132185337123225.400.437.836169752
59Larry Fritz28ASuMEXAAA.341100403314621071522171458045.478.6021.080189513
60Joe Simpson25ABQ,LANPCL,NLAAA,MLB.340LAD14154445982156241127536177150.424.453.87720811670
61Masahiro Yanagida29YOMJPCLFgn.3401144413746812718221671765536.425.567.99221273631
62Arsenio Diaz31SLTMEXAAA.3391516235697419328416102323572.378.487.865277577
63Greg Wells23UTINYPLA-.339TOR7131028649971771368221630.377.584.961167404
64Glenn Adams29MIN,GMSAL,MXPWMLB,FgW.338MIN952902693291170649021830.376.468.84412650033
65Donald Cardoza23ABQ,SANPCL,TLAAA,AA.338LAD13453950361170302758323131.376.447.823225122
66Ted Cox22PAW,BOSIL,ALAAA,MLB.338BOS108459399741352051587424546.396.526.922210004110
67Lance Hallberg20ELZAPPYRk.338MIN6428523754801531249814241.432.5781.010137105
68Dave Parker26PITNLMLB.338PIT1597066371072154482188171958107.397.531.927338770413
69Manuel Ramirez24DGOMEXAAA.3381435735007816920115496115869.405.452.857226357
70Joe Strain23FRECALLA.338SFG1366525561241883337884288217.426.446.872248644
71Hector Espino38TPCMEXAAA.33797382332571121411451114121.419.512.931170702
72Lyman Bostock26MINALMLB.336MIN153660593104199361214901675159.389.508.897301166285
73Greg Jackson20EUGNORWA-.336CIN67301253478512214631044125.432.565.997143403
74Craig Landis18GRFPIONRk.336SFG592732354679752371242935.421.434.855102621
75Rennie Stennett26PITNLMLB.336PIT1164904535315220455128182924.376.430.80619572334
76Steve Stroughter25ELPTLAA.336CAL1175154679415735525116954096.390.593.983277404
77James LaFountain23VISCALLA.335MIN381751553152111931011936.411.5941.00592100
78Francisco Lara--PUEMEXAAA.33514457651666173114170442516.369.378.7471957217
79Marty Scott21RGS,TULGULF,TLRk,AA.335TEX62250218327369442662611.406.500.906109213
80Xavier Dixson25VCTLONEA.33477349299661001854382274429.417.468.886140042
81Karl Pagel22MDLTLAA.334CHC11850541088137286281044288117.451.6371.088261304
82Jack Perconte22LODCALLA.334LAD13161951513217221126582359578.438.456.894235171
83Thomas Anthony21GRFPIONRk.333SFG6329724053801179621034734.442.550.992132253
84Tim Derryberry19RENCALLA.333SDP1265354421151472442587916881.442.5751.0162542032
85LaVerne Jark23POMFLORA.333CHC76236213297171017401418.370.376.74580063
86Yasunori Oshima26CNIJPCLFgn.3331264914336414415127716115274.407.559.966242123213
87Bobby Thompson23TUC,RMD,TOLPCL,ILAAA.333TEX-ATL-CLE9722618940631035251933435.436.497.93394111
88Denny Walling23CHL,HOU,SJOIL,NL,PCLAAA,MLB.333HOU-OAK38138120194042424221514.407.500.9076000300
89Wade Boggs19WSMCARLA.332BOS11749942267140131255846522.423.382.805161453
90Bob Jones27SLC,CALPCL,ALAAA,MLB.332CAL1084183707412328101988333976.390.6161.00622811080
91Carney Lansford20ELPTLAA.332CAL1205294439814717318942037282.428.506.933224635
92Morris Nettles25PUEMEXAAA.332110455379871261430312386966.436.385.821146151
93Masayuki Kakefu22HANJPCLFgn.331103439381591261842369445058.405.580.98622192061
94Junzo Uchida29HIRJPCLFgn.33180139121164020424101516.399.446.8455450120
95Doe Boyland22SHVTLAA.330PIT11949145764151226116030626107.368.477.845218323
96Leon Durham19GST,SPTWCRS,FLORA.330STL126505448711482194691464962.395.444.839199215
97Tony Johnson21JAM,EXONYPL,GULFA-,Rk.330MON622442124270993412113048.412.500.912106011
98Darryl Jones26SYRILAAA.330NYY93376358421189610541281131.346.472.818169034
99Thomas Mee22KPTAPPYRk.330ATL6628022754751045321684520.442.476.918108242
100Lou Piniella33NYAALMLB.330NYY103369339471121931245222031.365.510.876173121543

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