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1978 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
1Gary Redus21BILPIONRk.462CIN6832525310011719617624266231.559.7871.346199136
2Clay Smith17LTHPIONRk.381LAD2812811824459221722912.430.542.97264100
3Skeeter Barnes21BILPIONRk.368CIN68314277661022253762132927.422.516.938143116
4John Elder21LFANYPLA-.368NYM46167136325064632542726.467.6031.07082022
5Jeffrey Leonard22ABQ,HOUPCL,NLAAA,MLB.366LAD-HOU141611528113193251411973687161.441.528.96927905160
6Ted Trevino20GENNYPLA-.363CHC42176146255390229322717.466.466.93268201
7Champ Summers32INA,CINAA,NLAAA,MLB.360CIN1456014971021792753512713108861.459.6461.10532129071
8Bradley Shames22RENCALLA.359SDP64280206417460350116826.511.432.94389105
9Dan Thomas27BOINORWA-.35954203170466113211471172929.448.6531.101111103
10Wil Culmer20HELPIONRk.358PHI5521518744675310441152445.439.5781.017108310
11Billy Sample23TUC,TEXPCL,ALAAA,MLB.355TEX13962549814317729131810220510951.471.5741.04528607380
12Glen Franklin20JAMNYPLA-.354MON381801443151123221873319.475.521.99675111
13Kyosuke Sasaki28KSUJPPLFgn.35410942637647133192962873023.398.487.8841831046100
14Dane Iorg28SPR,SLNAA,NLAAA,MLB.351STL124481430791512412491103947.401.579.98024923091
15Mark Lucas22GRW,KPTWCRS,APPYA,Rk.351ATL53202174386152224932030.413.437.85076062
16Joe Charboneau23VISCALLA.350MIN13058949711917435518116527670.437.549.986273637
17Tim Flannery20RENCALLA.350SDP84403340651191152492085120.438.429.868146462
18Jerry Tabb26VAN,OAKPCL,ALAAA,MLB.350OAK109423351691232461876826645.450.6071.05721301141
19Tack Wilson22VISCALLA.349MIN134671525126183244579632511950.475.438.91323011124
20Danny Goodwin24ELP,CALTL,ALAA,MLB.348CAL125518419991462242799408581.456.6131.07025715180
21Jitsuo Mizutani30HIRJPCLFgn.348119441402601402302575233348.399.592.99123883032
22Frank Hardy22RENCALLA.346SDP401561362847151426111616.417.559.97576202
23Carlos Matamoros20BLHNORWA-.344SEA632722274378614282383430.430.432.86298272
24Ron Washington26ABQPCLAAA.344LAD31132122264210353272410.377.598.97573321
25Kerry Dineen25OKC,PHIAA,NLAAA,MLB.343PHI1214713996813717304316116338.432.401.83316012340
26Steve Douglas21VISCALLA.343MIN1366555591421922817191061646892.416.556.9723116157
27Pedro Guerrero22ABQ,LANPCL,NLAAA,MLB.342LAD13957950095171285141171755869.405.502.907251051150
28Mike Woodard18BNDNORWA-.342OAK6226823145798101219153329.426.385.81289130
29John Harris23SLSCALLA.341CAL131567478811632581486868176.434.515.948246125
30Craig Robinson21GRFPIONRk.341SFG48202182346297235111829.406.500.90691200
31Tsutomu Wakamatsu31YKUJPCLFgn.34112052946010015730517711274924.408.539.94824838574
32Danny Heep20DYBFLORA.340HOU662652122972182224065025.462.472.934100012
33Robert Silverman21MDHPIONRk.340TOR662762414682177546843534.424.531.955128000
34Vincent Bienek21PAIAPPYRk.3386324921638731810311212422.407.431.83793333
35Mark Gilbert21GENNYPLA-.338CHC6531926383891420373574836.444.407.851107341
36Israel Gutierrez19BTEPIONRk.3375323620549691543371142727.413.493.905101112
37Wayne Cage26POR,CLEPCL,ALAAA,MLB.336CLE113423375701262932282254196.400.6051.00522721330
38Charlie Engel22BILPIONRk.336CIN6830824148811631691505652.455.440.895106074
39Bobby Smith22BURMIDWA.336MIL12956251295172261534744264351.386.463.849237205
40Mike Davis19MODCALLA.335OAK1064724067413612423533165562.415.399.814162353
41Paul Stevens24GRHNORWA-.33568306215607210143233208345.517.447.96396062
42Dave Parker27PITNLMLB.334PIT1486425811021943212301172075792.394.585.979340820223
43Tarry Boelter22ELZAPPYRk.333MIN36141123134170012001617.414.390.80548110
44Rod Carew32MINALMLB.333MIN1526515648518826105702777862.411.441.8532491812619
45Dennis Delany22CGYPIONRk.333STL602501923764111246425221.468.432.90083024
46Rob Ellis27PORPCLAAA.333CLE1235154478514923102191425288.407.570.978255673
47William Springman22IDFPIONRk.333CAL6028824352811734501774238.431.477.908116102
48Tim Tolman22AST,DYBGULF,FLORRk,A.333HOU4618314727497602843299.454.463.91668502
49Mike Vail26CHN,POR,CLENL,PCL,ALMLB,AAA.333CHC-CLE102283270279010385413643.351.481.83313063131
50Dennis Werth25TACPCLAAA.333NYY9335328557951941158135762.444.544.988155344
51Don Whiting23HLYELAA.333MIL662582103470171736314228.440.524.963110114
52Tom Brunansky17IDFPIONRk.332CAL4823819055631446451724534.458.5421.000103102
53Scot Thompson22WCH,CHNAA,NLAAA,MLB.332CHC15462055590184367106635125564.388.476.86426400460
54Nick Belmonte21BOINORWA-.33172333287759517232252103630.411.436.847125604
55Mike Bucci24TUCPCLAAA.331TEX115465375711242084652176548.438.459.89717210114
56Mickey Hatcher23SAN,ABQTL,PCLAA,AAA.331LAD124519489851622311151011962545.364.515.879252203
57Mike Easler27CLBILAAA.330PIT126527448841482631884747586.425.522.947234103
58Jeff Ellison23REN,AMACALL,TLA,AA.329SDP742962194472121642827328.493.475.968104022
59Jerry George21JAMNYPLA-.329MON54214164375491738644532.477.5241.00186302
60Richard Lane22LFA,TIDNYPL,ILA-,AAA.329NYM4618114032469002095306.446.393.83955344
61Makoto Matsubara34YKOJPCLFgn.329129551499701644501691423936.376.515.891257144095
62Vernon Armstead21BNDNORWA-.328OAK6929224460801659431984156.431.545.976133421
63Dan Duran24TUC,TULPCL,TLAAA,AA.328TEX133552457921502841795468381.427.519.946237228
64Joe Gates23KNX,CHASOUL,ALAA,MLB.328CHW1415905099116718545439156179.405.407.811207151410
65Lynn Jones25INAAAAAA.328CIN126532482811582849622093942.386.459.845221812
66Jim Lentine23SPR,ARK,SLNAA,TL,NLAAA,AA,MLB.328STL149637534111175318127732118752.428.483.91125809430
67Claude Sammons21ONENYPLA-.328NYY692601864761126139647337.515.473.98988001
68Steve Sax18LTHPIONRk.328LAD39150131244363021021620.405.420.82555120
69Ed Goodson30PORPCLAAA.327CLE331131041434702150056.366.452.81847211
70Katsuo Osugi33YKUJPCLFgn.327125516462731511703097024751.391.558.950258274034
71Jack Pierce29SJO,PUEPCL,MEXAAA.327SEA7732327544902011061214371.421.516.937142302
72Billy Severns25SPOPCLAAA.327MIL121502440701442953538105424.398.436.834192125
73Willie Aikens23SLCPCLAAA.326CAL1335594708215319029110557755.419.551.970259408
74Jimmy Hickman22JOHAPPYRk.326STL672602423979135438311424.367.471.838114211
75Yoshikazu Takagi29YKOJPCLFgn.326126518451781473022380245658.401.554.955250103441
76Charlie Beamon24SJO,SEAPCL,ALAAA,MLB.325SEA1445845299117225456239134278.374.416.79022004180
77Yutaka Fukumoto30HAUJPPLFgn.325130595526107171351083470216065.399.475.87425045314
78Charlie Godley22GEN,CBFNYPL,GULFA-,Rk.325CHC502342124569122630941639.371.486.857103123
79Mike Henderson22HLYELAA.325MIL11647240666132183038575522.401.384.786156065
80Ed Kirkpatrick33SLC,TABPCL,MEXAAA.325CAL692622094368110238524711.452.407.85985312
81Ron MacDonald21LBGCARLA.325NYM133557486631583047681176051.399.447.846217263
82Jared Martin22BAKCALLA.3251315784899915918305243177350.412.374.7861831123
83Garry Smith22TACPCLAAA.325NYY1164984247713830413732126392.419.507.926215713
84Steve Stroughter26SLCPCLAAA.325CAL132535458921493581585617168.419.535.954245402
85Creighton Tevlin23SPOPCLAAA.325MIL1396245391001752882671687134.402.417.819225194
86Jesus Alou36HOUNLMLB.324HOU77152139745512190065.345.417.7625840431
87Mark Corey22ROCILAAA.324BAL742862504781153540303239.405.468.873117220
88Gene Krug23BAK,MDLCALL,TLA,AA.324CHC1275424877215833418117623554.370.520.8892537112
89Mike Marshall18LTHPIONRk.324LAD6529425648831521270203262.395.539.934138105
90Jerry McDonald22SALCARLA.324PIT83381318671031794351485323.421.472.893150415
91Mark Nocciolo19IDFPIONRk.324CAL6831124461791559541445556.460.537.996131822
92Al Oliver31TEXALMLB.324TEX133568525651703551489893141.358.490.84825772196
93Takuji Ota27CLLJPPLFgn.324741221119364021802814.364.414.7784630121
94Dennis Webb22FTMFLORA.324KCR126511444791448303061196241.409.356.765158230
95Bobby Benda22BRS,LAKAPPY,FLORRk,A.323DET652572293474171137722026.388.419.80796521
96Bill Buckner28CHNNLMLB.323CHC11747044647144261574751817.345.419.765187160155
97Doc Estes24ORLSOULAA.323MIN134549474711531612503196439.403.373.776177182
98Jack Heidemann28SPOPCLAAA.323MIL11145139366127243667515050.404.445.849175431
99Jerome Reedy26TUCPCLAAA.323TEX59173155275023014401712.390.374.76458010
100Mike Turgeon22GEN,POMNYPL,FLORA-,A.323CHC984113657211819610541653860.388.490.878179314

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