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Negro American League Batting Leaders

Wins Above Replacement--all
1. WalkerKCM 2.8
2. OwensCBR 2.6
3. SmithKCM 2.5
4. BradleyKCM 2.2
5. BrownKCM 2.1
6. StearnesKCM 2.0
7. HenryCBR 1.9
8. StrongKCM 1.9
9. RadcliffeMRS 1.5
10. TurnerCBR 1.2
WAR Position Players
1. BrownKCM 2.1
2. StearnesKCM 2.0
3. StrongKCM 1.9
4. TurnerCBR 1.2
5. MooreIAB 1.0
6. WilsonSL3 1.0
7. SimmsCAG 1.0
8. GreenSL3 0.8
9. ArmourSL3 0.7
10. YoungCAG 0.7
Offensive WAR
1. BrownKCM 2.0
2. StearnesKCM 1.9
3. StrongKCM 1.9
4. TurnerCBR 1.2
5. MooreIAB 1.0
6. WilsonSL3 1.0
7. SimmsCAG 1.0
8. GreenSL3 0.7
9. ArmourSL3 0.7
10. YoungCAG 0.7
Defensive WAR
1. StrongKCM 0.2
2. AllenKCM 0.2
SparksCAG 0.2
4. ButtsIAB 0.1
5. HorneCAG 0.1
6. ArmourSL3 0.1
BrownMRS 0.1
GreeneKCM 0.1
9. BassettCAG 0.1
FrazierCBR 0.1
Batting Average
1. TurnerCBR .393
2. BrownKCM .368
3. WilsonSL3 .349
4. StearnesKCM .330
5. StrongKCM .314
6. Reeves2TM .305
7. LylesCBR .304
8. FrazierCBR .297
9. SimmsCAG .296
10. RiddleSL3 .294
On-Base%
1. TurnerCBR .440
2. WilsonSL3 .434
3. RiddleSL3 .400
4. BrownKCM .399
5. StrongKCM .398
6. StearnesKCM .386
7. SimmsCAG .382
8. YoungCAG .377
9. GreenSL3 .376
10. ByasCAG .368
Slugging %
1. BrownKCM .586
2. TurnerCBR .583
3. StearnesKCM .503
4. Reeves2TM .488
5. GreenSL3 .467
6. WilsonSL3 .453
7. StrongKCM .447
8. SimmsCAG .443
9. WoodsCBR .412
10. CarterMRS .408
On-Base Plus Slugging
1. TurnerCBR 1.023
2. BrownKCM .985
3. StearnesKCM .889
4. WilsonSL3 .888
5. StrongKCM .844
6. GreenSL3 .843
7. SimmsCAG .825
8. Reeves2TM .817
9. RiddleSL3 .782
10. YoungCAG .769
Games Played
1. StearnesKCM 49
2. MiltonKCM 47
AllenKCM 47
4. StrongKCM 46
O'NeilKCM 46
6. BrownKCM 44
7. BibbsKCM 43
8. SmithCAG 35
9. RadcliffCAG 34
10. ByasCAG 33
At Bats
1. MiltonKCM 185
StearnesKCM 185
3. BrownKCM 174
4. AllenKCM 167
5. StrongKCM 159
6. BibbsKCM 158
7. O'NeilKCM 155
8. RadcliffCAG 135
9. SmithCAG 120
10. SimmsCAG 115
Plate Appearances
1. MiltonKCM 209
2. StearnesKCM 205
3. StrongKCM 186
AllenKCM 186
5. BrownKCM 183
6. O'NeilKCM 173
BibbsKCM 173
8. RadcliffCAG 148
9. SimmsCAG 135
10. SmithCAG 129
Runs Scored
1. StearnesKCM 42
2. BrownKCM 37
3. StrongKCM 33
BibbsKCM 33
5. MiltonKCM 29
6. WilsonSL3 25
7. RadcliffCAG 21
8. GreenSL3 19
O'NeilKCM 19
AllenKCM 19
Hits
1. BrownKCM 64
2. StearnesKCM 61
3. StrongKCM 50
4. BibbsKCM 46
MiltonKCM 46
6. AllenKCM 37
7. RadcliffCAG 35
8. SimmsCAG 34
SmithCAG 34
10. TurnerCBR 33
Total Bases
1. BrownKCM 102
2. StearnesKCM 93
3. StrongKCM 71
4. BibbsKCM 61
5. MiltonKCM 59
6. SimmsCAG 51
7. RadcliffCAG 50
8. TurnerCBR 49
9. O'NeilKCM 44
10. AllenKCM 42
Doubles
1. BrownKCM 15
2. StearnesKCM 9
3. StrongKCM 8
BibbsKCM 8
5. YoungCAG 7
6. RadcliffCAG 6
Reeves2TM 6
MiltonKCM 6
9. GreenSL3 5
WilsonSL3 5
LylesCBR 5
MooreIAB 5
O'NeilKCM 5
CarterMRS 5
RobinsonMRS 5
AllenKCM 5
Triples
1. BrownKCM 7
2. TurnerCBR 5
3. WoodsCBR 4
O'NeilKCM 4
5. RadcliffCAG 3
AndrewsIAB 3
CarterMRS 3
Reeves2TM 3
SparksCAG 3
10. StrongKCM 2
WilsonSL3 2
SimmsCAG 2
MooreIAB 2
BibbsKCM 2
GreeneKCM 2
SmithKCM 2
ButtsIAB 2
MiltonKCM 2
Home Runs
1. StearnesKCM 7
2. StrongKCM 3
SimmsCAG 3
BrownKCM 3
5. EvansIAB 2
GreenSL3 2
McAllisterSL3 2
AndrewsIAB 2
DavisIAB 2
GreeneKCM 2
MayweatherSL3 2
Runs Batted In
1. BrownKCM 42
2. StearnesKCM 39
3. StrongKCM 29
4. O'NeilKCM 22
5. TurnerCBR 21
6. BibbsKCM 19
AllenKCM 19
8. YoungCAG 17
9. RadcliffCAG 15
RiddleSL3 15
MayweatherSL3 15
Bases on Balls
1. StrongKCM 22
2. MiltonKCM 19
3. ByasCAG 17
YoungCAG 17
StearnesKCM 17
6. SimmsCAG 16
7. O'NeilKCM 14
8. WilsonSL3 13
RobinsonSL3 13
10. BradfordSL3 12
RiddleSL3 12
Stolen Bases
1. StrongKCM 14
2. StearnesKCM 12
3. WilsonSL3 10
MiltonKCM 10
5. YoungCAG 8
BrownKCM 8
7. WoodsCBR 7
SmithCAG 7
9. GreenSL3 6
10. DavenportMRS 5
Singles
1. StearnesKCM 44
2. BrownKCM 39
3. StrongKCM 37
MiltonKCM 37
5. BibbsKCM 35
6. AllenKCM 32
7. SmithCAG 31
8. RadcliffCAG 25
SimmsCAG 25
10. TurnerCBR 24
Adjusted OPS+
1. TurnerCBR 196
2. BrownKCM 185
3. WilsonSL3 158
4. StearnesKCM 157
5. StrongKCM 145
6. GreenSL3 144
7. SimmsCAG 140
8. Reeves2TM 136
9. RiddleSL3 128
10. YoungCAG 124
Runs Created
1. BrownKCM 41
2. StearnesKCM 36
3. StrongKCM 28
4. TurnerCBR 22
5. BibbsKCM 20
6. SimmsCAG 19
MiltonKCM 19
8. WilsonSL3 17
MooreIAB 17
10. RadcliffCAG 15
Adj. Batting Runs
1. BrownKCM 17
2. StearnesKCM 13
3. StrongKCM 10
4. TurnerCBR 10
5. MooreIAB 9
6. WilsonSL3 7
7. SimmsCAG 6
8. GreenSL3 4
9. BooneIAB 4
10. YoungCAG 4
Adj. Batting Wins
1. BrownKCM 1.8
2. StearnesKCM 1.4
3. StrongKCM 1.0
4. TurnerCBR 1.0
5. MooreIAB 1.0
6. WilsonSL3 0.7
7. SimmsCAG 0.6
8. GreenSL3 0.5
9. BooneIAB 0.4
YoungCAG 0.4
Extra Base Hits
1. BrownKCM 25
2. StearnesKCM 17
3. StrongKCM 13
4. BibbsKCM 11
5. RadcliffCAG 10
O'NeilKCM 10
Reeves2TM 10
8. SimmsCAG 9
TurnerCBR 9
YoungCAG 9
MiltonKCM 9
Times On Base
1. StearnesKCM 78
2. BrownKCM 73
3. StrongKCM 72
4. MiltonKCM 65
5. BibbsKCM 53
6. SimmsCAG 50
7. AllenKCM 48
8. RadcliffCAG 44
9. WilsonSL3 43
ByasCAG 43
YoungCAG 43
Offensive Win %
1. TurnerCBR .875
2. BrownKCM .843
3. WilsonSL3 .786
4. StearnesKCM .765
5. StrongKCM .714
6. GreenSL3 .685
7. Reeves2TM .679
8. SimmsCAG .678
9. RiddleSL3 .632
10. YoungCAG .620
Sacrifice Hits
1. BibbsKCM 8
AllenKCM 8
3. FrazierCBR 6
BrownMRS 6
RobinsonSL3 6
6. StrongKCM 5
GreeneKCM 5
JonesCBR 5
MiltonKCM 5
10. GreenSL3 4
RadcliffCAG 4
SimmsCAG 4
O'NeilKCM 4
CarterMRS 4
HorneCAG 4
DavisIAB 4
Power-Speed #
1. StearnesKCM 8.8
2. StrongKCM 4.9
3. BrownKCM 4.4
4. SimmsCAG 3.4
5. GreenSL3 3.0
6. DavisIAB 2.0
7. MiltonKCM 1.8
8. YoungCAG 1.8
9. KempIAB 1.6
10. BradfordSL3 1.5
O'NeilKCM 1.5
ArmourSL3 1.5
BibbsKCM 1.5
ByasCAG 1.5
AB per HR
1. StearnesKCM 26.4
2. MayweatherSL3 37.0
3. GreenSL3 37.5
4. SimmsCAG 38.3
5. GreeneKCM 53.0
StrongKCM 53.0
7. BrownKCM 58.0
8. Reeves2TM 82.0
9. TurnerCBR 84.0
BradfordSL3 84.0
Outs Made
1. MiltonKCM 144
2. AllenKCM 138
3. O'NeilKCM 131
4. StearnesKCM 127
5. BibbsKCM 120
6. StrongKCM 114
7. BrownKCM 110
8. RadcliffCAG 104
9. SmithCAG 89
10. GreeneKCM 87

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