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Negro American League Batting Leaders

Wins Above Replacement--all
1. WalkerKCM 1.7
2. WilliamsKCM 1.5
3. WrightTC 1.5
4. MatchettKCM 1.5
5. SmithSNS 1.4
6. BradleyKCM 1.4
7. Wilson2TM 1.2
8. MayweatherSNS 1.1
GreeneKCM 1.1
10. RiddleSNS 1.1
MathisMRS 1.1
WAR Position Players
1. WilliamsKCM 1.5
2. MayweatherSNS 1.1
GreeneKCM 1.1
4. RiddleSNS 1.1
5. SouellKCM 0.9
6. BankheadMRS 0.9
7. StearnesKCM 0.9
8. O'NeilKCM 0.8
9. FordSNS 0.7
10. RobinsonMRS 0.7
Offensive WAR
1. WilliamsKCM 1.5
2. MayweatherSNS 1.1
GreeneKCM 1.1
4. RiddleSNS 1.1
5. SouellKCM 0.9
6. BankheadMRS 0.9
7. StearnesKCM 0.9
8. O'NeilKCM 0.8
9. FordSNS 0.7
10. RobinsonMRS 0.7
Defensive WAR
1. WilliamsKCM 0.2
2. BrownMRS 0.2
3. LamarCBR 0.1
4. ReddBBB 0.1
BankheadMRS 0.1
6. BrownMRS 0.1
7. LylesSNS 0.1
HorneCAG 0.1
9. MorneyCAG 0.1
RiddleSNS 0.1
Batting Average
1. RiddleSNS .377
2. WilliamsKCM .368
3. MayweatherSNS .351
4. FordSNS .348
5. Bibbs2TM .344
6. SouellKCM .340
7. GreeneKCM .323
8. SampsonBBB .312
9. O'NeilKCM .307
10. MathisMRS .301
On-Base%
1. MayweatherSNS .474
2. GreeneKCM .455
3. RiddleSNS .441
4. WilliamsKCM .422
5. SouellKCM .402
6. ClevelandCBR .393
7. Bibbs2TM .391
8. RayCBR .382
9. RobinsonMRS .373
10. TurnerCBR .368
Slugging %
1. RiddleSNS .607
2. GreeneKCM .548
3. WilliamsKCM .481
4. MayweatherSNS .481
5. RobinsonMRS .477
6. Bibbs2TM .453
7. O'NeilKCM .447
8. FordSNS .446
9. StearnesKCM .434
10. MathisMRS .397
On-Base Plus Slugging
1. RiddleSNS 1.048
2. GreeneKCM 1.003
3. MayweatherSNS .954
4. WilliamsKCM .904
5. RobinsonMRS .850
6. Bibbs2TM .844
7. FordSNS .807
8. StearnesKCM .800
9. SouellKCM .794
10. O'NeilKCM .789
Games Played
1. TaylorMRS 32
BrownMRS 32
3. WilliamsKCM 31
BankheadMRS 31
O'NeilKCM 31
6. BrownMRS 29
StearnesKCM 29
8. SouellKCM 28
CarterMRS 28
MathisMRS 28
At Bats
1. O'NeilKCM 114
2. BankheadMRS 108
3. BrownMRS 106
WilliamsKCM 106
CarterMRS 106
6. TaylorMRS 103
7. StearnesKCM 99
BrownMRS 99
9. SouellKCM 97
10. MiltonKCM 96
Plate Appearances
1. BankheadMRS 126
2. TaylorMRS 122
3. O'NeilKCM 121
4. WilliamsKCM 119
5. CarterMRS 116
6. StearnesKCM 115
7. BrownMRS 113
8. GreenSNS 112
BrownMRS 112
10. SouellKCM 107
Runs Scored
1. BankheadMRS 29
2. WilliamsKCM 21
3. MayweatherSNS 20
4. O'NeilKCM 19
GreeneKCM 19
6. GreenSNS 18
ClevelandCBR 18
MiltonKCM 18
9. ArmourSNS 16
10. SouellKCM 15
StearnesKCM 15
Woods2TM 15
LylesSNS 15
Hits
1. WilliamsKCM 39
2. O'NeilKCM 35
3. SouellKCM 33
4. FordSNS 32
5. BankheadMRS 29
6. TaylorMRS 28
7. MayweatherSNS 27
8. ArmourSNS 26
StearnesKCM 26
BrownMRS 26
MiltonKCM 26
Total Bases
1. O'NeilKCM 51
WilliamsKCM 51
3. StearnesKCM 43
4. FordSNS 41
5. BankheadMRS 40
6. TaylorMRS 39
7. SouellKCM 38
8. MayweatherSNS 37
RiddleSNS 37
10. ArmourSNS 36
Doubles
1. LongleyMRS 7
O'NeilKCM 7
3. ArmourSNS 6
BrownMRS 6
5. SouellKCM 5
GreeneKCM 5
MayweatherSNS 5
8. SimmsCAG 4
BankheadMRS 4
BrownMRS 4
MathisMRS 4
NixonBBB 4
DouglasKCM 4
BradfordMRS 4
TaylorMRS 4
Triples
1. RiddleSNS 4
2. O'NeilKCM 3
FordSNS 3
BondCAG 3
GreeneKCM 3
WilliamsKCM 3
CarterMRS 3
Bibbs2TM 3
9. ArmourSNS 2
BankheadMRS 2
BurtonBBB 2
TaylorMRS 2
BennettSNS 2
Home Runs
1. StearnesKCM 4
RobinsonMRS 4
3. ReevesCAG 3
4. RiddleSNS 1
MayweatherSNS 1
TaylorMRS 1
WilliamsKCM 1
GreeneKCM 1
SparksCAG 1
BurtonBBB 1
ClarksonTC 1
BradleyKCM 1
NixonBBB 1
HendersonTC 1
MathisMRS 1
DumasMRS 1
BankheadMRS 1
O'NeilKCM 1
DecuirKCM 1
YoungCAG 1
SimmsCAG 1
SneadBBB 1
SpencerTC 1
GreenSNS 1
LamarCBR 1
Runs Batted In
1. O'NeilKCM 30
2. StearnesKCM 25
3. WilliamsKCM 24
4. MayweatherSNS 19
5. RobinsonMRS 17
ReevesCAG 17
7. BennettSNS 14
8. SampsonBBB 13
SouellKCM 13
TurnerCBR 13
Bases on Balls
1. MayweatherSNS 18
2. GreenSNS 16
StearnesKCM 16
4. RayCBR 15
BankheadMRS 15
TurnerCBR 15
GreeneKCM 15
8. ClevelandCBR 13
9. SampsonCBR 12
10. LongleyMRS 11
BrownMRS 11
McDanielKCM 11
Stolen Bases
1. GreenSNS 8
2. MiltonKCM 7
3. SouellKCM 6
ClevelandCBR 6
BankheadMRS 6
HendersonTC 6
7. O'NeilKCM 5
Woods2TM 5
TaylorMRS 5
10. DouglasKCM 4
LylesSNS 4
WilliamsKCM 4
Wilson2TM 4
Singles
1. WilliamsKCM 32
2. SouellKCM 28
3. FordSNS 26
4. O'NeilKCM 24
5. MiltonKCM 23
6. BankheadMRS 22
CarterMRS 22
8. SampsonBBB 21
ClevelandCBR 21
TaylorMRS 21
Adjusted OPS+
1. RiddleSNS 220
2. GreeneKCM 206
3. MayweatherSNS 191
4. WilliamsKCM 176
5. RobinsonMRS 159
6. Bibbs2TM 158
7. FordSNS 146
8. StearnesKCM 144
9. SouellKCM 142
10. O'NeilKCM 141
Runs Created
1. WilliamsKCM 22
2. MayweatherSNS 18
3. O'NeilKCM 17
4. StearnesKCM 16
RiddleSNS 16
6. SouellKCM 15
FordSNS 15
GreeneKCM 15
9. BankheadMRS 14
10. TaylorMRS 13
Adj. Batting Runs
1. MayweatherSNS 10
2. WilliamsKCM 9
3. GreeneKCM 9
4. RiddleSNS 8
5. StearnesKCM 5
6. SouellKCM 5
7. O'NeilKCM 5
8. SpencerTC 5
9. RobinsonMRS 5
10. FordSNS 4
Adj. Batting Wins
1. MayweatherSNS 1.1
2. WilliamsKCM 1.0
3. GreeneKCM 0.9
4. RiddleSNS 0.9
5. StearnesKCM 0.6
6. SouellKCM 0.6
7. O'NeilKCM 0.5
8. RobinsonMRS 0.5
9. SpencerTC 0.5
10. FordSNS 0.4
Extra Base Hits
1. O'NeilKCM 11
2. GreeneKCM 9
3. LongleyMRS 8
ArmourSNS 8
StearnesKCM 8
RiddleSNS 8
7. BankheadMRS 7
WilliamsKCM 7
TaylorMRS 7
MayweatherSNS 7
Times On Base
1. WilliamsKCM 49
2. MayweatherSNS 45
3. BankheadMRS 44
4. SouellKCM 43
5. StearnesKCM 42
6. O'NeilKCM 41
7. GreenSNS 39
8. TaylorMRS 38
9. ClevelandCBR 35
GreeneKCM 35
Offensive Win %
1. RiddleSNS .863
2. GreeneKCM .843
3. MayweatherSNS .839
4. WilliamsKCM .809
5. RobinsonMRS .743
6. Bibbs2TM .736
7. FordSNS .730
8. SouellKCM .712
9. StearnesKCM .686
10. O'NeilKCM .674
Sacrifice Hits
1. TaylorMRS 9
2. BondCAG 4
3. FrazierCBR 3
LongleyMRS 3
RobinsonSNS 3
BankheadMRS 3
ColesCBR 3
WalkerKCM 3
LylesSNS 3
WilliamsKCM 3
RiddleSNS 3
Power-Speed #
1. StearnesKCM 3.4
RobinsonMRS 3.4
3. GreenSNS 1.8
4. HendersonTC 1.7
BankheadMRS 1.7
6. O'NeilKCM 1.7
TaylorMRS 1.7
8. WilliamsKCM 1.6
9. SpencerTC 1.5
GreeneKCM 1.5
AB per HR
1. RobinsonMRS 16.3
2. StearnesKCM 24.8
3. RiddleSNS 61.0
4. GreeneKCM 62.0
5. LamarCBR 64.0
6. SimmsCAG 67.0
7. NixonBBB 68.0
8. MathisMRS 73.0
9. BurtonBBB 77.0
MayweatherSNS 77.0
Outs Made
1. TaylorMRS 84
2. CarterMRS 83
3. BankheadMRS 82
BrownMRS 82
5. O'NeilKCM 80
6. BrownMRS 79
7. GreenSNS 73
StearnesKCM 73
9. MiltonKCM 72
10. WilliamsKCM 70

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