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Negro American League Batting Leaders

Wins Above Replacement--all
1. JeffersonCCB 2.0
2. PaigeKCM 2.0
3. MatchettKCM 2.0
4. McDanielKCM 1.9
5. StrongKCM 1.8
6. SerrellKCM 1.6
7. BremerCCB 1.5
8. BrownKCM 1.3
9. PipkinsBBB 1.3
10. Davenport3TM 1.3
WAR Position Players
1. StrongKCM 1.8
2. SerrellKCM 1.6
3. BrownKCM 1.3
4. Davenport3TM 1.3
5. RobinsonMRS 1.2
6. Woods2TM 1.0
7. SampsonBBB 0.9
8. HorneCCB 0.9
9. JethroeCCB 0.8
10. GreeneKCM 0.7
Offensive WAR
1. StrongKCM 1.7
2. SerrellKCM 1.5
3. BrownKCM 1.3
4. Davenport3TM 1.3
5. RobinsonMRS 1.2
6. Woods2TM 1.0
7. SampsonBBB 0.9
8. HorneCCB 0.8
9. JethroeCCB 0.7
10. GreeneKCM 0.6
Defensive WAR
1. WilliamsKCM 0.2
2. WyattCAG 0.2
3. JamesCCB 0.2
4. WalkerBBB 0.1
BrownMRS 0.1
6. HorneCCB 0.1
7. SerrellKCM 0.1
SampsonBBB 0.1
9. BankheadMRS 0.1
GreeneKCM 0.1
Batting Average
1. StrongKCM .364
2. SerrellKCM .360
3. RobinsonMRS .353
4. McLaurin2TM .351
5. BrownKCM .338
6. Woods2TM .337
7. SampsonBBB .333
Davenport3TM .333
9. HydeMRS .308
10. JethroeCCB .305
On-Base%
1. Davenport3TM .431
2. StrongKCM .425
3. SerrellKCM .402
4. Cleveland2TM .389
RobinsonMRS .389
6. McLaurin2TM .385
7. Woods2TM .375
8. BrownKCM .373
9. BellCAG .373
10. HorneCCB .359
Slugging %
1. RobinsonMRS .612
2. SerrellKCM .561
3. StrongKCM .561
4. BrownKCM .493
5. Woods2TM .490
6. Davenport3TM .465
7. GreeneKCM .452
8. SampsonBBB .439
9. JethroeCCB .432
10. McLaurin2TM .405
On-Base Plus Slugging
1. RobinsonMRS 1.001
2. StrongKCM .985
3. SerrellKCM .963
4. Davenport3TM .896
5. BrownKCM .866
6. Woods2TM .865
7. SampsonBBB .795
8. McLaurin2TM .790
9. GreeneKCM .775
10. JethroeCCB .771
Games Played
1. O'NeilKCM 36
SimmsKCM 36
WilliamsKCM 36
4. BrownKCM 35
5. StrongKCM 34
6. SerrellKCM 33
7. HorneCCB 32
WareCCB 32
9. JethroeCCB 31
Cleveland2TM 31
At Bats
1. SimmsKCM 152
2. O'NeilKCM 143
3. BrownKCM 142
4. StrongKCM 132
5. WilliamsKCM 125
6. HorneCCB 120
7. JethroeCCB 118
8. Radcliff2TM 115
9. SampsonBBB 114
SerrellKCM 114
Plate Appearances
1. SimmsKCM 166
2. BrownKCM 150
3. O'NeilKCM 148
StrongKCM 148
5. WilliamsKCM 140
6. HorneCCB 134
7. Cleveland2TM 128
8. JethroeCCB 126
9. SerrellKCM 124
10. Radcliff2TM 121
Runs Scored
1. StrongKCM 31
2. BrownKCM 25
3. SampsonBBB 22
SerrellKCM 22
SimmsKCM 22
6. O'NeilKCM 20
HydeMRS 20
RobinsonMRS 20
Davenport3TM 20
10. HorneCCB 19
JethroeCCB 19
Cleveland2TM 19
Hits
1. BrownKCM 48
StrongKCM 48
3. SerrellKCM 41
4. O'NeilKCM 40
5. SampsonBBB 38
6. HorneCCB 36
JethroeCCB 36
8. Cleveland2TM 33
Davenport3TM 33
Woods2TM 33
Total Bases
1. StrongKCM 74
2. BrownKCM 70
3. SerrellKCM 64
4. O'NeilKCM 52
RobinsonMRS 52
6. JethroeCCB 51
7. SampsonBBB 50
8. Woods2TM 48
9. Davenport3TM 46
10. HorneCCB 45
Doubles
1. JethroeCCB 10
2. Woods2TM 8
StrongKCM 8
RobinsonMRS 8
5. O'NeilKCM 7
Davenport3TM 7
7. BrownKCM 6
8. WilliamsKCM 5
GreeneKCM 5
10. BremerCCB 4
HydeMRS 4
Andrews2TM 4
MorneyBBB 4
SerrellKCM 4
SimmsKCM 4
Radcliff2TM 4
HardyBBB 4
BellCAG 4
Triples
1. SerrellKCM 5
2. CarterMRS 3
BrownMRS 3
HorneCCB 3
5. Woods2TM 2
Radcliff2TM 2
McDanielMRS 2
WilliamsKCM 2
SimmsKCM 2
BrownKCM 2
SampsonBBB 2
WyattCAG 2
ShieldsCAG 2
BellCAG 2
WarrenBBB 2
Home Runs
1. StrongKCM 6
2. RobinsonMRS 4
BrownKCM 4
GreeneKCM 4
5. SerrellKCM 3
6. SampsonBBB 2
MorneyBBB 2
Davenport3TM 2
WilliamsKCM 2
10. WalkerBBB 1
PenningtonCAG 1
JethroeCCB 1
WareCCB 1
WilsonCCB 1
LaMarqueKCM 1
O'NeilKCM 1
EvansMRS 1
Cleveland2TM 1
Radcliff2TM 1
Woods2TM 1
Runs Batted In
1. StrongKCM 32
2. BrownKCM 26
3. O'NeilKCM 23
4. SerrellKCM 22
5. RobinsonMRS 20
6. WareCCB 19
7. MorneyBBB 18
JethroeCCB 18
GreeneKCM 18
Woods2TM 18
Bases on Balls
1. Davenport3TM 17
2. Cleveland2TM 16
3. PenningtonCAG 15
4. StrongKCM 14
WilliamsKCM 14
6. MorneyBBB 12
GreeneKCM 12
BellCAG 12
9. SimmsKCM 11
HorneCCB 11
CrutchfieldCAG 11
Stolen Bases
1. HydeMRS 8
2. JethroeCCB 7
MorneyBBB 7
Davenport3TM 7
5. BankheadMRS 6
6. HorneCCB 5
Woods2TM 5
8. WarrenBBB 4
9. WalkerBBB 3
BrownMRS 3
Cleveland2TM 3
WareCCB 3
SimmsKCM 3
JamesCCB 3
Singles
1. BrownKCM 36
2. StrongKCM 34
3. SampsonBBB 32
4. O'NeilKCM 31
5. HorneCCB 30
Cleveland2TM 30
7. SerrellKCM 29
8. HydeMRS 27
9. AllenKCM 26
10. JethroeCCB 24
Davenport3TM 24
Adjusted OPS+
1. RobinsonMRS 206
2. StrongKCM 202
3. SerrellKCM 195
4. Davenport3TM 175
5. BrownKCM 165
6. Woods2TM 165
7. SampsonBBB 144
8. McLaurin2TM 143
9. GreeneKCM 137
10. JethroeCCB 136
Runs Created
1. StrongKCM 31
2. BrownKCM 26
SerrellKCM 26
4. RobinsonMRS 20
Davenport3TM 20
6. SampsonBBB 18
Woods2TM 18
8. JethroeCCB 17
9. HorneCCB 16
O'NeilKCM 16
Adj. Batting Runs
1. StrongKCM 16
2. SerrellKCM 12
3. BrownKCM 10
4. Davenport3TM 10
RobinsonMRS 10
6. Woods2TM 7
7. SampsonBBB 5
8. JethroeCCB 5
9. Cleveland2TM 5
10. HarrisCCB 4
Adj. Batting Wins
1. StrongKCM 1.7
2. SerrellKCM 1.2
3. BrownKCM 1.1
4. Davenport3TM 1.1
RobinsonMRS 1.1
6. Woods2TM 0.8
7. SampsonBBB 0.5
8. JethroeCCB 0.5
9. Cleveland2TM 0.5
10. HarrisCCB 0.4
Extra Base Hits
1. StrongKCM 14
2. RobinsonMRS 13
3. SerrellKCM 12
BrownKCM 12
JethroeCCB 12
6. Woods2TM 11
7. GreeneKCM 10
8. Davenport3TM 9
WilliamsKCM 9
O'NeilKCM 9
Times On Base
1. StrongKCM 62
2. BrownKCM 56
3. Davenport3TM 50
4. SerrellKCM 49
Cleveland2TM 49
6. HorneCCB 47
7. O'NeilKCM 45
8. WilliamsKCM 43
9. SampsonBBB 42
JethroeCCB 42
Offensive Win %
1. StrongKCM .840
2. RobinsonMRS .833
3. SerrellKCM .830
4. Davenport3TM .788
5. BrownKCM .764
6. Woods2TM .749
7. SampsonBBB .704
8. McLaurin2TM .688
9. JethroeCCB .646
10. BellCAG .635
Sacrifice Hits
1. BrownMRS 4
WalkerBBB 4
3. AllenKCM 3
Woods2TM 3
BrownMRS 3
SimmsKCM 3
HorneCCB 3
HardyBBB 3
9. SerrellKCM 2
GilyardBBB 2
Lamar2TM 2
Cleveland2TM 2
Bradford2TM 2
TaylorMRS 2
RobinsonMRS 2
HydeMRS 2
HarrisBBB 2
StrongKCM 2
MarkhamBBB 2
DuncanKCM 2
DunnBBB 2
PipkinsBBB 2
JethroeCCB 2
SpearmanCAG 2
BellCAG 2
WarrenBBB 2
Power-Speed #
1. MorneyBBB 3.1
Davenport3TM 3.1
3. BrownKCM 2.7
RobinsonMRS 2.7
5. SerrellKCM 2.4
6. SampsonBBB 2.0
WilliamsKCM 2.0
8. JethroeCCB 1.8
9. StrongKCM 1.7
10. Woods2TM 1.7
AB per HR
1. GreeneKCM 21.0
2. RobinsonMRS 21.3
3. StrongKCM 22.0
4. BrownKCM 35.5
5. SerrellKCM 38.0
6. MorneyBBB 48.0
7. Davenport3TM 49.5
8. SampsonBBB 57.0
9. WilliamsKCM 62.5
10. WalkerBBB 77.0
Outs Made
1. SimmsKCM 126
2. O'NeilKCM 103
3. WilliamsKCM 97
4. Radcliff2TM 95
5. BrownKCM 94
6. HorneCCB 87
7. StrongKCM 86
8. JethroeCCB 84
WareCCB 84
10. Cleveland2TM 79

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