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Negro American League Batting Leaders

Wins Above Replacement--all
1. SmithKCM 2.5
2. BrownKCM 2.0
3. LaMarqueKCM 1.9
4. ThompsonKCM 1.9
5. JessupCAG 1.5
6. ClarkeCBE 1.2
7. RichardsonKCM 1.2
8. WilliamsIC 1.1
9. JethroeCBE 1.1
10. BankheadMRS 0.9
BrewerCBE 0.9
WAR Position Players
1. BrownKCM 2.0
2. ThompsonKCM 1.9
3. JethroeCBE 1.1
4. TabornKCM 0.8
5. GreeneKCM 0.8
6. ColásMRS 0.7
ScottMRS 0.7
8. SmithCBE 0.7
9. HairstonIC 0.6
WareCBE 0.6
SouellKCM 0.6
Offensive WAR
1. BrownKCM 2.0
2. ThompsonKCM 1.6
3. GreeneKCM 1.0
4. SouellKCM 1.0
5. JethroeCBE 0.8
6. TabornKCM 0.8
7. SmithCBE 0.8
8. SteeleBBB 0.7
9. RenfroeKCM 0.6
10. HillCAG 0.6
Defensive WAR
1. ThompsonKCM 0.5
2. ColásMRS 0.4
3. McNealCAG 0.3
4. RitcheyCAG 0.3
5. HairstonIC 0.2
6. JethroeCBE 0.2
7. CowanCBE 0.2
8. WalkerIC 0.2
MerchantIC 0.2
HandyMRS 0.2
Batting Average
1. BrownKCM .371
2. WareCBE .359
3. JethroeCBE .355
4. HillCAG .351
5. LongestCAG .333
6. RobertsKCM .328
7. RobinsonBBB .318
8. HairstonIC .316
9. TabornKCM .315
10. ThompsonKCM .314
On-Base%
1. GreeneKCM .444
2. JethroeCBE .429
3. HillCAG .425
4. WareCBE .423
5. BrownKCM .415
6. TabornKCM .403
7. ThompsonKCM .401
8. RenfroeKCM .377
9. SouellKCM .363
10. LongestCAG .363
Slugging %
1. BrownKCM .654
2. JethroeCBE .597
3. ThompsonKCM .562
4. WareCBE .500
5. RobertsKCM .493
6. HillCAG .455
7. HairstonIC .418
8. LongestCAG .414
9. GreeneKCM .412
10. TabornKCM .407
On-Base Plus Slugging
1. BrownKCM 1.069
2. JethroeCBE 1.025
3. ThompsonKCM .963
4. WareCBE .923
5. HillCAG .880
6. GreeneKCM .856
7. RobertsKCM .850
8. TabornKCM .811
9. HairstonIC .780
10. LongestCAG .776
Games Played
1. ScottKCM 56
2. SouellKCM 53
3. O'NeilKCM 51
4. CooperKCM 47
5. RenfroeKCM 44
6. BrownKCM 39
7. GreeneKCM 37
StrongKCM 37
9. TabornKCM 36
ThompsonKCM 36
At Bats
1. SouellKCM 217
2. ScottKCM 200
3. O'NeilKCM 177
4. BrownKCM 159
5. CooperKCM 142
6. ThompsonKCM 137
RenfroeKCM 137
8. TabornKCM 108
9. StrongKCM 100
10. NeilIC 99
Plate Appearances
1. SouellKCM 237
2. ScottKCM 219
3. O'NeilKCM 202
4. RenfroeKCM 178
5. BrownKCM 172
6. CooperKCM 170
7. ThompsonKCM 158
8. GreeneKCM 128
9. TabornKCM 125
10. StrongKCM 122
Runs Scored
1. SouellKCM 43
2. O'NeilKCM 41
3. ThompsonKCM 39
4. ScottKCM 33
5. BrownKCM 30
6. CooperKCM 29
7. GreeneKCM 22
RenfroeKCM 22
9. JethroeCBE 20
TabornKCM 20
Hits
1. SouellKCM 68
2. BrownKCM 59
3. O'NeilKCM 47
4. ScottKCM 45
5. ThompsonKCM 43
6. CooperKCM 37
7. TabornKCM 34
8. RenfroeKCM 33
9. HairstonIC 31
10. LongestCAG 29
Total Bases
1. BrownKCM 104
2. SouellKCM 87
3. ThompsonKCM 77
4. O'NeilKCM 71
5. ScottKCM 67
6. CooperKCM 46
7. TabornKCM 44
8. RenfroeKCM 43
9. HairstonIC 41
10. GreeneKCM 40
Doubles
1. BrownKCM 16
2. O'NeilKCM 12
3. TabornKCM 10
4. HairstonIC 8
RenfroeKCM 8
6. ThompsonKCM 7
7. WareCBE 6
CooperKCM 6
ScottKCM 6
10. NeilIC 5
JethroeCBE 5
ColásMRS 5
HillCAG 5
RobinsonBBB 5
Triples
1. BrownKCM 7
2. SouellKCM 6
3. ScottKCM 5
4. O'NeilKCM 3
RobertsKCM 3
ChismBBB 3
SmithCBE 3
ThompsonKCM 3
DavisBBB 3
10. JethroeCBE 2
ColásMRS 2
AtkinsCBE 2
LongestCAG 2
Home Runs
1. ThompsonKCM 7
2. BrownKCM 5
3. SmithCBE 3
4. JethroeCBE 2
GreeneKCM 2
O'NeilKCM 2
ScottKCM 2
FormentalMRS 2
9. LongleyMRS 1
SouellKCM 1
MerchantIC 1
KellmanCBE 1
DavisBBB 1
SmithKCM 1
CooperKCM 1
WilliamsCBE 1
AtkinsCBE 1
HillCAG 1
SmithKCM 1
RobertsKCM 1
CowanCBE 1
StrongKCM 1
DrakeIC 1
WareCBE 1
MilesCAG 1
AndersonBBB 1
Runs Batted In
1. BrownKCM 50
2. O'NeilKCM 27
ThompsonKCM 27
4. SouellKCM 22
5. ScottKCM 21
6. CooperKCM 20
7. GreeneKCM 17
TabornKCM 17
9. RenfroeKCM 16
10. HairstonIC 14
Bases on Balls
1. RenfroeKCM 27
2. GreeneKCM 25
3. O'NeilKCM 21
4. StrongKCM 20
5. CooperKCM 19
ScottKCM 19
7. ThompsonKCM 18
8. SouellKCM 14
9. TabornKCM 13
10. DrakeIC 12
BrownKCM 12
Stolen Bases
1. SouellKCM 15
2. JethroeCBE 10
3. O'NeilKCM 9
4. ScottKCM 8
5. BrownKCM 7
6. CooperKCM 6
7. ThompsonKCM 4
8. GreeneKCM 3
HillCAG 3
RitcheyCAG 3
RenfroeKCM 3
Singles
1. SouellKCM 57
2. ScottKCM 32
3. BrownKCM 31
4. O'NeilKCM 30
CooperKCM 30
6. ThompsonKCM 26
7. TabornKCM 24
LongestCAG 24
RenfroeKCM 24
10. NeilIC 22
HairstonIC 22
Adjusted OPS+
1. BrownKCM 189
2. JethroeCBE 177
3. ThompsonKCM 161
4. WareCBE 150
5. HillCAG 139
6. GreeneKCM 133
7. RobertsKCM 130
8. TabornKCM 121
9. HairstonIC 112
10. LongestCAG 111
Runs Created
1. BrownKCM 43
2. SouellKCM 31
3. ThompsonKCM 30
4. O'NeilKCM 24
5. ScottKCM 20
6. GreeneKCM 17
TabornKCM 17
8. JethroeCBE 16
CooperKCM 16
RenfroeKCM 16
Adj. Batting Runs
1. BrownKCM 18
2. ThompsonKCM 11
3. JethroeCBE 7
4. GreeneKCM 6
5. SteeleBBB 6
SmithCBE 6
7. ScottMRS 5
8. WareCBE 5
9. HillCAG 5
10. DavisBBB 4
Adj. Batting Wins
1. BrownKCM 1.7
2. ThompsonKCM 1.1
3. JethroeCBE 0.6
GreeneKCM 0.6
5. SteeleBBB 0.6
SmithCBE 0.6
7. ScottMRS 0.5
8. WareCBE 0.5
HillCAG 0.5
10. DavisBBB 0.4
Extra Base Hits
1. BrownKCM 28
2. O'NeilKCM 17
ThompsonKCM 17
4. ScottKCM 13
5. SouellKCM 11
6. TabornKCM 10
7. JethroeCBE 9
HairstonIC 9
SmithCBE 9
RenfroeKCM 9
Times On Base
1. SouellKCM 85
2. BrownKCM 71
3. O'NeilKCM 69
4. ScottKCM 64
5. ThompsonKCM 63
RenfroeKCM 63
7. CooperKCM 56
8. GreeneKCM 55
9. TabornKCM 50
10. StrongKCM 43
Offensive Win %
1. BrownKCM .833
2. JethroeCBE .796
3. ThompsonKCM .743
4. WareCBE .727
5. HillCAG .675
6. RobertsKCM .662
7. GreeneKCM .622
8. TabornKCM .611
9. LongestCAG .607
10. HairstonIC .600
Hit By Pitch
1. WareCBE 3
BankheadMRS 3
TabornKCM 3
ChismBBB 3
HillCAG 3
RenfroeKCM 3
SouellKCM 3
8. StrongKCM 2
ScottMRS 2
NelsonCBE 2
GreeneKCM 2
BoydMRS 2
ThompsonKCM 2
AbernathyIC 2
Sacrifice Hits
1. RenfroeKCM 11
2. CooperKCM 9
3. HandyMRS 4
BrittonBBB 4
GreeneKCM 4
6. Moody2TM 3
WilsonBBB 3
JethroeCBE 3
O'NeilKCM 3
Brown2TM 3
ChismBBB 3
HillCAG 3
HaywoodIC 3
MerchantIC 3
SouellKCM 3
Power-Speed #
1. BrownKCM 5.8
2. ThompsonKCM 5.1
3. JethroeCBE 3.3
4. O'NeilKCM 3.3
5. ScottKCM 3.2
6. GreeneKCM 2.4
7. SouellKCM 1.9
8. CooperKCM 1.7
9. HillCAG 1.5
SmithCBE 1.5
AB per HR
1. ThompsonKCM 19.6
2. JethroeCBE 31.0
3. BrownKCM 31.8
4. GreeneKCM 48.5
5. WareCBE 64.0
6. RobertsKCM 67.0
7. DrakeIC 77.0
HillCAG 77.0
9. MerchantIC 78.0
10. O'NeilKCM 88.5
Outs Made
1. ScottKCM 155
2. SouellKCM 152
3. O'NeilKCM 133
4. RenfroeKCM 115
5. CooperKCM 114
6. BrownKCM 101
7. ThompsonKCM 95
8. StrongKCM 79
9. TabornKCM 75
10. TatumIC 74

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