1878 Register Batting Leaders

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1Paul Hines23PRONLMaj.358PRO622592574292134450210.363.486.849125
2Abner Dalrymple20ML2NLMaj.354MLG612772715296104015629.368.421.789114
3Bob Ferguson33CHNNLMaj.351CHC6126925944911020391012.375.405.781105
4Joe Start35CHNNLMaj.351CHC612872855810012512723.355.439.794125
5Cap Anson26CHNNLMaj.341CHC602742615589122040131.372.402.775105
6Orator Shafer26IN1NLMaj.338IND6327926648901960301320.369.455.824121
7Dick Higham26PRONLMaj.320PRO622862816090221129516.332.416.749117
8Deacon White30CN1NLMaj.314CIN61268258418141029105.340.337.67787
9Lip Pike33CN1,PRONLMaj.311CIN-PRO36172167325252015510.331.365.69761
10Charley Jones26CN1NLMaj.310CIN612652615081117339417.321.441.761115
11Buttercup Dickerson19CN1,BNGNL,INTAMaj,N/A.309CIN291231231738510907.309.366.67545
12John Peters28ML2NLMaj.309MLG5525124633766102258.323.341.66484
13Tom York27PRONLMaj.309PRO6227726956831910126819.329.465.793125
14Cal McVey28CN1NLMaj.306CIN612762714383104228510.319.395.714107
15Lew Brown20PRONLMaj.305PRO582502434474216143737.324.453.777110
16John Clapp26IN1NLMaj.304IND632762634280102029138.337.357.69494
17Joe Gerhardt23CN1NLMaj.297CIN60266259467772028714.316.340.65688
18Bill Harbridge23CHNNLMaj.296CHC542462403271120037613.313.346.65983
19Terry Larkin22CHNNLMaj.288CHC582432263365940321717.337.363.70082
20King Kelly20CN1NLMaj.283CIN6024423729677102777.303.321.62476
21Jim O'Rourke27BSNNLMaj.278BSN602602554471177129521.292.412.704105
22Will Foley22ML2NLMaj.271MLG56236229336285022714.292.349.64280
23Frank Hankinson22CHNNLMaj.267CHC58245240386483127536.282.338.61981
24John Cassidy23CHNNLMaj.266CHC60265256336871029911.291.301.59177
25Jack Burdock26BSNNLMaj.260BSN602492463764126025317.269.358.62788
26Andy Leonard32BSNNLMaj.260BSN60265262416885016319.268.328.59686
27Chub Sullivan22CN1NLMaj.258CIN6124624429634202029.264.291.55571
28Jack Manning24BSNNLMaj.254BSN6025824841631010231016.283.302.58575
29Fred Warner23IN1NLMaj.248IND43167165194140010215.257.273.53045
30Jake Goodman24ML2NLMaj.246MLG60259252286243127733.266.298.56475
31Charlie Bennett23ML2NLMaj.245MLG491941841645901121026.284.310.59357
32The Only Nolan22IN1NLMaj.243IND38154152113780016210.253.296.54945
33John Morrill23BSNNLMaj.240BSN60238233265651023516.256.270.52763
34Tim Murnane27PRONLMaj.239PRO49196188354561014812.270.282.55253
35Tom Carey31PRO,SYRNL,INTAMaj,N/A.237PRO612532533360103024014.237.300.53876
36Jack Remsen28CHNNLMaj.232CHC5624122432521111191733.286.304.59068
37Ed Williamson20IN1NLMaj.232IND632552503158102119515.247.300.54775
38Billy Redmond25ML2NLMaj.230MLG48195187164380021813.262.273.53451
39Ezra Sutton28BSNNLMaj.226BSN60241239315493129214.232.301.53472
40Russ McKelvy23IN1NLMaj.225IND63258253335743236538.240.289.52973
41George Wright31BSNNLMaj.225BSN59273267356051012622.242.251.49367
42Silver Flint22IN1,SPFNL,INTAMaj,N/A.224IND63256254235770018215.230.252.48264
43Bill McClellan22CHNNLMaj.224CHC48207205264661029213.232.263.49554
44Billy Geer--CN1NLMaj.219CIN6124723731521320201018.251.291.54269
45Tommy Bond22BSNNLMaj.212BSN5923623622504102309.212.237.44956
46George Creamer23ML2NLMaj.212MLG50198193304173015515.232.280.51254
47Pop Snyder23BSNNLMaj.212BSN60227226214850014119.216.235.45053
48Mike Golden26ML2NLMaj.206MLG55217214164463020335.217.262.47856
49Joe Quest25IN1NLMaj.205IND622902784557320131224.238.230.46864
50Bill Hague26PRONLMaj.204PRO62255250215130025534.220.216.43654
51Sam Weaver22ML2NLMaj.200MLG48181170153441031114.249.235.48440
52John Ward18PRO,BNGNL,INTAMaj,N/A.196PRO37140138142754115213.207.312.51943
53Bill Holbert23ML2NLMaj.185MLG45176173103220012314.199.197.39534
54Charlie Sweasy30PRONLMaj.175PRO5521921223373008723.201.189.39040
55Art Croft23IN1NLMaj.158IND60227222223560016523.176.185.36141
56Will White23CN1NLMaj.142CIN5220519715281109841.176.157.33331

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