1885 Register Batting Leaders

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Batting Leaders
Rk Name Age Tm Lg Lev BA Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1Roger Connor27NY1NLMaj.371NYG1105064551021692315165518.435.495.929225
2Pete Browning24LS2AAMaj.362LOU11250648198174341097325.393.530.9232550
3Dan Brouthers27BFNNLMaj.359BUF984414078714632117593410.408.543.951221
4Tip O'Neill25SL4AAMaj.350STL5222320644727433813.399.466.865964
5Kent Howard28BKTENELInd.345642676892
6Gene Derby25NFK,BL2EL,AAN/A,Maj.342BAL582422404882192321.347.475.8221141
7Dave Orr25NY4AAMaj.342NYP1074554447615229216778.358.543.9012413
8Ernie Burch28WSH,KCYEL,WLN/A.33681333761121990.447149
9Walter Prince24HVHENELInd.3337230057100
10John Meister22MDN,MDN,WBYSNEL,CTST,ELN/A.3328236710712214121.444163
11Henry Larkin25PH4AAMaj.329PHA108485453114149371488826.373.525.8992386
12Mike Dorgan31NY1NLMaj.326NYG89358347601131780461124.346.421.767146
13Charley Jones33CN2AAMaj.322CIN112517487108157191753521.362.462.8242259
14William Thomas--MDN,MDNSNEL,CTSTN/A.32171293749412103.461135
15Hardy Richardson30BFNNLMaj.319BUF964464269013619116442022.350.458.808195
16Wyman Andrus26HAM,PROCANL,NLN/A,Maj.318PRO4420120155641221001.318.413.73183
17Jumbo Davis23BKTENELInd.317642716086
18Willie Murphy21MDN,LAW,MDNSNEL,ENEL,CTSTInd,N/A.316743207310112153.444142
19Harry Stovey28PH4AAMaj.315PHA112529486130153279137539.371.488.8582374
20George Gore31CHNNLMaj.313CHC10950944111513821135576825.405.454.858200
21Tom Morrissey25WSH,HFDEL,CTSTN/A.313391633351523.42369
22Ezra Sutton35BSNNLMaj.313BSN110474457781432384471725.338.425.762194
23Charlie Jones23NWKELN/A.3128433050103710.339112
24John Irwin23HVH,NBPENELInd.311683098196
25Cap Anson33CHNNLMaj.310CHC11249846410014435771083413.357.461.819214
26Elmer Foster23HVHENELInd.309472074164
27Sam Thompson25DTN,INANL,WLMaj,N/A.309DTN934043887612019148441622.337.492.829191
28Jimmy Ryan22BPT,BPT,CHNSNEL,EL,NLN/A,Maj.308CHC813583576511017122211.310.440.750157
29Tom Brown24PT1AAMaj.307PIT10847843781134161246834.366.426.7921867
30Edward Stapleton--HAMCANLN/A.307361533347945.51679
31Charlie Ferguson22PHINLMaj.306PHI612582354272831272318.368.379.74789
32Tom O'Brien25MEM,KCY,ATA,BL2WL,SOUL,AAN/A,Maj.306BAL8234534372105154152.310.382.6921310
33Billy O'Brien25MEM,KCYSOUL,WLN/A.3056829551902721.420124
34Timothy Brosnan--LAWENELInd.3048033680102
35Buck Ewing25NY1NLMaj.304NYG813553428110415126631317.330.471.800161
36Dick Johnston22RMD,BSNEL,NLN/A,Maj.304BSN984214219612816111723015.304.515.819217
37Ned Hanlon27DTNNLMaj.302DTN105471424931281881294718.372.389.761165
38Bill Hawes31BKTENELInd.302763288599
39Jimmy Knowles28WSHELN/A.302953987212011125.427170
40Bill Phillips28BR3AAMaj.302BRO9942939165118161136327.364.422.78616511
41Tommy Tucker21SPF,NWKSNEL,ELN/A.30286364801101292.401146
42Mike Sullivan25SPF,MDNSNEL,CTSTN/A.30165289668717101.439127
43Jim O'Rourke34NY1NLMaj.300NYG11251747711914321165424021.354.442.796211
44Len Sowders24NVLSOULN/A.300101430921292332.381164
45John Coleman22PH4AAMaj.299PHA9642639871119151137025.345.415.7601653
46John Coogan--NWKELN/A.29989391701171561.376147
47Buster Hoover22WSHELN/A.299903949011820164.462182
48Jim McTamany21LNC,BR3EL,AAN/A,Maj.299BRO103420411661232491139.314.409.7231680
49Dennis Casey27BL2,NWKAA,ELMaj,N/A.298BAL904003766611214532921.340.386.7261453
50John Reilly26CN2AAMaj.297CIN11150048292143181156011.322.411.7331987
51Ollie Beard23NVLSOULN/A.2966627050801151.385104
52Steve Brady33NY4AAMaj.295NYP1084654346012814535825.342.371.7131616
53John Kiley25LAWENELInd.2947834384101
54Alex McKinnon28SL5NLMaj.294SLM10041941142121216144831.308.382.690157
55Jack Remsen35HFD,HFDSNEL,CTSTN/A.2947226940791783.450121
56Patrick Gillespie33NY1NLMaj.293NYG102435420671231760521532.317.362.679152
57Fred Lewis26SL5,SYRNL,NYSLMaj,N/A.293SLM45190181125390127910.326.359.68565
58John Munce27PRTENELInd.293592255466
59John Rainey20HAM,TOLCANL,WLN/A.2936125670751271.406104
60Jim Keenan29CN2,INAAA,WLMaj,N/A.292CIN511931853154734158.321.427.748790
61Jon Morrison26TOLWLN/A.2922912016351100.38346
62Deacon White37BFNNLMaj.292BUF9841640454118660571211.313.337.649136
63Chicken Wolf23LS2AAMaj.292LOU11249548379141231715211.309.416.7252011
64Walt Goldsby23ATASOULN/A.2919340990119796.396162
65Christy Hassett24LAWENELInd.291692855983
66Doc Kennedy31CLV,HAM,ROC,ELMWL,CANL,NYSLN/A.2913012720371001.39450
67Reddy Mack19MAC,LS2SOUL,AAN/A,Maj.291LOU1014084054711872152.297.326.6221321
68Steve Matthias25NFKELN/A.290331312438300.31341
69Jack Rowe28BFNNLMaj.290BUF98434421621222882511319.311.409.720172
70George Wood26DTNNLMaj.290DTN82375362621051985281319.315.428.743155
71Jocko Flynn21MDN,LAW,MDNSNEL,ENEL,CTSTInd,N/A.28982363801051953.342124
72Jack Corcoran27RMDELN/A.288732954885753.376111
73Jerry Dorgan29DTN,CBSNL,SOULMaj,N/A.288DTN69286278388093024810.308.342.64995
74King Kelly27CHNNLMaj.288CHC1074844381241262479754624.355.436.791191
75Chris Fulmer26WSHELN/A.2876126568761122.36697
76Sam LaRocque22NBR,NBRSNEL,CTSTN/A.2876629651851473.412122
77Amos Cross25LS2AAMaj.285LOU351311301137210140.290.315.605411
78Peek-A-Boo Veach23MAC,KCYSOUL,WLN/A.285632423469512.33982
79Abner Powell24WSHELN/A.28486377371071840.353133
80Joseph Sullivan--MEM,BKTSOUL,ENELN/A,Ind.284391412240111.29141
81John Campana--WBY,WBY,BPT,WBYSNEL,EL,CTSTN/A.2837530755871710.345106
82Sam Wise27BSNNLMaj.283BSN1074494247112020104462561.323.406.729172
83Heinie Kappel21AUG,ACYSOUL,ELN/A.282381493342510.32949
84Con Murphy21NWK,HVHEL,ENELN/A,Ind.282471742449400.16128
85Barney McLaughlin23TRE,JERELN/A.2817632756921444.385126
86Billy Nash20RMD,BSNEL,NLN/A,Maj.281BSN983863848110818661129.285.406.691156
87Jack Glasscock27SL5NLMaj.280SLM111475446661251831402910.324.341.665152
88Jack Croghan25HAM,LEX,DAYCANL,ISLGN/A.279351403139600.32145
89Mox McQuery24DTN,INANL,WLMaj,N/A.279DTN10241640861114255330829.293.387.681158
90Blondie Purcell31PH4,BSNAA,NLMaj.279PHA-BSN87413391801091660251915.317.350.6681373
91Joe Werrick23NVLSOULN/A.279102437851222281.373163
92James Roseman28NY4AAMaj.278NYP10144541072114131444625.335.407.74216710
93James Baxter--BKTENELInd.277562064757
94Fred Carl26NFKELN/A.2777029654821331.351104
95Hick Carpenter29CN2AAMaj.277CIN112485473891311282619.295.349.6441653
96George Pinkney26BR3AAMaj.277BRO1104814477712416504227.328.336.6641507
97Peter Smith--LNC,SPFEL,SNELN/A.2775219536541043.41581
98Pop Tate24RMD,BSNEL,NLN/A,Maj.277BSN502142133059330213.280.319.60068
99Billy Taylor30NVL,PH4,KCYSOUL,AA,WLN/A,Maj.277PHA36137137203840120.277.328.606450
100Count Campau21LON,ERICANL,ISLGN/A.276351272935341.38649

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