1896 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
1Harry Tate25ROA,HGRVIRL,CMVLB,Ind.6856411140761238211.063118
2Curt Weigand22HZL,CAEPASL,CMVLB,Ind.500621424971137311.754107
3Bob Glenalvin29POR,MLW,KCY,WHEPNWL,WL,ISLGA,C.44823116345217125.66477
4Tommy Leach18PBG,HNOVIRL,CMVLB,Ind.441731363660133517.69194
5Jimmy Sheckard17PTH,LNC,CBG,YOR,LNCVIRL,ATLL,CMVL,PASLB,A,Ind.43176102294495112.64766
6John Newell28WMTATLLA.4131184651541923825974.660307
7Jesse Burkett27CL4NLMaj.410CLV1336475861602402716672344919.461.5411.00231775
8Babe Whaling21VICPNWLC.40729140325713244.61486
9Phenomenal Smith31PAWNENLB.40589373102151233721.539201
10Count Campau32SLE,KCYPNWL,WLC,A.403321245550961319.887110
11Edwin Breckenridge27BKTNENLB.40299351861412442513.707248
12Hughie Jennings27BLNNLMaj.401BLN1306025211252092790121701911.472.488.9602545111
13Ed Delahanty28PHINLMaj.397PHI123574499131198441713126376222.472.6311.10331594
14Nap Lajoie21FRV,PHINENL,NLB,Maj.396PHI1195585551292204624194228111.397.6681.06637102
15William Hartman22TAC,TOLPNWL,ISLGC.394311373554132013.51871
16Dick Weand24PHD,PBG,PHD,CAEPASL,VIRL,ATLL,CMVLB,A,Ind.3895214444568614.54979
17Willie Keeler24BLNNLMaj.386BLN126601544153210221348267379.432.496.928270713
18Rasty Wright33NWK,GRRATLL,WLA.3851194911631894312645.558274
19Pop Tate35ROA,SUNVIRL,CPALB,N/A.38486359721382661019.574206
20Tom Bannon27NYC,NY1,SYRATLL,NL,ELMaj,A.380NYG582302297787155104711.383.502.88511500
21Oyster Burns31NWK,GRRATLL,WLA.37811145211917146141251.622281
22Pat Hannivan30PAWNENLB.3788336285137339914.594215
23Irv Waldron24PAWNENLB.376107484137182416755.529256
24Jack Walters24NBDNENLB.37390394116147158517.490193
25Harry Keener27PHD,PHI,WMT,PHDPASL,NL,ATLLB,Maj,A.372PHI4215715630588317816.376.481.8577500
26Jocko Milligan34PHD,REAATLL,PASLA,B.37239164246114054.54990
27Edward Deady--MTGSOUAB.3719741580154124236.434180
28Mike Tiernan29NY1NLMaj.369NYG1336055211321922416789357718.452.516.96826925
29Billy Hamilton30BSNNLMaj.366BSN13164252415319224103558311029.478.468.94624526
30Joe Kelley24BLNNLMaj.364BLN13162751914818931198100879119.469.5431.013282125
31Mike Smith28PITNLMaj.362PIT1225724841211752114694337418.454.500.95424286
32Jack Morrissey20TACPNWLC.361341584057140913.62098
33Jake Stenzel29PITNLMaj.361PIT1145254791041732614282573213.410.486.89723386
34Bill Stuart22NWK,WPT,TTOATLL,CPAL,ELN/A,A.360241002636160110.55055
35Jack Clements31PHINLMaj.359PHI5721218435665754521714.427.543.97110056
36Jimmy Knowles39ATASOUAB.3597331267112164925.522163
37George Babbitt21VICPNWLC.35829120374310228.52563
38Phil Geier19FRV,PHINENL,NLB,Maj.358PHI94389380981361813462167.370.505.87519212
39Jake Weihl--NBDNENLB.358105419771501610521.480201
40Russ Pace--POR,STKPNWL,CALLC,N/A.35726115324110466.67077
41Oscar Hill26REA,SYRPASL,ELB,A.356512256780136419.520117
42Charles Tierney--ETN,LONPASL,CANLB,N/A.35635149285311315.49073
43Cupid Childs28CL4NLMaj.355CLV13261549810617724911062510018.467.446.913222413
44Ben Beaumont28PAWNENLB.35210748991172254726.462226
45Bill Dahlen26CHNNLMaj.352CHC1255734741371673019974516436.438.553.990262827
46George Kihm22TAC,TOLPNWL,ISLGC.352341224143104713.67282
47Socks Seybold25LNC,LNCPASL,ATLLB,A.35210149211217329261024.577284
48Tom McCreery21LS3NLMaj.351LOU115493441871552321765264258.409.546.95624119
49Jack Rothfuss24NWKATLLA.35112351014817933261387.594303
50George Van Haltren30NY1,OLDNL,CALLMaj,N/A.351NYG1336235621361971821574395536.410.484.89427224
51Fielder Jones24BRO,HFDNL,ATLLMaj,A.350BRO10846841287144108346204815.420.434.85417926
52George Kelly--PBGVIRLB.3501235171041812651049.478247
53Al Weddige28NBDNENLB.35010546088161272912.476219
54Gus Klopf27VIC,CFA,DBQPNWL,SFCL,WAC,N/A,B.34927126444413018.47660
55R. Schaub--PHDPASLB.3484015834559304.44370
56Jack Huston29NOR,GALSOUA,TEXAB,C.3479640487140276436.473191
57Dan McGann24LBG,BSNVIRL,NLB,Maj.347BSN13053952211218132161730181210.367.567.93429650
58Mart McQuaid35CRB,LNC,DBQPASL,ATLL,WAA,B.347552396983166420.515123
59Wilbert Robinson32BLNNLMaj.347BLN6726424543859623891413.385.457.84211214
60Jack Stivetts28BSNNLMaj.347BSN6723922243779634941210.383.482.86510714
61Fred Klobedanz25FRV,BSNNENL,NLB,Maj.346BSN632312314780213985011.346.580.92613400
62Tom Maguire--PORPNWLC.346291364347121915.64788
63George Henry32BANNENLB.3459640093138296545.485194
64Herman Long30BSNNLMaj.345BSN1205455021061732686101382616.383.464.847233512
65Dan Brouthers38PHI,SPFNL,ELMaj,A.344PHI57267218427513314174411.462.445.9079741
66Tom O'Brien36BANNENLB.34493384841321710917.510196
67Nap Shea22BKTNENLB.3449235269121247010.452159
68George Yeager23PAW,BSNNENL,NLB,Maj.344BSN1004194191141442742403601.344.599.94325100
69Gene DeMontreville23WSNNLMaj.343WHS13358153394183245877282927.381.452.833241316
70Sam LaRocque33LNC,DBQATLL,WAA,B.3431710827378428.54659
71Bert Eltom--Pat,TOLATLL,ISLGA,C.341793145710721326.446140
72Eddie Burke29CINNLMaj.340CIN122575521120177249152534129.392.426.81822249
73Jack Doyle26BLNNLMaj.339BLN1185464871161652941101734215.400.421.82120589
74Charlie Frisbee22PORPNWLC.33928118434081114.44953
75Ambrose McGann28ROA,GRRVIRL,WLB,A.339461773460101215.44178
76Ed McKean32CL4NLMaj.338CLV1336305711001932912711213459.388.468.856267212
77Tom News25PAWNENLB.338108477841612661213.493235
78John Gilroy20NFK,WSNVIRL,NLB,Maj.337WHS551901903964142102201.337.447.7848500
79Fred Tenney24BSN,SPFNL,ELMaj,A.336BSN8840634864117143249183612.400.411.811143121
80Andy Costello--REA,WMT,CBGPASL,ATLL,CMVLB,A,Ind.33576251768415037.430108
81Ben Ellis25REA,PHD,PHIPASL,ATLL,NLB,A,Maj.335PHI8034934683116199302836.341.468.80916200
82Alex McFarlan26NFKVIRLB.3341325801231944581055.491285
83Jim Duncan24PRT,SPFNENL,ELB,A.3338835464118206144.542192
84Jack Hess--CBS,SCRSOUA,ELB,A.333592585986144310.453117
85Bill Joyce28WSN,NY1NLMaj.333WHS-NYG130600475121158251213944510134.470.518.988246222
86Art Madison25PHD,PHDPASL,ATLLB,A.33365276479297010.417115
87Ollie Pickering26LBG,LS3VIRL,NLB,Maj.333LOU1395895761241923212422411211.347.451.79826001
88John Thornton27HFD,NHVATLLA.33311541481138235451.442183
89John Sheehan--BANNENLB.332451903963103011.41679
90Cap Anson44CHNNLMaj.331CHC10845940272133182290244910.407.400.80816135
91Tom Donovan23TAC,SPFPNWL,ELC,A.33133130254350012.36948
92Owen Patton36VICPNWLC.33128127334250117.39450
93John Buttermore--LNC,LNCPASL,ATLLB,A.330100458149151256138.417191
94Phil Nadeau24BKTNENLB.330106451110149413942.494223
95Hobe Whiting26PAWNENLB.33098437117144342823.471206
96Willie Clark25NY1,NYCNL,ATLLMaj,A.329NYG9637234774114208433211512.370.467.83716282
97James Robinson--SLEPNWLC.3293214029469106.40757
98Frank Armstrong28NFKVIRLB.3281154941101624631338.512253
99George Cain29PHD,REA,CAEATLL,PASL,CMVLA,B,Ind.3285311917393103.37044
100Jim Donnelly30BLNNLMaj.328BLN106454396701301410071383411.387.414.801164420

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