1898 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
1Mike O'Connor40AUSTLC.3933012236484512.53365
2Pete Cassidy25PRV,NWKEL,ATLLA,B.3852184584153213.5091115
3Willie Keeler26BLNNLMaj.385BLN1296045611262167214428314.420.410.83023039
4Pat Meaney26SAV,NWKSOUA,ATLLB.3822611041425109.44549
5Frank LaPorte18BIR,CLDSOUA,NYSLB,N/A.3802810824416427.56561
6Jimmy Slagle24KCYWLA.3781335451372062217241.4922686
7Thomas Turner--GAL,DTRTL,WLC,A.37664258599712797.5811500
8Charles Becker25GAL,DAY,GRPTL,ISLGC,B.375881523957191118.53381
9Charles Bailey--AUS,TPKTL,KSSLC,N/A.3743013124498105.45059
10Frank Badger26HSN,MOBTL,SOUAC,B.3733515043569528.54081
11George Kelly--AUGSOUAB.3732311028414317.49154
12Paddy Boyle--TAU,AUG,OSWNENL,SOUA,NYSLB,N/A.37238137355172215.49668
13James McKevitt28HAM,PHR,SAGCANL,ILN/A.371582244183149210.5401215
14Rasty Wright35WKB,GRPEL,ISLGA,B.37163210577815228.4811010
15Billy Hamilton32BSNNLMaj.369BSN110508417110154165350548730.480.453.93318922
16Bill Kemmer24HSNTLC.3663414527537146.51074
17Tom News27PAW,PRVNENL,ELB,A.364702866310426298.5631610
18Mike Kelley22NPT,OTTNENL,ELB,A.357542305682153316.487112
19Buck Freeman26TTO,WSNEL,NLA,Maj.350WHS151617603131211291925212674.362.585.94735343
20Elmer Smith--FRVNENLB.34635136154791110.44961
21Will Kohnle--AUS,CLDTL,NYSLC,N/A.3453011934418103.42951
22Otto Krueger21SAN,TPKTL,KSSLC,N/A.34527113303910122.50457
23Tom Hernon31SPFELA.3432610520362008.362383
24Jimmy Williams21KCYWLA.3431395361131843511822.49426514
25John McGraw25BLNNLMaj.342BLN1436525151431768100534311213.475.396.871204196
26Mike Smith30CINNLMaj.342CIN123563486791662110166206917.425.432.85821026
27Jesse Burkett29CL4NLMaj.341CLV150706624114213189042196930.415.399.81424994
28William Hartman24TOLISLGB.3401526291672145012942.5013154
29Charles Meyers30CHSSOUAB.3392912717439020.45758
30Sam LaRocque35LON,PatCANL,ATLLN/A,B.338602345179187112.4871144
31Spike Shannon23CHS,RMDSOUA,ATLLB.33829136254650010.37551
32Ed Delahanty30PHINLMaj.334PHI144640548115183369492587729.426.454.880249114
33Mike Neville20ATA,CLDSOUA,NYSLB,N/A.3332510218346014.42243
34Erastus Reynolds--SANTLC.3332610210344101.39240
35Topsy Hartsel24GRP,MTG,LS3,SEMISLG,SOUA,NL,OHSLB,Maj,F.332LOU14660057814019223142943119.346.431.777249110
36Lew Whistler30SPLISLGB.33212849180163376921.487239
37Bill Byers20NOR,DAYSOUA,ISLGB.33137151265013405.470710
38Joe Schrall19HAM,GRP,HAMCANL,ISLG,ILB,N/A.33165278579210258.4351217
39Bunk Congalton23HAM,HAMCANL,ILN/A.330572245574119511.52711811
40Milo Wells--SPLISLGB.3294014322478915.531761
41Jimmy Collins28BSNNLMaj.328BSN15265759710719635515111124018.377.479.856286713
42Gene DeMontreville25BLNNLMaj.328BLN15164156793186192086495225.394.369.7632091012
43Hughie Jennings29BLNNLMaj.328BLN1436655341351752511187287820.454.421.876225467
44Fred Tenney26BSNNLMaj.328BSN117536488106160255062233323.370.400.770195015
45Charlie Weber29AUS,WSNTL,NLC,Maj.328WHS31137137314510410200.328.482.8106600
46Shad Barry19MTLELA.32711242888140329526.4792052
47Ollie Conn27SANTLC.3272711020367301.44549
48Sam Dungan31DTRWLA.325131532881731320315.44223518
49Bob Glenalvin31STPWLA.324131515102167238424.42321836
50Nap Lajoie23PHINLMaj.324PHI14764160811319743116127252123.354.461.81428075
51Jimmy Ryan35CHNNLMaj.323CHC1446575721221853213479297324.405.446.85025557
52Eddie Hill--NPT,SPFNENL,ELB,A.32260258428316125.4151070
53Joe Kelley26BLNNLMaj.321BLN1245304647114918152110245624.398.438.83520337
54Austin Martin--GALTLC.32135156355012521.50078
55Win Mercer24WSNNLMaj.321WHS80277249388035225141831.369.398.7679919
56Danny Green21SPF,CHNEL,NLA,Maj.320CHC134557544921742412112739714.330.469.79825515
57Reddy Grey23TTOELA.320122543110174249421.4202289
58Jack Jamieson--GALTLC.3203514720477422.46368
59Bill Everitt29CHNNLMaj.319CHC149661596102190156069285343.377.364.74121739
60Bill Lange27CHNNLMaj.319CHC113490442791411611569223617.377.439.81619457
61Billy Nattress19NCAISLGB.319153536961712919319.461247
62Doc Casey28TTO,WSNEL,NLA,Maj.318WHS15063862813620030121158134.323.409.73225716
63Thayer Torreyson31GRPISLGB.3181425541161762912473.4352416
64Charlie Babb25FWAISLGB.317151559751772014220.41323112
65Jake Boyd24NBDNENLB.3173813937448327.46064
66Dick Buckley39CLBWLA.317933315310521719.43214318
67Lave Cross32SLNNLMaj.317STL1516466027119128837914288.348.405.753244016
68Charles Dooley31MTLELA.3179537554119131015.3571347
69Billy Taylor27GRP,LS3ISLG,NLB,Maj.317LOU1506606561172082910421510.319.410.72926912
70Hi Ladd28FRV,BSN,PRV,PITNENL,EL,NLB,A,Maj.316BSN-PIT572252255371193301200.316.467.78210500
71Hank Simon35TAU,UTINENL,NYSLB,N/A.31649209416620355.512107
72Leslie Snyder--CHM,SAGCANL,ILN/A.31660228327219308.425974
73Harry Wolverton24CLB,CHNWL,NLA,Maj.316CHC146614595981883214322013.318.432.750257117
74Charlie Frisbee24KCYWLA.3151385491041731410128.38321032
75John Lyons--STT,HFD,PatCANL,ATLLN/A,B.315451783056145212.483865
76Louis Weisbecker--PAW,RMENENL,NYSLB,N/A.315482135067101017.37179
77Charlie Dexter22LS3NLMaj.314LOU11246742176132135166442635.363.375.739158713
78Duke Farrell31WSNNLMaj.314WHS9937933847106126153123412.383.393.77613343
79Frank Herbert21SAV,GRPSOUA,ISLGB.31450194286115613.469910
80Dad Lytle36NCAISLGB.314149633108199238229.38524411
81Joe Harrington28NBD,FRV,SPFNENL,ELB,A.3134819227609235.427820
82Willis Wilson26OTMWAB.31344166295214209.42270
83Duff Cooley25PHINLMaj.312PHI1496926291231962412455174838.364.407.771256411
84Fred Frank25DAY,CL4ISLG,NLB,Maj.312CLV1716976921162164113433441.317.426.74329510
85George Van Haltren32NY1NLMaj.312NYG1567226541292042816268365940.372.413.78527045
86Frank Armstrong30AUG,TAU,CLD,RMESOUA,NENL,NYSLB,N/A.31146206416417233.45694
87Frank Butler31CLBWLA.3115219038596209.363696
88William Graffius25SPLISLGB.311142495861543261319.4792378
89Mike Woodlock24SPLISLGB.31114749883155176027.36918410
90Jack Carney31TTOELA.3093213920437413.439611
91Cozy Dolan25SPFELA.3099637662116198214.4181575
92Jack Sharrott28DTR,BKTWL,NENLA,B.3091104311061332112432.4411900
93Pop Williams24TTO,WSNEL,NLA,Maj.309WHS4313713624425200200.314.375.6895110
94John Farrell21SPLISLGB.308147598108184306238.38823212
95Art Nichols26SPF,CHNEL,NLA,Maj.308CHC121491480101148243064844.318.371.68917834
96Chick Stahl25BSNNLMaj.308BSN1255294677214421835264625.375.407.782190412
97Fred Clarke25LS3NLMaj.307LOU1496675991161842312347404821.373.401.774240155
98George Davis27NY1NLMaj.307NYG12152948680149205286263215.351.381.731185110
99Bert Eltom--HAM,HAMCANL,ILN/A.30754218486718348.4721037
100Percy Griffin--HSN,MOBTL,SOUAC,B.3073714042438113.40056

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