1917 Register Batting Leaders

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Batting Leaders
1Bill Stumpf25SPO,OLD,PORNWES,PCLB,AA.405163661951.60198
2Bert Graham31QUI,WAC,DALIIIL,TLB.38658215831367.600129
3Jack Hurley27HGRBLRID.385863251251901.452147
4Ty Cobb30DETALMLB.383DET15266958810722544246106556134.444.5701.014335416
5Harry Harper--TACNWESB.38229611329811.645191
6George McCarl28BTENWESB.38113953901.46865
7Nap Lajoie42TTOILAA.3801515812213945.487283
8Norm Glockson23RFDIIILB.37850185701348.622115
9Ira Flagstead23TAC,DETNWES,ALB,MLB.368DET6020920907716130001.368.498.86610400
10Frank Walker22SGD,DETCENL,ALB,MLB.368DET11643743701612313100001.368.549.91824000
11Ted Kimbro21NLGINDPNon.35629121104213733120112.422.471.894495
12Ross Youngs20ROC,NY1IL,NLAA,MLB.355NYG147535532518920811115.356.429.78522802
13George Sisler24SLAALMLB.353SLB13558753960190309252373019.390.453.843244315
14Blainey Hall28NLGINDPNon.35229125105223772025015.433.457.890485
15Elmer Leifer24BTENWESB.352233821021.42599
16Tris Speaker29CLEALMLB.352CLE142612523901844211260306714.432.486.918254715
17 Blackburn--CLBAAAA.3505613748851.50469
18Ed McBane25CLMSALLC.3502710035
19Turner Barber23BLT,CHNIL,NLAA,MLB.346CHC1566496472224291202128.348.428.77627700
20Tom Daly25BFLILAA.3444715754620.40864
21Jack Bentley22BLTILAA.3439336212417115.492178
22Pelayo Chacón28CSEINDPNon.34325115102183552018310.402.431.833443
23Morrie Rath29SLCPCLAA.3411977212462290.397286
24Edd Roush24CINNLMLB.341CIN136567522821781914467212724.379.454.833237513
25 Kane--LAWELB.3405319466
26George Whiteman34TTO,LOUIL,AAAA.34014354118432107.475257
27Stump Edington25GRRCENLB.3391274251444
28Owen Quinn--SYRNYSLB.3386221372
29Del Bemis25RFD,NLOIIIL,ELB.3371144121391052.274113
30 Rath--MKGCENLB.33642119401
31Doc Wiley30NLGINDPNon.33628124107173642222213.408.467.876504
32Ham Hyatt32CNGSOUAA.334149506169281310.500253
33Eddie Bogart21BTE,TACNWESB.33312040912.47557
34Howie Camp23CHS,NWK,NYASALL,IL,ALC,AA,MLB.333NYY1325085073169261030012.335.442.77622400
35 Crane--MNEAAAA.33253193641030.41580
36Earl Smith20FSMWAD.3329830110019021.605182
37Jack Tobin25SLCPCLAA.3311898002654232.399319
38Bud Weiser26WKB,LRKNYSL,SOUAB,A.331131480159420.10651
39Jake Munch26ATASOUAA.33015552817423111.420222
40Joe Ward32GETBLRID.33076297982107.471140
41 Sykes--GETBLRID.32971280922611.439123
42Bernie Duffy23MTLILAA.3285113745861.49668
43Arthur Hartle28SGDCENLB.3271133981303
44Rogers Hornsby21SLNNLMLB.327STL145589523861712417866174534.385.484.868253417
45Charles Dysert29HGRBLRID.326983711211720.383142
46Bing Miller22CLI,SBNCENA,CENLD,B.325223941282579.492194
47Babe Ruth22BOSALMLB.325BOS5214212314406321401218.385.472.8575807
48Harry Smith27FWA,CINCENL,NLB,MLB.325CIN11039138801260041027.328.005.333201
49Justin Fitzgerald26SFRPCLAA.3241797042284342.405285
50Beals Becker30KCYAAAA.323151551178211115.483266
51Al Bernsen25FTWTLB.3231555601812567.427239
52Dave Altizer40MNEAAAA.3221495251692047.415218
53 Anderson--CLMSALLC.3213513142
54Hank Butcher30DENWLA.321148570183351413.500285
55Bill Collins35CDRCENAD.3218130899
56 Crouch--RCHCENLB.321933241043
57Bud Davis21WSM,MEM,FTW,WACNCSL,SOUA,TLD,A,B.3204916954416.46278
58Pete Knisely32NVLSOUAA.3201505411734238.453245
59Lu Blue20MBGBLRID.319993601153568.517186
60Guy Dunning22CLM,WACSALL,TLC,B.31991360115101.05018
61Charles Reinhardt--WLOCENAD.31980323103
62Buddy Ryan31SLCPCLAA.3191947302334729.426311
63Bobby Veach29DETALMLB.319DET1546665717918231128110216144.393.457.850261925
64Sammy Vick22MEM,NYASOUA,ALA,MLB.319NYY1364974954158271222216.321.434.75521501
65Tex Jones31WCHWLA.3181274711503694.459216
66Jay Kirke29LOUAAAA.3181485501753782.425234
67Ray Brubaker24MKGCENLB.3161094211332471.413174
68Doug Harbison30CLMSALLC.3167625380
69Roy Moran32ATASOUAA.31615756017726153.432242
70Jack Roche26OLD,SLNPCL,NLAA,MLB.316STL441171170373000000.316.342.6584000
71George Block30BMGIIILB.3155217856950.42175
72Ray Demmitt33CLB,SLAAA,ALAA,MLB.315SLB1475375366169351177108.317.461.77724710
73Jim Viox26KCYAAAA.315963301041951.412136
74William Daniels--TACNWESB.31415649500.34654
75Bill Kay39BNGNYSLB.31489325102933.388126
76Otis Lawry23BLT,PHAIL,ALAA,MLB.314PHA591601567492011129.323.346.6695402
77Biff Schaller27SFRPCLAA.3141816572065054.423278
78Leo Callahan26NWKILAA.3131475441701952.377205
79Earl Smith26OMA,SLAWL,ALA,MLB.313SLB14056354031169281891051521.332.481.81326008
80Victor St. Martin25HNO,PTHBLRI,VIRLD,C.31388310971737.455141
81Ken Williams27PORPCLAA.31319273723143824.491362
82 Mariott--FTDCENAD.31289337105
83Marty O'Toole28OMAWLA.3124813843910.39154
84Ben Shaw24OMA,PITWL,NLA,MLB.312PIT104321321010013730000.312.424.73513600
85Arnold Sheldon--WLOCENAD.3126022169
86Zack Wheat29BRONLMLB.312BRO10938736238113151114152018.352.423.77415323
87Peter Clemens31WKBNYSLB.3118529692
88Bill Hobbs24DAYCENLB.311973511093
89Clarence Kraft30WKBNYSLB.31112045314130137.481218
90Bill Leard31SLE,OLD,BRONWES,PCL,NLB,AA,MLB.311BRO106376376011720200001.311.375.68614100
91Irish Meusel24LOSPCLAA.3112108112524697.416337
92Ramiro Ramírez21CSEINDPNon.3112511710324323105311.377.359.736373
93Clay Schoonover28A10IIILB.31154212661630.41588
94Charles Babbington--REANYSLB.3106724576
95Snipe Conley25DALTLB.3105412639934.52466
96Butch Kern33RFDIIILB.3105117454901.37966
97Wickey McAvoy22BLT,PHAIL,ALAA,MLB.310PHA133442442113726174003.310.421.73118600
98Toots Shultz28PVEILAA.3103810031512.44044
99Rip Conway21WCSELB.30966391121
100George Anderson27MLWAAAA.3081465431671762.372202

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