1938 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
1Moe Franklin24BECMTNSD.4399443538591169311326110133817.497.7901.28630466
2George Washington31STPAAAA.426CHW34140129225581323296.471.5741.0457420
3Neal Arlett19TUC,SFRAZTX,PCLD,AA.4255121118144776502482311.490.5141.0049307
4Buck Leonard30HGNN2Maj.420HG421781504163115953124.500.7401.24011104
5James Milner20MOVNCSLD.406592542445199137233124515.422.541.96313223
6John Newman24OWN,CLM,SPBKITL,SALLD,B.406CIN-CLE116244202488223286074120.506.6581.16513301
7Claude Capps27REIBISTD.397301361213248912251123.451.537.9886503
8David Whatley23BBB,MRSNALMaj.396BBB-MRS2711510621426209407.439.491.9295211
9Harry Williams33PCNN2Maj.393PC371571403555124432314.448.6211.0698703
10Earl Martin27BECMTNSD.392101452390971533871394135513.472.6261.09824443
11Butch Moran21ROGARMOD.392CIN10545740610715943122211484251.457.7191.17629272
12Joe Rossomando23BSSBISTD.39011651544110317237518111116430.472.6191.09127346
13Red Barnes34DANBISTD.3877535728778111346158866616.506.7041.20920231
14Buddy Rosar23NWKILAA.387NYY9136732380125262157954010.460.6191.08020040
15Whitey Kurowski20PMOMATLC.386STL12957854213320941614112342247.417.561.97830477
16Chuck Harig24AUB,SYRCAML,ILC,AA.385CIN1124684219516233920109123716.447.6481.095273100
17Gordon Houston22TXA,OKCETXL,TLC,A1.3841084924271001643271870254931.457.6181.07526488
18Donald Reeves26BCNALMaj.384BCA40137125264834534710.434.5921.0267411
19Frank Scalise24GFKNORLD.38261235212438113153792119.438.524.96111102
20Manuel Cortinas25CPCTXVLD.381SLB554478125182311820132156947.464.6461.11030952
21Bill Carrier31LXGNCSLD.380PHA5223822147841421452601423.422.6521.07414421
22Bobby Estalella27CHRPIEDB.378WSH1215584311341633093812328411766.520.7541.274325100
23Ray Mack21FMH,CLENORL,ALD,Maj.378CLE964143847914532724982002751.423.6851.108263300
24Phil Morris29AYDCOPLD.37791374601412946679.524196
25Jack Baer23CKD,LRKCSTL,SOUAC,A1.376BOS913743435512926415362746.423.484.90716613
26William Homan22AUB,MTLCAML,ILC,AA.375PIT10554147211317737815122166418.451.5831.03327514
27Earle Brucker37PHAALMaj.374PHA531911712664211335111916.437.561.99896011
28Gordon Donaldson21HOB,ALXWTNM,EVAND.374DET1164724391111642492097252656.416.6061.02226661
29Phillip Hearn25CWLCAMLC.3731165254539516916131276175445.447.545.993247711
30Pete Kraus20FOSOHSLD.372STL98368100137318127811.5982202
31Art Doll25HFD,BSNEL,NLA,Maj.370BSN681481352350124325001213.422.5851.007790010
32Josh Gibson26HGNN2Maj.370HG4619916553611141354229.467.7211.18811914
33Lewis D'Antoni24BLDMTNSD.3691025104231141564210116577736.468.5931.06225128
34Ray Dandridge24NENN2Maj.369NE2711310324389211908.414.524.9395402
35Danny Litwhiler21ALXEVAND.3697633229562109174107123227.436.556.99216432
36Alf Anderson24NBECOPLD.36898397101146392104331.552219
37Tommy Holmes21BNGELA.368NYY1356225431102004196621436428.441.510.95127778
38Johnny Lindell21OLD,NWKPCL,ILAA.368NYY641442453834272.549790
39Lou Novikoff22MOLIIILB.367CHC12556050711018626231911454927.426.6211.04731531
40William Seal20FYTARMOD.3671074794319415828101384214155.425.568.99424534
41Mike Simon26TUCAZTXD.367130581532901953578121174628.420.504.92426830
42Cecil Smyly19HOBWTNMD.367DET128529182194357291202882.62433030
43George Staller22DAY,ELMMATL,ELC,A.366BRO12452749284180268392433139.406.470.87523122
44Chester Wieczorek23PMOMATLC.366STL12958452812419346528130155357.426.6311.05733330
45Ted Williams19MNEAAAA.366BOS14864752813019330943142611475.481.7011.18237041
46Charlie Keller21NWKILAA.365NYY15069357814921136822129910856.466.5691.03532916
47Roy Partee20BBEAZTXD.365125581512106187388910794954.425.523.948268416
48Lee Riley31BEANESLD.365BRO115524425117155301517122158228.480.6261.106266125
49Ray Scantling24REIBISTD.3651185524601301682753314748540.470.6611.13130461
50Malcolm Stevens16LUBWTNMD.365CHW128499124182341131132369.66333167
51Leo Marion25WLOIIILB.364CIN984433636213226107077219.471.441.91216026
52Chuck Workman23SPL,CLEMATL,ALC,Maj.364CLE1336175381231963810181052606447.438.5721.010308690
53Steve Carter21HRLTXVLD.363668571148207451711124258654.451.5591.01031965
54Frank Silvanic20AKRMATLC.363NYY11652144312216135113512227379.457.7291.18632332
55Harry Stoeber20SPLMATLC.363CLE1295775481111993631711572347.392.533.92529233
56Ed Hall32HENETXLC.362108631542119196421215125138024.447.5661.01430745
57Sammy Hughes27BEGNN2Maj.362BEG26117105243874222310.422.562.9845911
58Rabbit Leary26REIBISTD.362934343621071312522295196834.465.6241.09022622
59Paul O'Dea17FMHNORLD.362CLE5323222138801553403914.392.516.90811420
60Steve Summerhill23UNSALFLD.3621275715178918733124108214440.414.495.90925628
61Selby Keller24REIBISTD.361321411223444921181195.447.492.9396000
62Hack Miller25LUB,LGVWTNM,ETXLD,C.361CHW123443126160446271251967.670297510
63Eddie Weston29MYDBISTD.36011754248011017342824144125345.428.6311.06030345
64Pete Donald22AKRMATLC.359NYY883813517512619537532730.408.467.87516421
65Guy Sturdy38MSHETXLC.3598837931263112220128246321.468.5451.01317013
66Darr Shealy34THMNCSLD.357107461420731505238114502922.401.552.954232210
67Mel Wasley21DULNORLD.357STL12053747111016839431115115219.432.6541.085308104
68Ernie Wingard37DOTALFLD.357128579499961782591010117447.441.503.94425115
69Don Lang23ALB,CIN,SYREL,NL,ILA,Maj,AA.356CIN572101773463126434103023.452.5591.011993120
70Roy Pinkston24THMNCSLD.3561024484048914431715110613446.409.579.98823428
71Augie Bergamo21PADKITLD.355STL125591513113182356146176239.432.452.88423288
72Harry Daughtry29MYDBISTD.3551185604901081744147874643.430.498.92824406
73Nick Etten24JCK,PHASALL,ALB,Maj.355PHA16671360210421446172937410639.454.498.953300320
74George Hausmann22CPCTXVLD.355SLB641557157198381414120337431.434.549.98330637
75Leonardo Alanís39MLLTXVLD.3544933671061302852091199032.497.6211.1182281422
76Bill Endicott19ABYGAFLD.354STL10850244196156284062404618.417.435.853192213
77Alfred Joyner28SNHCOPLD.3547224350861216360.486118
78William Prout25CBSSALLB.354STL140609554881963738110344836.405.475.88026307
79Dick West22CNG,DOV,CINSOUA,ESHL,NLA1,D,Maj.354CIN12150145781162301622952204268.410.6351.0452900110
80Frank Falconi23ELPAZTXD.353124544467981652615395186348.434.493.927230410
81John Fry20MTVBISTD.353893773296511694266314252.429.422.85113924
82Woodrow MacDonald--AUBCAMLC.3531085074058614318355479651.480.449.93018233
83Tony Maisano24SNHCOPLD.3531013548112526216786.573203
84Eugene Nafie20SHLNCSLD.353STL106485425120150269271031115978.433.6471.08027510
85Haruyasu Nakajima28KYO,KYOJPBF,JPBSFgn.3537333130049106143116352916.412.530.94215911
86Cecil Payne30MYDBISTD.3531084814398015546124974358.405.540.94423734
87Jake Plummer29RKM,WKB,HFDPIED,ELB,A.353BOS-BSN862412074773103848002829.430.546.97611306
88Nat Rogers44MRSNALMaj.353MRS27107102193653219203.371.520.8915302
89Sam Scaling32DHMPIEDB.353CIN381691501653162024211219.405.487.8927316
90Harry Schmiel24SPGWAC.353STL10145538587136228792236322.448.506.95419534
91Chris Flanagan20ABBEVAND.352129554505861781618718154140.403.497.90025126
92Sid Gordon20MFDESHLD.352NYG1124884121041451892583167235.449.6211.07125613
93Armando Rami--FINOHSLD.352SLB89381591342452693.4571741
94William Beams23REIBISTD.35190411333961172762076297562.473.6491.12221621
95Guy Curtright25HENETXLC.35111255744214315523718584210754.483.5571.03924662
96Erv Dusak17MNTARMOD.351STL673022486387221186365052.467.6651.13216540
97Bob Finley22CANMATLC.351BOS12048043974154327208932967.403.592.99526093
98Erastus Grigg22ELZAPPYD.351BOS833423225911314365171321.380.469.84915125
99Denny Miller24CAN,RKMMATL,PIEDC,B.351BOS113446407851432552288122981.401.6001.00124455
100Hank Sauer21BUTPASAD.351NYY100441385891352981274254468.433.561.994216120

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