1939 Register Batting Leaders

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Batting Leaders
1Joe Schmidt21DULNORLD.441STL12044019429931.759334
2Woody Wheaton24HZLISLGC.42810143218517161.549237
3Harold Fehrenbacher20TRAALFLD.423CLE361426012114.817116
4Warren Huffman23STNVIRLD.4159736915329145.610225
5Pete Hughes24OGDPIONC.409CIN12247719540541.771368
6David Kelly29SUNISLGC.40410340316325614.600242
7Tony Robello26PCTPIONC.404STL12450720533758.840426
8Don Padgett27SLNNLMLB.399STL922572333893153553101811.444.554.99812911155
9Oscar Judd31DEC,SACIIIL,PCLB,AA.398STL5210341433.58360
10Henry Redmond21HAMPONYD.397STL103418166321010.593248
11Hank Edwards20MFLOHSLD.395CLE130529209411418.628332
12Sam Gentile22DSCBISTD.392BOS1135081995489.583296
13Sammy Hale42MDLWTNMD.392752931152518.567166
14Gordon Nell31PAMWTNMD.39213552820760844.786415
15Ted Mueller25THMNCSLD.391108412161341010.595245
16Hooper Triplett19GSTTARHD.391STL10537914833427.712270
17Cecil Payne31LDSBISTD.389CLE114455177381212.604275
18William Belcher--GVLCSTLC.387BRO39155601152.56187
19Hugh Todd23JCKSALLB.3841033781452324.487184
20Red Barnes35DSCBISTD.382BOS9632512425214.600195
21Tommie West28DYBFLORD.382BRO12248718635114.524255
22Curt Davis35SLNNLMLB.381STL6311510510405011700322.398.457.855482070
23Joe DiMaggio24NYAALMLB.381NYY12052446210817632630126305220.448.6711.11931011469
24Holt Milner39TRAALFLD.381CLE11242816329712.565242
25Bernard Hartman--HZLISLGC.3803413752943.56978
26Charles Gillespie24JHN,SPL,CANPASA,MATLD,C.378PHI-CLE-BOS43148561244.59588
27Jay Kirke26PCT,SACPION,PCLC,AA.378STL127542205461326.655355
28Lou Novikoff23TUL,LOS,MLWTL,PCL,AAA1,AA.376CHC157596224411323.604360
29Joseph McNamee20TWFPIONC.3758328810824218.660190
30Joe Mowry31WPGNORLD.37512243516340220.614267
31Arthur Strott26NFLPONYD.375CLE77293110171017.676198
32Elmer Valo18FEDESHLD.374PHA3411543923.56565
33Biz Mackey41BEG,NENNLNgM.3731041021038000222.385.373.757380
34John Larrieu18SLCPIONC.372124521194321013.547285
35Jim Guinn24SHL,CHRTARH,PIEDD,B.371WSH10043416130710.541235
36Emory Culbreth31SPB,KANSALL,NCSLB,D.370CLE71243902222.502122
37Walter Sessi20WLM,CBSMTNS,SALLD,B.370STL128470174321021.615289
38Al Unser26GSTTARHD.370STL9934912931712.602210
39Steve Carter22HSPCSTLC.369DET1365181913264.477247
40Charles Marsella27CHR,SPB,SAVPIED,SALLB.369WSH-CLE3112245624.54967
41Eddie Sawyer28AMSCAMLC.369NYY12245816953316.603276
42Dom Dallessandro25SDGPCLAA.36815754119950918.593321
43James Gruzdis25LDSBISTD.368CLE11542415642417.606257
44Harry Wickel28WLMMTNSD.368STL12644616436623.630281
45Billy Capps20BIGWTNMD.367NYY138490180361020.604296
46Vance Dinges24HBG,MTAVIRL,BISTD.367873001102274.527158
47Hugh Gustafson24WPGNORLD.36711140614927311.530215
48Martin Steinmann22MFD,SBYESHL,NCSLD.367NYG11646617143617.594277
49William Skelley20WENWINTB.366NYY14356920848228.605344
50Wade Wilson--ABLWTNMD.36648194711431.48594
51Howard Connors21SXFWLD.365CHC823621321673.472171
52Birch Douglass25LENTARHD.36510743015730321.595256
53Muscle Shoals22JOHAPPYD.365STL106373136221416.627234
54Bill Shewey22WLM,PMO,CBSMTNS,MATL,SALLD,C,B.364STL12250318338128.535269
55Occar Martin24BLDMTNSD.3633410237514.54956
56John Wehmeyer20LIMOHSLD.36370259942035.521135
57Huck Geary22DLDFLORD.3628733412121132.521174
58Delbert Jones21CDRIIILB.362CLE11746416826107.506235
59Alfred Littrell--ABLWTNMD.36245185671351.50393
60Edward Wernet22SXFWLD.362CHC9435412824913.590209
61Ox Eckhardt37MEMSOUAA1.3611244821742642.444214
62Sammy Holbrook28FEDESHLD.361PHA9830511017220.626191
63Vern Stephens18MYFKITLD.361SLB12248517544730.666323
64John Carey25COONCSLD.36048125451034.58473
65Worthington Day17ASHMTNSD.3603111441505.53561
66Dom DiMaggio22SFRPCLAA.360170664239481814.550365
67Jimmie Foxx31BOSALMLB.360BOS124563467130168311035105438972.464.6941.15832417256
68Wilbur Roussarie25AMAWTNMD.3603012545823.52866
69John Rowe22HLA,BIRCSTL,SOUAC,A1.360CIN14659421430182.461274
70Walter Zwatty21OTTCAMLC.3604512545715.55269
71Thomas Gwin21HUNMTNSD.359BRO9235912913811.532191
72Maury Jungman25JACSEALB.359134502180331011.530266
73Michael Scott18LBGVIRLD.3599837613526105.521196
74Stanley Stencel22HOPKITLD.359CHC125512184282410.566290
75Dewey Stover36MFLOHSLD.359CLE23183171
76Ernie Wingard38DOTALFLD.359127501180341418.591296
77Buzz Arlitt27CGEARMOD.358PIT11541314828415.554229
78Cyril Pfeifer22HSP,DHMCSTL,PIEDC,B.358DET-CIN13548917537120.483236
79Daniel Rich22RMECAMLC.35811140014323418.570228
80Michael Surgent23PNGAPPYD.358SLB11040214413145.498200
81Babe Young23KNX,NY1SOUA,NLA1,MLB.358PIT-NYG1786976888246541324140156.365.578.9433980310
82James Harrison21CVSWTNMD.35711947917140611.534256
83Mike Powers33HUNMTNSD.357BRO11941414831516.572237
84Marv Rickert18BOI,TACPION,WINTC,B.35710840914621414.531217
85Steve Urick21ASHMTNSD.35754221791733.502111
86Edd Hartness21AMRGAFLD.356BRO1294911752791.454223
87Ted Mayer32ELPAZTXD.356NYY6920272962.49099
88Bill Mongiello24DSCBISTD.356BOS1144381562481.454199
89Ken Moore22SRKVIRLD.356903711322379.528196
90Fats Dantonio20CTH,NIBNEAR,EVAND.355STL11140614425103.488198
91George Detore32SDGPCLAA.3551294111462854.477196
92Wally Gilbert38WAUNORLD.35511841114631114.538221
93George Jansco23JACSEALB.35513454119265312.553299
94Aaron Robinson24AKR,BNGMATL,ELC,A.355NYY1133691313969.566209
95Walt Stockwell20SHLTARHD.355WSH963691313015.482178
96Herb Woodten25LIM,TREOHSL,ISLGD,C.355115422150261222.630266
97Paul Busby20MYD,SPBBIST,SALLD,B.354PHI-CLE6424687834.459113
98Jerry Witte23LFYEVAND.354SLB13852018455514.560291
99Harvey Beaster19CGEARMOD.353PIT1204841713745.477231
100Loyd Christopher19WENWINTB.353NYY13855819740431.606338

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