1944 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
1Bob Harvey26NENN2Maj.426NE2710910121439332127.463.6631.126671
2Ned Garver18NWROHSLD.407SLB501321132646911293139.468.531.9996006
3Ripper Collins40ALBELA.396PIT10038632362128408377145511.485.5981.08319317
4Alberto Hernández27PUEMEXInd.395833653326013127978982511.445.5931.03819753
5Roy Campanella22BEG,PSNN2Maj.388BEG-PS32139134285213233045.410.582.992780
6Bill Hoskins30BEGNN2Maj.385BEG2811910923425352108.427.6241.051682
7William Metzig25LRK,CHASOUA,ALA1,Maj.380CHW41178163256255022101321.429.472.902771110
8Lázaro Salazar31MTYMEXInd.37983323261529913625919606.495.498.99313002
9Henry Kimbro32BEGNN2Maj.376BEG31141125274784216512.431.552.983694
10Red Schoendienst21ROCILAA.373STL25116102263832214162131.443.500.94351001
11George Binks29MLW,WS1AA,ALAA,Maj.369WSH105322293591081721066802526.425.543.9681593400
12Toshiaki Okamura32KKIJPBLFgn.369351471301748400491153.434.400.8345202
13Lindsay Deal32ATASOUAA1.365135586521991904051112435224.431.524.95527394
14Rene Monteagudo28CNG,WS1SOUA,ALA1,Maj.363WSH12651545763166233173605622.433.433.8661980020
15Bill Jankowski18WMTISLGB.360PHI41179164315910312011027.407.476.8827832
16Norman Veazey30CNGSOUAA1.360WSH1355475037518123918993818.408.447.85522533
17Johnny Wyrostek24CLBAAAA.358STL110491416871495051069116036.443.5751.0172396312
18Pancho Coimbre35NYCNN2Maj.357NYC331331152041101226217.439.513.952591
19Dixie Walker33BRONLMaj.357BRO147611535771913781391627227.434.529.96328361316
20Ira Houck19LNCISLGB.356PHA14060653391190281139436756.431.467.89824933
21Luke Majorki18NWROHSLD.355SLB91370338711201971073172838.408.541.94918322
22Bonnie Serrell24KCMNALMaj.355KCM2811510720384321857.395.505.899541
23Hal Spindel31SLEPCLAA.35565241211227513203221814.406.436.84292012
24Dick Wakefield23DETALMaj.355DET7833227653981551253225529.464.5761.0401595107
25Gil Coan22KPT,CNGAPPY,SOUAD,A1.354WSH12051946112316321121379264058.420.536.956247135
26Roland Gladu33HFD,BSNEL,NLA,Maj.354BSN1405694839717130158109808019.449.528.9772552330
27John Griffiths42YORISLGB.354PIT1044243847013628806518306.407.469.87518046
28Babe Martin24TOL,SLAAA,ALAA,Maj.354SLB1164393908213828101473704033.421.5851.00522819540
29Alva Phillips18ERWAPPYD.353CHC3110910218361011221625.394.500.8945110
30Joe Antolick28WMT,PHIISLG,NLB,Maj.352PHI732702503388142240001423.391.448.8391120240
31Jack Bolling27BRONLMaj.351BRO56147131214614112500144.418.496.914654112
32Ray Stokes20KPTAPPYD.35110646342280148218481193641.407.467.87419741
33Bill McGhee35PHA,LRKAL,SOUAMaj,A1.349PHA-CHW12150546471162284153613927.401.433.83420110113
34Earl York17ERW,PTHAPPY,PIEDD,B.349CHC1285505248018322125101322271.378.466.84324422
35Toshio Kurosawa30KYOJPBLFgn.34835161135234764017146247.447.452.8986102
36Garrett McBryde26KNXSOUAA1.3483615413528477211731613.425.452.8776121
37Jack Saltzgaver41KCYAAAA.348NYY85266210427312412215313.481.457.93896412
38Paul Martin25MEMSOUAA1.347SLB1043903576812421644432913.398.473.87116913
39Stan Musial23SLNNLMaj.347STL14666756811219751141294779028.440.549.9903127549
40Pedro Pagés30PUEMEXInd.34790417372801292011578154010.413.500.91318623
41Heinz Becker28MLWAAAA.3461466265261151822691011569343.448.487.9352561443
42William Cayton24ALB,TTOEL,ILA,AA.346PIT3413110425365201410199.447.433.88045008
43Babe Herman41HOLPCLAA.346781241078378102301710.435.439.8754700
44Pedro Formental29VEZMEXInd.3458839433081114249573146120.449.518.96717112
45Greek George31NVLSOUAA1.345CHC944093716812835127993539.403.461.86417112
46Red Marion30STPAAAA.345BRO11444539467136213108084537.415.490.905193824
47Ted Petoskey33BIRSOUAA1.345CIN73298275489511202951813.388.400.78811014
48Stanley Shubilla--TREISLGB.345BRO3313111620407311621318.415.483.8985611
49Ed Stone34PSNN2Maj.345PS49219197406896033119.403.452.855893
50Donald Fitzpatrick21KPTAPPYD.344843563115310717317054416.427.428.85513310
51Hal Peck27MLW,PHAAA,ALAA,Maj.344PHA15067858714020225913841827144.422.484.90628438120
52Marvin Williams24PSNN2Maj.344PS532282123573174351213.382.505.8871073
53Johnny Davis27NENN2Maj.343NE31114102173543222011.407.500.907511
54Pete Elko26NVL,LOS,CHNSOUA,PCL,NLA1,AA,Maj.343CHC137571508961743254841205832.411.449.8602280140
55Russ Lyon31INA,CLEAA,ALAA,Maj.343BSN-CLE711971781861141255101714.406.466.8728312200
56Dino Restelli19SFRPCLAA.34338157137234710511961317.423.511.9347061
57John Fitzpatrick40OLEPONYD.342BRO8430326628911710353280.419.414.83211072
58Ray Dandridge30NENN2Maj.341NE3012912318427211936.372.455.827560
59Hank Nowak26HGRISLGB.341DET135588540961844591096144242.394.513.90627751
60Gary Gearhart20ATASOUAA1.340612081944466851227736.369.448.8188725
61Cecil Payne36LBGPIEDB.340STL13358153281181291009943515.385.432.818230410
62Lloyd Randol23YORISLGB.340PIT13862553910918343141211776254.424.538.962290177
63Herbert Schmiedeke21LIMOHSLD.340STL1205344441161511811364297947.442.450.89220029
64Mayo Smith29BFLILAA.340DET15066050012317030485512514915.495.464.959232247
65Verl Wood23ERW,PTHAPPY,PIEDD,B.340CHC813353064210419745782332.397.487.88414960
66Neal Reside23LIMOHSLD.339STL12657051012017332138102394575.398.500.898255510
67Vince Shupe22HFDELA.339BSN13660055295187375410973435.379.446.825246212
68Frank Bowa19LIM,SACOHSL,PCLD,AA.338STL9439134079115145029253835.413.409.82113958
69Steve Collins26KNXSOUAA1.33811852745675154251258146623.421.410.83218705
70John Gwosden22HRNPONYD.338PIT117506473801603011278152770.375.482.85722815
71Michinori Tsubochi30ASIJPBLFgn.338351551362246112011161144.404.449.8536114
72Frankie Austin27PSNN2Maj.337PS47223190446485023332.432.432.864821
73Jodie Beeler23BIR,CINSOUA,NLA1,Maj.337CIN127517448831512951671506336.420.431.8511930150
74Roy Eder20ZAN,STPOHSL,AAD,AA.337BRO4921017531594803273229.440.451.8917903
75Joe Medwick32NY1NLMaj.337NYG12853549064165243785253824.386.441.82621612169
76Bob Rothel20BATPONYD.337CLE12555548798164334578125936.410.452.86122018
77Jim West32PSNN2Maj.337PS512302053569133137322.401.444.845913
78Wayne Blackburn29INAAAAA.336BSN149653535104180237165259929.445.411.8572207613
79Johnny Bucha19ALN,CLBISLG,AAB,AA.336STL10337933371112156168354144.414.562.97518732
80Billy Goodman18ATASOUAA1.3361376285541221862213264196569.405.433.83924009
81Johnny Hopp27SLNNLMaj.336STL13959152710617735911721555847.404.499.9032636240
82Bill Lewis39KNXSOUAA1.33680274217447314514145310.469.461.92910013
83Buck Leonard36HGNN2Maj.335HG492141794760146743129.428.5981.0261076
84Fred Marsh23LNCISLGB.335PHA11550448086161208882232227.367.460.82722120
85John Mihalic32NVLSOUAA1.335CHC69325239588013103748125.505.397.9029514
86Wild Bill Wright30MXDMEXInd.33587377334591122471060144212.411.539.95018010
87Bobby Avila20PUEMEXInd.33490433371831241714235195318.419.472.89117518
88Charlie Brewster27NVL,CHNSOUA,NLA1,Maj.334CHC1265394881051633369624314847.397.482.8792351300
89Howard Cantrell25LRKSOUAA1.334CHW11149844976150308611344419.395.477.87121414
90Josh Gibson32HGNN2Maj.333HG49197177395966948320.401.588.9891040
91Pete Gray29MEMSOUAA1.333SLB129561501119167219560684412.387.441.828221016
92Murray Rothman23HGRISLGB.333DET13758850886169431019226221.409.463.872235414
93Harry Sweeney28YOR,PITISLG,NLB,Maj.333PIT1305684879716239314108606770.419.511.9302490590
94Walter Alston32TRE,ROCISLG,ILB,AA.332BRO-STL652561994866102950204728.462.538.999107119
95Eugene Nance30MEMSOUAA1.332SLB1235174586915224448785112.400.428.82819617
96Art Rebel30KNX,CLBSOUA,AAA1,AA.332STL1064443856912829807064922.412.449.861173137
97Jeff Heath29CLEALMaj.331CLE60170151205052533011812.402.490.892742013
98Ed Mierkowicz20HGRISLGB.331DET1395845419017933659753264.373.442.81423947
99David Mulvey21LNCISLGB.331PHA85332296609816514023147.398.429.82712723
100Edward Yeash21BDF,UTI,WMTPONY,EL,ISLGD,A,B.331PHI11045739665131261448554940.414.497.91119775

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