1952 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
1Jim Kirby29TUL,PARTL,BSTLAA,B.605CIN143312286861732891280172520.638.8921.52925510
2Lee Walls19WAC,PITBSTL,NLB,Maj.524PIT112246212521112661264203293.589.8731.4621851200
3Roberto Fernandez24LUB,HAV,LAK,SPTWTNM,FLINC,B.413WSH51219201328323425141711.461.5971.058120410
4Manuel Magallón27BDO,NLAAZTX,MEXC,Ind.412451948015313.722140
5Don Stafford29SBYNCSLD.40810539216031318.640251
6Marvin Williams32CHHAZTXC.40111739715927945.854339
7Bob Hertel22MALSOSLD.393NYY8332812914122.643211
8Butch McCord26PRSMSOHD.392119482189401515.631304
9John Radulovich29PTAGULFB.389145634545982125412213108018.473.6131.08633472
10Billy Lynn24ALXEVANC.38512554320952412.562305
11Charlie Buck22SWELONGC.3821366335501192103020587197240.459.536.99529565
12Jack Cade24DLDFLORD.38213352920223234.535283
13Burro Hernandez28JRZAZTXC.381139567216441418.603342
14Bob Van Eman28WFL,TOLBSTL,AAB,AAA.381BSN-CHW10545540288153351208915043.450.6221.072250012
15Richard Steinhauer26PHXAZTXC.37813861623347116.536330
16Buck Frierson34PARBSTLB.3761476565911152225222414046335.437.5921.02935011
17Joe Bauman30ARTLONGC.37513962646914417621050157214855.531.7401.27134781
18Thomas Leonard23GOLCOPLD.375STL863231211751.467151
19Walter Sessi33BVLGULFB.37515369055214820734245179212844.500.6881.188380100
20Wes Gibson24LGV,DALBSTL,TLB,AA.373CLE8534131167116212228852632.426.6661.09220731
21Howard Jennings20BATPONYD.373PIT1174181561080.435182
22Orville Kitts24MRTMTSSD.3728233312411521.625208
23Howard Weeks32FLTKITLD.370WSH11940014831410.543217
24Art Lilly36ELPAZTXC.369140502185361025.629316
25Humberto Baez27BIGLONGC.36874236204417510312612725.449.461.9109432
26Victor Canales31JRZAZTXC.36812755520434133.492273
27Tex Sanner31TXABSTLB.3681416555731282114204516507540.447.6771.12438870
28Pete Hughes37TIJSWILC.36612356737712313822628131518041.577.6791.25625682
29Gill Daley25CBSSALLA.365STL10037513718124.509191
30John Roseboro19SHBWISLD.365BRO68260951551.473123
31Ray Taylor37CHKSOSLD.36513852019030102.473246
32John Tayoan34SAALONGC.36513359455495520235388133130.401.482.88326736
33Harry Walker33ROCILAAA.365STL1154453678013422743637221.470.496.96618215
34William Harrell19OWNKITLD.3645218768930.44483
35Rance Pless26NVLSOUAAA.364NYG13553819639411.513276
36Ford Smith33PHXAZTXC.36448140511212.50771
37James Beavers24HZBGASLD.363STL12257852611919146521108274136.411.5891.00131029
38Jim Eldridge22BORWTNMC.3631366265201371895175671410057.466.517.983269406
39Tony Ponce30PHXAZTXC.3635813549900.43058
40Don Stokes30LAMWTNMC.36314264058112821150215100105458.420.534.954310832
41Les Witherspoon26PTV,SDGSWIL,PCLC,Opn.3639343636910513427141695176037.459.6421.10123752
42Rudolph Briner34ARTLONGC.362138598544111197571173244435.419.564.98330791
43Charley Ridgeway28FTZGASLD.3611205924791081732351745211021.481.436.91820912
44Bruce Barmes22CHRTRISB.360WSH1315051822551.436220
45William Greer32ROSLONGC.360130588534891924481511724532.412.556.96929736
46Al Pinkston34SHYPROVC.360PHA12555448010317334430121186848.444.6351.07930542
47Jake Moore--DOTALFLD.358933993356112031966995619.458.5581.01718762
48Leonel Aldama27JRZAZTXC.35712348217222100.444214
49Leonard Cross25BSGMTSSD.357NYG11038713815240.716277
50Andy Gilbert37MSKWAC.357NYG102442378841351332282226344.450.5821.03222010
51Red Treadway32JKBFLORD.3571325071812942.442224
52Ev Hall25TEMBSTLB.3561426185621232003814997214232.403.521.924293212
53Gray Hampton25SBYNCSLD.35610541814924723.612256
54John Lybrand24HPTNCSLD.356BOS10739314038211.547215
55Cliff Pemberton32CVSWTNMC.3561396535641382014085111277627.441.482.923272994
56Dino Restelli27SAC,INA,OKC,TULPCL,AA,TLOpn,AAA,AA.356CLE-CIN74282253399014473142524.420.522.94213231
57Albert Richardson32VRNLONGC.356661481351748643300114.404.526.9307102
58Perry Roberts27DLDFLORD.35613254819533165.502275
59Fred Leonard27GSTTRISB.355CHW1214681662838.479224
60Louie Letlow22EUFALFLD.3551145164281141522712879298577.463.530.99322712
61Charlie Tuttle24SWE,ALXLONG,EVANC.35511951645498161187309566146.431.6231.05428301
62Ned Waldrop29FLTKITLD.355WSH1124591633758.510234
63Ed Lavene18HPTNCSLD.354BOS1003901382791.477186
64Lester Mulcahy28AMA,DENWTNM,WLC,A.354PIT13558649411417521145141286133.453.6741.1273331633
65Thomas Watson17SJEPROVC.354PIT331401271745420120128.414.417.8325310
66Keith Carpenter28HRLGULFB.353152674563100199425487109933.453.467.92126348
67Russ Davis19PADKITLD.353STL1154221493175.495209
68Len Johnston23MSVKITLD.353CHW61204721521.46194
69Harold Kollar29KPTAPPYD.353NYG120555428112151312211121011130.493.5821.07424979
70Michio Nishizawa30NAGJPCLFgn.353113488433791532712098815434.426.559.9852421510
71Culley Rikard38ABQWTNMC.3531315754819017041679628531.454.507.962244445
72Charles Ballord29SHLWCARD.35210738113425811.546208
73Reginaldo Grenald20MXLSWILC.352652782565190128105991837.401.578.97914831
74Gene Jacobs21PTV,SDGSWIL,PCLC,Opn.352783252815399114553143720.435.473.90813343
75Tony Lupien35JAMPONYD.352DET1224091443052.465190
76Walt Pocekay23WENWINTA.3521465762034567.488281
77Ken Robinett19THVGAFLD.3521385001762930.422211
78Benny Valenzuela19BDOAZTXC.35213553118745142.501266
79Richard Ayers25KPTAPPYD.351NYG4820218533658123621126.391.438.8298115
80Gene Green19PADKITLD.351STL662599114153.556144
81Karl Kluckhohn21WAU,DAVWISL,IIILD,B.351DET63228802032.491112
82Joe Mills33PKAFLORD.35129111391000.44149
83Ike Palmer28LUBWTNMC.35114162356911020062212118104650.406.531.9373021162
84Wayne Blackburn37KINCOPLD.350DET1093401191241.418142
85John Davis36PARBSTLB.350984193437712028405556847.465.455.92015662
86Joe Kracher38LKCGULFB.35011940534665121200166015527.442.546.98818922
87Stephen Follett24SAALONGC.349542402123174860310229.418.443.8619433
88Joe Fortin29LAMWTNMC.3491396025301131853373214276859.425.6191.0443282022
89Stan Karpinski28STA,TYL,MTG,AUG,PAMFLOR,BSTL,SALL,WTNMD,B,A,C.34939138129114564012086.387.457.8445901
90Art Pennington29KEKIIILB.349116427149171020.576246
91Andrew Alexson31HRNPONYD.348BRO12344515527316.530236
92Cliff Dapper32BILPIONC.348PIT1305644401021533551992810744.487.5801.066255125
93Clarence Gibson18MGVPIONC.3484818413822487121623956.503.457.9596343
94Billy Giddings19OZAALFLD.348622752445785138453133028.420.516.93612601
95Dave Pope31INA,CLEAA,ALAAA,Maj.348CLE138558509861773081483404649.402.521.92226512030
96Al Grandcolas19FRECALLC.347STL1406405501051912951610688452.436.505.94227833
97Floyd Hoard--EMNGASLD.34711949747662165431111121715.372.447.81921322
98Emil Karlik20DHMCARLB.347DET12846416135417.550255
99Jim Mills33MOVNCSLD.3471043831332612.436167
100Richard Sobeck22ADASOSLD.347SLB138518180261819.577299

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