1956 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
1William Gilmore22LWT,CPC,BOISOSL,BSTL,PIOND,B,C.465MLN942571986492260966225335.574.7221.2961432130
2Len Tucker26PAMSWLGB.404140639565181228401351181476483.469.7911.261447802
3Mario Garcia--CHHCMXLC.40366279226499117475643916.502.6061.1081377923
4William Fries21KEANESLD.394NYY50211165386512254374026.514.5821.09696312
5Alonzo Perry34MXDMEXAA.392123535451103177331328118106738.467.7101.17732066011
6Walt Tyler26YUMAZMXC.392CIN130623531118208431712105127951.469.6051.073321427
7Dick Whitman35SJOCALLC.391129521448941753415594176019.460.5671.027254346
8Deacon Jones22DBQ,WLOMIDW,IIILD,B.387CHW11851638011714726826126911848.528.7031.2312677110
9Claudio Solano30CEAAZMXC.3861296155021471943914517459446.478.7371.2153706013
10Jimmie Hall18SPINESLD.385WSH582682266587116156144132.479.6861.165155010
11Zacatillo Guerrero29CEAAZMXC.3841115254451341714412195126720.463.6291.092280346
12Eddie Logan23MTTMIDWD.384PHI12158352813120339131580124668.436.5931.029313432
13Diomedes Olivo37MXDMEXAA.38165117113943612230214.388.504.892573011
14Ike Palmer32CRLSWLGB.38112455850610819355112112403837.424.6581.082333518
15Felipe Alou21COC,LKCFLOR,EVAND,C.377NYG1245434541111711562199486840.456.5701.02625973117
16Don Dillard19DYBFLORD.375CLE1285585108719128171012743976.418.555.9732833154
17Jorge Gomez21NOGAZMXC.3746929724673922102174124544.481.7151.197176600
18Paul Owens32OLEPONYD.368PHI1144933998714734397668040.480.5361.017214761
19Roberto Fernandez28ROSSWLGB.3671436696291322316441311672944.393.544.937342308
20Juan Hernandez--DURCMXLC.365101464345103126217221021310055.509.6581.1672277928
21Bobby Jurecko21CVSSWLGB.365CIN64144126224613212201427.426.524.94966031
22Don Stokes34PLVSWLGB.365138638551155201462178818334.449.548.997302211
23Gerald Cooper22MXLAZMXC.364STL126576473111172347369148334.462.484.946229956
24Art Cuitti29AMAWLA.3641386115141321872124613938562.451.6811.1323509318
25Robert Pascal26MGVPIONC.364CHC12957743111415731327137412862.511.6381.1492751008
26Gilberto Villarreal28CHHCMXLC.364102474393941431910148596912.457.5701.02722412417
27Enid Drake27THOGASLD.363BAL4112210218379342401617.434.6271.06264004
28Mal Walton22DOUAZMXC.363PIT12559754313319734112410394045.404.5991.002325257
29Pedro Ramírez35SALCMXLC.362994353708013421822108104824.439.6411.07923712827
30Whitey Ries26DOTALFLD.361STL76280244398819010566349.441.5611.00213711
31Steve Bilko27LOSPCLOpn.360CHC162709597163215186551644104105.453.6871.14041013206
32John Bruzga28PAMSWLGB.360106462389881402342512606060.447.6321.079246616
33Lee Handley21PRSMIDWD.360CHC12655948011517329516106107455.445.542.987260203
34Don Hunter24ELPSWLGB.3591446305271161894452714208649.447.6151.061324539
35James Robinette21PAM,SAVSWLG,SALLB,A.359CIN1175344731371703762610654959.418.6281.046297336
36Len VanDeHey24ABQWLA.359NYG140607549801973651011024431.400.497.897273131211
37Jim Kirby33PTABSTLB.3581366085309019034211105146627.429.492.92126142613
38Albie Pearson21OKC,SFRTL,PCLAA,Opn.358BOS1536825819820836674614109141.445.477.9222773343
39Bob Johnson20IDFPIONC.357DET1326215551331984319790255751.418.541.959300423
40Tony Alomar23FRECALLC.356STL1285765141141832320066264945.413.479.891246445
41Charley Grant35GRCALFLD.35611645943310015429625112111739.380.6241.00427009
42Dick Greco30MODCALLC.356NYY14064853913519239344162149580.456.6851.141369815
43Hank Robinson33YUMAZMXC.356CIN3413611822428082501614.437.6271.06474110
44Sammy Taylor23TPK,ATAWL,SOUAA,AA.356MLN1375805311161893882812344280.407.6141.02132610430
45Orlando Cepeda18SCLNORLC.355NYG12555649910017733926112114343.405.6131.019306365
46Joseph Rosania21DOU,BILAZMX,PIONC.355PIT12052945111616021141893167154.445.5831.028263250
47Art Bowland33SAASWLGB.354135575492921742412211537237.431.541.972266128
48Al Gionfriddo34VISCALLC.354140658522135185308973312726.481.494.975258414
49Humberto Guerrero23CEAAZMXC.35412858946913716634834124810875.478.6781.156318714
50Hillis Layne38LEWNORWB.35410945336277128240158637318.458.5441.0021975310
51Roy Parker30CVSSWLGB.354CIN1346065081231803963613349049.449.6671.116339125
52Hal Simpson38ROSSWLGB.3541436545341131893842512309242.457.5811.03831018010
53Russell Burns38PLV,LRKSWLG,SOUAB,AA.3531165264471191583033812406868.442.6781.120303614
54Carlos Castillo23TUCAZMXC.3531175394811171702961166314155.404.507.9112441142
55Richard Drain23DOUAZMXC.353PIT1165164678716518101310423127.392.518.910242468
56Lefty Lewis31YAKNORWB.35313157752911618731726140104053.397.586.983310134
57Mickey Mantle24NYAALMaj.353NYY1506525331321882255213010111299.464.7051.16937642146
58Chase Riddle30ABYGAFLD.353STL137581464115164393241423510049.463.6061.0682814211
59Taffy Wright44ORLFLORD.35364262215297612124014212.458.447.905962033
60Russ Gragg22PCYSOSLD.352CHC1406425201181832515712071810937.462.498.960259346
61John Kreuter22PRSMIDWD.352CHC120531438112154293149998429.452.527.979231207
62Don Saner22KEKIIILB.352CLE28137108263815232152613.474.6111.08566021
63Jose St. Clair--SALCMXLC.352994293785313320755914220.416.481.89718212315
64Leroy Scercy19GRINESLD.351KCA592612086373861044274845.475.5911.066123302
65Harvey Angelo21PHXAZMXC.350BAL10752445112415826622101166122.421.5811.0022621110
66Danny Ozark32WFLBSTLB.350BRO1134553869213523332101155950.441.6741.11426061311
67Bob Usher31SDGPCLOpn.350CLE15767859584208375127455643.411.489.901291188172
68Dick Wilson33BAKCALLC.350PHI13760752010818235333132107352.428.6191.048322509
69Humberto Barbon31YUMAZMXC.349CIN120521456981592753212375159.412.6401.053292428
70Lindon Duncan20DECMIDWD.349STL10645438193133225362186037.435.457.892174265
71Phil Jantze21ARDSOSLD.349STL121548439861532993911219134.463.476.939209927
72Paul Price19OLEPONYD.349PHI123453421100147244669101397.371.468.8391973142
73Leo Rodriguez26MCTMEXAA.3491125044419815433336664116.402.458.860202123118
74Neb Wilson33DSV,BIRALFL,SOUAD,AA.349NYY131603461138161281421391512447.498.6881.18631721431
75Juan Rodriguez28DURCMXLC.34892416330891151916964107144.465.5851.0501936555
76Valmy Thomas30ABQ,JHN,MNEWL,EL,AAA,AAA.348NYG10439634562120182116444418.423.501.92417310313
77Ervin Ford26ELPSWLGB.34713056953910218732101073222137.371.499.870269234
78Ike Jackson33MDLSWLGB.3471355975391021873863113854772.401.6121.013330434
79Gene Mauch30LOS,BOSPCL,ALOpn,Maj.347CHC-BOS1536785911272052932085207346.422.508.930300175810
80Bob Wellman30MOUGAFLD.347CIN13757347510116537230124128243.441.6231.064296529
81Sheldon Brodsky19HRNPONYD.346BRO9542338781134212259042840.396.6051.000234512
82Daniel Howard24ROS,MTY,TPKSWLG,MEX,WLB,AA,A.346MLN98414382931322153389726105.392.6861.0782620411
83Nick Vancho22MCKNESLD.346MLN45209188396516143531717.402.505.90795202
84Thomas Humber24CLIMIDWD.345PIT1225484871201682410371674629.407.454.860221672
85Fernando Pedrozo32MXDMEXAA.3451205074647016027936683144.386.461.84821414354
86Ted Williams37BOSALMaj.345BOS1365034007113828224820010239.479.6051.0842421310011
87Billy Capps37PHXAZMXC.344BAL1235865089917531288896427.419.461.880234545
88Ernest Choukalos29TUC,ABQAZMX,WLC,A.344NYG10239835865123291178612939.395.573.9682051515
89Ev Joyner29SHVTLAA.34415065258411420143513911236534.409.502.910293012
90Gene Klingler26LEWNORWB.34413158045011015538114881911475.477.5271.003237556
91Luis Márquez30PORPCLOpn.344BRO155658602122207271025110184377.385.547.93232911247
92Humberto Marti29TUCAZMXC.34410244738174131232119145824.425.501.926191026
93Samuel Mauney23MGVPIONC.343CHC1064464006213725399432940.396.488.8831951016
94Sammy Miley25LINWLA.343PIT123550496951703251380214433.397.506.90325112262
95Vernon Neal20HDGNESLD.343CHW35149137324710312221215.396.482.87866000
96Glenn Owens23OLEPONYD.343PHI1234554452841552812095159371.453.542.995245144
97Wild Bill Wright42AGUCMXLC.3437933229748102838457278.406.471.8771407521
98Frank Tornay29PLVSWLGB.3421084904271141462933210744648.405.6491.054277548
99Tom Wright32BIR,WS1,CHL,LOUSOUA,AL,AAAA,Maj,AAA.342NYY-DET-WSH1012081842463131529001426.389.505.8959342530
100Victor Ceballos21NOG,MXDAZMX,MEXC,AA.34110038632376110164197075385.440.5851.026189703

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