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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.465MLN942511985892260960224929.570.7221.292143202
2Len Tucker26PAMSWLGB.404140639565181228401351181476483.469.7911.261447802
3William Fries21KEANESLD.394NYY50165651225.58296
4Alonzo Perry34MXDMEXAA.392123451177331328.710320
5Walt Tyler26YUMAZMXC.392CIN130623531118208431712105127951.469.6051.073321427
6Dick Whitman35SJOCALLC.39112944817534155.567254
7Deacon Jones22DBQ,WLOMIDW,IIILD,B.387CHW11838014726826.703267
8Claudio Solano30CEAAZMXC.3861296155021471943914517459446.478.7371.2153706013
9Jimmie Hall18SPINESLD.385WSH582268711615.686155
10Zacatillo Guerrero29CEAAZMXC.3841115254451341714412195126720.463.6291.092280346
11Eddie Logan23MTTMIDWD.384PHI121528203391315.593313
12Diomedes Olivo37MXDMEXAA.3816511343612.50457
13Ike Palmer32CRLSWLGB.38112455850610819355112112403837.424.6581.082333518
14Felipe Alou21COC,LKCFLOR,EVAND,C.377NYG12445417115621.575261
15Don Dillard19DYBFLORD.375CLE128510191281710.555283
16Jorge Gomez21NOGAZMXC.3746929724673922102174124544.481.7151.197176600
17Paul Owens32OLEPONYD.368PHI1144933998714734397668040.480.5361.017214761
18Roberto Fernandez28ROSSWLGB.3671436696291322316441311672944.393.544.937342308
19Bobby Jurecko21CVSSWLGB.365CIN64144126224613212201427.426.524.94966031
20Donald Stokes34PLVSWLGB.365138638551155201462178818334.449.548.997302211
21Gerald Cooper22MXLAZMXC.364STL126576473111172347369148334.462.484.946229956
22Art Cuitti29AMAWLA.3641386115141321872124613938562.451.6811.1323509318
23Robert Pascal26MGVPIONC.364CHC12943115731327.638275
24Enid Drake27THOGASLD.363BAL4110237934.62764
25Mal Walton22DOUAZMXC.363PIT12559754313319734112410394045.404.5991.002325257
26Whitey Ries26DOTALFLD.361STL76280244398819010566349.441.5611.00213711
27Steve Bilko27LOSPCLOpn.360CHC162709597163215186551644104105.453.6871.14041013206
28John Bruzga29PAMSWLGB.360106462389881402342512606060.447.6321.079246616
29Lee Handley21PRSMIDWD.360CHC12648017329516.542260
30Don Hunter24ELPSWLGB.3591446305271161894452714208649.447.6151.061324539
31James Robinette21PAM,SAVSWLG,SALLB,A.359CIN1175344731371703762610654959.418.6281.046297336
32Len VanDeHey24ABQWLA.359NYG140607549801973651011024431.400.497.897273131211
33Jim Kirby33PTABSTLB.35813653019034211.492261
34Albie Pearson21OKC,SFRTL,PCLAA,Opn.358BOS1536825819820836674614109141.445.477.9222773343
35Bob Johnson20IDFPIONC.357DET13255519843197.541300
36Tony Alomar23FRECALLC.356STL12851418323200.479246
37Charley Grant35GRCALFLD.35611645943310015429625112111739.380.6241.00427009
38Dick Greco30MODCALLC.356NYY14053919239344.685369
39Hank Robinson33YUMAZMXC.356CIN3413611822428082501614.437.6271.06474110
40Sammy Taylor23TPK,ATAWL,SOUAA,AA.356MLN1375805311161893882812344280.407.6161.02332710430
41Orlando Cepeda18SCLNORLC.355NYG12549917733926.613306
42Joseph Rosania21DOU,BILAZMX,PIONC.355PIT12052345111216021141892156546.438.5831.021263250
43Art Bowland33SAASWLGB.354135575492921742412211537237.431.541.972266128
44Al Gionfriddo34VISCALLC.3541405221853089.494258
45Humberto Guerrero23CEAAZMXC.35412858946913716634834124810875.478.6781.156318714
46Hillis Layne38LEWNORWB.35410936212824015.544197
47Roy Parker30CVSSWLGB.354CIN1346065081231803963613349049.449.6671.116339125
48Hal Simpson38ROSSWLGB.3541436545341131893842512309242.457.5811.03831018010
49Russell Burns38PLV,LRKSWLG,SOUAB,AA.3531165264471191583133912406868.442.6981.140312614
50Carlos Castillo23TUCAZMXC.3531175394811171702961166314155.404.507.9112441142
51Richard Drain23DOUAZMXC.353PIT1165164678716518101310423127.392.518.910242468
52Lefty Lewis31YAKNORWB.35313152918731726.586310
53Mickey Mantle24NYAALMLB.353NYY1506525331321882255213010111299.464.7051.16937642146
54Chase Riddle30ABYGAFLD.353STL13746416439324.606281
55Taffy Wright44ORLFLORD.35364215761212.44796
56Russ Gragg22PCYSOSLD.352CHC1406425201181832515712071810937.462.498.960259346
57John Kreuter22PRSMIDWD.352CHC12043815429314.527231
58Don Saner22KEKIIILB.352CLE28108381523.61166
59Leroy Scercy19GRINESLD.351KCA59208738610.591123
60Harvey Angelo21PHXAZMXC.350BAL10752445112415826622101166122.421.5811.0022621110
61Danny Ozark32WFLBSTLB.350BRO11338613523332.674260
62Bob Usher31SDGPCLOpn.350CLE15767859584208375127455643.411.489.901291188172
63Dick Wilson33BAKCALLC.350PHI13752018235333.619322
64Humberto Barbon31YUMAZMXC.349CIN120521456981592753212375159.412.6401.053292428
65Lindon Duncan20DECMIDWD.349STL1063811332253.457174
66Phil Jantze21ARDSOSLD.349STL121548439861532993911219134.463.476.939209927
67Paul Price19OLEPONYD.349PHI123453421100147244669101397.371.468.8391973142
68Leo Rodriguez26MCTMEXAA.3491124411543333.458202
69Neb Wilson33DSV,BIRALFL,SOUAD,AA.349NYY131598461133161281421251512041.496.6881.183317143
70Valmy Thomas30ABQ,JHN,MNEWL,EL,AAA,AAA.348NYG10438534550120182115333414.406.501.90817310213
71Ervin Ford26ELPSWLGB.34713056953910218732101073222137.371.499.870269234
72Ike Jackson33MDLSWLGB.3471355975391021873863113854772.401.6121.013330434
73Gene Mauch30LOS,BOSPCL,ALOpn,MLB.347CHC-BOS1536785911272052932085207346.422.508.930300175810
74Bob Wellman30MOUGAFLD.347CIN13747516537230.623296
75Sheldon Brodsky19HRNPONYD.346BRO9542338781134212259042840.396.6051.000234512
76Daniel Howard24ROS,MTY,TPKSWLG,MEX,WLB,AA,A.346MLN9840838280132215337842182.385.6861.071262401
77Nicholas Vancho21MCKNESLD.346MLN45188651614.50595
78Thomas Humber23CLIMIDWD.345PIT12248716824103.454221
79Fernando Pedrozo32MXDMEXAA.3451204641602793.461214
80Ted Williams37BOSALMLB.345BOS1365034007113828224820010239.479.6051.0842421310011
81Billy Capps37PHXAZMXC.344BAL1235865089917531288896427.419.461.880234545
82Ernest Choukalos29TUC,ABQAZMX,WLC,A.344NYG10239835865123291178612939.395.573.9682051515
83Ev Joyner29SHVTLAA.34415065258411420143513911236534.409.502.910293012
84Gene Klingler26LEWNORWB.34413145015538114.527237
85Luis Márquez30PORPCLOpn.344BRO155658602122207271025110184377.385.547.93232911247
86Humberto Marti29TUCAZMXC.34410244738174131232119145824.425.501.926191026
87Samuel Mauney23MGVPIONC.343CHC1064001372539.488195
88Sammy Miley25LINWLA.343PIT123550496951703251380214433.397.506.90325112262
89Vernon Neal20HDGNESLD.343CHW35137471031.48266
90Glenn Owens23OLEPONYD.343PHI1234554452841552812095159371.453.542.995245144
91Frank Tornay29PLVSWLGB.3421084904271141462933210744648.405.6491.054277548
92Tom Wright32BIR,WS1,CHL,LOUSOUA,AL,AAAA,MLB,AAA.342NYY-DET-WSH101184184063131500000.342.505.8489300000
93Victor Ceballos21NOG,MXDAZMX,MEXC,AA.34110038632376110164197075385.440.5851.026189703
94Eduardo Escalante21FRECALLC.340STL1274731613765.476225
95John Moskus22SLC,SDYPION,ELC,A.340PHI11434111629024.636217
96Stanley Roseboro28CNGSOUAAA.340WSH1264731613362.448212
97Arthur Wilson27MXLAZMXC.340STL125575491124167392249777638.424.574.998282026
98Curt Flood18HPT,CINCARL,NLB,MLB.339CIN15956056001902482900001.339.566.90531700000
99Raymond Patterson20VIDGASLD.339CLE3811840409.60271
100Bill Brightwell30FWBALFLD.338WSH1033883286111117245974816.427.439.86614439

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