1959 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
1Warren Tessier22ELMNYPLD.393PHI44194145435797445914115.521.6341.15592224
2Billy Smith29BOIPIONC.390MLN10041630880120211107429434.538.5621.0991739833
3Tom Hamilton33SPTFLORD.387NYY125501401109155203209638710.493.6011.09424142711
4Frank Reveira23SPFELA.380SFG83258221328415574903118.455.5881.0431301329
5Carl Yastrzemski19RALCARLB.377BOS1205384518717034615100167849.472.5791.0512615222
6Walter James22SPTFLORD.372NYY87322242539018475286928.516.5661.0821377042
7Pedro Gonzalez21MODCALLC.371NYY7834631863118176572311731.413.509.92216214722
8Joe Ala28PCTPIONC.370KCA10143937685139253107584533.439.532.97120010828
9Al Pinkston41MXDMEXAA.3691405885341141973411139774463.421.547.9682927613
10Willie McCovey21PHX,SFNPCL,NLAAA,Maj.366SFG147624541116198351642130237383.449.7231.17139179011
11Tito Francona25CLEALMaj.363CLE122443399681451722079203542.414.566.980226113153
12Donn Clendenon23IDF,WLSPION,CARLC,B.358PIT123546489107175301517107194483.408.585.993286133280
13Gordy Coleman24MOB,CLESOUA,ALAA,Maj.358CLE1435885229818730530112005741.420.6071.027317022522
14Chuck Hinton25ABDNORLC.358BAL12658949711217822720108177854.443.551.995274356
15Emiliano Telleria21SAASOPHD.358PIT964173747513421121071263174.416.559.9752097813
16Minnie Mendoza25MSOPIONC.357WSH126551487105174329129485239.415.534.94926010228
17Marcial Allen20WVLNYPLD.356MLN12354246110116431419921056847.438.5641.002260355
18Henry Aaron25MLNNLMaj.355MLN15469362911622346739123805154.401.6361.0374001940917
19Nathan Dickerson23AVL,WPTSALL,ELA.354PHI1204784246715024095934764.421.474.8952013318
20Harvey Kuenn28DETALMaj.353DET13961756199198427971724837.402.501.90328161341
21Bob Saverine18BLD,BALAPPY,ALD-,Maj.353BAL71325252718914711393606456.489.5951.08415005220
22Willie Davis19REN,GBYCALL,IIILC,B.352LAD12461254313519140161590335366.416.567.98330871015
23Manly Johnston20DSUNORLC.352CHW106456412761452921810003569.395.563.958232009
24Boog Powell17BLDAPPYD-.351BAL56212191396770145911918.410.6071.018116101
25Gerald Reimer21TAMFLORD.351PHI12152747310216631121392174552.407.550.9572602433
26Tim McCarver17KEK,ROC,SLNMIDW,IL,NLD,AAA,Maj.347STL9040336971128853321202620.396.420.81615505121
27Steve Ryder20EAUNORLC.346MLN12352848976169234129083150.385.483.867236233
28Juan Senties30MCTMEXAA.346863283065010617121293188.385.490.8761503211
29Joe Cunningham27SLNNLMaj.345STL14455645865158286760268847.453.478.93121995239
30Luis Márquez33DALAAAAA.345142572510801762441878144849.406.514.91926265310
31Tommy Davis20SPO,LANPCL,NLAAA,Maj.344LAD15466661390211329187821154030.384.514.89831503460
32Alfred Nagel26AMATLAA.344BAL13555048210216628827123505566.409.6041.012291328
33Joe Patterson24KEK,OMAMIDW,AAD,AAA.344STL92390317781092461159176956.463.5391.002171211
34Robert Stotsky21ALPSOPHD.344BOS11957245313215624101492249890.466.5341.00024291137
35Richard Pawlow22EUG,SPFNORW,ELB,A.343SFG1174784288014726944484158.399.474.87320380720
36Gilbert Watts22WLS,SALCARL,APPYB,D-.343PIT662772335480117653144149.442.528.9701231110
37Gerald Mason25WEN,AUSNORW,TLB,AA.342MLN118491430861472871178305629.418.516.9342229203
38John Roth25BIL,YORPION,ELC,A.342STL1134914248514515111057136270.430.500.93021234010
39Chuck Hiller24EUGNORWB.341SFG13955848792166249137775765.411.507.9182476464
40Edward Montgomery21SAASOPHD.341PIT123521446961522341587225861.412.511.92422894211
41Vito Porta19JOHAPPYD-.341PHI391421262843155217922.381.548.92969133
42Keith Williams20SELALFLD.341CLE11649745884156294128032253.375.500.875229818
43Kerry Buckner23BOIPIONC.340MLN1205474771081623091273126177.415.516.9312464252
44Eddie Reed29GRFPIONC.339LAD1084703868813125518103156987.438.5701.0082206609
45Teolindo Acosta21DOTALFLD.337STL11953245792154297746466143.423.477.900218932
46Doc Edwards22SELALFLD.337CLE903263033310215145311426.364.432.797131225
47Jesse Levan32CNGSOUAAA.337WSH75322279389413274313624.414.473.8871322327
48Mel Nelson23OMA,TULAA,TLAAA,AA.337STL6811310117344421310726.393.515.908523110
49Angelo Dagres24AMATLAA.336BAL123489423791422281064545445.408.496.905210093
50William Moniak19ALPSOPHD.336BOS77347295679914777734147.416.502.9171485335
51Bob Will27FTWAAAAA.336CHC162714605101203325117709644.427.460.88627852610
52Frank Howard22SPO,VCT,LANPCL,TL,NLAAA,AA,Maj.335LAD148617567104190323441323145134.381.6351.01636000050
53Shigeo Nagashima23YOMJPCLFgn.3341245264498815032627822167040.426.6121.038275940317
54Paul Snyder23EAU,CDRNORL,IIILC,B.334MLN863713265610923186523933.407.485.8911582220
55Chuck Buheller25AUSTLAA.333MLN139566513751712711592203054.373.478.851245869
56Donald Mack21ALPSOPHD.333BOS4819415338515303103919.464.405.869622002
57Sammy Miley28SLCPCLAAA.333PIT13856151478171392362023826.377.434.811223216
58Alonzo Perry37MXDMEXAA.33312752445993153299129475237.397.514.911236163010
59Elmo Plaskett21CLB,CBSIL,SALLAAA,A.333PIT73227201306710082602435.405.502.9081011012
60Pedro Almenares26MTYMEXAA.33211746742862142211197712931.375.519.89322211406
61Bob Bauer30AUBNYPLD.332NYY863762926697952274507229.469.6231.092182633
62Mario Zambrano21PKAFLORD.332CIN13660051899172249786246755.413.454.8672358255
63Charlie Leonard19GFKNORLC.331PIT125569486105161284177337146.415.510.926248183
64William Robertson31OLENYPLD.331KCA102357326651082521562502612.377.558.936182023
65Carl Warwick22VCTTLAA.331LAD144658550129182275359418129991.434.5891.023324333
66Gary Dobereiner20KEKMIDWD.330STL123546448851482731110288458.433.478.911214419
67Reyes Figueroa23MCT,DBQMEX,MIDWAA,D.330PIT291081001733606223619.370.570.940570101
68Wayne Graham23DMOIIILB.330PHI10845841566137325108673532.383.504.8872093143
69Sam Hairston39CHSSALLA.330CHW12047042760141212106303723.383.459.8421962044
70Walter O'Neil24YAKNORWB.330MLN1355534529314934713100137580.429.522.95123698126
71Chuck Schilling21ALP,RAL,MNESOPH,CARL,AAD,B,AAA.330BOS1135084241231403671397118137.437.540.97722981021
72Jerome Stack24FRE,TRICALL,NORWC,B.330SFG115521394711302451289310544.467.505.972199127312
73Lawrence Vaughn21PKAFLORD.330CIN793402764791153446155039.434.449.8831244644
74Bertrand Gladney22MRTAPPYD-.329CHC68311252668311856475468.450.496.946125221
75Pancho Herrera25BFLILAAA.329PHI15165656910418742337128873108.410.6081.01834690513
76Lou Jackson23LNC,FTW,CHNEL,AA,NLA,AAA,Maj.329CHC1485995539718236127651204176.375.476.85026301134
77Elvio Jimenez19SPTFLORD.329NYY13259855011018129171065133465.368.498.8662744371
78Lee Maye24LOU,MLNAA,NLAAA,Maj.328MLN1455464888116028102195524478.382.555.937271234712
79Ray Murray41CPCTLAA.328SFG83223198226590438012323.396.434.83186011
80Al Kaline24DETALMaj.327DET1365955118516719227941047242.410.530.9402711142612
81Eddie Locke36MTYMEXAA.32747120110736401150618.359.391.750435031
82Joe Miller24GBO,BNGCARL,ELB,A.327NYY55175159345213253401430.379.528.908840111
83Gary Rushing21LEW,JCK,CDRNORW,SALL,IIILB,A.327MLN11646940778133281229645576.404.563.96622951151
84Ron Santo19SANTLAA.327CHC136573505821653531187225654.390.473.863239147
85Jesus Bustamante21MCTMEXAA.3265214813219439011731413.390.417.807557020
86Angelo Colombo19YAKNORWB.326MLN1034313776412322304314844.399.401.79915110024
87Ramon Conde24VCTTLAA.326LAD12853247262154272975344336.387.449.836212674
88Luis Garcia29PZRMEXAA.32613352848887159260269323328.372.539.91126314412
89Carl Hutzler26SLMNORWB.32666271239407813464883237.406.490.8951175000
90Elias Osorio28PZRMEXAA.32613153244877146279157537431.420.527.94723614316
91Stan Palys29CPC,CHLTL,AAAA,AAA.326SFG-DET92269230277571541013118.408.430.838992421
92Herb Raybourn22FRE,HASCALL,NESLC,D-.326SFG5216313521448101622519.426.400.826541012
93Hal Charnofsky27MODCALLC.325NYY136641510120166374181153410472.440.520.96026586147
94Bob Fischer24IDF,GFKPION,NORLC.325PIT1014613727712113213748267.448.379.8271412232
95Hal Jones23MOTNORLC.325CLE1225354561141482573512726788.413.6401.053292606
96Bo Toft23WLO,RALMIDW,CARLD,B.325BOS11448841683135271158966050.414.502.9162097050
97Charlie Bennett21PCTPIONC.324KCA129563482961561571698146391.406.483.88923311918
98Russ Snyder25KC1,PORAL,PCLMaj,AAA.324KCA136514472651532724402163442.373.415.78919643500
99Herbert Biedermann24WVLNYPLD.323MLN341581303842121640002625.437.5691.00674101
100Juan Delis31MTY,SAVMEX,SALLAA,A.323CIN11243637855122218653165126.403.468.87117782230

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