1963 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
1John Matias18BLD,ABDAPPY,NORLRk,A.421BAL48142126325363228701316.468.5631.03271012
2Hilario Pena31SLP,MXDMXCL,MEXA,AA.3807933530363115284862542418.423.5781.001175224
3Jeffrey Talbott18BLDAPPYRk.380BAL551941504557731043714134.510.6671.177100102
4Armando DeLeon24GTOMXCLA.3798837531760120191344354512.465.473.938150670
5Eddie Haas28DENPCLAAA.373MLN78137118214472313111826.453.542.99564001
6Eladio Urias26SLP,PUEMXCL,MEXA,AA.366107452396108145281310591534719.431.5781.009229144
7George Shuford22BLDAPPYRk.364BAL672562314684121854421420.412.528.940122713
8Tony Conigliaro18WVLNYPLA.363BOS83361333651214242474622633.409.7301.139243020
9Heriberto Vargas22GTOMXCLA.36090410353941272922496345050.439.6571.096232223
10Bob Will31SLC,CHNPCL,NLAAA,Maj.359CHC126450393631412641065225133.429.522.95120501050
11Charlie Manuel19WYVAPPYRk.358MIN58203173326292745722521.438.555.99396203
12Domingo Rivera20GTOMXCLA.3577334229775106223967973515.429.542.971161523
13Guillermo Frayde31GTO,PZRMXCL,MEXA,AA.356103399320851143222089427231.474.6561.130210223
14Dick Dietz21ELPTLAA.354SFG13457446912816625535101669191.469.6521.1213061202
15Billy Goodman37DHMCARLA.354HOU71202175296212063700278.441.526.96692000
16Miguel Gutierrez25SNI,MTYMXCL,MEXA,AA.35111539334874122325766813424.408.532.939185335
17Santos Castillo--GTOMXCLA.35051155143325013264164616.368.594.96285105
18Rogelio Jimenez25GTO,PZRMXCL,MEXA,AA.350922832435285213741323616.431.547.978133022
19Gene Kerns23MGVPIONA.349PHI1034674181021462148512234359.414.476.890199330
20Mauro Rocha23GTOMXCLA.348752252074972112751731226.383.522.905108132
21Willie Arano19SLP,MXDMXCL,MEXA,AA.34729109101213556055067.380.515.89452011
22Arturo Bernal23LEOMXCLA.34298371333441141821385253365.398.526.924175023
23Henry Hill20SAL,DECAPPY,MIDWRk,A.342SFG58227187496485438213627.454.503.95694301
24Shigeo Nagashima27YOMJPCLFgn.34113457747899163286371121638630.437.6571.09431414301018
25Walt Williams19MOD,DHMCALL,CARLA.341HOU10544341971143199976711941.371.494.865207212
26Spencer Scott24PCT,WENPION,NORWA.340CHC110452368761251931970106865.454.5631.0162071204
27Jose Vidal23RENCALLA.340PIT139614512126174313401621418999.440.6461.086331706
28Gilbert Watts26BATNYPLA.340PIT471861502651100727343434.462.5471.00982101
29Takeshi Koba27HIRJPCLFgn.339116512463831572417373283029.380.441.820204114962
30Marv Staehle21NVL,TTOSALL,ILAA,AAA.339LAA-MLN11449442256143163131856323.424.398.823168243
31Art Lopez26GBOCARLA.338NYY10943639161132221210671423647.395.532.927208333
32Merritt Ranew25CHNNLMaj.338CHC7816615418528131510932.380.461.8417132011
33Julian Vicente23IDFPIONA.338NYY10948345293153264948732658.377.473.850214302
34Bob Chance22CHL,CLEEL,ALAA,Maj.337CLE14659151678174425281210366114.417.6011.01831016120
35Deacon Jones29INA,CHAIL,ALAAA,Maj.336CHW114412354681191742075725257.420.576.99620412041
36Michael Vande Ven19CDRMIDWA.336CIN723172805194208846353159.407.550.957154402
37Jim Beauchamp23TUL,SLNTL,NLAA,Maj.335STL14158251795173351031105211049115.401.6211.022321010330
38Jack Bloomfield30KSUJPPLFgn.33512148643962147316962333850.396.494.89021757117
39James Fox23IDFPIONA.335NYY12154347187158285121161025754.405.493.8982325010
40Costen Shockley21CNGSALLAA.335PHI127519478651602712874322949.369.492.861235228
41John Boccabella22PCT,CHNPION,NLA,Maj.333CHC1084564088713622113197114285.397.6691.06627323030
42Don Buford26INA,CHAIL,ALAAA,Maj.333CHW16473965512321842595843247288.403.453.85629717230
43Wilbert Franklin24JAM,KNXNYPL,SALLA,AA.333DET13960051910217325721110327062.421.530.951275920
44George Johnson20KPTAPPYRk.333PIT542061535351103330925130.500.497.99776101
45John May23GRVWCRSA.333MLN12451143985146368777115956.413.499.912219535
46Curt Motton22STKCALLA.333BAL13055345710415228810902249058.445.495.939226402
47Ricardo Nevarez22SLPMXCLA.33335128114263856428201310.406.588.99467100
48Ralph Platt27MGVPIONA.333PHI34141120244071321212023.433.483.91658100
49Ramon Webster20DYBFLORA.333KCA90411366641228101382584060.399.418.817153122
50Don Bosch20KINCARLA.332PIT1446475701081891966643266579.400.418.817238345
51Cary Overstreet20RKHWCRSA.33295379322671071564391455258.431.453.885146410
52Jim Rouse23ABDNORLA.332BAL1195034318414316327801336960.427.571.998246300
53Damaso Blanco21FRECALLA.330SFG1406335661271872165523775453.393.415.808235643
54Hal Breeden19WAYGAFLA.330MLN11644139745131156864542869.377.458.836182493
55Bobby Cox22GRF,ABQPION,TLA,AA.330LAD1265414601081523342190827696.424.557.981256113
56Tito Fuentes21DEC,ELPMIDW,TLA,AA.330SFG803683247110715684243103548.402.488.889158522
57Augie Garrido24CHLELAA.330CLE963232764991116328523940.409.446.854123053
58Jose Guerrero22SLPMXCLA.3309637233037109203458352725.379.445.824147357
59Edwin Chasteen20SVLWCRSA.32991358331571091841566551464.375.544.9181801030
60Ernesto Cruz--ASuMXCLA.32974313286569413611621322129.374.531.906152132
61Alex Johnson20MGVPIONA.329PHI1205354711081552453512828356127.409.6241.034294800
62Paul Schaal20SJOCALLA.328LAA10945138162125231357206040.424.417.841159604
63John Weekly26OKC,HOUPCL,NLAAA,Maj.328HOU101360317391042431061333253.391.517.90816424250
64Donald Cross18WYVAPPYRk.327MIN63239202416673234503425.424.421.84585111
65Michael Holodick22JAMNYPLA.327DET1306145441051781688483656358.396.430.826234133
66Lou Klimchock23DEN,MLN,WS2PCL,NL,ALAAA,Maj.327MLN-WSA114424392701282261971332441.369.559.92821903410
67Ed Moxey20MOD,SANCALL,TLA,AA.327HOU983753156810323312731635196.417.533.950168216
68Tommy Davis24LANNLMaj.326LAD14659755669181193168815102959.359.457.816254174175
69Elvio Jimenez23AUG,RMDSALL,ILAA,AAA.326NYY125522494621612721059401739.353.449.802222533
70Daniel Kern21YAKNORWA.326MLN1205144389714326524101115964.407.573.980251719
71Len Tucker33MODCALLA.326HOU92407353671151622611312145103.403.6031.006213405
72Randy Hundley21ELPTLAA.325SFG115422379661233032381213566.377.602.978228107
73Eusebio Rosas19BURMIDWA.325KCA46143120223962117711523.394.433.82852215
74Chico Salmon22DENPCLAAA.325MLN14863959110319233886719153843.368.448.817265514
75Paul Blair19STKCALLA.324BAL139618540126175301016776096981.400.506.906273234
76Vince Ferguson24YAKNORWA.324MLN10141035864116195564934059.399.447.846160642
77John Mustion24MIAFLORA.324PHI12352144185143251110711567373.421.499.919220151
78Glen Clark23BOIPIONA.323MLN1305684961101602573011010168139.407.583.989289301
79Bill Heath24CNG,ARKSALL,ILAA,AAA.323PHI11443137853122243138204530.397.410.807155251
80Mike Hegan20IDFPIONA.323NYY1265804621231492492898217112126.457.5951.052275402
81Art Thompson24WEN,AMANORW,TLA,AA.323CHC621371332243112900318.338.391.72952010
82Mike White24SAN,HOU,OKCTL,NL,PCLAA,Maj,AAA.323HOU140627551891783471066076358.392.465.857256011020
83Reno Bertoia28SYRILAAA.322DET52140121193951317001621.406.455.86055120
84Jesus Alou21TAC,SFNPCL,NLAAA,Maj.321SFG17471467210521627711741872050.344.432.775290151340
85Danny Greenfield23DYBFLORA.321KCA48226187426053123853637.431.396.82774111
86Cesar Gutierrez20LXG,ELPWCRS,TLA,AA.321SFG115465442711421342483131452.342.382.724169234
87Manny Jimenez26POR,KC1PCL,ALAAA,Maj.321KCA126432380521221801656114029.394.495.88918868132
88George Kopacz22AUSTLAA.321MLN1406145601021803168861114181.368.441.809247436
89Gerald Reimer25MAC,ARKSALL,ILAA,AAA.321CIN-PHI13050645875147166863933950.377.434.812199504
90Craig Seegmiller19PCTPIONA.321CHC111486418681342861087325676.403.488.891204525
91Carl Yastrzemski23BOSALMaj.321BOS151668570911834031468859572.418.475.894271121116
92Roberto Clemente28PITNLMaj.320PIT1526426007719223817761223164.356.470.826282244436
93Arlo Engel21ELPTLAA.320SFG13355948598155318411264767168.403.6701.073325313
94Raymond Ferrand20MOU,MODGAFL,CALLA.320HOU91392319651021655551156337.432.448.881143415
95Henry Aaron29MLNNLMaj.319MLN161714631121201294441303157894.391.586.9773701100518
96Gary Dempsey24SBYWCRSA.319LAD10443639857127175863412553.360.447.808178364
97Dick Groat32SLNNLMaj.319STL158704631852014311673315658.377.450.827284186742
98Jay Hankins27POR,KC1PCL,ALAAA,Maj.319KCA51167160195112412215211.325.463.7887401130
99George Spriggs26RENCALLA.319PIT133579455125145165961445107115.452.435.887198683
100Jose Villar24GFKNORLA.319CLE1154894239113521819632875677.402.541.943229514

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