1968 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
1Frederick Smith20RKHWCRSA.386CLE491231011739510131151528.492.455.94746610
2Jim Hicks29TULPCLAAA.366STL11748640710014932723851436993.461.6491.110264604
3Hector Espino29MTYMEXAAA.365109436351591281812779447137.482.6521.1342291103
4Manuel Diaz33PZRMEXAAA.360134532480631732011075343333.395.469.8632252512
5Jose Valdez20CAB,SLTMXRL,MXCLFRk,A.356793242956510585031172421.404.417.821123050
6Gerald Merlet20GENNYPLA-.353WSA622442183377112427312315.416.477.893104111
7Terin Andino19BLD,ELMAPPY,ELRk,AA.351BAL712952794398133346441415.384.452.836126110
8Rodney Clabo21WPT,COCNYPL,FLORA-,A.351HOU62221194316886341712329.414.500.91497013
9Alan Diamond25REN,PORCALL,PCLA,AAA.347CLE65175150235251321112425.434.453.88868001
10Orlando McFarlane30SLE,CALPCL,ALAAA,Maj.346CAL71178156115473026121836.416.429.8456712021
11Don Baylor19STK,ROC,ELM,ORICALL,IL,EL,FLILA,AAA,AA,WRk.344BAL8937231460108948471674186.433.475.9081491052
12Bill Buckner18OGDPIONRk.344LAD6427525654881084411511216.373.492.865126142
13Angel Macias24REYMEXAAA.34113855349388168319547994952.401.471.871232344
14Michael Murray20BAT,TGRNYPL,FLILA-,WRk.341DET411521291644112222202119.437.504.94165110
15Francisco Campos20JAL,RDSMEX,FLILAAA,WRk.340CIN10836031831108159247163249.397.462.859147307
16Mike Carruthers21RKHWCRSA.340CLE58242206357091841101919.406.510.9161054130
17Rich Chiles18OKC,CVNPCL,APPYAAA,Rk.340HOU7532928561971778532164059.423.533.957152130
18Clifford Foster20AUBNYPLA-.340MIN7130321266721221254207245.531.5851.1161241702
19Joe Bowen19WHSGULFRk.338CHW582312013868135238431928.397.483.88097425
20Carlton Fisk20WLOMIDWA.338BOS6222019531661121234312149.405.6001.005117202
21Steve Garvey19OGDPIONRk.338LAD6225421649731232059903330.421.6991.120151104
22Donnie McLaughlin17CVNAPPYRk.338HOU642472253876114246332030.393.449.842101101
23Ramon Montoya27MXDMEXAAA.337136563505761701867781683832.385.438.8232215105
24Stephen Cooley22ALTGULFRk.336OAK501951492750161027104323.487.456.94368120
25Isao Harimoto28FLYJPPLFgn.3361144313637012212224651336120.434.5791.012210540315
26Julio Robles19AGPMXRLFRk.3367025524146811551334735.356.452.808109151
27Pete Rose27CINNLMaj.335CIN149692626942104261049375676.391.470.8612941142415
28Steve Brye19ORL,TWN,TWIFLOR,GULF,FLILA,Rk,WRk.333MIN532021712857124634312223.413.556.96895414
29John Burns21WPB,GRWFLOR,WCRSA.333ATL38118102113461015101413.419.412.83142110
30Matty Alou29PITNLMaj.332PIT1465985585918528405218102726.362.396.758221102746
31Bill McBrayer19CLIMIDWA.332PIT732772503183171141232222.383.420.803105032
32Ted Simmons18MOD,SLNCALL,NLA,Maj.331STL1385774968616430228117726772.416.569.98428209050
33Carl Barnes25SXFNORLA-.330CIN5424321240701021131232825.405.410.81587012
34Mike Compton23TIDCARLA.330PHI39125109153681413011421.416.532.94858200
35Miguel Davila19ALTGULFRk.330OAK39143109263651013022712.476.394.87043502
36Dusty Baker19GRW,WPB,ATL,BRVWCRS,FLOR,NL,AZILA,Maj,WRk.329ATL642542254774113641652444.386.484.87010900050
37Toshio Naka32CNIJPCLFgn.3286124623242761035171461318.363.461.82410720101
38Charlie Carr20MIO,RDHAPPY,CARLRk,A.327NYM743102725989143546633043.388.456.844124116
39George Hendrick18BURMIDWA.327OAK10340436458119254560403353.381.459.840167205
40Tom Paciorek21BAK,OGDCALL,PIONA,Rk.327LAD67247217417174533502342.402.465.868101511
41Roberto Lizarraga27MXDMEXAAA.32613155851373167315242992641.361.417.7782144123
42Sadaharu Oh28YOMJPCLFgn.326131580442107144280491195112172.475.7221.1973195101618
43Scott Reid21TIDCARLA.326PHI702732303475143937423442.415.530.945122333
44Merv Rettenmund25ROC,BALIL,ALAAA,Maj.326BAL1455734571141493052466151510383.458.5711.02926109310
45Teolindo Acosta30PUEMEXAAA.32599393354531151664391593217.388.438.826155511
46Bob Molinaro18TIG,TGRGULF,FLILRk,WRk.324DET5519017632575401374116.362.398.75970021
47Edward Watts21BLDAPPYRk.324BAL6828025064811731361611731.380.572.952143814
48Butch Hairston17CDR,CDSMIDW,GULFA,Rk.323STL492121893361860251171938.386.429.81481121
49Michael Hastings20BAT,TIGNYPL,GULFA-,Rk.323DET43152130214231418232023.414.454.86859101
50Manuel Crespo17JAM,RSXNYPL,FLILA-,WRk.322BOS693132954995143436201227.348.431.779127132
51Jim Deidel19ONENYPLA-.322NYY38137121173932012011428.397.380.77746110
52Zelman Jack22GST,SALWCRS,CARLA.322PIT121534444861432142575281179124.424.556.980247335
53Joe Patterson33MODCALLA.322STL1406045251211692711231042726359.395.547.942287628
54Ted Thornton21WPBFLORA.322ATL491301181038410163299.380.373.75344210
55John Milner18MIOAPPYRk.321NYM672782345175181128714246.422.419.84198011
56Randy Niles18IDF,SJO,ANGPION,CALL,AZILRk,A,WRk.321CAL4416515619508033010831.352.429.78167001
57George Altman35TOKJPPLFgn.3201395865318417033134100854380.372.578.950307105073
58Arturo Alvarez24MXDMEXAAA.31913147640857130176360935547.395.412.807168238
59William Berzunza32REYMEXAAA.31910937833535107146150113625.387.406.793136232
60Bob Christian22TOL,DETIL,ALAAA,Maj.319DET12650647659152177557762252.351.416.76719803230
61John Lowenstein21REN,WBYCALL,ELA,AA.319CLE51191166225382738832343.405.518.92386110
62Tommie Reynolds26JCKILAAA.319NYM114450404591291679501833338.377.460.838186724
63Masao Yamada23TOKJPPLFgn.3196512511612373121201512.352.414.7664841301
64Chico García43VCZMEXAAA.3187520617021549012520289.410.388.79866062
65Roberto Herrera29PUEMEXAAA.3181294774155313217313637105768.401.467.869194212
66Frank Mannerino18JAM,RSXNYPL,FLILA-,WRk.318BOS53173151214863225012016.401.437.83866110
67Shigeo Nagashima32YOMJPCLFgn.3181315694948015721439125836674.398.6131.0113031931512
68Nicolas Vazquez23MXDMEXAAA.31810837133348106177649452243.368.465.834155673
69Felipe Alou33ATLNLMaj.317ATL16071866272210375115712114856.365.438.8032901040414
70Steve Jones21PRAGULFRk.317PIT542221864259434351012937.428.435.86381700
71Tom Kelly17NWK,PLTNYPL,AZILA-,WRk.3176527321850691142191654331.447.431.878941002
72Roberto Montes--CEAMXRLFRk.317491281261540842150124.328.492.82062100
73Mel Corbo28ABQTLAA.316LAD652772443977107851232450.373.512.885125216
74Manny Sanguillen24CLB,PIRIL,FLILAAA,WRk.316PIT10540537745119165860311727.346.448.794169335
75Hector Zamudio20MCTMEXAAA.3161405675126816216212729164063.374.361.736185861
76Mike Budd25ABQTLAA.315LAD119469406711282361064585658.399.475.874193304
77Lee Green26HPTCARLA.31513658048510615323395522127895.420.431.8512091223
78Walt Hriniak25SHV,ATLTL,NLAA,Maj.315ATL11642537140117111650484446.393.399.79214805320
79Elvio Jimenez28CLBILAAA.315PIT139549499721572521477003323.362.457.819228755
80Carl Solarek22RKMCARLA.315DET60149130144131523001412.385.469.85461212
81Greg Werdick21LOD,SAN,CBZCALL,TL,AZILA,AA,WRk.315CHC1023693085897160638635458.419.425.845131241
82John Mayberry19COC,GBO,OKC,HOUFLOR,CARL,PCL,NLA,AAA,Maj.314HOU135531440681382342382327557.424.541.965238012040
83Roger Nelson23SPBWCRSA.314PHI973683286510312594723113835.386.463.849152101
84Ted Sizemore23SPO,DGRPCL,AZILAAA,WRk.314LAD812872583581114034842014.368.388.756100423
85Oliverio Sparks23GBO,OKCCARL,PCLA,AAA.314HOU121451398711251722278724677.392.533.925212520
86Bob Taylor24AMA,PHXTL,PCLAA,AAA.314SFG13756547886150287668287748.411.439.851210361
87Carlos Evans22STKCALLA.313BAL1033453132798112235102342.366.380.746119513
88Rimp Lanier19CLIMIDWA.313PIT120544422991322112446391311869.463.448.911189121
89James Mallon24AMATLAA.313SFG11441437743118174050322736.360.379.740143262
90George McKenzie21RDL,SXFGULF,NORLRk,A-.313CIN521801442645124333023027.441.514.95574411
91Lou Piniella24POR,CLEPCL,ALAAA,Maj.313CLE94362336501051531363141931.345.491.83616500340
92Kazuhiro Yamauchi36HIRJPCLFgn.313134527467651462712169635360.378.510.887238120072
93David Burge25AVL,INASOUL,PCLAA,AAA.312CIN131510468741462347381183644.363.423.786198231
94Alex Johnson25CINNLMaj.312CIN149634603791883262581662671.342.395.737238183024
95Al Oliver21CLB,PIT,PIRIL,NL,FLILAAA,Maj,WRk.312PIT1365144816215022131474612155.346.499.84524006240
96Jim Palm20DBQMIDWA.31275259234487375425522344.376.436.812102110
97Tim Talton29BIRSOULAA.312OAK37124109193451421001013.369.486.85553122
98Bill Brooks18LEWNORWA-.311STL6726324136751366342251851.357.490.847118103
99Gonzalo Marquez28PNSCARLA.311OAK108463415501291330322273748.363.357.720148137
100Marcelino Montoya26AGPMXRLFRk.311954033187299216187477233.448.5851.033186913

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