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1972 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
1Dan Meyer19BRSAPPYRk.396DET65272235549311614461313027.463.6721.135158223
2Bobby Mitchell28EVNAAAAA.381MIL7731627362104131020651113976.459.7221.180197121
3Jerry Turner18TRINORWA-.377SDP6625319944757364718114532.486.5331.019106144
4Rafael Rodriguez19CBFGULFRk.376CHC4114113325506033010620.411.489.90065200
5Rodney Scott18ROYGULFRk.376KCR351361252347421141611120.426.464.89058000
6Ted Savage35JALMEXAAA.36489345261799516018651737549.493.6321.125165009
7Donald Anderson30JALMEXAAA.36213051544576161312868016451.441.494.935220204
8Elvio Jimenez32REYMEXAAA.359135534502801803021681722230.387.522.909262424
9Isao Harimoto32FLYJPPLFgn.3581275484729316925431891056937.440.6251.065295430412
10Roy Tanner21ROYGULFRk.357KCR451461152241211151051812.465.417.88348823
11Hector Espino33TPCMEXAAA.35612954143310115423137101009429.481.6701.1502901121
12Jim Buckner19LEWNORWA-.355BAL7734531874113181317623042142.393.6541.047208042
13Ossie Chavarria34CDBMEXAAA.3551345404829817132616821145382.418.546.964263122
14Mario Hewitt22JAMNYPLA-.355MON46137107203834423312422.460.5701.03061105
15Dan Ford20BURMIDWA.354OAK7229224655871541861943645.438.6671.105164505
16Charles Bordes21GRVWCRSA.352TEX9641333875119951351466624.459.417.877141261
17Dario Pini22CNBNORWA-.351OAK41186168305991127131325.396.435.83073041
18Glenn Monroe21RENCALLA.349CLE13154848289168255963726287.422.477.899230103
19Bruce Boisclair19VISCALLA.348NYM88363328641141944321622969.404.466.871153321
20Mike Reinbach22AVL,ROCSOUL,ILAA,AAA.348BAL1416135061281763383111310610185.458.6281.087318402
21Bobby Jack21GRW,SAVWCRS,SOULA,AA.347ATL612231903566105741312942.430.563.993107022
22Teolindo Acosta34YUCMEXAAA.3461345574927717025114511185524.413.465.878229271
23Al Bumbry25ROC,AVL,BALIL,SOUL,ALAAA,AA,MLB.346BAL143621567114196332010573364496.397.527.92529906220
24Roberto Pena35TPCMEXAAA.345138582531981833131791423444.385.510.895271557
25Bob Taylor28PHXPCLAAA.345SFG952742523487214142002024.394.472.866119101
26Kenzie Davis21BILPIONRk.342KCR6832026966929553631104342.439.468.907126512
27Ramon Hernandez--MXDMEXAAA.34213957751878177285148735336.402.421.823218132
28William O'Connor21LOD,AVLCALL,SOULA,AA.341BAL94362305571041821869685466.442.5901.032180201
29Rex Bynum21INSGULFRk.340CLE45176147235071126532322.431.422.85362222
30Romel Canada24SLT,PNSMEX,ILAAA.340MON893302945210017516581443144.404.595.999175212
31Duane Espy20DNVMIDWA.340MIL1215194718516017313648113847.398.395.793186820
32Jim Holt28TAC,MINPCL,ALAAA,MLB.339MIN144551511591732869102313446.378.470.84824010420
33Andy Merchant21WSMCARLA.339BOS4213512118419142100923.373.529.90264014
34Tony Gonzalez35JAL,HIRMEX,JPCLAAA,Fgn.33855175154215261216131727.411.429.8406613010
35Bob Randall24BAKCALLA.338LAD135614544971842735571765438.405.426.831232943
36Ken Caldwell23GRVWCRSA.337TEX12349643661147244191071044103.405.541.9472361006
37Von Joshua24ABQPCLAAA.337LAD125529484931632999761773861.384.490.874237133
38Miguel Suarez21MXDMEXAAA.337140593537841812553571084620.390.419.809225334
39Mike Markl22CVNAPPYRk.336HOU6728925348851101251212716.404.391.79599342
40Eladio Urias35SLTMEXAAA.33568196176335972122411616.387.415.80173022
41Gene Clines25PITNLMLB.334PIT107334311521041560171261647.369.421.79013172321
42Taira Sumitomo28HAUJPPLFgn.33376153138254691418641118.380.500.8806920310
43Billy Williams34CHNNLMLB.333CHC1506505749519134637122316259.398.6061.0053481460820
44Mike Cummings24PAW,WSM,LOUEL,CARL,ILAA,A,AAA.332BOS1315645187117218513947123436.378.392.770203480
45Wayne Dees24ARK,SPT,TULTL,FLOR,AAAA,A,AAA.332STL68222184236181323213322.429.435.86480032
46Gabriel Lugo24SLTMEXAAA.33213051747994159364231062692841.375.568.943272622
47Fernando Gonzalez22SBK,PITEL,NLAA,MLB.331PIT143575519891724241186734773.383.491.87525501170
48Ivan Murrell29HAW,SDNPCL,NLAAA,MLB.331SDP963883595611917314631042176.370.513.88218403140
49Kevin Bryant21AUB,SPBNYPL,WCRSA-,A.330PHI612402154371741143612039.385.553.938119113
50Cleo Kilpatrick18WHSGULFRk.329CHW6127723446771155381423635.430.483.913113601
51Thomas Silicato26REAELAA.329PHI11443037462123286656424436.401.484.885181291
52Tsutomu Wakamatsu25YKUJPCLFgn.3291154083655412017414492062532.380.512.893187461111
53George Altman39LOTJPPLFgn.328112449384461262712190415529.410.568.978218430719
54Gustavo Garza24MCTMEXAAA.32873232192276380021243413.428.370.79871132
55Mike Swenton23MOD,CDRCALL,MIDWA.328STL107404351681151271266524677.408.504.913177403
56Bruce Bochte21STKCALLA.327CAL7230926636871421142203850.410.519.929138122
57Joel Elderkin20BATNYPLA-.327NYM3811210714351172200324.348.551.90059101
58Roberto Herrera33YUCMEXAAA.327132485398411302111185127761.438.467.905186514
59Terry McDermott21ELP,LANTL,NLAA,MLB.327LAD9033929765972131057453256.396.519.91515415140
60Robert Stolarick23APPMIDWA.327CHW78255223377393332322635.394.435.82997042
61Rick Albert21WYVAPPYRk.326ATL65276224537362838114436.434.478.912107224
62Ed Goodson24SFN,PHXNL,PCLMLB,AAA.326SFG902802583384152654101422.369.469.83812165122
63Jose Herrera30MXDMEXAAA.326822892673387162549211416.361.457.818122314
64Jim Hicks33HAWPCLAAA.326SDP13955143592142261268711104116.458.5701.028248615
65Jim Hutto24SLCPCLAAA.326CAL121467399731302631787245765.404.534.938213128
66Wallace Wright20JAMNYPLA-.326MON40159141284642022621017.382.383.76554422
67Kim Andrew18LEWNORWA-.325BAL733192715588110040934423.415.365.78099013
68Gary Barakat20MOD,CDRCALL,MIDWA.325STL93393345671121961050464363.401.501.902173212
69Gary Boyce22GRVWCRSA.325TEX106377308561001672601235338.432.442.873136844
70Ron Cey24ABQ,LANPCL,NLAAA,MLB.325LAD1536715331021732672410654124105.451.535.98628505270
71Ralph Garr26ATLNLMLB.325ATL1345945548718022012532592541.359.430.78823896632
72Larry Hisle25ABQPCLAAA.325LAD13153045687148219239120106784.410.561.972256214
73Gene Locklear22INAAAAAA.325CIN13452546778152318156517125199.395.522.918244412
74Elmer Mixon24BAKCALLA.325LAD723012654086170536932831.387.445.832118143
75Dave Cripe21BILPIONRk.324KCR7131125658831512431134339.423.414.837106516
76James Fiack23SPONORWA-.324LAD672612133069113540714045.431.474.905101314
77Pedro Gonzalez34TPCMEXAAA.3248125021336691314231252317.401.451.85296581
78Rich Coggins21ROC,BALIL,ALAAA,MLB.323BAL111448402621302271046773436.376.488.86419602730
79Randy Elliott21ALX,SDNTL,NLAA,MLB.323SDP1525925238916935619911725481.390.522.91227318070
80Marcelo Juarez30SLTMEXAAA.323134547502101162205147226103435.368.466.834234362
81Manny Mota34LANNLMLB.323LAD11841037157120165548442715.375.434.809161105526
82Francisco Saiz24YUCMEXAAA.32310735230343981150281153940.404.393.797119433
83Nathaniel Clayton21LEWNORWA-.322BAL7733629856961547564443290.393.470.863140330
84Dan Driessen20TRVELAA.322CIN136557481621553744651046765.404.441.845212306
85Juan Lebron21NFL,PRANYPL,GULFA-,Rk.322PIT36128121153911211710512.359.471.83057200
86Julio Linares30PHXPCLAAA.322SFG83243230257462027301222.355.365.72184010
87Bake McBride23ARK,TULTL,AAAA,AAA.322STL127569518921672491758421243111.380.502.882260611
88Reggie Walton19GRFPIONRk.322SFG622402083667103128722851.404.413.81886202
89John Williams20JOHAPPYRk.322NYY472021743756522211622426.403.408.81171112
90Dusty Baker23ATLNLMLB.321ATL127503446621432721776474568.383.504.88822594262
91David Campbell19ROYGULFRk.321KCR5623119032611433351563243.412.474.88690135
92Domingo Cruz--SLTMEXAAA.321135533480921542211137120103654.368.494.862237467
93Michael Fitzgerald21WYVAPPYRk.321ATL522071873860701350001428.369.567.936106213
94Charles Smith20WLOMIDWA.321KCR10038433668108242196036174379.399.574.974193212
95Cesar Cedeno21HOUNLMLB.320HOU139625559103179398228255215662.385.537.921300115145
96Ron Diggle21MEM,VISTL,CALLAA,A.320NYM139592513871643141899526685.394.501.895257238
97Robert Leonard20WPTNYPLA-.320BOS471681472447450891199.401.415.81661110
98Bill Buckner22LANNLMLB.319LAD105405383471221435371031713.348.410.758157131312
99Jim Ray Hart30PHX,SFNPCL,NLAAA,MLB.319SFG1445624518014434323852210464.445.5611.00625332050
100Karl Jacobsen18KPTAPPYRk.319KCR40151138174460518101246.377.471.84865100

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