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1979 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
1Joe Bruno21HELPIONRk.385PHI68344291781121242483274818.469.474.943138032
2Pedro Rabassa22VICNORWA-.3816224518146691944351135837.531.5971.128108222
3Mike Brewer19RYGGULFRk.371KCR512232053876754471871223.399.512.911105105
4James Wojcik21GRF,SHVPION,TLRk,AA.368SFG612622124878851351254531.473.467.94099023
5Hideji Kato31HAUJPPLFgn.36412252044884163322351041435964.437.6791.11630465179
6Kazuo Hasegawa34SEIJPPLFgn.36280144138175011041510511.389.529.9187341000
7James Wilson22CBFGULFRk.361CHC391731443852600102172616.456.403.85958021
8Brian Stemberger21UTINYPLA-.359TOR63238198437191841653631.462.535.998106301
9Hiromasa Arai27NAKJPPLFgn.358114439388521391912341762817.402.428.830166731641
10Oscar Gamble29TEX,NYAALMLB.358TEX-NYY10032727448981011964215028.456.6091.065167710212
11Rusty Hamric21HELPIONRk.358PHI592782435187940401393025.426.428.854104113
12Greg Brock22LTHPIONRk.356LAD6630524761881821677735426.466.6401.105158004
13Bill Schroeder20BTEPIONRk.355MIL65298242738616718771834884.463.7021.166170404
14Kalvin Adams20JAMNYPLA-.354MON693052805399913269321731.388.500.888140215
15Mike Marshall19LODCALLA.354LAD137607525101186373241162277186.431.5731.005301425
16Mickey Hatcher24ABQ,LANPCL,NLAAA,MLB.353LAD136552513971813313119817123144.388.532.92127352150
17Jesus Alfaro20MDLTLAA.352CHC773522986210516010501134227.424.507.931151138
18Leon Brown30MIIIAMLAAA.3524016240578152917.50682
19Joe Charboneau24CNGSOULAA.352CLE109427372701312422178614749.422.5971.019222134
20Mark Brouhard23ELPTLAA.350CAL1325915179718129728107416183.418.5961.014308508
21James Durrman21MEDNORWA-.350OAK622662144375951050514829.466.5791.046124103
22Don Mattingly18ONENYPLA-.349NYY53198166205810233122306.444.488.93281002
23Keith Smith26SPR,SLNAA,NLAAA,MLB.347STL1254864617816017496130122129.373.460.83321200130
24Felix Millan35YKOJPCLFgn.3469840736461126232641222420.389.470.859171631421
25Steven Blackman22SLMNORWA-.3454718816822581131261061930.415.464.87978100
26Steven Patterson22RYBGULFRk.345KCR502101713059720241023213.440.409.85070115
27Rick Colzie27CNG,WLOSOUL,MIDWAA,A.344CLE6222319542671300231662317.414.410.82580212
28Keith Hernandez25SLNNLMLB.344STL1616986101162104811111051168078.417.513.93031391075
29Bob Pate25DENAAAAA.343MON1184974288514726115631366047.424.514.938220324
30Brett Butler22GRW,BVSWCRS,GULFA,Rk.342ATL6527622862789943125104342.445.513.958117122
31Frank Hunsaker25ARK,SPR,GSTTL,AA,WCRSAA,AAA,A.341STL9335731145106160350114026.413.421.834131114
32Hector Guzman19LTH,LODPION,CALLRk,A.340LAD49185162325550025671829.407.370.77760131
33In-cheon Paek35LOTJPPLFgn.340124443415471412541871352125.378.549.927228205112
34James Atkinson22RYBGULFRk.339KCR4719416526569222742259.423.455.87775103
35Paul Szymarek21SHV,CDR,GRFTL,MIDW,PIONAA,A,Rk.339SFG441451272543821035821633.421.6691.09085200
36Bud Bulling26SPOPCLAAA.338SEA521841602354142218222218.421.488.90878110
37Wallace Johnson22JAMNYPLA-.338MON7032928460961166421454014.417.482.900137032
38Dennis Mork--CBF,WCHGULF,AARk,AAA.338CHC45167145274964228332119.419.476.89569001
39John Stockstill19CBFGULFRk.338CHC41153133104512128211812.412.398.81053002
40James Pellack22CGYPIONRk.337MON51202163315571834623531.460.5401.00088301
41Bob Beall31RMD,ATLIL,NLAAA,MLB.336ATL49156119284071418213125.477.513.9906103120
42Charlie Beamon25SPO,SEAPCL,ALAAA,MLB.336SEA7924422936771542351231414.377.463.84010611000
43Kevin Miller21ELZAPPYRk.336MIN7028024147811411574013444.421.5891.011142302
44Mike Scioscia20ABQPCLAAA.336LAD14355646180155340368577333.432.430.8611987123
45Roy Clark22BLHNORWA-.335SEA4920918238611221231031911.393.440.83380134
46Georgie Cruz19CGYPIONRk.335MON5624121544721550321912141.393.451.84497122
47Mike Vail27CHNNLMLB.335CHC87195179286082735021427.379.520.8999340021
48Raymond Rivas21SPTFLORA.334STL1265084345914513323913136627.422.392.813170233
49Matt Alexander32BFL,PIT,HRMEL,NL,MXPWAA,MLB,FgW.333PIT7616014742491015172611218.381.517.8987600010
50Greg Gross26PHINLMLB.333PHI11120617421586301552295.422.402.8257030034
51Ulises Infante19RYBGULFRk.333KCR33130102203421017712516.462.373.83438102
52Leron Lee31LOTJPPLFgn.333126516471791572832895213861.388.584.97127585028
53Fred Lynn27BOSALMLB.333BOS14762253111617742139122228279.423.6371.05933894054
54Gerald Perry18GRWWCRSA.333ATL1094624006913317497135135663.414.463.877185213
55Randy Bass25DEN,MONAA,NLAAA,MLB.332MON1245314229114028136105209767.453.6591.11227803180
56Bobby Garrett22MEDNORWA-.332OAK71335286669510503258113923.413.402.815115415
57Lloyd Moseby19DUNFLORA.332TOR129520446891482361884161263103.425.531.9562371001
58Dave Schmidt22BRIELAA.332BOS1174603717812332019731038389.453.5711.025212213
59Hiroyuki Yamazaki32SEIJPPLFgn.3327933728654951621246734441.422.528.95015181511
60Hector Arroyo19RYGGULFRk.331KCR462071813260310171662419.408.359.76765011
61Danny Goodwin25OGD,MINPCL,ALAAA,MLB.331OAK-MIN15860752988175301225121047085.406.575.98130450441
62Pete Rose38PHINLMLB.331PHI1637306289020840545920119532.418.430.8482701820510
63Brian Rosinski22MDLTLAA.331CHC118449381701262227741485463.421.454.875173671
64Chris Smith21TULTLAA.331TEX9839535446117183654413632.395.449.844159302
65Jim Tyrone30MII,SEIIAML,JPPLAAA,Fgn.3311264944788115825413632141335.349.481.83023051110
66Tim Corcoran26EVN,DETAA,ALAAA,MLB.330DET10536930944102160456934636.413.421.83313013381
67Rob Teegarden21PAIAPPYRk.330NYY6526621266701441474304932.455.6321.087134203
68George Brett26KCAALMLB.329KCR15470164511921242202310717105136.376.563.939363801414
69Shinsaku Katahira29NAKJPPLFgn.329123486444561462041668243546.381.500.881222114031
70Kelvin Moore21WBY,MODEL,CALLAA,A.329OAK134574516911702443011114352134.393.566.959292312
71Julio Franco20CEONORWA-.328PHI71330299579815510452292459.381.512.893153322
72Francisco Jabalera19ASTGULFRk.328HOU48223192326350019672226.402.354.75668342
73Miguel Negron18SJOCALLA.328SEA1355154676615320526214173857.379.405.783189406
74Jim Tracy23MDL,WCHTL,AAAA,AAA.328CHC13055045110114825219857108477.434.519.953234627
75Marvin Garrison22LODCALLA.327LAD130611502103164294105128199594.433.460.893231365
76Rod Johnson22BILPIONRk.327CIN6326421449701011371054327.441.397.83885232
77Masayuki Kakefu24HANJPCLFgn.32712253046810715320348951045861.398.6901.088323130040
78Bobby Mitchell24ABQPCLAAA.327LAD12353545310414824825918117135.418.428.846194344
79Shinji Sasamoto27HAUJPPLFgn.3276812311318377322140820.369.496.8645640111
80Tim Wallach21MEMSOULAA.327MON7530425750841641851023753.417.6301.048162523
81Denny Walling25HOUNLMLB.327HOU82165147214884331321721.394.497.8917320012
82Brian Downing28CALALMLB.326CAL148596509871662731275337757.418.462.880235175324
83Carlos Lezcano23MDLTLAA.326CHC12451945794149289118223165086.397.499.896228552
84Les Pearsey23VISCALLA.326MIN133613531111173279201211246888.402.524.925278437
85Mitch Webster20CLIMIDWA.326LAD1235474739515417724054215858.404.404.808191682
86Wade Boggs21BRIELAA.325BOS113476406561321720411136621.420.377.797153121
87Jimmy Busby25CCSIAMLAAA.3255723435766121711.38590
88Garry Hancock25PAWILAAA.325BOS111432406511322231558152236.361.505.866205202
89Jim Rice26BOSALMLB.325BOS15868861911720139639130945797.381.596.977369164084
90Jose Barrios22SHVTLAA.324SFG118454410561331841784113183.373.512.885210436
91Tim Flannery21AMA,SDNTL,NLAA,MLB.324SDP1476305899019123767517123441.362.418.78024632321
92Cito Gaston35SDO,LEOIAML,MEXAAA.324401482248501141.37856
93Dan Gonzales25TUC,EVN,DETPCL,AA,ALAAA,MLB.324TEX-DET98398367611192251274662734.369.510.87918721030
94John Harris24SLC,CALPCL,ALAAA,MLB.324CAL112477420631363821388575258.396.517.91321701040
95Charlie Manuel35KSUJPPLFgn.32497403333691081803794006562.434.7121.14623752039
96Bob Molinaro29IWA,BALAA,ALAAA,MLB.324CHW-BAL14157548190156235139351128229.419.474.89322813090
97Larry Reynolds21AVL,RGSWCRS,GULFA,Rk.324TEX562402134669630213552427.392.380.77381030
98Yasuhiro Takai34HAUJPPLFgn.324113415367541192202166144158.394.556.950204133130
99Manny Castillo22SPRAAAAA.323STL12755452475169294257751623.338.405.743212077
100Rod Craig21SJO,SPO,SEACALL,PCL,ALA,AAA,MLB.323SEA1265424719615223854652165848.396.437.83320601930

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