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1980 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
1Raymond Alonzo22BTEPIONRk.411MIL291211072144102326411012.463.6261.08967202
2Roberto Rodriguez--UNLMEXAAA.404883743345013517613410103218.455.500.955167152
3George Brett27KCAALMLB.390KCR11751544987175339241181565822.454.6641.1182981110716
4Jimmie Collins31CHH,SLTMEX,MEX6AAA.37913055548387183271668324116246.453.538.991260613
5George Perez23WWANORWA-.377SDP6329124746931264351153840.465.522.988129330
6Randy Ready20BTEPIONRk.376MIL612882266585234850225732.497.6191.116140104
7Rufino Linares29RMD,SAVIL,SOULAAA,AA.373ATL1144634346816230105791142241.398.523.921227016
8Luis Lora28PUEMEXAAA.37279334301491121414458852824.422.551.973166023
9P.K. Kirsch24VICNORWA-.37143185175316511154312576.389.531.92193003
10Daryl Sconiers21ELPTLAA.370CAL1365975069518748815871768078.461.5851.045296722
11Wil Culmer22PNSCARLA.369PHI139571498112184285189326146472.445.554.999276603
12Kenichi Yazawa32CNIJPCLFgn.369120481425611572712780235059.435.6281.0632671020410
13Cressy Pratt22EUGNORWA-.368CIN662932506492108864733641.451.5681.019142403
14Jerry Willard20CEONORWA-.368PHI652892315385211559225127.481.5321.013123223
15Vic Davalillo40ASu,ABQ,LANMEX,PCL,NLAAA,MLB.367LAD13752347781175226869274133.413.488.90123300050
16Jessie Reid18GRFPIONRk.366SFG5926922757831565481443824.457.5511.008125202
17Carlos Soto26SLT,SLT,NLAMEX6,MEXAAA.3661241251121541432200397.416.509.92557202
18Greg Smith20LTHPIONRk.364LAD6930727263991826581052639.423.511.934139504
19Robert Bailey23LTH,LODPION,CALLRk,A.363LAD481951713362130229012025.436.474.91081301
20Juan Monasterio26TCAMEXAAA.36390389355641291737591592430.401.487.888173226
21Randy Gomez23GRFPIONRk.361SFG662882416387144853214017.446.552.998133115
22Leron Lee32LOTJPPLFgn.358127530489881751513390103358.398.595.99329193059
23Don Mattingly19GBOSALLA.358NYY133569494921773259105895933.422.498.9202464012
24Jim Obradovich30ASuMEXAAA.35694402323711152532171016556.463.6471.110209608
25Ken Foster21ELZAPPYRk.354MIN662812434186200855012818.418.535.953130316
26Cecil Cooper30MILALMLB.352MIL15367862296219334251221763942.387.539.9263351627815
27Kohei Shimamoto28KSUJPPLFgn.35192128114224050526131021.417.526.9446023100
28Tsutomu Wakamatsu33YKUJPCLFgn.3511164744276215036115631654531.414.546.959233510117
29Chris Bando24CNGSOULAA.349CLE121478404781413131273136849.441.530.971214204
30John Flammang20SJOCALLA.348SEA964113515812218644919154840.426.467.893164354
31Antonio Villaescusa--TCAMEXAAA.348371701552554300191361316.406.368.7745720
32Arturo Bernal40TABMEXAAA.3478531528819100160243012128.393.424.817122222
33Carlos Ponce21BTEPIONRk.347MIL692852594890187755331944.392.552.944143223
34Gene Krug25MDL,TABTL,MEXAA,AAA.346CHC110462425711472621176132651.388.494.882210533
35Jeff Williams17BLDAPPYRk.346BAL582392143474102128742329.409.425.83591020
36Larry See20LTHPIONRk.345LAD682932524187192444323829.435.484.919122210
37Dale Holman21SANTLAA.344LAD1355674837916622312787107487.432.476.908230343
38Al Pardo17BLDAPPYRk.344BAL48170151265262323101716.406.470.87671002
39Derek Bryant28OGDPCLAAA.342OAK119451398711362211368784933.413.475.888189112
40Morris Nettles28PUEMEXAAA.34184376314671071761321465941.444.443.887139021
41Tim Raines20DEN,MONAA,NLAAA,MLB.341MON123524449110153231166482136745.430.481.91121605120
42Leon Lee27LOTJPPLFgn.3401285454868516522041116224748.401.6381.039310196153
43Matthew Vejar22PAIAPPYRk.340NYY6931626859911718501443717.419.500.919134335
44Mel Barrow26TULTLAA.339TEX10345038676131202176120105460.423.534.957206514
45Joe Scherger22GRHNORWA-.339652812334579205960114133.436.5841.019136214
46Lonnie Smith24PHINLMLB.339PHI1003312986910114432033132648.397.443.84013254122
47Mike Easler29PITNLMLB.338PIT132445393661332732174594365.396.583.97822970096
48Juan Navarrete26SLT,SLTMEX,MEX6AAA.338133569509791721174632695027.395.411.806209073
49Tom Bhagwat26ELPTLAA.337CAL124551483871633211667226345.415.507.922245212
50Luis Salazar24SDN,HAW,PORNL,PCLMLB,AAA.337SDP-PIT171183169285747125112925.372.462.8347841311
51Raul Sanchez--LEOMEXAAA.33787398350771181964442143837.410.460.870161631
52Hector Zamudio32PUEMEXAAA.337853653385611413112391291623.367.459.825155254
53Orlando Gonzalez28OKC,OAKAA,ALAAA,MLB.336PHI-OAK122510440701482272561256039.412.432.84419001360
54Jeff Pyburn22RENCALLA.336SDP78362283649521235425126041.450.456.9061293115
55Tom Silverio34UNL,MCT,SLT,UNLMEX6,MEXAAA.33611913111614399119551416.408.457.86553010
56Koji Yamamoto33HIRJPCLFgn.336130539440911482834411214128752.445.7141.1593141350711
57Audie Cole22LTHPIONRk.335LAD602692275176143652113123.414.502.916114416
58Don Hyman22VICNORWA-.335662672334878271548442624.412.524.936122602
59Lee Lacy32PITNLMLB.335PIT10931427845932047331892833.394.511.90514232243
60Junior Ortiz20BFL,POREL,PCLAA,AAA.334PIT134592542801812521281724460.386.454.840246240
61Rigoberto Robles--TCAMEXAAA.3349442838964130292842253339.385.481.866187123
62Manuel DeAza19CHSSALLA.333KCR51175159285353016981429.389.403.79164101
63Jon Debus21LTHPIONRk.333LAD622822464982163858313159.409.520.930128212
64Carlos Lopez31REY,MCT,REYMEX6,MEXAAA.33311611510514356031522513.365.476.84150203
65Mickey Rivers31TEXALMLB.333TEX147661630962103267601872034.353.437.78927541641
66Brad Wellman20FTMFLORA.333KCR105435390671301571391153830.390.415.806162124
67Delano Freeney20HELPIONRk.332PHI582392022767160129123225.423.426.84886203
68David Hall20EUGNORWA-.332CIN6026021438711166511224033.432.523.956112114
69Tony Pena23POR,PITPCL,NLAAA,MLB.332PIT132507473581572514978562979.370.501.87123711130
70Mike Calise23GST,ARKSALL,TLA,AA.331STL381571392246160633111638.401.576.97780101
71Rod Carew34CALALMLB.331CAL1446125407417934735923155938.396.437.833236151937
72David Stokes21RGSGULFRk.331TEX451901693056101329211223.405.456.86177900
73Andy Timko18BLDAPPYRk.331BAL40164148204950112511510.393.385.77857010
74Brett Butler23AND,DHMSALL,CARLA.330ATL1366384791201582712365802413459.478.455.9332181069
75Frankie George27AMATLAA.330SDP1245294458614722217102147667.425.503.928224125
76John Harris25SLC,CALPCL,ALAAA,MLB.330CAL1596405579818440419105256867.402.519.920289250100
77Danny Heep22TUC,HOUPCL,NLAAA,MLB.330HOU129515463691533651775934445.387.540.92725002150
78Gerald Miller21BTEPIONRk.330MIL672972335577184967955248.458.5581.016130705
79Rufino Morillo19IDFPIONRk.330CAL3411510914367201403417.354.431.78547020
80Rodney Nealeigh21JAMNYPLA-.330MON68258221387392123743212.418.403.82189221
81Randy Bass26DEN,SDNAA,NLAAA,MLB.329MON-SDP14260649911116425340151329271.432.6311.06431506091
82Buddy Bell28TEXALMLB.329TEX129534490761612441783314039.379.498.8772441604011
83Juan Bernhardt26TABMEXAAA.3299640838051125251650041424.358.447.805170635
84Von Hayes21WLOMIDWA.329CLE13456749210516233315905186663.405.500.905246117
85Joe Soprano21MEDNORWA-.329OAK421771462648101727422418.425.555.98081232
86Grayling Tobias24MAC,MEM,MTGSALL,SOULA,AA.329MON-DET104167149314930111184146.382.369.75155022
87Shigeru Kurihashi28KSUJPPLFgn.328124505436851432612884995271.406.585.9912551010076
88Dave Rader31BOSALMLB.328BOS501521371445110317111412.388.474.8636540011
89Mike Anderson29OKC,CHHAA,MEXAAA.327PHI912892484481122841133945.417.488.905121011
90Greg Biagini28MVA,MCTMEX,MEX6AAA.32712753542882140251207211410056.449.530.979227007
91Craig Brooks23WSMCARLA.327BOS132562447961462062483244104114.457.5591.017250704
92Miguel Dilone25CLE,WCHAL,AAMLB,AAA.327CLE-CHC1526586129420035904272233550.365.413.77825373621
93Hector Espino41SLT,SLT,MVA,UNLMEX6,MEXAAA.3279714111023366011801224.447.409.85645504
94Scott Fletcher21MDLTLAA.327CHC13059950111116416116652088265.428.439.867220934
95Billy Ireland23GRHNORWA-.32751183159245250023441611.381.358.74057125
96Wallace Johnson23WPB,MEMFLOR,SOULA,AA.327MON1305705018716418534958226124.398.401.799201053
97Mike Bishop21ELP,SLCTL,PCLAA,AAA.326CAL13560152110417028834111447091.406.6071.013316334
98Carlos May32NAKJPPLFgn.326124485423661382402775615155.404.574.979243117044
99Arturo Orozco--TCAMEXAAA.326913683196910418022741034568.411.5891.001188211
100Larry Sheets20BLD,CHRAPPY,SOULRk,AA.326BAL5019717230561311452002132.396.6571.053113103

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