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1878 Batting Leaderboards

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Batting Average - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Paul HinesProvidence GraysMLB.358
2Abner DalrympleMilwaukee NL TeamMLB.354
3Bob FergusonChicago White StockingsMLB.351
3Joe StartChicago White StockingsMLB.351
5Cap AnsonChicago White StockingsMLB.341
6Orator ShaferIndianapolis BluesMLB.338
7Dick HighamProvidence GraysMLB.320
8Deacon WhiteCincinnati RedsMLB.314
9Charley JonesCincinnati RedsMLB.310
10John PetersMilwaukee NL TeamMLB.309
On Base Percentage - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Bob FergusonChicago White StockingsMLB.375
2Cap AnsonChicago White StockingsMLB.372
3Orator ShaferIndianapolis BluesMLB.369
4Abner DalrympleMilwaukee NL TeamMLB.368
5Paul HinesProvidence GraysMLB.363
6Joe StartChicago White StockingsMLB.355
7Deacon WhiteCincinnati RedsMLB.340
8Terry LarkinChicago White StockingsMLB.337
8John ClappIndianapolis BluesMLB.337
10Dick HighamProvidence GraysMLB.332
Slugging Percentage - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Paul HinesProvidence GraysMLB.486
2Tom YorkProvidence GraysMLB.465
3Orator ShaferIndianapolis BluesMLB.455
4Lew BrownProvidence GraysMLB.453
5Charley JonesCincinnati RedsMLB.441
6Joe StartChicago White StockingsMLB.439
7Abner DalrympleMilwaukee NL TeamMLB.421
8Dick HighamProvidence GraysMLB.416
9Jim O'RourkeBoston BeaneatersMLB.412
10Bob FergusonChicago White StockingsMLB.405
On Base Plus Slugging - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Paul HinesProvidence GraysMLB.849
2Orator ShaferIndianapolis BluesMLB.824
3Joe StartChicago White StockingsMLB.794
4Tom YorkProvidence GraysMLB.793
5Abner DalrympleMilwaukee NL TeamMLB.789
6Bob FergusonChicago White StockingsMLB.781
7Lew BrownProvidence GraysMLB.777
8Cap AnsonChicago White StockingsMLB.775
9Charley JonesCincinnati RedsMLB.761
10Dick HighamProvidence GraysMLB.749
Games Played - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1John ClappIndianapolis BluesMLB63
1Silver FlintIndianapolis BluesMLB63
1Russ McKelvyIndianapolis BluesMLB63
1Orator ShaferIndianapolis BluesMLB63
1Ned WilliamsonIndianapolis BluesMLB63
6Dick HighamProvidence GraysMLB62
6Paul HinesProvidence GraysMLB62
6Tom YorkProvidence GraysMLB62
6Joe QuestIndianapolis BluesMLB62
6Bill HagueProvidence GraysMLB62
Plate Appearances - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Joe QuestIndianapolis BluesMLB290
2Joe StartChicago White StockingsMLB287
3Dick HighamProvidence GraysMLB286
4Orator ShaferIndianapolis BluesMLB279
5Abner DalrympleMilwaukee NL TeamMLB277
5Tom YorkProvidence GraysMLB277
7John ClappIndianapolis BluesMLB276
7Cal McVeyCincinnati RedsMLB276
9Cap AnsonChicago White StockingsMLB274
10George WrightBoston BeaneatersMLB273
At Bats - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Joe StartChicago White StockingsMLB285
2Dick HighamProvidence GraysMLB281
3Joe QuestIndianapolis BluesMLB278
4Abner DalrympleMilwaukee NL TeamMLB271
4Cal McVeyCincinnati RedsMLB271
6Tom YorkProvidence GraysMLB269
7George WrightBoston BeaneatersMLB267
8Orator ShaferIndianapolis BluesMLB266
9John ClappIndianapolis BluesMLB263
10Andy LeonardBoston BeaneatersMLB262
Runs - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Dick HighamProvidence GraysMLB60
2Joe StartChicago White StockingsMLB58
3Tom YorkProvidence GraysMLB56
4Cap AnsonChicago White StockingsMLB55
5Abner DalrympleMilwaukee NL TeamMLB52
6Charley JonesCincinnati RedsMLB50
7Orator ShaferIndianapolis BluesMLB48
8Joe GerhardtCincinnati RedsMLB46
9Joe QuestIndianapolis BluesMLB45
10Lew BrownProvidence GraysMLB44
Hits - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Joe StartChicago White StockingsMLB100
2Abner DalrympleMilwaukee NL TeamMLB96
3Paul HinesProvidence GraysMLB92
4Bob FergusonChicago White StockingsMLB91
5Orator ShaferIndianapolis BluesMLB90
5Dick HighamProvidence GraysMLB90
7Cap AnsonChicago White StockingsMLB89
8Cal McVeyCincinnati RedsMLB83
8Tom YorkProvidence GraysMLB83
10Charley JonesCincinnati RedsMLB81
Total Bases - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Tom YorkProvidence GraysMLB125
1Joe StartChicago White StockingsMLB125
1Paul HinesProvidence GraysMLB125
4Orator ShaferIndianapolis BluesMLB121
5Dick HighamProvidence GraysMLB117
6Charley JonesCincinnati RedsMLB115
7Abner DalrympleMilwaukee NL TeamMLB114
8Lew BrownProvidence GraysMLB110
9Cal McVeyCincinnati RedsMLB107
10Jim O'RourkeBoston BeaneatersMLB105
Doubles - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Dick HighamProvidence GraysMLB22
2Lew BrownProvidence GraysMLB21
3Tom YorkProvidence GraysMLB19
3Orator ShaferIndianapolis BluesMLB19
5Jim O'RourkeBoston BeaneatersMLB17
6Billy GeerCincinnati RedsMLB13
6Paul HinesProvidence GraysMLB13
8Joe StartChicago White StockingsMLB12
8Cap AnsonChicago White StockingsMLB12
8Jack BurdockBoston BeaneatersMLB12
Triples - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Tom YorkProvidence GraysMLB10
2Jim O'RourkeBoston BeaneatersMLB7
2Charley JonesCincinnati RedsMLB7
4Orator ShaferIndianapolis BluesMLB6
4Jack BurdockBoston BeaneatersMLB6
4Lew BrownProvidence GraysMLB6
7Will FoleyMilwaukee NL TeamMLB5
7Andy LeonardBoston BeaneatersMLB5
7Joe StartChicago White StockingsMLB5
10Paul HinesProvidence GraysMLB4
Home Runs - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Paul HinesProvidence GraysMLB4
2Charley JonesCincinnati RedsMLB3
3Cal McVeyCincinnati RedsMLB2
3Russ McKelvyIndianapolis BluesMLB2
5Ezra SuttonBoston BeaneatersMLB1
5Frank HankinsonChicago White StockingsMLB1
5Jack RemsenChicago White StockingsMLB1
5Charlie BennettMilwaukee NL TeamMLB1
5Joe StartChicago White StockingsMLB1
5Jake GoodmanMilwaukee NL TeamMLB1
Runs Batted In - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Paul HinesProvidence GraysMLB50
2Lew BrownProvidence GraysMLB43
3Cap AnsonChicago White StockingsMLB40
4Charley JonesCincinnati RedsMLB39
4Bob FergusonChicago White StockingsMLB39
6Bill HarbidgeChicago White StockingsMLB37
7Russ McKelvyIndianapolis BluesMLB36
8Terry LarkinChicago White StockingsMLB32
9Orator ShaferIndianapolis BluesMLB30
10Dick HighamProvidence GraysMLB29
Walks - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Terry LarkinChicago White StockingsMLB17
1Jack RemsenChicago White StockingsMLB17
3John ClappIndianapolis BluesMLB13
3Orator ShaferIndianapolis BluesMLB13
3Cap AnsonChicago White StockingsMLB13
6Joe QuestIndianapolis BluesMLB12
7Sam WeaverMilwaukee NL TeamMLB11
8Charlie BennettMilwaukee NL TeamMLB10
8Deacon WhiteCincinnati RedsMLB10
8Bob FergusonChicago White StockingsMLB10
Strikeouts - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Will WhiteCincinnati RedsMLB41
2Russ McKelvyIndianapolis BluesMLB38
3Lew BrownProvidence GraysMLB37
4Frank HankinsonChicago White StockingsMLB36
5Mike GoldenMilwaukee NL TeamMLB35
6Bill HagueProvidence GraysMLB34
7Jack RemsenChicago White StockingsMLB33
7Jake GoodmanMilwaukee NL TeamMLB33
9Abner DalrympleMilwaukee NL TeamMLB29
10Charlie BennettMilwaukee NL TeamMLB26
Extra Base Hits - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Tom YorkProvidence GraysMLB30
2Lew BrownProvidence GraysMLB28
3Jim O'RourkeBoston BeaneatersMLB25
3Orator ShaferIndianapolis BluesMLB25
5Dick HighamProvidence GraysMLB24
6Charley JonesCincinnati RedsMLB21
6Paul HinesProvidence GraysMLB21
8Joe StartChicago White StockingsMLB18
8Jack BurdockBoston BeaneatersMLB18
10Cal McVeyCincinnati RedsMLB16
Isolated Power - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Tom YorkProvidence GraysMLB.156
2Lew BrownProvidence GraysMLB.148
3Jim O'RourkeBoston BeaneatersMLB.133
4Charley JonesCincinnati RedsMLB.130
5Paul HinesProvidence GraysMLB.128
6Orator ShaferIndianapolis BluesMLB.117
7Jack BurdockBoston BeaneatersMLB.098
8Dick HighamProvidence GraysMLB.096
9Cal McVeyCincinnati RedsMLB.089
10Joe StartChicago White StockingsMLB.088
Walks Percentage - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Terry LarkinChicago White StockingsMLB0.07
1Jack RemsenChicago White StockingsMLB0.07
3Orator ShaferIndianapolis BluesMLB0.05
3John ClappIndianapolis BluesMLB0.05
3Cap AnsonChicago White StockingsMLB0.05
3Charlie BennettMilwaukee NL TeamMLB0.05
7Tim MurnaneProvidence GraysMLB0.04
7Deacon WhiteCincinnati RedsMLB0.04
7Bob FergusonChicago White StockingsMLB0.04
7Jack ManningBoston BeaneatersMLB0.04
Strikeouts Percentage - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Cap AnsonChicago White StockingsMLB0.00
2Joe StartChicago White StockingsMLB0.01
3Deacon WhiteCincinnati RedsMLB0.02
4John PetersMilwaukee NL TeamMLB0.03
4John ClappIndianapolis BluesMLB0.03
4King KellyCincinnati RedsMLB0.03
7Tommy BondBoston BeaneatersMLB0.04
7Paul HinesProvidence GraysMLB0.04
7Bob FergusonChicago White StockingsMLB0.04
7Chub SullivanCincinnati RedsMLB0.04
Strikeout-Walk Ratio - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Cap AnsonChicago White StockingsMLB0.08
2Deacon WhiteCincinnati RedsMLB0.50
3John ClappIndianapolis BluesMLB0.62
4Terry LarkinChicago White StockingsMLB1.00
4King KellyCincinnati RedsMLB1.00
6Bob FergusonChicago White StockingsMLB1.20
7John CassidyChicago White StockingsMLB1.22
8Joe StartChicago White StockingsMLB1.50
8Tim MurnaneProvidence GraysMLB1.50
10Orator ShaferIndianapolis BluesMLB1.54
210 record(s)
Glossary:
Rank If team context, indicates Divisional Rank Player Name Name of the player. If not linked, then no profile on the site HiLvl Highest Level Reached