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A high-level summary of the 1879 Major League Baseball Season. The page includes standings, team totals and leaderboards. There is a lot more information on the season in various sub-sections such as the player register, team pages and boxscore-related pages.
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1879 Batting Leaderboards

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Batting Average - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Paul HinesProvidence GraysMLB.357
2King KellyCincinnati RedsMLB.348
2Jim O'RourkeProvidence GraysMLB.348
4John O'RourkeBoston BeaneatersMLB.341
5Deacon WhiteCincinnati RedsMLB.330
6Joe StartProvidence GraysMLB.319
7Charley JonesBoston BeaneatersMLB.315
8Tom YorkProvidence GraysMLB.310
9Orator ShaferChicago White StockingsMLB.304
10Cal McVeyCincinnati RedsMLB.297
On Base Percentage - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Jim O'RourkeProvidence GraysMLB.371
2Paul HinesProvidence GraysMLB.369
3Charley JonesBoston BeaneatersMLB.367
4King KellyCincinnati RedsMLB.363
5John O'RourkeBoston BeaneatersMLB.357
6Tom YorkProvidence GraysMLB.346
7Ned WilliamsonChicago White StockingsMLB.343
8Deacon WhiteCincinnati RedsMLB.342
9Joe StartProvidence GraysMLB.333
10Orator ShaferChicago White StockingsMLB.317
Slugging Percentage - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1John O'RourkeBoston BeaneatersMLB.521
2Charley JonesBoston BeaneatersMLB.510
3King KellyCincinnati RedsMLB.493
4Paul HinesProvidence GraysMLB.482
5Jim O'RourkeProvidence GraysMLB.459
6Ned WilliamsonChicago White StockingsMLB.447
7Buttercup DickersonCincinnati RedsMLB.440
8Charlie EdenCleveland BluesMLB.425
9Deacon WhiteCincinnati RedsMLB.423
10Tom YorkProvidence GraysMLB.421
On Base Plus Slugging - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1John O'RourkeBoston BeaneatersMLB.877
1Charley JonesBoston BeaneatersMLB.877
3King KellyCincinnati RedsMLB.855
4Paul HinesProvidence GraysMLB.851
5Jim O'RourkeProvidence GraysMLB.829
6Ned WilliamsonChicago White StockingsMLB.790
7Tom YorkProvidence GraysMLB.767
8Deacon WhiteCincinnati RedsMLB.766
9Joe StartProvidence GraysMLB.737
9Buttercup DickersonCincinnati RedsMLB.737
Games Played - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Paul HinesProvidence GraysMLB85
1Mike McGearyProvidence GraysMLB85
1George WrightProvidence GraysMLB85
4John MorrillBoston BeaneatersMLB84
4Ezra SuttonBoston BeaneatersMLB84
4Jack BurdockBoston BeaneatersMLB84
7Charley JonesBoston BeaneatersMLB83
7John WardProvidence GraysMLB83
7John PetersChicago White StockingsMLB83
7Joe QuestChicago White StockingsMLB83
Plate Appearances - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Paul HinesProvidence GraysMLB417
2George WrightProvidence GraysMLB401
3Charley JonesBoston BeaneatersMLB384
4Pete HotalingCincinnati RedsMLB381
5John PetersChicago White StockingsMLB380
6Mike McGearyProvidence GraysMLB379
7Jim O'RourkeProvidence GraysMLB375
8John WardProvidence GraysMLB371
9Jack BurdockBoston BeaneatersMLB368
10Bill PhillipsCleveland BluesMLB367
At Bats - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Paul HinesProvidence GraysMLB409
2George WrightProvidence GraysMLB388
3John PetersChicago White StockingsMLB379
4Mike McGearyProvidence GraysMLB374
5Pete HotalingCincinnati RedsMLB369
6Bill PhillipsCleveland BluesMLB365
7John WardProvidence GraysMLB364
8Jim O'RourkeProvidence GraysMLB362
9Jack BurdockBoston BeaneatersMLB359
10Sadie HouckBoston BeaneatersMLB356
Runs - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Charley JonesBoston BeaneatersMLB85
2Paul HinesProvidence GraysMLB81
3George WrightProvidence GraysMLB79
4King KellyCincinnati RedsMLB78
5Buttercup DickersonCincinnati RedsMLB73
6John WardProvidence GraysMLB71
7Joe StartProvidence GraysMLB70
8Sadie HouckBoston BeaneatersMLB69
8Jim O'RourkeProvidence GraysMLB69
8John O'RourkeBoston BeaneatersMLB69
Hits - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Paul HinesProvidence GraysMLB146
2Jim O'RourkeProvidence GraysMLB126
3King KellyCincinnati RedsMLB120
4Charley JonesBoston BeaneatersMLB112
5Deacon WhiteCincinnati RedsMLB110
6John O'RourkeBoston BeaneatersMLB108
7George WrightProvidence GraysMLB107
8Tom YorkProvidence GraysMLB106
9Cal McVeyCincinnati RedsMLB105
10John WardProvidence GraysMLB104
Total Bases - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Paul HinesProvidence GraysMLB197
2Charley JonesBoston BeaneatersMLB181
3King KellyCincinnati RedsMLB170
4Jim O'RourkeProvidence GraysMLB166
5John O'RourkeBoston BeaneatersMLB165
6Buttercup DickersonCincinnati RedsMLB154
7Charlie EdenCleveland BluesMLB150
8George WrightProvidence GraysMLB145
9Tom YorkProvidence GraysMLB144
9Pete HotalingCincinnati RedsMLB144
Doubles - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Charlie EdenCleveland BluesMLB31
2Abner DalrympleChicago White StockingsMLB25
2Tom YorkProvidence GraysMLB25
2Paul HinesProvidence GraysMLB25
5Sadie HouckBoston BeaneatersMLB24
6Silver FlintChicago White StockingsMLB22
6Charley JonesBoston BeaneatersMLB22
8King KellyCincinnati RedsMLB20
8Pete HotalingCincinnati RedsMLB20
8Ned WilliamsonChicago White StockingsMLB20
Triples - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Buttercup DickersonCincinnati RedsMLB14
2Ned WilliamsonChicago White StockingsMLB13
3King KellyCincinnati RedsMLB12
4John O'RourkeBoston BeaneatersMLB11
5Charley JonesBoston BeaneatersMLB10
5Hardy RichardsonBuffalo BisonsMLB10
5Paul HinesProvidence GraysMLB10
5George WrightProvidence GraysMLB10
9Pete HotalingCincinnati RedsMLB9
9Jim O'RourkeProvidence GraysMLB9
Home Runs - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Charley JonesBoston BeaneatersMLB9
2John O'RourkeBoston BeaneatersMLB6
3Dan BrouthersTroy TrojansMLB4
4Charlie EdenCleveland BluesMLB3
5Joe StartProvidence GraysMLB2
5King KellyCincinnati RedsMLB2
5Sadie HouckBoston BeaneatersMLB2
5Buttercup DickersonCincinnati RedsMLB2
5Pop SnyderBoston BeaneatersMLB2
5John WardProvidence GraysMLB2
Runs Batted In - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1John O'RourkeBoston BeaneatersMLB62
1Charley JonesBoston BeaneatersMLB62
3Buttercup DickersonCincinnati RedsMLB57
4Cal McVeyCincinnati RedsMLB55
5Deacon WhiteCincinnati RedsMLB52
5Paul HinesProvidence GraysMLB52
7Tom YorkProvidence GraysMLB50
8Sadie HouckBoston BeaneatersMLB49
8John MorrillBoston BeaneatersMLB49
10King KellyCincinnati RedsMLB47
Walks - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Charley JonesBoston BeaneatersMLB29
2Ned WilliamsonChicago White StockingsMLB24
3Tom YorkProvidence GraysMLB19
4Ross BarnesCincinnati RedsMLB16
4Hardy RichardsonBuffalo BisonsMLB16
6John MorrillBoston BeaneatersMLB14
7George WrightProvidence GraysMLB13
7Davy ForceBuffalo BisonsMLB13
7Jim O'RourkeProvidence GraysMLB13
10Pete HotalingCincinnati RedsMLB12
Strikeouts - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Will WhiteCincinnati RedsMLB56
1Pud GalvinBuffalo BisonsMLB56
3Mike MansellSyracuse StarsMLB45
4Silver FlintChicago White StockingsMLB44
5Dave EgglerBuffalo BisonsMLB41
6Charley JonesBoston BeaneatersMLB38
6Oscar WalkerBuffalo BisonsMLB38
8Davy ForceBuffalo BisonsMLB37
9Chick FulmerBuffalo BisonsMLB34
10Joe QuestChicago White StockingsMLB33
Extra Base Hits - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Charley JonesBoston BeaneatersMLB41
1Charlie EdenCleveland BluesMLB41
3Paul HinesProvidence GraysMLB37
4Sadie HouckBoston BeaneatersMLB35
5King KellyCincinnati RedsMLB34
5Buttercup DickersonCincinnati RedsMLB34
5John O'RourkeBoston BeaneatersMLB34
5Ned WilliamsonChicago White StockingsMLB34
9Tom YorkProvidence GraysMLB31
10Pete HotalingCincinnati RedsMLB30
Isolated Power - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Charley JonesBoston BeaneatersMLB.194
2John O'RourkeBoston BeaneatersMLB.180
3Charlie EdenCleveland BluesMLB.153
3Ned WilliamsonChicago White StockingsMLB.153
5Buttercup DickersonCincinnati RedsMLB.149
6King KellyCincinnati RedsMLB.145
7Sadie HouckBoston BeaneatersMLB.135
8Paul HinesProvidence GraysMLB.125
9Silver FlintChicago White StockingsMLB.114
10Hardy RichardsonBuffalo BisonsMLB.113
Walks Percentage - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Charley JonesBoston BeaneatersMLB0.08
2Ned WilliamsonChicago White StockingsMLB0.07
3Tom YorkProvidence GraysMLB0.05
3Ross BarnesCincinnati RedsMLB0.05
3Hardy RichardsonBuffalo BisonsMLB0.05
6John MorrillBoston BeaneatersMLB0.04
6Davy ForceBuffalo BisonsMLB0.04
6George StriefCleveland BluesMLB0.04
6John ClappBuffalo BisonsMLB0.04
10Pete HotalingCincinnati RedsMLB0.03
Strikeouts Percentage - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Joe StartProvidence GraysMLB0.01
2Deacon WhiteCincinnati RedsMLB0.03
2Tommy BondBoston BeaneatersMLB0.03
2Jim McCormickCleveland BluesMLB0.03
2Mike McGearyProvidence GraysMLB0.03
2Sadie HouckBoston BeaneatersMLB0.03
2Jim O'RourkeProvidence GraysMLB0.03
8John WardProvidence GraysMLB0.04
8Pete HotalingCincinnati RedsMLB0.04
8John ClappBuffalo BisonsMLB0.04
Strikeout-Walk Ratio - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Joe StartProvidence GraysMLB0.57
2Jim O'RourkeProvidence GraysMLB0.77
3John ClappBuffalo BisonsMLB1.00
4Ned WilliamsonChicago White StockingsMLB1.29
5Charley JonesBoston BeaneatersMLB1.31
6Tommy BondBoston BeaneatersMLB1.33
7Pete HotalingCincinnati RedsMLB1.42
8Tom YorkProvidence GraysMLB1.47
9Deacon WhiteCincinnati RedsMLB1.50
10George WrightProvidence GraysMLB1.54
210 record(s)
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