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1896 Batting Leaderboards

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Batting Average - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Jesse BurkettCleveland SpidersMLB.410
2Hughie JenningsBaltimore OriolesMLB.401
3Ed DelahantyPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB.397
4Willie KeelerBaltimore OriolesMLB.386
5Mike TiernanNew York GiantsMLB.369
6Billy HamiltonBoston BeaneatersMLB.365
7Joe KelleyBaltimore OriolesMLB.364
8Elmer SmithPittsburgh AlleghenysMLB.362
9Jake StenzelPittsburgh AlleghenysMLB.361
10Cupid ChildsCleveland SpidersMLB.355
On Base Percentage - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Billy HamiltonBoston BeaneatersMLB.477
2Hughie JenningsBaltimore OriolesMLB.472
2Ed DelahantyPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB.472
4Bill JoyceWashington Nationals
New York Giants
5Joe KelleyBaltimore OriolesMLB.469
6Cupid ChildsCleveland SpidersMLB.467
7Jesse BurkettCleveland SpidersMLB.461
8Elmer SmithPittsburgh AlleghenysMLB.454
9Mike TiernanNew York GiantsMLB.452
10Bill DahlenChicago ColtsMLB.438
Slugging Percentage - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Ed DelahantyPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB.631
2Bill DahlenChicago ColtsMLB.553
3Tom McCreeryLouisville ColonelsMLB.546
4Joe KelleyBaltimore OriolesMLB.543
5Jesse BurkettCleveland SpidersMLB.541
6Bill JoyceWashington Nationals
New York Giants
7Mike TiernanNew York GiantsMLB.516
8Elmer SmithPittsburgh AlleghenysMLB.500
9Willie KeelerBaltimore OriolesMLB.496
10Hughie JenningsBaltimore OriolesMLB.488
On Base Plus Slugging - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Ed DelahantyPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB1.103
2Joe KelleyBaltimore OriolesMLB1.013
3Jesse BurkettCleveland SpidersMLB1.002
4Bill DahlenChicago ColtsMLB.990
5Bill JoyceWashington Nationals
New York Giants
6Mike TiernanNew York GiantsMLB.968
7Hughie JenningsBaltimore OriolesMLB.960
8Tom McCreeryLouisville ColonelsMLB.956
9Elmer SmithPittsburgh AlleghenysMLB.954
10Billy HamiltonBoston BeaneatersMLB.940
Games Played - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Ed CartwrightWashington NationalsMLB133
1Jesse BurkettCleveland SpidersMLB133
1George Van HaltrenNew York GiantsMLB133
1Ed McKeanCleveland SpidersMLB133
1Mike TiernanNew York GiantsMLB133
1Kid GleasonNew York GiantsMLB133
1Gene DeMontrevilleWashington NationalsMLB133
8Tommy CorcoranBrooklyn BridegroomsMLB132
8Cupid ChildsCleveland SpidersMLB132
8Steve BrodieBaltimore OriolesMLB132
Plate Appearances - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Jesse BurkettCleveland SpidersMLB647
2Billy HamiltonBoston BeaneatersMLB641
3Ed McKeanCleveland SpidersMLB630
4Joe KelleyBaltimore OriolesMLB627
5Bill EverittChicago ColtsMLB625
6Patsy DonovanPittsburgh AlleghenysMLB624
7George Van HaltrenNew York GiantsMLB623
8Cupid ChildsCleveland SpidersMLB615
9Mike TiernanNew York GiantsMLB605
10Hughie JenningsBaltimore OriolesMLB602
At Bats - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Jesse BurkettCleveland SpidersMLB586
2Bill EverittChicago ColtsMLB575
3Patsy DonovanPittsburgh AlleghenysMLB573
4Ed McKeanCleveland SpidersMLB571
5George Van HaltrenNew York GiantsMLB562
6Willie KeelerBaltimore OriolesMLB544
7Patsy TebeauCleveland SpidersMLB543
8Kid GleasonNew York GiantsMLB541
9Bones ElyPittsburgh AlleghenysMLB537
10Gene DeMontrevilleWashington NationalsMLB533
Runs - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Jesse BurkettCleveland SpidersMLB160
2Willie KeelerBaltimore OriolesMLB153
3Billy HamiltonBoston BeaneatersMLB152
4Joe KelleyBaltimore OriolesMLB148
5Bill DahlenChicago ColtsMLB137
6George Van HaltrenNew York GiantsMLB136
7Mike TiernanNew York GiantsMLB132
8Ed DelahantyPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB131
9Bill EverittChicago ColtsMLB130
10Hughie JenningsBaltimore OriolesMLB125
Hits - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Jesse BurkettCleveland SpidersMLB240
2Willie KeelerBaltimore OriolesMLB210
3Hughie JenningsBaltimore OriolesMLB209
4Ed DelahantyPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB198
5George Van HaltrenNew York GiantsMLB197
6Ed McKeanCleveland SpidersMLB193
7Mike TiernanNew York GiantsMLB192
8Billy HamiltonBoston BeaneatersMLB191
9Joe KelleyBaltimore OriolesMLB189
10Bill EverittChicago ColtsMLB184
Total Bases - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Jesse BurkettCleveland SpidersMLB317
2Ed DelahantyPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB315
3Joe KelleyBaltimore OriolesMLB282
4George Van HaltrenNew York GiantsMLB272
5Willie KeelerBaltimore OriolesMLB270
6Mike TiernanNew York GiantsMLB269
7Ed McKeanCleveland SpidersMLB267
8Bill DahlenChicago ColtsMLB262
9Hughie JenningsBaltimore OriolesMLB254
10Fred ClarkeLouisville ColonelsMLB246
Doubles - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Ed DelahantyPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB44
2Dusty MillerCincinnati RedsMLB38
3Joe KelleyBaltimore OriolesMLB31
4Bill DahlenChicago ColtsMLB30
5Ed McKeanCleveland SpidersMLB29
5Jack DoyleBaltimore OriolesMLB29
7Sam ThompsonPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB28
8Mike GriffinBrooklyn BridegroomsMLB27
8Tommy TuckerBoston BeaneatersMLB27
8Hughie JenningsBaltimore OriolesMLB27
Triples - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1George Van HaltrenNew York GiantsMLB21
1Tom McCreeryLouisville ColonelsMLB21
3Bill DahlenChicago ColtsMLB19
3Joe KelleyBaltimore OriolesMLB19
5Fred ClarkeLouisville ColonelsMLB18
6Ed DelahantyPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB17
6John AndersonBrooklyn BridegroomsMLB17
8Bill LangeChicago ColtsMLB16
8Mike TiernanNew York GiantsMLB16
8Harry DavisNew York Giants
Pittsburgh Alleghenys
Home Runs - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Ed DelahantyPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB13
1Bill JoyceWashington Nationals
New York Giants
3Sam ThompsonPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB12
4Roger ConnorSt. Louis BrownsMLB11
5Bill DahlenChicago ColtsMLB9
5Fred ClarkeLouisville ColonelsMLB9
7Joe KelleyBaltimore OriolesMLB8
7Jake BeckleyPittsburgh Alleghenys
New York Giants
7Gene DeMontrevilleWashington NationalsMLB8
10Mike TiernanNew York GiantsMLB7
Runs Batted In - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Ed DelahantyPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB126
2Hughie JenningsBaltimore OriolesMLB121
3Hugh DuffyBoston BeaneatersMLB113
4Ed McKeanCleveland SpidersMLB112
5Cupid ChildsCleveland SpidersMLB106
5Heinie ReitzBaltimore OriolesMLB106
7Jack DoyleBaltimore OriolesMLB101
8Herman LongBoston BeaneatersMLB100
8Joe KelleyBaltimore OriolesMLB100
8Kip SelbachWashington NationalsMLB100
Stolen Bases - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Joe KelleyBaltimore OriolesMLB87
2Bill LangeChicago ColtsMLB84
3Billy HamiltonBoston BeaneatersMLB83
4Dusty MillerCincinnati RedsMLB76
5Jack DoyleBaltimore OriolesMLB73
6Hughie JenningsBaltimore OriolesMLB70
7Willie KeelerBaltimore OriolesMLB67
8Jake StenzelPittsburgh AlleghenysMLB57
9Eddie BurkeCincinnati RedsMLB53
10Bill DahlenChicago ColtsMLB51
Walks - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Billy HamiltonBoston BeaneatersMLB110
2Bill JoyceWashington Nationals
New York Giants
3Cupid ChildsCleveland SpidersMLB100
4Joe KelleyBaltimore OriolesMLB91
5Mike TiernanNew York GiantsMLB77
6Kip SelbachWashington NationalsMLB76
7Elmer SmithPittsburgh AlleghenysMLB74
8Denny LyonsPittsburgh AlleghenysMLB67
9Billy LushWashington NationalsMLB66
10Bill LangeChicago ColtsMLB65
Strikeouts - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Tom McCreeryLouisville ColonelsMLB58
2Billy ClingmanLouisville ColonelsMLB51
3Tom BrownWashington NationalsMLB49
3Billy LushWashington NationalsMLB49
5Chief ZimmerCleveland SpidersMLB48
5Monte CrossSt. Louis BrownsMLB48
7Ed CartwrightWashington NationalsMLB44
8Bill EverittChicago ColtsMLB43
9Harry DavisNew York Giants
Pittsburgh Alleghenys
10Bill DahlenChicago ColtsMLB36
Hit By Pitch - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Hughie JenningsBaltimore OriolesMLB51
2Bill JoyceWashington Nationals
New York Giants
3Joe SullivanSt. Louis Browns
Philadelphia Phillies
4Steve BrodieBaltimore OriolesMLB18
5Jake BeckleyPittsburgh Alleghenys
New York Giants
6Tommy TuckerBoston BeaneatersMLB14
6Fred ClarkeLouisville ColonelsMLB14
8Dummy HoyCincinnati RedsMLB13
9Joe KelleyBaltimore OriolesMLB12
10Patsy DonovanPittsburgh AlleghenysMLB11
Sacrifice Hits - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Dummy HoyCincinnati RedsMLB33
2Bones ElyPittsburgh AlleghenysMLB28
3Bill DahlenChicago ColtsMLB27
4Fred TenneyBoston BeaneatersMLB21
5Hugh DuffyBoston BeaneatersMLB20
5Jim DonnellyBaltimore OriolesMLB20
7Jimmy McAleerCleveland SpidersMLB18
7Dusty MillerCincinnati RedsMLB18
7Bill HallmanPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB18
7Billy ShindleBrooklyn BridegroomsMLB18
Extra Base Hits - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Ed DelahantyPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB74
2Joe KelleyBaltimore OriolesMLB58
2Bill DahlenChicago ColtsMLB58
4Dusty MillerCincinnati RedsMLB54
5Tom McCreeryLouisville ColonelsMLB51
6Bill JoyceWashington Nationals
New York Giants
7Jesse BurkettCleveland SpidersMLB49
8Ed McKeanCleveland SpidersMLB48
9Mike TiernanNew York GiantsMLB47
9Sam ThompsonPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB47
Isolated Power - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Ed DelahantyPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB.234
2Bill DahlenChicago ColtsMLB.200
3Tom McCreeryLouisville ColonelsMLB.195
4Bill JoyceWashington Nationals
New York Giants
5Joe KelleyBaltimore OriolesMLB.179
6Fred ClarkeLouisville ColonelsMLB.151
6Sam ThompsonPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB.151
8Roger ConnorSt. Louis BrownsMLB.149
9Mike TiernanNew York GiantsMLB.148
10Dusty MillerCincinnati RedsMLB.147
Walks Percentage - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Billy HamiltonBoston BeaneatersMLB0.17
1Bill JoyceWashington Nationals
New York Giants
3Billy LushWashington NationalsMLB0.16
3Cupid ChildsCleveland SpidersMLB0.16
5Joe KelleyBaltimore OriolesMLB0.15
6Mike TiernanNew York GiantsMLB0.13
6Elmer SmithPittsburgh AlleghenysMLB0.13
6Denny LyonsPittsburgh AlleghenysMLB0.13
6Kip SelbachWashington NationalsMLB0.13
10Billy ClingmanLouisville ColonelsMLB0.12
Strikeouts Percentage - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Willie KeelerBaltimore OriolesMLB0.01
1Ed McKeanCleveland SpidersMLB0.01
3Sam ThompsonPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB0.02
3Tommy CorcoranBrooklyn BridegroomsMLB0.02
3Hughie JenningsBaltimore OriolesMLB0.02
3Jake StenzelPittsburgh AlleghenysMLB0.02
3Jim DonnellyBaltimore OriolesMLB0.02
3Kid GleasonNew York GiantsMLB0.02
3Cap AnsonChicago ColtsMLB0.02
3Dummy HoyCincinnati RedsMLB0.02
Strikeout-Walk Ratio - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Cupid ChildsCleveland SpidersMLB0.18
2Cap AnsonChicago ColtsMLB0.20
2Ed McKeanCleveland SpidersMLB0.20
2Dummy HoyCincinnati RedsMLB0.20
5Joe KelleyBaltimore OriolesMLB0.21
6Mike TiernanNew York GiantsMLB0.23
7Elmer SmithPittsburgh AlleghenysMLB0.24
7Willie KeelerBaltimore OriolesMLB0.24
9Billy HamiltonBoston BeaneatersMLB0.26
10Roger ConnorSt. Louis BrownsMLB0.27
240 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