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1897 Batting Leaderboards

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Batting Average - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Willie KeelerBaltimore OriolesMLB.424
2Fred ClarkeLouisville ColonelsMLB.390
3Jesse BurkettCleveland SpidersMLB.383
4Ed DelahantyPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB.377
5Joe KelleyBaltimore OriolesMLB.362
6Nap LajoiePhiladelphia PhilliesMLB.361
7Hughie JenningsBaltimore OriolesMLB.355
8Chick StahlBoston BeaneatersMLB.354
8Jack DoyleBaltimore OriolesMLB.354
10George DavisNew York GiantsMLB.353
On Base Percentage - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1John McGrawBaltimore OriolesMLB.471
2Jesse BurkettCleveland SpidersMLB.468
3Willie KeelerBaltimore OriolesMLB.464
4Hughie JenningsBaltimore OriolesMLB.463
5Fred ClarkeLouisville ColonelsMLB.462
6Billy HamiltonBoston BeaneatersMLB.461
7Joe KelleyBaltimore OriolesMLB.447
8Ed DelahantyPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB.444
9Bill JoyceNew York GiantsMLB.441
10Cupid ChildsCleveland SpidersMLB.435
Slugging Percentage - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Nap LajoiePhiladelphia PhilliesMLB.569
2Willie KeelerBaltimore OriolesMLB.539
3Ed DelahantyPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB.538
4Fred ClarkeLouisville ColonelsMLB.533
5George DavisNew York GiantsMLB.509
6Bobby WallaceCleveland SpidersMLB.504
7Chick StahlBoston BeaneatersMLB.499
8Joe KelleyBaltimore OriolesMLB.489
9Jake BeckleyCincinnati Reds
New York Giants
MLB.485
10Hugh DuffyBoston BeaneatersMLB.482
On Base Plus Slugging - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Willie KeelerBaltimore OriolesMLB1.003
2Fred ClarkeLouisville ColonelsMLB.994
3Ed DelahantyPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB.981
4Nap LajoiePhiladelphia PhilliesMLB.960
5Jesse BurkettCleveland SpidersMLB.944
6Joe KelleyBaltimore OriolesMLB.936
7Hughie JenningsBaltimore OriolesMLB.932
8George DavisNew York GiantsMLB.916
9Chick StahlBoston BeaneatersMLB.905
10Bobby WallaceCleveland SpidersMLB.898
Games Played - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Tom McCreeryLouisville Colonels
New York Giants
MLB138
2Jimmy RyanChicago ColtsMLB136
3Fielder JonesBrooklyn BridegroomsMLB135
4Mike GriffinBrooklyn BridegroomsMLB134
4Jimmy CollinsBoston BeaneatersMLB134
4Hugh DuffyBoston BeaneatersMLB134
4Billy ShindleBrooklyn BridegroomsMLB134
4Charlie IrwinCincinnati RedsMLB134
4Dick PaddenPittsburgh AlleghenysMLB134
10Duff CooleyPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB133
Plate Appearances - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Fred TenneyBoston BeaneatersMLB646
2Mike GriffinBrooklyn BridegroomsMLB637
3Fielder JonesBrooklyn BridegroomsMLB631
4Duff CooleyPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB629
5Billy HamiltonBoston BeaneatersMLB622
6Hugh DuffyBoston BeaneatersMLB621
7Willie KeelerBaltimore OriolesMLB618
8George Van HaltrenNew York GiantsMLB611
9Jesse BurkettCleveland SpidersMLB610
10Tom McCreeryLouisville Colonels
New York Giants
MLB606
At Bats - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Duff CooleyPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB566
1Fred TenneyBoston BeaneatersMLB566
1Gene DeMontrevilleWashington NationalsMLB566
4Willie KeelerBaltimore OriolesMLB564
4George Van HaltrenNew York GiantsMLB564
6Hugh DuffyBoston BeaneatersMLB550
7Fielder JonesBrooklyn BridegroomsMLB548
8Nap LajoiePhiladelphia PhilliesMLB545
9Billy ShindleBrooklyn BridegroomsMLB542
10Kid GleasonNew York GiantsMLB540
Runs - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Billy HamiltonBoston BeaneatersMLB152
2Willie KeelerBaltimore OriolesMLB145
3Mike GriffinBrooklyn BridegroomsMLB136
4Fielder JonesBrooklyn BridegroomsMLB134
5Hughie JenningsBaltimore OriolesMLB133
6Hugh DuffyBoston BeaneatersMLB130
7Jesse BurkettCleveland SpidersMLB129
8Fred TenneyBoston BeaneatersMLB125
9Duff CooleyPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB124
10Mike TiernanNew York GiantsMLB123
Hits - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Willie KeelerBaltimore OriolesMLB239
2Fred ClarkeLouisville ColonelsMLB202
3Ed DelahantyPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB200
4Jesse BurkettCleveland SpidersMLB198
5Nap LajoiePhiladelphia PhilliesMLB197
6Gene DeMontrevilleWashington NationalsMLB193
7Jake StenzelBaltimore OriolesMLB189
8Hugh DuffyBoston BeaneatersMLB187
9Duff CooleyPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB186
9George Van HaltrenNew York GiantsMLB186
Total Bases - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Nap LajoiePhiladelphia PhilliesMLB310
2Willie KeelerBaltimore OriolesMLB304
3Ed DelahantyPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB285
4Fred ClarkeLouisville ColonelsMLB276
5Hugh DuffyBoston BeaneatersMLB265
6George DavisNew York GiantsMLB264
7Bobby WallaceCleveland SpidersMLB260
8Jake StenzelBaltimore OriolesMLB258
9Jimmy CollinsBoston BeaneatersMLB255
10Joe KelleyBaltimore OriolesMLB247
Doubles - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Jake StenzelBaltimore OriolesMLB43
2Ed DelahantyPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB40
2Nap LajoiePhiladelphia PhilliesMLB40
4Jimmy RyanChicago ColtsMLB33
4Bobby WallaceCleveland SpidersMLB33
6Billy ShindleBrooklyn BridegroomsMLB32
6Herman LongBoston BeaneatersMLB32
8Joe KelleyBaltimore OriolesMLB31
8George DavisNew York GiantsMLB31
10Chick StahlBoston BeaneatersMLB30
Triples - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Harry DavisPittsburgh AlleghenysMLB28
2Nap LajoiePhiladelphia PhilliesMLB23
3Bobby WallaceCleveland SpidersMLB21
4Willie KeelerBaltimore OriolesMLB19
5Elmer SmithPittsburgh AlleghenysMLB17
5Jimmy RyanChicago ColtsMLB17
7Kip SelbachWashington NationalsMLB16
7Candy LaChanceBrooklyn BridegroomsMLB16
9Ed DelahantyPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB15
10Ed McKeanCleveland SpidersMLB14
Home Runs - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Hugh DuffyBoston BeaneatersMLB11
2George DavisNew York GiantsMLB10
3Nap LajoiePhiladelphia PhilliesMLB9
4Jake BeckleyCincinnati Reds
New York Giants
MLB8
5General StaffordLouisville Colonels
New York Giants
MLB7
5Mike GradySt. Louis Browns
Philadelphia Phillies
MLB7
7Jack ClementsPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB6
7Fred ClarkeLouisville ColonelsMLB6
7Jimmy CollinsBoston BeaneatersMLB6
7Elmer SmithPittsburgh AlleghenysMLB6
Runs Batted In - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1George DavisNew York GiantsMLB136
2Jimmy CollinsBoston BeaneatersMLB132
3Hugh DuffyBoston BeaneatersMLB129
4Nap LajoiePhiladelphia PhilliesMLB127
5Joe KelleyBaltimore OriolesMLB118
6Jake StenzelBaltimore OriolesMLB116
7Bobby WallaceCleveland SpidersMLB112
8Bobby LoweBoston BeaneatersMLB106
8Kid GleasonNew York GiantsMLB106
10Billy ShindleBrooklyn BridegroomsMLB105
Stolen Bases - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Bill LangeChicago ColtsMLB73
2Jake StenzelBaltimore OriolesMLB69
3Billy HamiltonBoston BeaneatersMLB66
4George DavisNew York GiantsMLB65
5Willie KeelerBaltimore OriolesMLB64
6Jack DoyleBaltimore OriolesMLB62
7Hughie JenningsBaltimore OriolesMLB60
8Fred ClarkeLouisville ColonelsMLB57
9George Van HaltrenNew York GiantsMLB50
10Fielder JonesBrooklyn BridegroomsMLB48
Walks - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Billy HamiltonBoston BeaneatersMLB105
2John McGrawBaltimore OriolesMLB99
3Mike GriffinBrooklyn BridegroomsMLB81
4Kip SelbachWashington NationalsMLB80
5Bill JoyceNew York GiantsMLB78
6Jesse BurkettCleveland SpidersMLB76
7Cupid ChildsCleveland SpidersMLB74
8Joe KelleyBaltimore OriolesMLB70
8Elmer SmithPittsburgh AlleghenysMLB70
10Monte CrossSt. Louis BrownsMLB62
Hit By Pitch - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Hughie JenningsBaltimore OriolesMLB46
2Fred ClarkeLouisville ColonelsMLB24
3Bill JoyceNew York GiantsMLB17
4John WarnerNew York GiantsMLB16
4Dick PaddenPittsburgh AlleghenysMLB16
6Jake BeckleyCincinnati Reds
New York Giants
MLB15
7Klondike DouglassSt. Louis BrownsMLB12
7Nap LajoiePhiladelphia PhilliesMLB12
7Dummy HoyCincinnati RedsMLB12
10Tommy TuckerWashington Nationals
Boston Beaneaters
MLB11
Sacrifice Hits - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Tom McCreeryLouisville Colonels
New York Giants
MLB30
2Fred TenneyBoston BeaneatersMLB27
3Dummy HoyCincinnati RedsMLB23
4Dusty MillerCincinnati RedsMLB21
4Billy ShindleBrooklyn BridegroomsMLB21
6Dick PaddenPittsburgh AlleghenysMLB20
7Cupid ChildsCleveland SpidersMLB17
7Herman LongBoston BeaneatersMLB17
7Hughie JenningsBaltimore OriolesMLB17
10Bid McPheeCincinnati RedsMLB16
Extra Base Hits - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Nap LajoiePhiladelphia PhilliesMLB72
2Ed DelahantyPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB60
3Bobby WallaceCleveland SpidersMLB58
4Jimmy RyanChicago ColtsMLB55
5Jake StenzelBaltimore OriolesMLB54
6George DavisNew York GiantsMLB51
7Fred ClarkeLouisville ColonelsMLB49
8Candy LaChanceBrooklyn BridegroomsMLB48
9Chick StahlBoston BeaneatersMLB47
9Jimmy CollinsBoston BeaneatersMLB47
Isolated Power - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1Nap LajoiePhiladelphia PhilliesMLB.207
2Bobby WallaceCleveland SpidersMLB.169
3Harry DavisPittsburgh AlleghenysMLB.168
4Ed DelahantyPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB.160
5Jimmy RyanChicago ColtsMLB.158
6George DavisNew York GiantsMLB.156
7Jake BeckleyCincinnati Reds
New York Giants
MLB.155
8Elmer SmithPittsburgh AlleghenysMLB.152
9Kip SelbachWashington NationalsMLB.148
10Chick StahlBoston BeaneatersMLB.145
Walks Percentage - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)HiLvlValue
1John McGrawBaltimore OriolesMLB0.20
2Billy HamiltonBoston BeaneatersMLB0.17
3Bill JoyceNew York GiantsMLB0.16
4Billy NashPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB0.15
5Kip SelbachWashington NationalsMLB0.14
5Cupid ChildsCleveland SpidersMLB0.14
7Mike GriffinBrooklyn BridegroomsMLB0.13
7Elmer SmithPittsburgh AlleghenysMLB0.13
9Joe KelleyBaltimore OriolesMLB0.12
9Jesse BurkettCleveland SpidersMLB0.12
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