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1997 OOSL AL Batting Leaders


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Team Abbreviations Batting Average, Hits, Home Runs . . . Stolen Bases, Pinch-Hitting, Slugging . . . Lefty\Righty, Fielding . . .





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TEAM ABBREVIATIONS
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BAA=Baltimore Orioles,  BOA=Boston Red Sox,    CHA=Chicago White Sox,
CLA=Cleveland Indians,  DEA=Detroit Tigers,    HMA=Homestead Grays,
MIA=Minnesota Twins,    NYA=New York Yankees,  PHA=Philadelphia Athletics,
SLA=Saint Louis Browns, TOA=Toronto Blue Jays, WAA=Washington Senators.


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LEAGUE LEADERS
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LEAGUE LEADERS FOR 1997 Old-Time American

 ----BATTING AVERAGE----   --------AT BATS--------   ------RUNS SCORED------
 J.Jackson     CLA  .339   N.Lajoie      CHA   656   L.Gehrig      BOA   126
 S.Musial      BAA  .333   S.Poles       HMA   626   J.Gibson      CLA   116
 W.Keeler      SLA  .326   J.Jackson     CLA   625   C.Bell        BOA   107
 T.Williams    NYA  .311   C.Bell        BOA   624   T.Stearnes    DEA   106
 L.Gehrig      BOA  .310   P.Lloyd       CHA   622   J.Jackson     CLA   103
 E.Collins     PHA  .306   J.Beckwith    SLA   618   M.Schmidt     CHA   102
 R.Carew       WAA  .305   T.Raines      DEA   611   S.Musial      BAA    99
 S.Poles       HMA  .305   S.Musial      BAA   610   M.Mantle      BAA    98
 M.Mantle      BAA  .305   J.Morgan      CLA   609   J.Morgan      CLA    97
 C.Klein       SLA  .303   E.Collins     PHA   607   T.Williams    NYA    97
 T.Stearnes    DEA  .302   W.Keeler      SLA   605   S.Poles       HMA    96
 T.Munson      TOA  .301   A.Kaline      WAA   602   G.Goslin      BOA    95

 ----------HITS---------   --------DOUBLES--------   --------TRIPLES--------
 J.Jackson     CLA   212   N.Lajoie      CHA    47   T.Raines      DEA    20
 S.Musial      BAA   203   J.Jackson     CLA    39   J.Jackson     CLA    15
 W.Keeler      SLA   197   C.Torriente   WAA    38   J.Bottomley   TOA    14
 N.Lajoie      CHA   193   E.Slaughter   CHA    37   E.Slaughter   CHA    12
 S.Poles       HMA   191   S.Poles       HMA    35   I.Goodman     MIA    10
 E.Collins     PHA   186   S.Musial      BAA    33   J.Beckwith    SLA    10
 L.Gehrig      BOA   181   T.Williams    NYA    32   J.Williams    TOA    10
 T.Stearnes    DEA   179   S.Magee       HMA    31   L.Gehrig      BOA     9
 T.Williams    NYA   178   A.Kaline      WAA    31   J.Gibson      CLA     9
 P.Lloyd       CHA   175   M.Mantle      BAA    30   A.Vaughan     HMA     9
 G.Goslin      BOA   169   R.Smith       BAA    30   T.Gwynn       PHA     9
 C.Bell        BOA   168   H.Greenberg   DEA    30   OTHERS TIED WITH      8

 --------HOMERUNS-------   -----RUNS BATTED IN----   ---------WALKS---------
 L.Gehrig      BOA    55   L.Gehrig      BOA   132   T.Williams    NYA   101
 J.Gibson      CLA    51   J.Gibson      CLA   130   M.Bishop      SLA    97
 H.Killebrew   PHA    38   W.Berger      TOA   127   M.Mantle      BAA    95
 M.Schmidt     CHA    37   M.Schmidt     CHA   119   J.Morgan      CLA    91
 W.Berger      TOA    37   J.Beckwith    SLA   105   D.Camilli     MIA    88
 E.Mathews     BAA    35   T.Stearnes    DEA   102   L.Gehrig      BOA    85
 T.Stearnes    DEA    33   H.Killebrew   PHA   101   M.Ott         BOA    85
 H.Trosky      CLA    32   E.Mathews     BAA   100   E.Mathews     BAA    82
 C.Klein       SLA    31   M.Suttles     NYA    96   M.Schmidt     CHA    81
 G.Goslin      BOA    30   T.Williams    NYA    94   J.Gibson      CLA    80
 D.Camilli     MIA    30   C.Klein       SLA    93   C.Bell        BOA    79
 R.Smith       BAA    28   M.Ott         BOA    92   G.Gore        CLA    73

 ---INTENTIONAL WALKS---   ------STRIKE OUTS------   ------HIT BY PITCH-----
 W.Berger      TOA    15   D.Camilli     MIA   174   R.Carew       WAA     7
 T.Stearnes    DEA    14   R.Monday      MIA   126   S.Musial      BAA     6
 J.DiMaggio    PHA    14   H.Greenberg   DEA   123   M.Ott         BOA     6
 J.Bench       SLA    14   L.Parrish     DEA   120   B.Leonard     CHA     6
 T.Oliva       BAA    11   M.Mantle      BAA   118   J.Gibson      CLA     6
 L.Gehrig      BOA    11   M.Suttles     NYA   113   J.Bench       SLA     6
 J.Gibson      CLA    11   T.Stearnes    DEA   112   H.Greenberg   DEA     5
 T.Williams    NYA    10   M.Schmidt     CHA   109   S.Poles       HMA     5
 OTHERS TIED WITH      8   W.Berger      TOA   107   J.Torre       HMA     5
                           J.Gibson      CLA   105   M.Suttles     NYA     5
                           L.Doby        NYA   104   OTHERS TIED WITH      4
                           E.Mathews     BAA   101



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LEAGUE LEADERS FOR 1997 Old-Time American

 -----SACRIFICE HITS----   ------STOLEN BASES-----   ----STOLEN BASE PCT----
 W.Keeler      SLA    28   C.Bell        BOA    71   M.Dilone      DEA  .952
 L.Frey        MIA    23   S.Poles       HMA    62   E.Collins     PHA  .852
 P.Rizzuto     PHA    23   N.Allen       HMA    32   B.Doerr       BOA  .818
 D.Murphy      TOA    21   J.Morgan      CLA    29   S.Poles       HMA  .756
 D.Martinez    TOA    20   T.Raines      DEA    27   N.Allen       HMA  .744
 B.Feller      BAA    17   E.Collins     PHA    23   J.Morgan      CLA  .744
 A.Vaughan     HMA    17   R.Carew       WAA    21   T.Raines      DEA  .730
 P.Reese       NYA    15   M.Dilone      DEA    20   C.Yastrzemski HMA  .720
 R.Carew       WAA    15   B.Larkin      DEA    19   B.Larkin      DEA  .704
 OTHERS TIED WITH     14   B.Doerr       BOA    18   C.Bell        BOA  .703
                           A.Vaughan     HMA    18   B.Bonds       CHA  .700
                           C.Yastrzemski HMA    18   D.Lundy       WAA  .700

 ----------GIDP---------   -----HITTING STREAK----   ---PINCH HIT BAT AVG---
 J.Beckwith    SLA    28   S.Poles       HMA    18   H.Trosky      CLA  .464
 M.Ott         BOA    26   J.Torre       HMA    17   V.Wertz       SLA  .458
 J.Jackson     CLA    26   I.Goodman     MIA    17   C.Cooper      DEA  .400
 C.Klein       SLA    22   C.Klein       SLA    17   K.Hernandez   WAA  .379
 S.Musial      BAA    21   N.Lajoie      CHA    16   B.Terry       CHA  .375
 J.Bench       SLA    21   L.Doyle       NYA    16   H.Larkin      BOA  .366
 C.Torriente   WAA    21   J.DiMaggio    PHA    16   J.Pesky       BOA  .357
 H.Killebrew   PHA    20   W.Keeler      SLA    15   H.Sauer       BAA  .350
 G.Goslin      BOA    19   P.Guerrero    TOA    15   B.Allison     CLA  .333
 G.Gore        CLA    19   C.Torriente   WAA    15   J.Wynn        MIA  .333
 R.Peckinpaugh MIA    19   OTHERS TIED WITH     14   R.Kiner       SLA  .333
 OTHERS TIED WITH     17                             R.Jackson     SLA  .310

 ------SLUGGING PCT-----   ------ON BASE PCT------   ---RUNSCREATED/27OUT---
 L.Gehrig      BOA  .657   T.Williams    NYA  .413   L.Gehrig      BOA   9.5
 J.Gibson      CLA  .601   M.Mantle      BAA  .409   T.Williams    NYA   8.1
 C.Klein       SLA  .536   L.Gehrig      BOA  .394   M.Mantle      BAA   7.6
 W.Berger      TOA  .534   G.Gore        CLA  .390   J.Gibson      CLA   7.5
 T.Stearnes    DEA  .530   S.Musial      BAA  .386   S.Musial      BAA   7.1
 M.Schmidt     CHA  .527   J.Jackson     CLA  .382   T.Stearnes    DEA   7.1
 S.Musial      BAA  .516   M.Ott         BOA  .373   D.Camilli     MIA   7.0
 T.Williams    NYA  .510   R.Carew       WAA  .373   B.Leonard     CHA   7.0
 H.Greenberg   DEA  .507   T.Stearnes    DEA  .371   M.Schmidt     CHA   7.0
 R.Smith       BAA  .501   E.Collins     PHA  .371   J.Jackson     CLA   6.7
 G.Goslin      BOA  .501   M.Bishop      SLA  .369   W.Berger      TOA   6.6
 H.Killebrew   PHA  .499   D.Camilli     MIA  .367   C.Klein       SLA   6.4

 -----TOTAL AVERAGE-----   ------TOTAL BASES------   ----BAT AVG VS. LEFT---
 L.Gehrig      BOA 1.140   L.Gehrig      BOA   383   T.Munson      TOA  .367
 J.Gibson      CLA  .984   J.Gibson      CLA   347   W.Berger      TOA  .352
 M.Mantle      BAA  .964   S.Musial      BAA   315   J.Torre       HMA  .347
 T.Williams    NYA  .963   T.Stearnes    DEA   314   T.Williams    NYA  .343
 T.Stearnes    DEA  .912   J.Jackson     CLA   308   G.Kell        DEA  .341
 M.Schmidt     CHA  .900   W.Berger      TOA   301   W.Keeler      SLA  .337
 D.Camilli     MIA  .894   G.Goslin      BOA   298   J.DiMaggio    PHA  .333
 S.Musial      BAA  .885   M.Schmidt     CHA   296   S.Thompson    WAA  .333
 W.Berger      TOA  .863   T.Williams    NYA   292   S.Musial      BAA  .330
 B.Leonard     CHA  .855   D.Camilli     MIA   288   H.Greenberg   DEA  .328
 H.Greenberg   DEA  .854   R.Smith       BAA   287   L.Gehrig      BOA  .325
 C.Klein       SLA  .850   C.Klein       SLA   285   R.Carew       WAA  .324



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LEAGUE LEADERS FOR 1997 Old-Time American

 ------HR VS. LEFT------   ---BAT AVG VS. RIGHT---   ------HR VS. RIGHT-----
 L.Gehrig      BOA    22   J.Jackson     CLA  .355   J.Gibson      CLA    36
 R.Kiner       SLA    18   H.Trosky      CLA  .344   L.Gehrig      BOA    33
 E.Mathews     BAA    17   C.Klein       SLA  .337   H.Trosky      CLA    29
 M.Schmidt     CHA    17   S.Musial      BAA  .335   H.Killebrew   PHA    28
 R.Smith       BAA    15   I.Goodman     MIA  .331   T.Stearnes    DEA    27
 B.Leonard     CHA    15   L.O'Doul      SLA  .326   W.Berger      TOA    27
 J.Gibson      CLA    15   M.Mantle      BAA  .320   D.Camilli     MIA    26
 T.Williams    NYA    13   W.Keeler      SLA  .317   C.Klein       SLA    22
 J.Beckwith    SLA    13   T.Oliva       BAA  .317   G.Goslin      BOA    20
 B.Allison     CLA    12   E.Slaughter   CHA  .316   M.Schmidt     CHA    20
 OTHERS TIED WITH     10   G.Goslin      BOA  .314   H.Greenberg   DEA    20
                           H.Baker       NYA  .314   OTHERS TIED WITH     18

 ----FIRST BASE X-PCT---   ---SECOND BASE X-PCT---   ----THIRD BASE X-PCT---
 J.Bottomley   TOA  .714   N.Lajoie      CHA  .956   B.Robinson    BOA  .898
 D.Camilli     MIA  .702   N.Allen       HMA  .897   G.Kell        DEA  .809
 B.Leonard     CHA  .667   B.Doerr       BOA  .894   M.Schmidt     CHA  .768
 B.Powell      SLA  .632   E.Collins     PHA  .889   S.Hack        SLA  .660
 H.Killebrew   PHA  .627   M.Bishop      SLA  .856   H.Baker       NYA  .647
 S.Musial      BAA  .618   N.Fox         WAA  .827   R.Santo       CLA  .636
 L.Gehrig      BOA  .596   J.Morgan      CLA  .825   P.Rose        HMA  .633
 M.Suttles     NYA  .432   L.Frey        MIA  .795   E.Mathews     BAA  .621
 H.Greenberg   DEA  .429   L.Whitaker    DEA  .787   K.Boyer       MIA  .615
                           J.Williams    TOA  .785   D.White       PHA  .536
                                                     B.Madlock     TOA  .522


 ----SHORT STOP X-PCT---   -----OUTFIELD X-PCT----   -----CATCHER X-PCT-----
 B.Larkin      DEA  .907   T.Gwynn       PHA 1.000   J.Torre       HMA  .857
 D.Lundy       WAA  .885   A.Kaline      WAA  .973   H.Gowdy       NYA  .829
 R.Peckinpaugh MIA  .877   G.Van Haltren CLA  .949   A.Wilson      BAA  .827
 L.Boudreau    BOA  .865   W.Keeler      SLA  .947   T.Simmons     WAA  .821
 P.Lloyd       CHA  .805   B.Bonds       CHA  .935   D.Crandall    BOA  .796
 J.Beckwith    SLA  .793   C.Bell        BOA  .913   T.Munson      TOA  .795
 A.Vaughan     HMA  .779   C.Yastrzemski HMA  .906   J.Gibson      CLA  .775
 C.Ripken      BAA  .769   S.Poles       HMA  .903   E.Howard      PHA  .759
 A.Trammell    CLA  .735   D.Murphy      TOA  .886   J.Bench       SLA  .756
 V.Stephens    TOA  .692   F.Robinson    DEA  .873   B.Boone       WAA  .755
                           J.DiMaggio    PHA  .872   D.Daulton     MIA  .727
                           C.Torriente   WAA  .814   L.Parrish     DEA  .704

 ---------ERRORS--------   ----OPPONENT STEALS----   ----OPPONENT SB PCT----
 P.Lloyd       CHA    27   J.Gibson      CLA   124   D.Crandall    BOA  .544
 K.Boyer       MIA    25   J.Torre       HMA    91   H.Gowdy       NYA  .591
 B.Madlock     TOA    22   L.Parrish     DEA    89   T.Munson      TOA  .649
 A.Trammell    CLA    21   D.Daulton     MIA    86   R.Campanella  CHA  .654
 R.Santo       CLA    20   A.Wilson      BAA    76   J.Bench       SLA  .667
 M.Schmidt     CHA    19   H.Gowdy       NYA    65   E.Battey      PHA  .679
 B.Larkin      DEA    19   J.Bench       SLA    64   L.Parrish     DEA  .679
 A.Vaughan     HMA    19   T.Munson      TOA    61   B.Boone       WAA  .686
 D.White       PHA    19   E.Howard      PHA    60   M.Lavalliere  HMA  .688
 J.Beckwith    SLA    18   T.Simmons     WAA    58   J.Gibson      CLA  .697
 C.Ripken      BAA    17   B.Boone       WAA    48   A.Wilson      BAA  .697
 R.Peckinpaugh MIA    17   C.Fisk        MIA    34   J.Torre       HMA  .711



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