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The 1917 League Leaders

The 1917 League Leaders

Year
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NL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
156 Groh CIN                  685 Groh CIN                  602 Chase CIN                 
155 Carey PIT                 678 Burns NY                  599 Groh CIN                  
154 Luderus PHI               668 Carey PIT                 597 Burns NY                  
153 3 players                 644 Kauff NY                  588 Carey PIT                 
                              644 Stock PHI                                               

R                             H                             2B                            
103 Burns NY                  182 Groh CIN                  39  Groh CIN                  
91  Groh CIN                  180 Burns NY                  31  Merkle BRO-CHI            
89  Kauff NY                  178 Roush CIN                 31  Smith BOS                 
86  Hornsby STL               174 Carey PIT                 29  Cravath PHI               
                              174 Zimmerman NY                                            

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
17  Hornsby STL               12  Cravath PHI               102 Zimmerman NY              
16  Cravath PHI               12  Robertson NY              86  Chase CIN                 
15  Chase CIN                 8   Hornsby STL               83  Cravath PHI               
14  Long STL                  6   3 players                 73  Stengel BRO               
14  Roush CIN                                                                             

BB                            SO                            HBP                           
75  Burns NY                  78  Williams CHI              19  Fletcher NY               
71  Groh CIN                  73  Cruise STL                13  Herzog NY                 
70  Cravath PHI               71  Baird PIT-STL             10  Carey PIT                 
65  Luderus PHI               66  Hickman BRO               8   Groh CIN                  
                                                            8   Ward PIT                  

SH                            SB                            CS                            
29  Deal CHI                  46  Carey PIT                 14  Carey PIT                 
28  Stock PHI                 40  Burns NY                                                
28  Whitted PHI               30  Kauff NY                                                
26  Doyle CHI                 27  Maranville BOS                                          
26  Williams CHI                                                                          

BAVG                          OBP                           SLG                           
.341 Roush CIN                .385 Groh CIN                 .484 Hornsby STL              
.327 Hornsby STL              .385 Hornsby STL              .473 Cravath PHI              
.308 Kauff NY                 .380 Burns NY                 .454 Roush CIN                
.304 Groh CIN                 .379 Roush CIN                .412 Burns NY                 

Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       Low SLG                       
.210 Shean CIN                .249 Shean CIN                .267 Shean CIN                
.222 Kelly BOS                .268 Kelly BOS                .279 Ward PIT                 
.232 Long STL                 .276 Robertson NY             .288 Bigbee PIT               
.235 Herzog NY                .284 Deal CHI                 .292 Deal CHI                 

BFW                           
7.8 Hornsby STL               
5.8 Groh CIN                  
4.5 Fletcher NY               
3.6 Bancroft PHI              

AL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
157 Scott BOS                 691 Chapman CLE               588 Cobb DET                  
156 Chapman CLE               689 E. Collins CHI            587 Pipp NY                   
156 E. Collins CHI            673 Bush DET                  586 Rice WAS                  
155 3 players                 669 Cobb DET                  581 Bush DET                  

R                             H                             2B                            
112 Bush DET                  225 Cobb DET                  44  Cobb DET                  
107 Cobb DET                  190 Sisler STL                42  Speaker CLE               
98  Chapman CLE               184 Speaker CLE               31  Veach DET                 
91  E. Collins CHI            182 Veach DET                 30  Roth CLE                  
91  Jackson CHI                                             30  Sisler STL                

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
24  Cobb DET                  9   Pipp NY                   103 Veach DET                 
17  Jackson CHI               8   Veach DET                 102 Cobb DET                  
15  Judge WAS                 7   Bodie PHI                 102 Felsch CHI                
13  Chapman CLE               6   3 players                 86  Heilmann DET              

BB                            SO                            HBP                           
94  Graney CLE                73  Roth CLE                  9   Miller NY                 
89  E. Collins CHI            67  Jacobson STL              9   Schang PHI                
80  Bush DET                  66  Pipp NY                   9   Spencer DET               
80  Hooper BOS                65  Chapman CLE               9   Veach DET                 
                              65  Risberg CHI                                             

SH                            SB                            BAVG                          
67  Chapman CLE               55  Cobb DET                  .383 Cobb DET                 
54  Barry BOS                 53  E. Collins CHI            .353 Sisler STL               
43  Grover PHI                52  Chapman CLE               .352 Speaker CLE              
41  Scott BOS                 51  Roth CLE                  .319 Veach DET                

OBP                           SLG                           Low BAVG                      
.444 Cobb DET                 .570 Cobb DET                 .202 Shanks WAS               
.432 Speaker CLE              .486 Speaker CLE              .203 Risberg CHI              
.393 Veach DET                .457 Veach DET                .214 Barry BOS                
.390 Sisler STL               .453 Sisler STL               .224 Grover PHI               

Low OBP                       Low SLG                       BFW                           
.268 Scott BOS                .253 Barry BOS                7.4 Cobb DET                  
.269 Shanks WAS               .260 Shanks WAS               5.8 Chapman CLE               
.277 Bates PHI                .280 Young DET                4.3 Sisler STL                
.292 Grover PHI               .284 Grover PHI               4.1 Speaker CLE               

NL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
51  Douglas CHI               44  Alexander PHI             34  Alexander PHI             
50  Barnes BOS                42  Schneider CIN             31  Toney CIN                 
46  Schneider CIN             42  Toney CIN                 27  Barnes BOS                
45  Alexander PHI             38  Vaughn CHI                27  Vaughn CHI                

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
8   Alexander PHI             21  Eller CIN                 4   Sallee NY                 
7   Cooper PIT                18  Grimes PIT                3   5 players                 
7   Toney CIN                 17  Ames STL                                                
6   Schupp NY                 16  Prendergast CHI                                         

W                             L                             IP                            
30  Alexander PHI             21  Barnes BOS                388   Alexander PHI           
24  Toney CIN                 21  Rixey PHI                 339.2 Toney CIN               
23  Vaughn CHI                20  Doak STL                  333.2 Schneider CIN           
21  Schupp NY                 20  Douglas CHI               297.2 Cooper PIT              

H                             HR                            R                             
336 Alexander PHI             13  Douglas CHI               128 Schneider CIN             
311 Schneider CIN             7   Coombs BRO                123 Doak STL                  
300 Toney CIN                 7   Oeschger PHI              123 Douglas CHI               
276 Cooper PIT                7   Schupp NY                 119 Toney CIN                 

ER                            BB                            SO                            
97  Doak STL                  117 Schneider CIN             200 Alexander PHI             
92  Rudolph BOS               91  Vaughn CHI                195 Vaughn CHI                
91  Meadows STL               90  Meadows STL               151 Douglas CHI               
88  Barnes BOS                86  Tyler BOS                 147 Schupp NY                 

HBP                           WP                            BK                            
16  Pfeffer BRO               11  Cheney BRO                2   Grimes PIT                
11  Schneider CIN             11  Douglas CHI               2   Jacobs PIT                
9   Doak STL                  8   Hendrix CHI               2   Rixey PHI                 
9   Vaughn CHI                8   Steele STL-PIT            2   Steele STL-PIT            
9   Watson STL                8   Tesreau NY                                              

ERA                              High ERA                         PW                            
1.44 Anderson NY              3.53 Grimes PIT               5.4 Alexander PHI             
1.83 Alexander PHI            3.51 Watson STL               3.4 Vaughn CHI                
1.88 Perritt NY               3.41 Rudolph BOS              2.2 Schupp NY                 
1.95 Schupp NY                3.32 Smith BRO                1.8 Rixey PHI                 

AL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
50  Danforth CHI              39  Davenport STL             35  Ruth BOS                  
49  Bagby CLE                 38  Ruth BOS                  30  Johnson WAS               
49  Cicotte CHI               37  Bagby CLE                 29  Cicotte CHI               
48  Sothoron STL              36  Coveleski CLE             27  Mays BOS                  
                              36  Leonard BOS                                             

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
9   Coveleski CLE             26  Danforth CHI              9   Danforth CHI              
8   Bagby CLE                 24  Cunningham DET            7   Bagby CLE                 
8   Johnson WAS               21  Ayers WAS                 6   Boland DET                
7   Cicotte CHI               18  Love NY                   5   Coumbe CLE                

W                             L                             IP                            
28  Cicotte CHI               19  Groom STL                 346.2 Cicotte CHI             
24  Ruth BOS                  19  Sothoron STL              326.1 Ruth BOS                
23  Bagby CLE                 17  Bush PHI                  326   Johnson WAS             
23  Johnson WAS               17  Davenport STL             320.2 Bagby CLE               
                              17  Leonard BOS                                             

H                             HR                            R                             
277 Bagby CLE                 8   Caldwell NY               137 Davenport STL             
273 Davenport STL             6   Bagby CLE                 135 Sothoron STL              
259 Sothoron STL              6   Schauer PHI               122 Myers PHI                 
257 Leonard BOS               5   3 players                 118 Shaw WAS                  

ER                            BB                            SO                            
99  Myers PHI                 123 Shaw WAS                  188 Johnson WAS               
96  Davenport STL             111 Bush PHI                  150 Cicotte CHI               
95  Shaw WAS                  108 Ruth BOS                  144 Leonard BOS               
87  Sothoron STL              106 Harper WAS                133 Coveleski CLE             

HBP                           WP                            BK                            
14  Mays BOS                  11  Davenport STL             2   Cicotte CHI               
13  Mitchell DET              10  Harper WAS                2   Shaw WAS                  
12  James DET                 10  Myers PHI                 1   Many players              
12  Johnson WAS               9   Gallia WAS                                              
12  Shore BOS                                                                             

ERA                              High ERA                         PW                            
1.53 Cicotte CHI              4.42 Myers PHI                5.7 Cicotte CHI               
1.74 Mays BOS                 3.94 Seibold PHI              4.9 Ruth BOS                  
1.81 Coveleski CLE            3.21 Shaw WAS                 4.0 Mays BOS                  
1.92 Faber CHI                3.14 Schauer PHI              3.9 Bagby CLE                 

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References

Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.
2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia by Gary Gillette (Editor), Pete Palmer (Editor).

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