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The 1946 League Leaders

The 1946 League Leaders

Year
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NL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
156 Musial STL                702 Musial STL                624 Musial STL                
156 Slaughter STL             685 Slaughter STL             609 Slaughter STL             
152 Reese BRO                 651 Fletcher PIT              606 Schoendienst STL          
150 Walker BRO                650 Schoendienst STL          576 Walker BRO                

R                             H                             2B                            
124 Musial STL                228 Musial STL                50  Musial STL                
100 Slaughter STL             184 Walker BRO                35  Holmes BOS                
98  Stanky BRO                183 Slaughter STL             32  Kurowski STL              
94  Schoendienst STL          176 Holmes BOS                31  Herman BRO-BOS            

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
20  Musial STL                23  Kiner PIT                 130 Slaughter STL             
10  Cavarretta CHI            22  Mize NY                   116 Walker BRO                
10  Reese BRO                 18  Slaughter STL             103 Musial STL                
9   Walker BRO                17  Ennis PHI                 89  Kurowski STL              

BB                            SO                            HBP                           
137 Stanky BRO                109 Kiner PIT                 6   Blattner NY               
111 Fletcher PIT              86  Seminick PHI              5   Clay CIN                  
88  Cavarretta CHI            71  Reese BRO                 5   Hopp BOS                  
87  Reese BRO                 65  Ennis PHI                 5   Kurowski STL              
                                                            5   Mize NY                   

SH                            SB                            CS                            
20  Stanky BRO                34  Reiser BRO                8   Furillo BRO               
19  Kerr NY                   22  Haas CIN                  7   Reese BRO                 
17  Lowrey CHI                21  Hopp BOS                  6   Kerr NY                   
17  Newsome PHI               16  Adams CIN                 6   Reiser BRO                
                                                            6   Whitman BRO               

GDP                           BAVG                          OBP                           
19  Seminick PHI              .365 Musial STL               .436 Stanky BRO               
16  Cavarretta CHI            .333 Hopp BOS                 .434 Musial STL               
16  Libke CIN                 .319 Walker BRO               .437 Mize NY *                
15  Many players              .313 Ennis PHI                .401 Cavarretta CHI           

SLG                           Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       
.587 Musial STL               .228 Clay CIN                 .305 Verban STL-PHI           
.576 Mize NY                  .233 Marion STL               .310 Haas CIN                 
.485 Ennis PHI                .241 Ryan BOS                 .313 Northey PHI              
.465 Slaughter STL            .247 Kiner PIT                .317 Ryan BOS                 

Low SLG                       BFW                           
.280 Clay CIN                 5.8 Musial STL                
.299 Culler BOS               4.8 Mize NY                   
.325 Marion STL               3.0 Cavarretta CHI            
.331 Verban STL-PHI           2.9 Ennis PHI                 
                              2.9 Stanky BRO                

* - player did not have enough plate appearances to qualify.
    Standing is based upon his average computed with extra at-bats added.
AL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
155 Lake DET                  703 Lake DET                  621 Pesky BOS                 
154 York BOS                  703 Pesky BOS                 587 Lake DET                  
153 Pesky BOS                 672 Williams BOS              587 Vernon WAS                
152 Spence WAS                671 Henrich NY                583 Doerr BOS                 

R                             H                             2B                            
142 Williams BOS              208 Pesky BOS                 51  Vernon WAS                
115 Pesky BOS                 207 Vernon WAS                50  Spence WAS                
105 Lake DET                  180 Appling CHI               43  Pesky BOS                 
98  Keller NY                 176 Williams BOS              37  Williams BOS              

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
16  Edwards CLE               44  Greenberg DET             127 Greenberg DET             
13  Lewis WAS                 38  Williams BOS              123 Williams BOS              
10  Kell PHI-DET              30  Keller NY                 119 York BOS                  
10  Keller NY                 26  Seerey CLE                116 Doerr BOS                 
10  Spence WAS                                                                            

BB                            SO                            HBP                           
156 Williams BOS              101 Keller NY                 7   Henrich NY                
113 Keller NY                 101 Seerey CLE                6   Grace STL-WAS             
103 Lake DET                  93  York BOS                  6   Rizzuto NY                
88  Cullenbine DET            88  Greenberg DET             4   Many players              

SH                            SB                            CS                            
15  Boudreau CLE              28  Case CLE                  11  Case CLE                  
15  Kell PHI-DET              18  Stirnweiss NY             10  Tucker CHI                
14  Pesky BOS                 15  Lake DET                  10  Vernon WAS                
13  Lewis WAS                 14  3 players                 9   Lake DET                  

GDP                           BAVG                          OBP                           
22  Chapman PHI               .353 Vernon WAS               .497 Williams BOS             
20  Rosar PHI                 .342 Williams BOS             .477 Cullenbine DET           
18  Doerr BOS                 .335 Pesky BOS                .405 Keller NY                
17  3 players                 .322 Kell PHI-DET             .403 Vernon WAS               

SLG                           Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       
.667 Williams BOS             .225 Case CLE                 .280 Case CLE                 
.604 Greenberg DET            .225 McQuinn PHI              .293 Kolloway CHI             
.533 Keller NY                .248 Stevens STL              .295 Christman STL            
.511 DiMaggio NY              .251 Stirnweiss NY            .306 Berardino STL            

Low SLG                       BFW                           
.295 Case CLE                 8.1 Williams BOS              
.310 Rizzuto NY               4.8 Doerr BOS                 
.316 McQuinn PHI              4.6 Pesky BOS                 
.318 Stirnweiss NY            4.3 Vernon WAS                

NL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
48  Trinkle NY                35  Koslo NY                  24  Sain BOS                  
47  Behrman BRO               34  Sain BOS                  22  Pollet STL                
47  Dickson STL               32  Pollet STL                17  Koslo NY                  
46  Casey BRO                 31  Schmitz CHI               16  Ostermueller PIT          

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
5   Blackwell CIN             27  Casey BRO                 6   Raffensberger PHI         
5   Brecheen STL              27  Thompson NY               5   Casey BRO                 
4   Cooper BOS                23  Karl PHI                  5   Herring BRO               
4   Pollet STL                19  Gumbert CIN               5   Karl PHI                  
4   Vander Meer CIN           19  Kush CHI                  5   Pollet STL                

W                             L                             IP                            
21  Pollet STL                19  Koslo NY                  266   Pollet STL              
20  Sain BOS                  15  Brecheen STL              265.1 Koslo NY                
17  Higbe BRO                 15  Raffensberger PHI         265   Sain BOS                
15  Brecheen STL              15  Strincevich PIT           231.1 Brecheen STL            
15  Dickson STL               15  Voiselle NY                                             

H                             HR                            R                             
251 Koslo NY                  16  Cooper BOS                119 Koslo NY                  
228 Pollet STL                15  Beggs CIN                 96  Borowy CHI                
225 Sain BOS                  15  Koslo NY                  89  Raffensberger PHI         
220 Borowy CHI                14  Kennedy NY                88  Voiselle NY               
                              14  Voiselle NY                                             

ER                            BB                            SO                            
107 Koslo NY                  116 Kennedy NY                135 Schmitz CHI               
84  Borowy CHI                110 Hatten BRO                134 Higbe BRO                 
79  Raffensberger PHI         107 Higbe BRO                 129 Sain BOS                  
75  Schanz PHI                101 Koslo NY                  121 Koslo NY                  

HBP                           WP                            BK                            
7   Hatten BRO                6   Higbe BRO                 2   Behrman BRO               
6   Rowe PHI                  6   Schanz PHI                2   Sain BOS                  
5   5 players                 5   6 players                 1   Many players              

ERA                              High ERA                         PW                            
2.10 Pollet STL               3.77 Heintzelman PIT          5.4 Sain BOS                  
2.21 Sain BOS                 3.76 Borowy CHI               4.3 Pollet STL                
2.32 Beggs CIN                3.74 Voiselle NY              3.1 Brecheen STL              
2.45 Blackwell CIN            3.63 Koslo NY                 2.6 Beggs CIN                 

AL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
48  Feller CLE                42  Feller CLE                36  Feller CLE                
40  Ferriss BOS               35  Ferriss BOS               29  Newhouser DET             
40  Savage PHI                35  Hughson BOS               26  Ferriss BOS               
39  Caldwell CHI              34  Newhouser DET             23  Trout DET                 
39  Hughson BOS                                                                           

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
10  Feller CLE                37  Caldwell CHI              9   Klinger BOS               
6   Chandler NY               24  Murphy NY                 8   Caldwell CHI              
6   Ferriss BOS               22  Ferrick CLE-STL           7   Murphy NY                 
6   Hughson BOS               20  Klinger BOS               6   Ferrick CLE-STL           
6   Newhouser DET                                                                         

W                             L                             IP                            
26  Feller CLE                16  Fowler PHI                371.1 Feller CLE              
26  Newhouser DET             16  Knerr PHI                 292.2 Newhouser DET           
25  Ferriss BOS               16  Marchildon PHI            278   Hughson BOS             
20  Chandler NY               15  4 players                 276.1 Trout DET               
20  Hughson BOS                                                                           

H                             HR                            R                             
277 Feller CLE                23  Trucks DET                109 Ferriss BOS               
274 Ferriss BOS               20  Gromek CLE                105 Harris BOS                
252 Hughson BOS               18  Harris BOS                104 Marchildon PHI            
244 Trout DET                 18  Lopat CHI                 101 Feller CLE                
                                                            101 Fowler PHI                

ER                            BB                            SO                            
99  Ferriss BOS               153 Feller CLE                348 Feller CLE                
90  Feller CLE                114 Marchildon PHI            275 Newhouser DET             
90  Harris BOS                108 Reynolds CLE              172 Hughson BOS               
89  Knerr PHI                 105 Shirley STL               161 Trucks DET                

HBP                           WP                            BK                            
7   Newsom PHI-WAS            10  Grove CHI                 2   Dobson BOS                
5   Haefner WAS               8   Newhouser DET             2   Kramer STL                
5   Hamner CHI                7   Marchildon PHI            2   Marchildon PHI            
5   Wolff WAS                 6   3 players                 2   Page NY                   

ERA                              High ERA                         PW                            
1.94 Newhouser DET            4.06 Savage PHI               6.4 Newhouser DET             
2.10 Chandler NY              4.05 Scarborough WAS          5.4 Feller CLE                
2.18 Feller CLE               3.88 Reynolds CLE             4.7 Trout DET                 
2.23 Bevens NY                3.76 Haynes CHI               4.5 Chandler NY               

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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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