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The 1950 League Leaders

The 1950 League Leaders

Year
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NL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
157 Hamner PHI                704 Torgeson BOS              642 Schoendienst STL          
157 Jones PHI                 702 Waitkus PHI               641 Waitkus PHI               
156 Torgeson BOS              693 Schoendienst STL          637 Hamner PHI                
155 Kerr BOS                  691 Stanky NY                 620 Furillo BRO               
                                                            620 Snider BRO                

R                             H                             2B                            
120 Torgeson BOS              199 Snider BRO                43  Schoendienst STL          
115 Stanky NY                 192 Musial STL                41  Musial STL                
112 Kiner PIT                 189 Furillo BRO               39  Robinson BRO              
109 Snider BRO                185 Ennis PHI                 37  Kluszewski CIN            

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
14  Ashburn PHI               47  Kiner PIT                 126 Ennis PHI                 
11  Bell PIT                  36  Pafko CHI                 118 Kiner PIT                 
10  Snider BRO                32  Hodges BRO                113 Hodges BRO                
9   Schoendienst STL          32  Sauer CHI                 111 Kluszewski CIN            
9   Smalley CHI                                                                           

BB                            SO                            HBP                           
144 Stanky NY                 114 Smalley CHI               12  Stanky NY                 
122 Kiner PIT                 93  Jethroe BOS               11  Pafko CHI                 
119 Torgeson BOS              79  Kiner PIT                 7   Westlake PIT              
92  Westrum NY                79  Snider BRO                6   3 players                 

SH                            SB                            GDP                           
16  Schoendienst STL          35  Jethroe BOS               25  Ennis PHI                 
14  Kerr BOS                  17  Reese BRO                 22  Kiner PIT                 
11  Ashburn PHI               16  Snider BRO                21  Kerr BOS                  
11  Dark NY                   15  Torgeson BOS              20  Goliat PHI                
11  Hodges BRO                                              20  Kluszewski CIN            

BAVG                          OBP                           SLG                           
.346 Musial STL               .460 Stanky NY                .596 Musial STL               
.328 Robinson BRO             .437 Musial STL               .591 Pafko CHI                
.321 Snider BRO               .423 Robinson BRO             .590 Kiner PIT                
.311 Ennis PHI                .421 Glaviano STL             .557 Gordon BOS               

Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       Low SLG                       
.227 Kerr BOS                 .276 Stallcup CIN             .310 Kerr BOS                 
.230 Smalley CHI              .296 Kerr BOS                 .356 Stallcup CIN             
.234 Goliat PHI               .297 Smalley CHI              .357 Cox BRO                  
.236 Westrum NY               .309 D. Mueller NY            .358 Ryan BOS-CIN             

BFW                           
5.0 Robinson BRO              
4.6 Stanky NY                 
3.8 Musial STL                
3.6 Gordon BOS                
3.6 Seminick PHI              

AL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
157 Groth DET                 735 Rizzuto NY                641 Kell DET                  
157 Kell DET                  731 Yost WAS                  628 Stephens BOS              
157 Priddy DET                729 Priddy DET                619 Philley CHI               
156 Philley CHI               724 Kell DET                  618 Priddy DET                

R                             H                             2B                            
131 DiMaggio BOS              218 Kell DET                  56  Kell DET                  
125 Rizzuto NY                200 Rizzuto NY                37  Wertz DET                 
125 Stephens BOS              193 DiMaggio BOS              36  Rizzuto NY                
116 Berra NY                  192 Berra NY                  35  Evers DET                 

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
11  DiMaggio BOS              37  Rosen CLE                 144 Dropo BOS                 
11  Doerr BOS                 34  Dropo BOS                 144 Stephens BOS              
11  Evers DET                 32  DiMaggio NY               124 Berra NY                  
10  4 players                 30  Stephens BOS              123 Wertz DET                 

BB                            SO                            HBP                           
141 Yost WAS                  110 Zernial CHI               10  Easter CLE                
133 Fain PHI                  95  Easter CLE                10  Rosen CLE                 
104 Pesky BOS                 95  Priddy DET                8   Lollar STL                
103 Joost PHI                 94  Lenhardt STL              8   Yost WAS                  

SH                            SB                            CS                            
19  Rizzuto NY                15  DiMaggio BOS              9   Evers DET                 
18  Lipon DET                 12  Rizzuto NY                8   Kokos STL                 
16  Kell DET                  12  Valo PHI                  8   Rizzuto NY                
15  Kennedy CLE               10  Coan WAS                  7   4 players                 

GDP                           BAVG                          OBP                           
30  Hitchcock PHI             .354 Goodman BOS              .442 Doby CLE                 
27  Rosen CLE                 .340 Kell DET                 .440 Yost WAS                 
25  Dente WAS                 .328 DiMaggio BOS             .437 Pesky BOS                
23  Kell DET                  .326 Doby CLE                 .430 Fain PHI                 

SLG                           Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       
.585 DiMaggio NY              .233 Joost PHI                .286 Dente WAS                
.583 Dropo BOS                .239 Dente WAS                .302 Philley CHI              
.551 Evers DET                .242 Philley CHI              .304 Fox CHI                  
.647 Williams BOS *           .247 Fox CHI                  .330 Zernial CHI              

Low SLG                       BFW                           
.299 Dente WAS                4.0 Rizzuto NY                
.304 Fox CHI                  4.0 Rosen CLE                 
.360 Philley CHI              3.8 Berra NY                  
.365 Carrasquel CHI           3.2 Doby CLE                  

* - player did not have enough plate appearances to qualify.
    Standing is based upon his average computed with extra at-bats added.
NL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
74  Konstanty PHI             39  Bickford BOS              27  Bickford BOS              
51  Dickson PIT               39  Roberts PHI               25  Sain BOS                  
48  Werle PIT                 39  Spahn BOS                 25  Spahn BOS                 
47  Maglie NY                 37  Sain BOS                  21  Jansen NY                 
                                                            21  Roberts PHI               

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
5   Hearn STL-NY              62  Konstanty PHI             22  Konstanty PHI             
5   Jansen NY                 23  Lombardi PIT              8   Werle PIT                 
5   Maglie NY                 21  Leonard CHI               7   Branca BRO                
5   Roberts PHI               20  Brazle STL                7   Hogue BOS                 
                              20  Hogue BOS                                               

W                             L                             IP                            
21  Spahn BOS                 20  Rush CHI                  311.2 Bickford BOS            
20  Roberts PHI               19  Raffensberger CIN         304.1 Roberts PHI             
20  Sain BOS                  18  Wehmeier CIN              293   Spahn BOS               
19  4 players                 17  Spahn BOS                 278.1 Sain BOS                

H                             HR                            R                             
294 Sain BOS                  34  Raffensberger CIN         157 Wehmeier CIN              
293 Bickford BOS              34  Roe BRO                   139 Sain BOS                  
282 Roberts PHI               34  Sain BOS                  138 Chambers PIT              
271 Raffensberger CIN         31  Jansen NY                 135 Bickford BOS              

ER                            BB                            SO                            
145 Wehmeier CIN              135 Wehmeier CIN              191 Spahn BOS                 
122 Sain BOS                  122 Bickford BOS              188 Blackwell CIN             
120 Bickford BOS              112 Blackwell CIN             161 Jansen NY                 
119 Chambers PIT              111 Spahn BOS                 146 Roberts PHI               
                                                            146 Simmons PHI               

HBP                           WP                            BK                            
13  Blackwell CIN             11  Blackwell CIN             5   Lanier STL                
10  Maglie NY                 11  Wehmeier CIN              4   Branca BRO                
8   Smith CIN                 8   Spahn BOS                 4   Lombardi PIT              
7   Jones NY                  7   Barney BRO                3   Many players              
7   Staley STL                                                                            

ERA                              High ERA                         PW                            
2.71 Maglie NY                5.67 Wehmeier CIN             3.8 Konstanty PHI             
2.97 Blackwell CIN            5.30 Meyer PHI                3.6 Blackwell CIN             
3.01 Jansen NY                4.99 Schmitz CHI              3.6 Jansen NY                 
3.02 Roberts PHI              4.99 Staley STL               3.2 Roberts PHI               

AL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
53  Harris WAS                37  B. Lemon CLE              22  Garver STL                
48  Kinder BOS                34  Feller CLE                22  B. Lemon CLE              
46  Brissie PHI               34  Houtteman DET             21  Houtteman DET             
46  Ferrick STL-NY            32  Lopat NY                  21  Parnell BOS               
46  Judson CHI                32  Raschi NY                                               

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
4   Houtteman DET             43  Harris WAS                15  Harris WAS                
3   5 players                 33  Page NY                   13  Page NY                   
                              32  Ferrick STL-NY            11  Ferrick STL-NY            
                              23  Scheib PHI                9   Kinder BOS                

W                             L                             IP                            
23  B. Lemon CLE              20  Kellner PHI               288   B. Lemon CLE            
21  Raschi NY                 19  Brissie PHI               274.2 Houtteman DET           
19  Houtteman DET             18  Garver STL                260   Garver STL              
18  3 players                 18  Scarborough WAS-CHI       256.2 Raschi NY               

H                             HR                            R                             
281 B. Lemon CLE              29  Houtteman DET             157 Kellner PHI               
269 Hutchinson DET            28  Kellner PHI               144 B. Lemon CLE              
264 Garver STL                28  B. Lemon CLE              129 Hudson WAS                
261 Hudson WAS                23  3 players                 127 Brissie PHI               

ER                            BB                            SO                            
137 Kellner PHI               160 Byrne NY                  170 B. Lemon CLE              
123 B. Lemon CLE              146 B. Lemon CLE              160 Reynolds NY               
114 Raschi NY                 138 Reynolds NY               155 Raschi NY                 
114 Scarborough WAS-CHI       137 Pierce CHI                143 Wynn CLE                  

HBP                           WP                            BK                            
17  Byrne NY                  9   Scheib PHI                6   Raschi NY                 
9   Dorish STL                8   Kellner PHI               4   McDermott BOS             
8   Houtteman DET             8   Kuzava CHI-WAS            3   Shantz PHI                
8   Reynolds NY               7   3 players                 2   5 players                 
8   Wyse PHI                                                                              

ERA                              High ERA                         PW                            
3.20 Wynn CLE                 5.85 Wyse PHI                 4.9 Garver STL                
3.39 Garver STL               5.47 Kellner PHI              3.7 Houtteman DET             
3.43 Feller CLE               5.10 Stobbs BOS               3.7 Wynn CLE                  
3.47 Lopat NY                 5.02 Hooper PHI               3.4 B. Lemon 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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