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The 1955 League Leaders

The 1955 League Leaders

Year
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NL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
154 6 players                 686 Kluszewski CIN            636 Bruton MIL                
                              685 Bruton MIL                612 Kluszewski CIN            
                              684 Temple CIN                610 Bell CIN                  
                              681 Baker CHI                 609 Baker CHI                 

R                             H                             2B                            
126 Snider BRO                192 Kluszewski CIN            37  Aaron MIL                 
123 Mays NY                   189 Aaron MIL                 37  Logan MIL                 
116 Kluszewski CIN            188 Bell CIN                  34  Snider BRO                
116 Post CIN                  186 Post CIN                  33  Post CIN                  

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
13  Long PIT                  51  Mays NY                   136 Snider BRO                
13  Mays NY                   47  Kluszewski CIN            127 Mays NY                   
12  Bruton MIL                44  Banks CHI                 120 Ennis PHI                 
11  Clemente PIT              42  Snider BRO                117 Banks CHI                 

BB                            IBB                           SO                            
109 Mathews MIL               25  Kluszewski CIN            102 Post CIN                  
105 Ashburn PHI               20  Mathews MIL               98  Mathews MIL               
104 Snider BRO                19  Musial STL                91  Hodges BRO                
84  Thompson NY               19  Snider BRO                87  Fondy CHI                 
                                                            87  Snider BRO                

HBP                           SH                            SF                            
8   Musial STL                18  Baker CHI                 10  Hodges BRO                
7   Furillo BRO               16  Gene Freese PIT           9   Campanella BRO            
7   McMillan CIN              16  Logan MIL                 9   Ennis PHI                 
6   4 players                 13  Reese BRO                 9   Jones PHI                 
                                                            9   Virdon STL                

SB                            CS                            GDP                           
25  Bruton MIL                17  Boyer STL                 22  Reese BRO                 
24  Mays NY                   15  Gilliam BRO               20  Aaron MIL                 
22  Boyer STL                 11  Bruton MIL                20  Groat PIT                 
19  Temple CIN                11  Moon STL                  17  Repulski STL              

BAVG                          OBP                           SLG                           
.338 Ashburn PHI              .449 Ashburn PHI              .659 Mays NY                  
.319 Mays NY                  .418 Snider BRO               .628 Snider BRO               
.319 Musial STL               .413 Mathews MIL              .601 Mathews MIL              
.318 Campanella BRO           .408 Musial STL               .596 Banks CHI                

Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       Low SLG                       
.225 O'Connell MIL            .276 O'Connell MIL            .316 O'Connell MIL            
.232 Morgan PHI               .282 Miksis CHI               .325 Temple CIN               
.235 Miksis CHI               .284 Clemente PIT             .328 McMillan CIN             
.236 Crandall MIL             .299 Crandall MIL             .328 Miksis CHI               

BFW                           
6.8 Mays NY                   
5.1 Banks CHI                 
4.9 Mathews MIL               
4.5 Musial STL                
4.5 Snider BRO                

AL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
154 Fox CHI                   725 Smith CLE                 636 Fox CHI                   
154 Smith CLE                 715 Goodman BOS               620 Kuenn DET                 
154 Tuttle DET                709 Fox CHI                   607 Smith CLE                 
153 Miranda BAL               698 Tuttle DET                603 Tuttle DET                

R                             H                             2B                            
123 Smith CLE                 200 Kaline DET                38  Kuenn DET                 
121 Kaline DET                198 Fox CHI                   34  Power KC                  
121 Mantle NY                 190 Kuenn DET                 31  Goodman BOS               
102 Tuttle DET                190 Power KC                  30  Finigan KC                
                                                            30  White BOS                 

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
11  Carey NY                  37  Mantle NY                 116 Boone DET                 
11  Mantle NY                 30  Zernial KC                116 Jensen BOS                
10  Power KC                  28  Williams BOS              108 Berra NY                  
8   4 players                 27  3 players                 106 Sievers WAS               

BB                            IBB                           SO                            
113 Mantle NY                 17  Williams BOS              105 Zauchin BOS               
99  Goodman BOS               12  Kaline DET                100 Doby CLE                  
95  Yost WAS                  12  Lollar CHI                97  Mantle NY                 
94  Fain DET-CLE              9   Vernon WAS                90  Zernial KC                

HBP                           SH                            SF                            
17  Fox CHI                   18  Avila CLE                 12  Jensen BOS                
15  Smith CLE                 14  Fox CHI                   8   Rosen CLE                 
11  Yost WAS                  14  Strickland CLE            8   Vernon WAS                
10  Lollar CHI                13  3 players                 8   Zernial KC                
10  Minoso CHI                                                                            

SB                            CS                            GDP                           
25  Rivera CHI                16  Rivera CHI                25  Tuttle DET                
19  Minoso CHI                9   Fox CHI                   23  White BOS                 
16  Jensen BOS                9   Runnels WAS               20  Jensen BOS                
12  Busby WAS-CHI             8   4 players                 18  Finigan KC                
                                                            18  Minoso CHI                

BAVG                          OBP                           SLG                           
.340 Kaline DET               .496 Williams BOS             .611 Mantle NY                
.319 Power KC                 .431 Mantle NY                .703 Williams BOS *           
.312 Kell CHI                 .421 Kaline DET               .546 Kaline DET               
.311 Fox CHI                  .407 Smith CLE                .505 Doby CLE                 

Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       Low SLG                       
.232 Hatfield DET             .284 DeMaestri KC             .310 Miranda BAL              
.239 Busby WAS-CHI            .289 Busby WAS-CHI            .324 DeMaestri KC             
.239 Zauchin BOS              .313 Carey NY                 .337 Busby WAS-CHI            
.243 Yost WAS                 .313 Miranda BAL              .341 Hatfield DET             

BFW                           
5.5 Mantle NY                 
4.9 Kaline DET                
4.4 Fox CHI                   
4.3 Williams BOS              

* - 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                            
60  Labine BRO                38  Roberts PHI               26  Roberts PHI               
59  Wilhelm NY                34  Antonelli NY              17  Newcombe BRO              
56  LaPalme STL               34  Jones CHI                 16  Spahn MIL                 
55  Grissom NY                33  4 players                 14  3 players                 

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
5   Nuxhall CIN               36  Meyer PHI                 16  Meyer PHI                 
4   Dickson PHI               32  Grissom NY                12  Roebuck BRO               
4   Jones CHI                 32  Labine BRO                11  Freeman CIN               
3   3 players                 27  Freeman CIN               11  Labine BRO                
                              27  Roebuck BRO                                             

W                             L                             IP                            
23  Roberts PHI               20  Jones CHI                 305   Roberts PHI             
20  Newcombe BRO              16  Antonelli NY              257   Nuxhall CIN             
17  Nuxhall CIN               16  Haddix STL                245.2 Spahn MIL               
17  Spahn MIL                 16  Hearn NY                  241.2 Jones CHI               

H                             HR                            R                             
292 Roberts PHI               41  Roberts PHI               137 Roberts PHI               
253 Burdette MIL              38  Hacker CHI                118 Jones CHI                 
249 Spahn MIL                 35  Newcombe BRO              114 Burdette MIL              
240 Nuxhall CIN               29  Erskine BRO               112 Hacker CHI                

ER                            BB                            IB                            
111 Roberts PHI               185 Jones CHI                 12  Jeffcoat CHI              
110 Jones CHI                 109 Buhl MIL                  11  Jackson STL               
103 Burdette MIL              82  Antonelli NY              10  Minner CHI                
103 Haddix STL                82  Dickson PHI               9   3 players                 
103 Surkont PIT                                                                           

SO                            HBP                           WP                            
198 Jones CHI                 14  Jones CHI                 7   Davis CHI                 
160 Roberts PHI               11  Antonelli NY              6   6 players                 
150 Haddix STL                9   Jackson STL                                             
143 Antonelli NY              7   Gomez NY                                                
143 Newcombe BRO              7   Lawrence STL                                            

BK                            ERA                              High ERA                         
2   Black BRO-CIN             2.83 Friend PIT               5.57 Surkont PIT              
2   Kline PIT                 3.20 Newcombe BRO             4.56 Gomez NY                 
2   Nichols MIL               3.21 Buhl MIL                 4.46 Haddix STL               
1   Many players              3.26 Spahn MIL                4.41 Wehmeier PHI             

PW                            
4.0 Newcombe BRO              
3.4 Roberts PHI               
2.8 Nuxhall CIN               
2.7 Friend PIT                

AL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
60  Narleski CLE              35  F. Sullivan BOS           18  Ford NY                   
57  Gorman KC                 34  Turley NY                 17  Hoeft DET                 
57  Mossi CLE                 33  Ford NY                   16  5 players                 
48  Dorish CHI-BAL            32  Garver DET                                              
                              32  Score CLE                                               

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
7   Hoeft DET                 38  Kinder BOS                19  Narleski CLE              
6   Pierce CHI                36  Narleski CLE              18  Gorman KC                 
6   Turley NY                 35  Gorman KC                 18  Kinder BOS                
6   Wynn CLE                  30  Konstanty NY              11  Konstanty NY              

W                             L                             IP                            
18  Ford NY                   18  Wilson BAL                260   F. Sullivan BOS         
18  Lemon CLE                 17  Porterfield WAS           253.2 Ford NY                 
18  F. Sullivan BOS           16  Garver DET                246.2 Turley NY               
17  Turley NY                 15  Lary DET                  235.1 Wilson BAL              
17  Wynn CLE                                                                              

H                             HR                            R                             
251 Garver DET                26  Gromek DET                115 Garver DET                
235 F. Sullivan BOS           23  Ditmar KC                 109 Ditmar KC                 
232 Lary DET                  23  F. Sullivan BOS           104 Wilson BAL                
230 Garcia CLE                21  3 players                 103 3 players                 

ER                            BB                            IB                            
102 Garver DET                177 Turley NY                 11  Bobby Shantz KC           
98  Ditmar KC                 154 Score CLE                 10  Garver DET                
94  Garcia CLE                114 Stone WAS                 10  Hurd BOS                  
94  Nixon BOS                 113 Ford NY                   9   Herbert KC                

SO                            HBP                           WP                            
245 Score CLE                 11  Ramos WAS                 12  Score CLE                 
210 Turley NY                 9   Byrd BAL-CHI              9   Stone WAS                 
157 Pierce CHI                9   Gromek DET                8   Lemon CLE                 
137 Ford NY                   9   McDermott WAS             7   Many players              

BK                            ERA                              High ERA                         
1   Many players              1.97 Pierce CHI               5.03 Ditmar KC                
                              2.63 Ford NY                  4.61 Byrd BAL-CHI             
                              2.82 Wynn CLE                 4.45 Porterfield WAS          
                              2.85 Score CLE                4.20 Kellner KC               

PW                            
5.3 Pierce CHI                
3.4 Ford NY                   
3.4 F. Sullivan BOS           
3.3 Wynn 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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