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The 1958 League Leaders

The 1958 League Leaders

Year
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NL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
154 Banks CHI                 725 Ashburn PHI               617 Banks CHI                 
153 Aaron MIL                 685 Mays SF                   615 Ashburn PHI               
152 4 players                 682 Banks CHI                 604 Virdon PIT                
                              664 Aaron MIL                 603 Cepeda SF                 

R                             H                             2B                            
121 Mays SF                   215 Ashburn PHI               38  Cepeda SF                 
119 Banks CHI                 208 Mays SF                   36  Groat PIT                 
109 Aaron MIL                 196 Aaron MIL                 35  Musial STL                
101 Boyer STL                 193 Banks CHI                 34  Aaron MIL                 
                                                            34  H. Anderson PHI           

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
13  Ashburn PHI               47  Banks CHI                 129 Banks CHI                 
11  Banks CHI                 35  Thomas PIT                109 Thomas PIT                
11  Mays SF                   31  Mathews MIL               97  H. Anderson PHI           
11  Virdon PIT                31  Robinson CIN              96  Cepeda SF                 
                                                            96  Mays SF                   

BB                            IBB                           SO                            
97  Ashburn PHI               26  Musial STL                95  H. Anderson PHI           
91  Temple CIN                18  Crandall MIL              93  T. Taylor CHI             
85  Mathews MIL               16  Aaron MIL                 92  Zimmer LA                 
82  Cunningham STL            12  Banks CHI                 91  Neal LA                   
                              12  Mays SF                                                 

HBP                           SH                            SF                            
8   Hemus PHI                 17  Davenport SF              9   Cepeda SF                 
8   Moryn CHI                 17  Temple CIN                8   5 players                 
8   Walls CHI                 13  Logan MIL                                               
7   5 players                 10  Fernandez PHI                                           
                              10  Friend PIT                                              

SB                            CS                            GDP                           
31  Mays SF                   12  Ashburn PHI               24  Green STL                 
30  Ashburn PHI               12  Flood STL                 21  Aaron MIL                 
21  T. Taylor CHI             11  Cepeda SF                 21  Groat PIT                 
20  Blasingame STL            11  Gilliam LA                19  3 players                 

BAVG                          OBP                           SLG                           
.350 Ashburn PHI              .440 Ashburn PHI              .614 Banks CHI                
.347 Mays SF                  .423 Musial STL               .583 Mays SF                  
.337 Musial STL               .419 Mays SF                  .546 Aaron MIL                
.326 Aaron MIL                .405 Temple CIN               .528 Thomas PIT               

Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       Low SLG                       
.226 Logan MIL                .280 Fernandez PHI            .314 T. Taylor CHI            
.230 Fernandez PHI            .286 Logan MIL                .318 Fernandez PHI            
.235 T. Taylor CHI            .299 T. Taylor CHI            .326 Logan MIL                
.251 Mathews MIL              .305 Zimmer LA                .335 Gilliam LA               

BFW                           
6.3 Mays SF                   
5.9 Banks CHI                 
4.5 Ashburn PHI               
4.0 Boyer STL                 

AL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
155 Fox CHI                   698 Fox CHI                   627 Malzone BOS               
155 Malzone BOS               681 F. Bolling DET            623 Fox CHI                   
154 F. Bolling DET            672 Malzone BOS               610 F. Bolling DET            
154 Jensen BOS                666 Runnels BOS               590 Power KC-CLE              

R                             H                             2B                            
127 Mantle NY                 187 Fox CHI                   39  Kuenn DET                 
103 Runnels BOS               185 Malzone BOS               37  Power KC-CLE              
98  Power KC-CLE              184 Power KC-CLE              34  Kaline DET                
94  Minoso CLE                183 Runnels BOS               32  Runnels BOS               

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
10  Power KC-CLE              42  Mantle NY                 122 Jensen BOS                
9   Aparicio CHI              41  Colavito CLE              113 Colavito CLE              
9   Lemon WAS                 39  Sievers WAS               108 Sievers WAS               
9   Tuttle KC                 38  Cerv KC                   104 Cerv KC                   

BB                            IBB                           SO                            
129 Mantle NY                 13  Mantle NY                 120 Lemon WAS                 
99  Jensen BOS                12  Williams BOS              120 Mantle NY                 
98  Williams BOS              10  Cerv KC                   106 Buddin BOS                
87  Runnels BOS               8   Kuenn DET                 89  Colavito CLE              

HBP                           SH                            SF                            
15  Minoso CLE                13  Martin DET                9   F. Bolling DET            
11  Fox CHI                   12  Avila CLE                 9   Lopez KC                  
9   Courtney WAS              12  Fox CHI                   8   Smith KC                  
9   Yost WAS                  11  Pearson WAS               7   4 players                 
                              11  Sisler BOS                                              

SB                            CS                            GDP                           
29  Aparicio CHI              14  Minoso CLE                23  Lopez KC                  
21  Rivera CHI                10  Kuenn DET                 22  Triandos BAL              
19  Landis CHI                9   Tuttle KC                 21  Malzone BOS               
18  Mantle NY                 8   3 players                 19  3 players                 

BAVG                          OBP                           SLG                           
.328 Williams BOS             .458 Williams BOS             .620 Colavito CLE             
.322 Runnels BOS              .443 Mantle NY                .592 Cerv KC                  
.319 Kuenn DET                .416 Runnels BOS              .592 Mantle NY                
.313 Kaline DET               .405 Colavito CLE             .584 Williams BOS             

Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       Low SLG                       
.224 Yost WAS                 .271 Gardner BAL              .298 Gardner BAL              
.225 Gardner BAL              .279 Martin DET               .305 Robinson BAL             
.231 Tuttle KC                .292 Robinson BAL             .317 Kubek NY                 
.237 Gernert BOS              .294 Maris CLE-KC             .323 Yost WAS                 

BFW                           
6.0 Mantle NY                 
5.1 Colavito CLE              
4.6 Cerv KC                   
3.7 Kaline DET                
3.7 Runnels BOS               

NL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
69  Elston CHI                38  Friend PIT                23  Spahn MIL                 
57  Face PIT                  36  Burdette MIL              21  Roberts PHI               
57  Klippstein CIN-LA         36  Spahn MIL                 19  Burdette MIL              
55  Hobbie CHI                35  Jones STL                 17  Purkey CIN                

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
4   Willey MIL                40  Face PIT                  20  Face PIT                  
3   Burdette MIL              39  Elston CHI                14  Labine LA                 
3   Jay MIL                   35  Farrell PHI               11  Farrell PHI               
3   Purkey CIN                35  Grissom SF                10  3 players                 
3   Witt PIT                  35  Labine LA                                               

W                             L                             IP                            
22  Friend PIT                16  Kline PIT                 290   Spahn MIL               
22  Spahn MIL                 15  Podres LA                 275.1 Burdette MIL            
20  Burdette MIL              14  4 players                 274   Friend PIT              
17  Purkey CIN                                              269.2 Roberts PHI             
17  Roberts PHI                                                                           

H                             HR                            R                             
299 Friend PIT                31  Antonelli SF              120 Friend PIT                
279 Burdette MIL              31  Newcombe LA-CIN           118 Drott CHI                 
270 Roberts PHI               30  Roberts PHI               112 Roberts PHI               
259 Purkey CIN                29  Spahn MIL                 107 Drysdale LA               
                                                            107 Gomez SF                  

ER                            BB                            IB                            
112 Friend PIT                107 Jones STL                 14  Kline PIT                 
101 Drott CHI                 105 Koufax LA                 11  Friend PIT                
101 Gomez SF                  99  Drott CHI                 11  Jackson STL               
100 Purkey CIN                93  Hobbie CHI                10  Elston CHI                

SO                            HBP                           WP                            
225 Jones STL                 14  Drysdale LA               17  Koufax LA                 
150 Spahn MIL                 10  Jackson STL               9   Drott CHI                 
143 Antonelli SF              8   Gomez SF                  9   Klippstein CIN-LA         
143 Podres LA                 7   3 players                 8   Drysdale LA               
                                                            8   Phillips CHI              

BK                            ERA                              High ERA                         
3   Phillips CHI              2.47 Miller SF                5.43 Drott CHI                
3   Podres LA                 2.88 Jones STL                4.76 Phillips CHI             
2   4 players                 2.91 Burdette MIL             4.67 Newcombe LA-CIN          
                              3.07 Spahn MIL                4.59 McCormick SF             

PW                            
4.1 Spahn MIL                 
2.9 Burdette MIL              
2.6 Roberts PHI               
2.5 Jones STL                 
2.5 Witt PIT                  

AL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
55  Clevenger WAS             37  Ramos WAS                 19  Lary DET                  
54  Tomanek CLE-KC            34  Bunning DET               19  Pierce CHI                
53  Hyde WAS                  34  Donovan CHI               19  Turley NY                 
52  Wall BOS                  34  Lary DET                  17  Harshman BAL              
                              34  Wynn CHI                                                

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
7   Ford NY                   44  Hyde WAS                  20  Duren NY                  
6   Turley NY                 35  Kiely BOS                 18  Hyde WAS                  
4   Donovan CHI               33  Duren NY                  12  Kiely BOS                 
4   Ramos WAS                 29  Clevenger WAS             10  Wall BOS                  
4   Wynn CHI                  29  Wall BOS                                                

W                             L                             IP                            
21  Turley NY                 18  Ramos WAS                 260.1 Lary DET                
17  Pierce CHI                16  Wynn CHI                  259.1 Ramos WAS               
16  Lary DET                  15  Harshman BAL              248   Donovan CHI             
16  McLish CLE                15  Kemmerer WAS              245.1 Turley NY               
                              15  Lary DET                                                

H                             HR                            R                             
277 Ramos WAS                 38  Ramos WAS                 133 Ramos WAS                 
249 Lary DET                  33  Pierce CHI                122 Brewer BOS                
240 Donovan CHI               29  Terry KC                  122 Kemmerer WAS              
234 Kemmerer WAS              28  Bunning DET               115 Wynn CHI                  

ER                            BB                            IB                            
122 Ramos WAS                 128 Turley NY                 10  Narleski CLE              
115 Kemmerer WAS              104 Grant CLE                 9   Ramos WAS                 
110 Wynn CHI                  104 Wynn CHI                  8   Garver KC                 
102 Terry KC                  93  Brewer BOS                8   Wilson CHI                

SO                            HBP                           WP                            
179 Wynn CHI                  12  Lary DET                  9   Tomanek CLE-KC            
177 Bunning DET               10  Bunning DET               8   Griggs WAS                
168 Turley NY                 9   Moford DET                8   Harshman BAL              
161 Harshman BAL              8   3 players                 7   Kemmerer WAS              

BK                            ERA                              High ERA                         
3   Bunning DET               2.01 Ford NY                  4.61 Kemmerer WAS             
3   Moore CHI                 2.68 Pierce CHI               4.24 Terry KC                 
2   4 players                 2.89 Harshman BAL             4.23 Ramos WAS                
                              2.90 Lary DET                 4.13 Wynn CHI                 

PW                            
3.9 Ford NY                   
3.5 Lary DET                  
3.4 Hyde WAS                  
3.3 Harshman BAL              

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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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