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The 1971 League Leaders

The 1971 League Leaders

Year
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NL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
162 Staub MON                 721 Brock STL                 650 Bowa PHI                  
161 Cedeno HOU                709 Rose CIN                  641 Davis LA                  
161 Torre STL                 707 Torre STL                 640 Brock STL                 
160 Morgan HOU                696 Bowa PHI                  639 Garr ATL                  
160 Rose CIN                                                                              

R                             H                             2B                            
126 Brock STL                 230 Torre STL                 40  Cedeno HOU                
110 Bonds SF                  219 Garr ATL                  37  Brock STL                 
104 Stargell PIT              200 Brock STL                 34  Staub MON                 
101 Garr ATL                  198 Davis LA                  34  Torre STL                 

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
11  Metzger HOU               48  Stargell PIT              137 Torre STL                 
11  Morgan HOU                47  H. Aaron ATL              125 Stargell PIT              
10  Davis LA                  39  May CIN                   118 H. Aaron ATL              
9   Gaston SD                 34  Johnson PHI               102 Bonds SF                  

BB                            IBB                           SO                            
112 Mays SF                   21  H. Aaron ATL              154 Stargell PIT              
97  Bailey MON                21  McCovey SF                146 Johnson PHI               
97  Dietz SF                  20  Stargell PIT              137 Bonds SF                  
93  Allen LA                  20  Torre STL                 135 May CIN                   

HBP                           SH                            SF                            
50  Hunt MON                  18  Garr ATL                  13  Montanez PHI              
9   Staub MON                 16  Day MON                   10  Oliver PIT                
7   4 players                 16  Fuentes SF                10  Simmons STL               
                              14  Kessinger CHI             9   Bailey MON                

SB                            CS                            GDP                           
64  Brock STL                 19  Brock STL                 27  Bateman MON               
40  Morgan HOU                14  Garr ATL                  23  Allen LA                  
30  Garr ATL                  11  Bowa PHI                  21  Sanguillen PIT            
28  3 players                 10  Alou STL                  21  Staub MON                 

BAVG                          OBP                           SLG                           
.363 Torre STL                .425 Mays SF                  .669 H. Aaron ATL             
.343 Garr ATL                 .421 Torre STL                .628 Stargell PIT             
.342 Beckert CHI              .410 H. Aaron ATL             .555 Torre STL                
.341 Clemente PIT             .402 Hunt MON                 .532 May CIN                  

Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       Low SLG                       
.222 Hernandez SD             .264 Gaston SD                .250 Hernandez SD             
.228 Gaston SD                .273 Bateman MON              .292 Bowa PHI                 
.235 Speier SF                .289 Helms CIN                .299 Metzger HOU              
.235 Metzger HOU              .292 Foster SF-CIN            .303 Harrelson NY             

BFW                           
5.1 Stargell PIT              
4.3 H. Aaron ATL              
3.8 Torre STL                 
3.7 Mays SF                   

AL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
162 Alomar CAL                739 Alomar CAL                689 Alomar CAL                
161 Schaal KC                 718 Tovar MIN                 657 Tovar MIN                 
160 McMullen CAL              696 Clarke NY                 625 Clarke NY                 
159 3 players                 692 Smith BOS                 618 Smith BOS                 

R                             H                             2B                            
99  Buford BAL                204 Tovar MIN                 33  Smith BOS                 
94  Murcer NY                 179 Alomar CAL                31  Schaal KC                 
94  Tovar MIN                 177 Carew MIN                 30  Oliva MIN                 
88  Carew MIN                 175 Murcer NY                 30  Rodriguez DET             
                              175 Smith BOS                                               

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
11  Patek KC                  33  Melton CHI                119 Killebrew MIN             
10  Carew MIN                 32  Cash DET                  99  F. Robinson BAL           
8   Blair BAL                 32  Jackson OAK               96  Smith BOS                 
7   4 players                 30  Smith BOS                 94  Bando OAK                 
                                                            94  Murcer NY                 

BB                            IBB                           SO                            
114 Killebrew MIN             20  Howard WAS                161 Jackson OAK               
106 Yastrzemski BOS           15  Buford BAL                121 Howard WAS                
103 Schaal KC                 14  Green OAK                 108 Petrocelli BOS            
91  Murcer NY                 14  Killebrew MIN             104 Mitterwald MIN            
91  Petrocelli BOS                                                                        

HBP                           SH                            SF                            
12  Epstein WAS-OAK           19  Theobald MIL              17  White NY                  
11  Melton CHI                17  Culp BOS                  11  Cardenas MIN              
9   Freehan DET               17  Wood CHI                  10  Killebrew MIN             
9   F. Robinson BAL           16  Lolich DET                9   Petrocelli BOS            

SB                            CS                            GDP                           
52  Otis KC                   14  Patek KC                  29  Howard WAS                
49  Patek KC                  14  Tovar MIN                 23  Carew MIN                 
39  Alomar CAL                11  Blair BAL                 23  Scott BOS                 
34  Campaneris OAK            10  3 players                 21  3 players                 

BAVG                          OBP                           SLG                           
.337 Oliva MIN                .427 Murcer NY                .546 Oliva MIN                
.331 Murcer NY                .422 Rettenmund BAL           .543 Murcer NY                
.318 Rettenmund BAL           .416 Kaline DET               .531 Cash DET                 
.311 Tovar MIN                .413 Buford BAL               .510 F. Robinson BAL          

Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       Low SLG                       
.208 McAuliffe DET            .284 Aparicio BOS             .275 Brinkman DET             
.224 Michael NY               .287 Campaneris OAK           .276 Michael NY               
.228 Brinkman DET             .288 Rodriguez DET            .303 Aparicio BOS             
.232 Aparicio BOS             .291 Griffin BOS              .318 Clarke NY                

BFW                           
5.9 Nettles CLE               
4.8 Melton CHI                
4.7 Murcer NY                 
4.3 Patek KC                  

NL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
70  Granger CIN               39  Jenkins CHI               30  Jenkins CHI               
67  J. Johnson SF             39  Stoneman MON              21  Seaver NY                 
66  Marshall MON              38  Osteen LA                 20  Gibson STL                
61  Carroll CIN               37  5 players                 20  Stoneman MON              
61  McMahon SF                                                                            

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
5   Blass PIT                 52  Marshall MON              30  Giusti PIT                
5   Downing LA                49  Giusti PIT                23  Marshall MON              
5   Gibson STL                47  J. Johnson SF             22  Brewer LA                 
5   Pappas CHI                42  Frisella NY               18  J. Johnson SF             

W                             L                             IP                            
24  Jenkins CHI               19  Arlin SD                  325   Jenkins CHI             
20  Carlton STL               18  Hands CHI                 294.2 Stoneman MON            
20  Downing LA                18  Morton MON                286.1 Seaver NY               
20  Seaver NY                 17  Roberts SD                280   Perry SF                
                              17  Singer LA                                               

H                             HR                            R                             
304 Jenkins CHI               29  Jenkins CHI               129 Morton MON                
279 Pappas CHI                28  Lersch PHI                128 Renko MON                 
275 Carlton STL               27  Hands CHI                 125 Reuss STL                 
262 Osteen LA                 27  Marichal SF               120 Carlton STL               
                              27  Niekro ATL                                              

ER                            BB                            IB                            
115 Renko MON                 146 Stoneman MON              14  Kirby SD                  
114 Morton MON                135 Renko MON                 13  Marshall MON              
112 Reuss STL                 116 Ryan NY                   13  Morton MON                
108 Carlton STL               109 Reuss STL                 13  Regan CHI                 

SO                            2B                            3B                            
289 Seaver NY                 44  Jenkins CHI               13  Jenkins CHI               
263 Jenkins CHI               44  Nolan CIN                 11  Renko MON                 
251 Stoneman MON              44  Wise PHI                  10  5 players                 
231 Kirby SD                  42  Pappas CHI                                              

HBP                           WP                            BK                            
16  Billingham HOU            18  McAnally MON              4   Jenkins CHI               
15  Ryan NY                   13  Kirby SD                  2   5 players                 
13  Blasingame HOU            12  Carlton STL                                             
8   McAnally MON              12  Downing LA                                              

ERA                              High ERA                         PW                            
1.76 Seaver NY                4.80 Morton MON               6.7 Seaver NY                 
2.10 Roberts SD               4.78 Reuss STL                5.6 Jenkins CHI               
2.45 Wilson HOU               4.49 Reynolds PHI             4.6 Roberts SD                
2.53 Forsch HOU               4.48 Holtzman CHI             3.6 McGraw NY                 

AL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
83  Sanders MIL               45  Lolich DET                29  Lolich DET                
69  Scherman DET              42  Wood CHI                  24  Blue OAK                  
67  Burgmeier KC              39  Blue OAK                  22  Wood CHI                  
63  Abernathy KC              39  Bradley CHI               21  Cuellar BAL               
                              39  Perry MIN                                               

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
8   Blue OAK                  77  Sanders MIL               31  Sanders MIL               
7   Stottlemyre NY            46  Abernathy KC              23  Abernathy KC              
7   Wood CHI                  40  Scherman DET              20  Scherman DET              
6   Bradley CHI               38  Hennigan CLE              17  Burgmeier KC              
                                                            17  Fingers OAK               

W                             L                             IP                            
25  Lolich DET                22  McLain WAS                376   Lolich DET              
24  Blue OAK                  17  5 players                 334   Wood CHI                
22  Wood CHI                                                312   Blue OAK                
21  Hunter OAK                                              292.1 Cuellar BAL             
21  McNally BAL                                                                           

H                             HR                            R                             
336 Lolich DET                39  Perry MIN                 135 Perry MIN                 
275 Kaat MIN                  36  Lolich DET                133 Lolich DET                
273 Bradley CHI               31  McLain WAS                115 John CHI                  
272 Wood CHI                  30  Cuellar BAL               115 McLain WAS                

ER                            BB                            IB                            
127 Perry MIN                 153 McDowell CLE              13  McDowell CLE              
122 Lolich DET                121 Messersmith CAL           11  Corbin MIN                
104 Peters BOS                111 Johnson CHI               11  Kekich NY                 
103 McLain WAS                109 Dunning CLE               11  Pattin MIL                

SO                            2B                            3B                            
308 Lolich DET                49  Lolich DET                17  Perry MIN                 
301 Blue OAK                  47  Bradley CHI               8   Bosman WAS                
236 Coleman DET               47  Peterson NY               8   Lolich DET                
224 Blyleven MIN              44  Peters BOS                7   Many players              

HBP                           WP                            BK                            
14  Lonborg BOS               17  Murphy CAL                4   Broberg WAS               
10  Broberg WAS               15  Fitzmorris KC             2   Many players              
9   Drago KC                  13  McDowell CLE                                            
9   Murphy CAL                11  Johnson CHI                                             

ERA                              High ERA                         PW                            
1.82 Blue OAK                 4.50 Dunning CLE              5.8 Wood CHI                  
1.91 Wood CHI                 4.37 Peters BOS               5.3 Blue OAK                  
2.68 Palmer BAL               4.28 McLain WAS               4.4 Sanders MIL               
2.71 Hedlund KC               4.23 Perry MIN                3.7 Burgmeier KC              

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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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