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The 1979 League Leaders

The 1979 League Leaders

Year
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NL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
164 Taveras PIT-NY            757 Moreno PIT                695 Moreno PIT                
163 Rose PHI                  732 Rose PHI                  680 Taveras PIT-NY            
162 Garvey LA                 725 Taveras PIT-NY            672 Templeton STL             
162 Moreno PIT                716 DeJesus CHI               659 Cromartie MON             

R                             H                             2B                            
116 Hernandez STL             211 Templeton STL             48  Hernandez STL             
110 Moreno PIT                210 Hernandez STL             46  Cromartie MON             
109 Lopes LA                  208 Rose PHI                  45  Parker PIT                
109 Parker PIT                204 Garvey LA                 41  Reitz STL                 
109 Schmidt PHI                                                                           

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
19  Templeton STL             48  Kingman CHI               118 Winfield SD               
12  Dawson MON                45  Schmidt PHI               115 Kingman CHI               
12  McBride PHI               34  Winfield SD               114 Schmidt PHI               
12  Moreno PIT                33  Horner ATL                110 Garvey LA                 

BB                            IBB                           SO                            
120 Schmidt PHI               24  Winfield SD               131 Kingman CHI               
105 Tenace SD                 22  Simmons STL               115 Dawson MON                
97  Lopes LA                  19  Cromartie MON             115 Schmidt PHI               
96  North SF                  16  Cruz HOU                  106 Tenace SD                 
                              16  Garvey LA                                               

HBP                           SH                            SF                            
10  Luzinski PHI              34  Reynolds HOU              9   Cedeno HOU                
9   Foli NY-PIT               22  Smith SD                  9   Parker PIT                
9   Parker PIT                19  Foli NY-PIT               9   Schmidt PHI               
8   Hebner NY                 17  DeJesus CHI               8   5 players                 
8   Richards SD                                                                           

SB                            CS                            GDP                           
77  Moreno PIT                24  North SF                  25  Garvey LA                 
58  North SF                  22  Puhl HOU                  23  Valentine MON             
44  Lopes LA                  21  Moreno PIT                21  Stearns NY                
44  Taveras PIT-NY            20  DeJesus CHI               20  Knight CIN                
                              20  Taveras PIT-NY            20  Russell LA                

BAVG                          OBP                           SLG                           
.344 Hernandez STL            .418 Rose PHI                 .613 Kingman CHI              
.331 Rose PHI                 .417 Hernandez STL            .564 Schmidt PHI              
.318 Knight CIN               .403 Tenace SD                .561 Foster CIN               
.315 Garvey LA                .395 Mazzilli NY              .558 Winfield SD              

Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       Low SLG                       
.211 Smith SD                 .260 Smith SD                 .262 Smith SD                 
.238 Scott MON                .265 Flynn NY                 .294 Scott MON                
.241 Bowa PHI                 .290 Frias ATL                .314 Bowa PHI                 
.243 Flynn NY                 .292 Reynolds HOU             .317 Flynn NY                 

BFW                           
5.8 Schmidt PHI               
5.4 Hernandez STL             
5.2 Winfield SD               
5.0 Templeton STL             

AL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
162 6 players                 729 Smalley MIN               670 Bell TEX                  
                              722 Baylor CAL                654 Lansford CAL              
                              720 Bell TEX                  646 Horton SEA                
                              716 R. Jones SEA              645 Brett KC                  

R                             H                             2B                            
120 Baylor CAL                212 Brett KC                  44  Cooper MIL                
119 Brett KC                  201 Rice BOS                  44  Lemon CHI                 
117 Rice BOS                  200 Bell TEX                  42  Bell TEX                  
116 Lynn BOS                  188 Lansford CAL              42  Brett KC                  
                              188 Molitor MIL               42  Lynn BOS                  

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
20  Brett KC                  45  Thomas MIL                139 Baylor CAL                
16  Molitor MIL               39  Lynn BOS                  130 Rice BOS                  
13  Randolph NY               39  Rice BOS                  123 Thomas MIL                
13  Wilson KC                 36  Baylor CAL                122 Lynn BOS                  

BB                            IBB                           SO                            
121 Porter KC                 16  Singleton BAL             175 Thomas MIL                
109 Singleton BAL             14  Brett KC                  135 Bonds CLE                 
98  Thomas MIL                12  Gamble TEX-NY             118 Singleton BAL             
95  Randolph NY               12  Oglivie MIL               115 Lansford CAL              

HBP                           SH                            SF                            
13  Lemon CHI                 25  Wilfong MIN               13  Ford CAL                  
12  Roenicke BAL              22  Castino MIN               13  Porter KC                 
11  Baylor CAL                18  Norman TEX                12  Baylor CAL                
9   R. Jackson MIN            16  Griffin TOR               10  3 players                 

SB                            CS                            GDP                           
83  Wilson KC                 23  Bonds CLE                 27  Bochte SEA                
78  LeFlore DET               16  Griffin TOR               24  Scott BOS-KC-NY           
49  Cruz SEA                  16  Page OAK                  23  Hobson BOS                
37  Bumbry BAL                14  LeFlore DET               23  Johnson CHI               
                              14  Trammell DET              23  Randolph NY               

BAVG                          OBP                           SLG                           
.333 Lynn BOS                 .423 Lynn BOS                 .637 Lynn BOS                 
.329 Brett KC                 .421 Porter KC                .596 Rice BOS                 
.326 Downing CAL              .418 Downing CAL              .573 Lezcano MIL              
.325 Rice BOS                 .414 Lezcano MIL              .563 Brett KC                 

Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       Low SLG                       
.220 Veryzer CLE              .267 Newman OAK               .254 Veryzer CLE              
.224 Gross OAK                .279 Veryzer CLE              .294 Kuiper CLE               
.231 Newman OAK               .286 Bosetti TOR              .304 Manning CLE              
.233 Thornton CLE             .294 Cerone TOR               .335 Page OAK                 

BFW                           
5.6 Smalley MIN               
5.3 Lynn BOS                  
5.1 Porter KC                 
4.9 Brett KC                  

NL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
94  Tekulve PIT               44  Niekro ATL                23  Niekro ATL                
84  Romo PIT                  39  Jones SD                  19  Richard HOU               
72  Jackson PIT               38  Niekro HOU                13  Carlton PHI               
70  Lavelle SF                38  Richard HOU               13  Rogers MON                

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
5   Niekro HOU                67  Tekulve PIT               37  Sutter CHI                
5   Rogers MON                56  Sutter CHI                31  Tekulve PIT               
5   Seaver CIN                55  Garber ATL                25  Garber ATL                
4   Carlton PHI               55  Lavelle SF                22  Sambito HOU               
4   Richard HOU                                                                           

W                             L                             IP                            
21  Niekro HOU                20  Niekro ATL                342   Niekro ATL              
21  Niekro ATL                16  Garber ATL                292.1 Richard HOU             
18  Carlton PHI               16  Shirley SD                263.2 Niekro HOU              
18  Reuschel CHI              15  Sutton LA                 263   Jones SD                
18  Richard HOU                                                                           

H                             HR                            R                             
311 Niekro ATL                41  Niekro ATL                160 Niekro ATL                
257 Jones SD                  30  Knepper SF                143 Blue SF                   
251 Reuschel CHI              27  McGlothen CHI             120 Jones SD                  
246 Blue SF                   25  Candelaria PIT            117 Knepper SF                
                              25  Carlton PHI                                             

ER                            BB                            IB                            
132 Blue SF                   113 Niekro ATL                20  Tekulve PIT               
129 Niekro ATL                111 Blue SF                   16  Murray NY-MON             
111 Denny STL                 107 Niekro HOU                15  Lavelle SF                
107 Knepper SF                100 Denny STL                 13  Allen NY                  

SO                            2B                            3B                            
313 Richard HOU               50  Niekro ATL                14  Jones SD                  
213 Carlton PHI               47  Espinosa PHI              14  Swan NY                   
208 Niekro ATL                45  Blue SF                   12  Forsch STL                
172 Blyleven PIT              44  Jones SD                  10  Carlton PHI               

HBP                           WP                            BK                            
11  Niekro ATL                19  Niekro HOU                11  Carlton PHI               
10  Reuschel CHI              19  Richard HOU               6   Romo PIT                  
8   Bonham CIN                18  Niekro ATL                6   Sutcliffe LA              
8   Hough LA                  10  3 players                 4   3 players                 

ERA                              High ERA                         PW                            
2.71 Richard HOU              5.01 Blue SF                  4.4 Sambito HOU               
2.76 Hume CIN                 4.85 Denny STL                3.8 Sutter CHI                
2.83 Schatzeder MON           4.64 Knepper SF               3.5 Sosa MON                  
2.97 Hooton LA                4.21 Solomon ATL              3.0 Tekulve PIT               

AL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
90  Marshall MIN              39  D. Martinez BAL           18  D. Martinez BAL           
76  Monge CLE                 38  Flanagan BAL              17  Eckersley BOS             
71  Kern TEX                  37  Jenkins TEX               17  John NY                   
67  Lyle TEX                  36  4 players                 17  Ryan CAL                  

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
5   Flanagan BAL              84  Marshall MIN              32  Marshall MIN              
5   Leonard KC                57  Kern TEX                  29  Kern TEX                  
5   Ryan CAL                  53  Lyle TEX                  21  Lopez DET                 
4   Caldwell MIL              53  Monge CLE                 21  Stanhouse BAL             
4   Stanley BOS                                                                           

W                             L                             IP                            
23  Flanagan BAL              18  Huffman TOR               292.1 D. Martinez BAL         
21  John NY                   17  Keough OAK                276.1 John NY                 
20  Koosman MIN               17  Splittorff KC             265.2 Flanagan BAL            
18  Guidry NY                 16  3 players                 263.2 Koosman MIN             

H                             HR                            R                             
282 Goltz MIN                 40  Jenkins TEX               144 Torrez BOS                
279 D. Martinez BAL           33  Leonard KC                137 Gura KC                   
268 John NY                   33  Travers MIL               137 Splittorff KC             
268 Koosman MIN               31  Stone BAL                 131 Gale KC                   

ER                            BB                            IB                            
126 Torrez BOS                121 Torrez BOS                18  Heaverlo OAK              
119 D. Martinez BAL           114 Ryan CAL                  16  Parrott SEA               
117 Jenkins TEX               111 Kravec CHI                13  Montague SEA-CAL          
116 Goltz MIN                 100 Wortham CHI               11  Billingham DET            
116 Gura KC                                                                               

SO                            2B                            3B                            
223 Ryan CAL                  50  Comer TEX                 13  Tiant NY                  
201 Guidry NY                 50  Goltz MIN                 12  Erickson MIN              
190 Flanagan BAL              50  Koosman MIN               10  Goltz MIN                 
164 Jenkins TEX               50  Torrez BOS                10  Wise CLE                  

HBP                           WP                            BK                            
14  Kravec CHI                16  Langford OAK              4   Erickson MIN              
11  Wilcox DET                14  Wortham CHI               3   Huffman TOR               
10  McCatty OAK               13  Keough OAK                3   Wortham CHI               
9   Norris OAK                11  3 players                 2   5 players                 
9   Underwood TOR                                                                         

ERA                              High ERA                         PW                            
2.78 Guidry NY                5.77 Huffman TOR              6.3 Kern TEX                  
2.96 John NY                  5.65 Gale KC                  5.4 Marshall MIN              
2.99 Eckersley BOS            5.36 Hartzell MIN             5.1 Monge CLE                 
3.08 Flanagan BAL             5.04 Keough OAK               4.0 Eckersley BOS             

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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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