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The 1987 League Leaders

The 1987 League Leaders

Year
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NL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
162 Doran HOU                 726 Samuel PHI                655 Samuel PHI                
160 Samuel PHI                719 Doran HOU                 625 Doran HOU                 
159 Murphy ATL                706 Smith STL                 623 Coleman STL               
159 Pendleton STL             702 Coleman STL               621 Dawson CHI                

R                             H                             2B                            
123 Raines MON                218 Gwynn SD                  42  Wallach MON               
121 Coleman STL               184 Guerrero LA               40  Galarraga MON             
120 Davis CIN                 182 Smith STL                 40  Smith STL                 
119 Gwynn SD                  180 Coleman STL               37  4 players                 

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
15  Samuel PHI                49  Dawson CHI                137 Dawson CHI                
13  Gwynn SD                  44  Murphy ATL                123 Wallach MON               
11  McGee STL                 39  Strawberry NY             113 Schmidt PHI               
11  Van Slyke PIT             37  Davis CIN                 106 Clark STL                 

BB                            IBB                           SO                            
136 Clark STL                 29  Murphy ATL                162 Samuel PHI                
121 Hayes PHI                 26  Gwynn SD                  139 Clark STL                 
115 Murphy ATL                26  Raines MON                136 Murphy ATL                
97  Strawberry NY             18  Guerrero LA               134 Davis CIN                 
                              18  Johnson NY                                              

HBP                           SH                            SF                            
10  Galarraga MON             14  Z. Smith ATL              12  Herr STL                  
9   Hatcher HOU               12  Rawley PHI                9   Moreland CHI              
8   Parker CIN                12  Smith STL                 9   Pendleton STL             
8   Thompson SF               11  Forsch STL                9   Shelby LA                 
                              11  Sutcliffe CHI                                           

SB                            CS                            GDP                           
109 Coleman STL               22  Coleman STL               24  McGee STL                 
56  Gwynn SD                  17  Clark SF                  23  Parrish PHI               
53  Hatcher HOU               16  Perry ATL                 19  Bream PIT                 
50  Davis CIN                 15  Samuel PHI                19  Pena STL                  
50  Raines MON                                                                            

BAVG                          OBP                           SLG                           
.370 Gwynn SD                 .459 Clark STL                .597 Clark STL                
.338 Guerrero LA              .447 Gwynn SD                 .593 Davis CIN                
.330 Raines MON               .429 Raines MON               .583 Strawberry NY            
.313 Kruk SD                  .417 Murphy ATL               .580 Clark SF                 

Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       Low SLG                       
.222 Templeton SD             .281 Templeton SD             .296 Templeton SD             
.235 Carter NY                .290 Carter NY                .331 Herr STL                 
.245 Parrish PHI              .300 Diaz CIN                 .358 Coleman STL              
.250 C. Davis SF              .308 Wilson PHI               .358 Ray PIT                  

BFW                           
5.8 Davis CIN                 
5.8 Gwynn SD                  
5.0 Raines MON                
4.5 Murphy ATL                

AL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
162 C. Ripken BAL             725 Seitzer KC                643 Sierra TEX                
161 Seitzer KC                723 Yount MIL                 641 Seitzer KC                
160 Murray BAL                717 C. Ripken BAL             639 White CAL                 
160 Reynolds SEA              702 P. Bradley SEA            635 Yount MIL                 

R                             H                             2B                            
114 Molitor MIL               207 Puckett MIN               41  Molitor MIL               
111 Bell TOR                  207 Seitzer KC                40  Boggs BOS                 
110 Downing CAL               205 Trammell DET              38  4 players                 
110 Whitaker DET              200 Boggs BOS                                               

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
15  Wilson KC                 49  McGwire OAK               134 Bell TOR                  
10  P. Bradley SEA            47  Bell TOR                  123 Evans BOS                 
10  Polonia OAK               34  5 players                 118 McGwire OAK               
9   Yount MIL                                               117 Joyner CAL                

BB                            IBB                           SO                            
106 Downing CAL               19  Boggs BOS                 186 Deer MIL                  
106 Evans BOS                 14  Brett KC                  168 Incaviglia TEX            
105 Boggs BOS                 13  Mattingly NY              166 Snyder CLE                
100 Evans DET                 12  Hrbek MIN                 158 B. Jackson KC             
                              12  Joyner CAL                                              

HBP                           SH                            SF                            
28  Baylor BOS-MIN            22  Barrett BOS               12  Sierra TEX                
17  Downing CAL               15  McLemore CAL              11  C. Ripken BAL             
10  Madlock DET               14  Boone CAL                 10  Joyner CAL                
9   4 players                 14  Castillo MIL              10  O'Brien TEX               
                              14  White CAL                                               

SB                            CS                            GDP                           
60  Reynolds SEA              20  Reynolds SEA              25  Gaetti MIN                
59  Wilson KC                 17  Browne TEX                23  Franco CLE                
52  Redus CHI                 16  Butler CLE                22  Rice BOS                  
45  Molitor MIL               15  Moses SEA                 20  3 players                 

BAVG                          OBP                           SLG                           
.363 Boggs BOS                .461 Boggs BOS                .618 McGwire OAK              
.353 Molitor MIL              .438 Molitor MIL              .605 Bell TOR                 
.343 Trammell DET             .417 Evans BOS                .588 Boggs BOS                
.332 Puckett MIN              .411 Randolph NY              .569 Evans BOS                

Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       Low SLG                       
.234 Pagliarulo NY            .273 Snyder CLE               .339 Browne TEX               
.234 DeCinces CAL             .291 Ward NY                  .343 Owen BOS                 
.236 Snyder CLE               .296 Presley SEA              .348 Griffin OAK              
.236 Redus CHI                .299 Kennedy BAL              .351 Barrett BOS              

BFW                           
6.5 Boggs BOS                 
6.1 Trammell DET              
4.1 Fernandez TOR             
4.0 Molitor MIL               

NL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
90  Tekulve PHI               36  Rawley PHI                12  Reuschel PIT-SF           
87  Murphy CIN                36  Scott HOU                 12  Valenzuela LA             
85  Williams CIN              36  Z. Smith ATL              10  Hershiser LA              
81  J. Robinson SF-PIT        35  4 players                 9   Z. Smith ATL              

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
4   Reuschel PIT-SF           60  Franco CIN                40  Bedrosian PHI             
4   Welch LA                  56  Bedrosian PHI             36  Smith CHI                 
3   Many players              55  Smith CHI                 33  Worrell STL               
                              54  D. Robinson PIT-SF        32  Franco CIN                
                              54  Worrell STL                                             

W                             L                             IP                            
18  Sutcliffe CHI             17  Knepper HOU               264.2 Hershiser LA            
17  Rawley PHI                16  K. Gross PHI              251.2 Welch LA                
16  Hershiser LA              16  Hershiser LA              251   Valenzuela LA           
16  Scott HOU                 16  Ryan HOU                  247.2 Scott HOU               
                              16  Show SD                                                 

H                             HR                            R                             
254 Valenzuela LA             36  Whitson SD                130 Z. Smith ATL              
250 Rawley PHI                34  Carman PHI                127 Moyer CHI                 
247 Hershiser LA              33  Gullickson CIN            120 Valenzuela LA             
245 Z. Smith ATL              28  Moyer CHI                 118 4 players                 
                              28  Power CIN                                               

ER                            BB                            IB                            
114 Moyer CHI                 124 Valenzuela LA             14  Sutcliffe CHI             
112 Rawley PHI                106 Sutcliffe CHI             13  Maddux CHI                
111 Valenzuela LA             97  Moyer CHI                 13  Tekulve PHI               
110 Z. Smith ATL              96  Darling NY                12  Darwin HOU                
                                                            12  LaCoss SF                 

SO                            2B                            3B                            
270 Ryan HOU                  56  Rawley PHI                11  Knepper HOU               
233 Scott HOU                 49  Power CIN                 10  Reuschel PIT-SF           
196 Welch LA                  49  Valenzuela LA             9   Fisher PIT                
190 Hershiser LA              46  Browning CIN              9   Sutcliffe CHI             
190 Valenzuela LA                                                                         

HBP                           WP                            BK                            
10  K. Gross PHI              14  Valenzuela LA             8   M. Jackson PHI            
10  Magrane STL               12  Downs SF                  8   Lancaster CHI             
9   Hershiser LA              11  Hershiser LA              7   4 players                 
9   Show SD                   11  Moyer CHI                                               

ERA                              High ERA                         PW                            
2.76 Ryan HOU                 5.27 Knepper HOU              3.5 Hershiser LA              
3.03 Dunne PIT                5.10 Moyer CHI                3.1 Worrell STL               
3.06 Hershiser LA             5.02 Browning CIN             2.9 Burke MON                 
3.09 Reuschel PIT-SF          4.98 Mahler ATL               2.9 Franco CIN                

AL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
89  Eichhorn TOR              40  Hough TEX                 18  Clemens BOS               
85  Williams TEX              37  Blyleven MIN              15  Hurst BOS                 
74  Mohorcic TEX              37  Clancy TOR                15  Saberhagen KC             
72  Henke TOR                 37  Stewart OAK               14  Higuera MIL               
                                                            14  Langston SEA              

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
7   Clemens BOS               62  Henke TOR                 34  Henke TOR                 
4   Saberhagen KC             58  Reardon MIN               31  Reardon MIN               
3   6 players                 54  Mohorcic TEX              31  Righetti NY               
                              54  Righetti NY               23  Plesac MIL                

W                             L                             IP                            
20  Clemens BOS               19  Moore SEA                 285.1 Hough TEX               
20  Stewart OAK               18  Candiotti CLE             281.2 Clemens BOS             
19  Langston SEA              18  Gubicza KC                272   Langston SEA            
18  4 players                 18  D. Jackson KC             267   Blyleven MIN            

H                             HR                            R                             
268 Moore SEA                 46  Blyleven MIN              159 Hough TEX                 
254 Terrell DET               39  Morris DET                145 Moore SEA                 
252 Witt CAL                  38  Bannister CHI             132 Blyleven MIN              
249 Blyleven MIN              38  Sutton CAL                132 Candiotti CLE             
                              38  Young OAK                 132 Langston SEA              

ER                            BB                            IB                            
121 Moore SEA                 140 Witt TEX                  15  Williamson BAL            
120 Hough TEX                 124 Hough TEX                 13  Eichhorn TOR              
119 Blyleven MIN              120 Gubicza KC                12  Musselman TOR             
117 Hurst BOS                 114 Langston SEA              10  King DET                  

SO                            2B                            3B                            
262 Langston SEA              54  Moore SEA                 10  Gubicza KC                
256 Clemens BOS               52  Clancy TOR                10  D. Jackson KC             
240 Higuera MIL               52  Clemens BOS               9   Witt CAL                  
223 Hough TEX                 50  Leibrandt KC              8   3 players                 
                              50  Terrell DET                                             

HBP                           WP                            BK                            
19  Hough TEX                 24  Morris DET                9   Hough TEX                 
10  DeLeon CHI                14  Bosio MIL                 5   Carlton CLE-MIN           
10  Niekro NY-MIN             14  Gubicza KC                5   Guzman TEX                
10  Petry DET                 13  3 players                 5   Key TOR                   
                                                            5   Straker MIN               

ERA                              High ERA                         PW                            
2.76 Key TOR                  5.45 Bell BAL                 4.5 Clemens BOS               
2.90 Viola MIN                5.43 Nipper BOS               4.5 Viola MIN                 
2.97 Clemens BOS              5.24 Bosio MIL                4.3 Key TOR                   
3.36 Saberhagen KC            4.88 Nieves MIL               3.8 Saberhagen 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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