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The 1998 League Leaders

The 1998 League Leaders

Year
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NL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
162 Castilla COL              738 Biggio HOU                678 Glanville PHI             
162 Perez COL                 735 Glanville PHI             662 Bichette COL              
161 Bichette COL              722 Sosa CHI                  655 Womack PIT                
161 Burnitz MIL               722 Vina MIL                  647 Perez COL                 

R                             H                             2B                            
134 Sosa CHI                  219 Bichette COL              51  Biggio HOU                
130 McGwire STL               210 Biggio HOU                48  Bichette COL              
124 Bagwell HOU               206 Castilla COL              48  Young CIN                 
123 Biggio HOU                202 V. Guerrero MON           46  Walker COL                
123 C. Jones ATL                                                                          

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
12  Dellucci ARI              70  McGwire STL               158 Sosa CHI                  
10  B. Larkin CIN             66  Sosa CHI                  147 McGwire STL               
9   W. Guerrero LA-MON        50  Vaughn SD                 144 Castilla COL              
9   Perez COL                 46  Castilla COL              128 Kent SF                   

BB                            IBB                           SO                            
162 McGwire STL               29  Bonds SF                  171 Sosa CHI                  
130 Bonds SF                  28  McGwire STL               158 Burnitz MIL               
109 Bagwell HOU               14  Abreu PHI                 155 McGwire STL               
96  C. Jones ATL              14  Piazza LA-FLA-NY          151 Lankford STL              
96  Olerud NY                 14  Sosa CHI                                                

HBP                           SH                            SF                            
31  Kendall PIT               22  Perez COL                 10  Bell HOU                  
25  Galarraga ATL             15  Jones MON                 10  Brogna PHI                
25  Vina MIL                  15  Ordonez NY                10  Kent SF                   
23  Biggio HOU                14  Glavine ATL               9   3 players                 
23  Santangelo MON            14  C. Perez MON-LA                                         

SB                            CS                            GDP                           
58  Womack PIT                22  Renteria FLA              26  Cirillo MIL               
50  Biggio HOU                16  Vina MIL                  24  Castilla COL              
42  Young LA                  14  Floyd FLA                 23  B. Boone CIN              
41  Renteria FLA              13  Young LA                  22  Bichette COL              
                                                            22  Lopez ATL                 

BAVG                          OBP                           SLG                           
.363 Walker COL               .470 McGwire STL              .752 McGwire STL              
.354 Olerud NY                .447 Olerud NY                .647 Sosa CHI                 
.331 Bichette COL             .445 Walker COL               .630 Walker COL               
.328 Piazza LA-FLA-NY         .438 Bonds SF                 .609 Bonds SF                 

Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       Low SLG                       
.218 Johnson FLA-LA           .278 Ordonez NY               .299 Ordonez NY               
.233 Lee FLA                  .289 Johnson FLA-LA           .334 Gutierrez HOU            
.238 Andrews MON              .293 Relaford PHI             .338 Relaford PHI             
.245 Relaford PHI             .298 Guillen PIT              .342 Renteria FLA             

BFW                           
7.2 McGwire STL               
6.8 Bonds SF                  
5.9 Piazza LA-FLA-NY          
5.6 Biggio HOU                

AL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
163 Belle CHI                 748 Rodriguez SEA             686 Rodriguez SEA             
162 Palmeiro BAL              723 Durham CHI                642 Damon KC                  
162 Surhoff BAL               720 Griffey SEA               635 Durham CHI                
161 5 players                 712 Thomas CHI                633 Griffey SEA               

R                             H                             2B                            
127 Jeter NY                  213 Rodriguez SEA             50  Gonzalez TEX              
126 Durham CHI                205 Vaughn BOS                48  Belle CHI                 
123 Rodriguez SEA             203 Jeter NY                  46  Martinez SEA              
120 Griffey SEA               200 Belle CHI                 44  Valentin BOS              

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
13  Offerman KC               56  Griffey SEA               157 Gonzalez TEX              
10  Damon KC                  49  Belle CHI                 152 Belle CHI                 
9   Winn TB                   46  Canseco TOR               146 Griffey SEA               
8   4 players                 45  Gonzalez TEX              145 M. Ramirez CLE            
                              45  M. Ramirez CLE                                          

BB                            IBB                           SO                            
118 Henderson OAK             15  Ventura CHI               159 Canseco TOR               
110 Thomas CHI                13  Delgado TOR               144 Vaughn BOS                
106 Martinez SEA              13  Vaughn BOS                142 Green TOR                 
90  Salmon ANA                11  Griffey SEA               141 Thome CLE                 

HBP                           SH                            SF                            
18  Knoblauch NY              15  Bordick BAL               15  Belle CHI                 
16  Easley DET                13  Benjamin BOS              13  Palmer KC                 
16  Fasano KC                 13  Gonzalez TOR              11  Gonzalez TEX              
15  3 players                 13  Hinch OAK                 11  O'Neill NY                
                                                            11  Thomas CHI                

SB                            CS                            GDP                           
66  Henderson OAK             20  Goodwin TEX               22  Coomer MIN                
54  Lofton CLE                18  Stewart TOR               22  O'Neill NY                
51  Stewart TOR               17  Canseco TOR               20  Garciaparra BOS           
46  Rodriguez SEA             13  Henderson OAK             20  Gonzalez TEX              
                              13  Rodriguez SEA                                           

BAVG                          OBP                           SLG                           
.339 Williams NY              .429 Martinez SEA             .655 Belle CHI                
.337 Vaughn BOS               .422 Williams NY              .630 Gonzalez TEX             
.328 Belle CHI                .413 Thome CLE                .611 Griffey SEA              
.327 Davis BAL                .410 Salmon ANA               .599 M. Ramirez CLE           

Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       Low SLG                       
.222 Sprague TOR-OAK          .280 Sprague TOR-OAK          .317 McLemore TEX             
.236 Anderson BAL             .281 Gonzalez TOR             .333 Hunter DET               
.236 Henderson OAK            .295 Coomer MIN               .338 Goodwin TEX              
.237 Canseco TOR              .296 Meares MIN               .347 Henderson OAK            

BFW                           
5.9 Belle CHI                 
5.1 Griffey SEA               
4.6 Rodriguez SEA             
4.3 Martinez SEA              

NL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
81  Beck CHI                  35  Brown SD                  15  Schilling PHI             
78  Kline MON                 35  Kile COL                  9   Hernandez FLA             
78  McElroy COL               35  Reynolds HOU              9   Maddux ATL                
78  Nen SF                    35  Schilling PHI             7   Brown SD                  
                                                            7   C. Perez MON-LA           

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
5   Maddux ATL                70  Beck CHI                  53  Hoffman SD                
4   Randy Johnson HOU         69  Shaw CIN-LA               51  Beck CHI                  
3   Brown SD                  67  Nen SF                    48  Shaw CIN-LA               
3   Glavine ATL               61  Hoffman SD                40  Nen SF                    

W                             L                             IP                            
20  Glavine ATL               17  Kile COL                  268.2 Schilling PHI           
19  Reynolds HOU              16  Blair ARI-NY              257   Brown SD                
19  Tapani CHI                15  Remlinger CIN             251   Maddux ATL              
18  Brown SD                  15  Vazquez MON               241   C. Perez MON-LA         
18  Maddux ATL                                                                            

H                             HR                            R                             
265 Hernandez FLA             39  Anderson ARI              160 Astacio COL               
257 Kile COL                  39  Astacio COL               143 Wright COL                
257 Reynolds HOU              37  Hernandez FLA             141 Kile COL                  
245 Astacio COL               34  Lima HOU                  133 Hernandez FLA             

ER                            BB                            IB                            
145 Astacio COL               106 Hamilton SD               11  Tavarez SF                
133 Kile COL                  104 Hernandez FLA             10  Hamilton SD               
130 Wright COL                97  Park LA                   10  Maddux ATL                
123 Hernandez FLA             96  Kile COL                  10  McMichael NY-LA-NY        

SO                            2B                            3B                            
300 Schilling PHI             56  Schilling PHI             10  Gardner SF                
257 Brown SD                  53  Reynolds HOU              9   Hamilton SD               
233 Wood CHI                  51  Wright COL                9   C. Perez MON-LA           
209 Reynolds HOU              50  Tapani CHI                8   Astacio COL               
                                                            8   Benes ARI                 

HBP                           WP                            BK                            
17  Astacio COL               15  Schmidt PIT               6   Anderson ARI              
13  Hershiser SF              13  Nomo LA-NY                5   Sanchez FLA               
11  6 players                 12  Hershiser SF              4   Mercker STL               
                              12  Kile COL                  4   Nomo LA-NY                
                              12  Schilling PHI                                           

ERA                              High ERA                         PW                            
2.22 Maddux ATL               6.23 Astacio COL              6.4 Maddux ATL                
2.38 Brown SD                 6.06 Vazquez MON              5.6 Glavine ATL               
2.47 Leiter NY                5.67 Wright COL               4.8 Brown SD                  
2.47 Glavine ATL              5.21 Meadows FLA              4.7 Nen SF                    

AL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
88  Runyan DET                36  Erickson BAL              11  Erickson BAL              
82  Quantrill TOR             34  5 players                 8   Wells NY                  
81  Swindell MIN-BOS                                        7   Fassero SEA               
79  Guardado MIN                                            7   Rogers OAK                

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
5   Wells NY                  69  Gordon BOS                46  Gordon BOS                
3   Clemens TOR               64  Aguilera MIN              42  Percival ANA              
3   Moehler DET               60  Percival ANA              42  Wetteland TEX             
3   Moyer SEA                 59  Wetteland TEX             40  Jackson CLE               

W                             L                             IP                            
20  Clemens TOR               16  Candiotti OAK             251.1 Erickson BAL            
20  Cone NY                   16  Guzman TOR-BAL            238.2 Rogers OAK              
20  Helling TEX               16  Navarro CHI               234.2 Clemens TOR             
19  Martinez BOS              15  4 players                 234.1 Moyer SEA               
19  Sele TEX                                                                              

H                             HR                            R                             
284 Erickson BAL              37  Belcher KC                139 Nagy CLE                  
255 Sirotka CHI               36  Williams TOR              137 Sirotka CHI               
250 Nagy CLE                  34  Nagy CLE                  135 Navarro CHI               
247 Belcher KC                33  Fassero SEA               131 Burkett TEX               

ER                            BB                            IB                            
123 Burkett TEX               111 Saunders TB               12  Nagy CLE                  
122 Nagy CLE                  109 Finley ANA                8   Mills BAL                 
122 Navarro CHI               107 Rapp KC                   8   Wasdin BOS                
121 Oquist OAK                98  Guzman TOR-BAL            7   Rapp KC                   

SO                            2B                            3B                            
271 Clemens TOR               64  Moyer SEA                 8   Guzman TOR-BAL            
251 Martinez BOS              53  Haynes OAK                8   Williams TOR              
213 Johnson SEA               52  Cloude SEA                7   4 players                 
212 Finley ANA                52  Nagy CLE                                                

HBP                           WP                            BK                            
19  Arrojo TB                 18  Navarro CHI               3   C. Castillo CHI           
15  Cone NY                   15  Stein OAK                 3   Jackson CLE               
14  Wakefield BOS             14  Candiotti OAK             3   Parque CHI                
13  Erickson BAL              14  Rapp KC                   2   Many players              
13  Sele TEX                                                                              

ERA                              High ERA                         PW                            
2.65 Clemens TOR              6.36 Navarro CHI              5.2 Clemens TOR               
2.89 Martinez BOS             6.22 Oquist OAK               4.6 Martinez BOS              
3.17 Rogers OAK               5.68 Burkett TEX              3.7 Rogers OAK                
3.39 Finley ANA               5.64 Milton MIN               3.5 Gordon 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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