Batting Average : 1894 National League Top 25

Finding the American or National League leader in virtually every hitting & pitching statistic is easy-to-do. Finding the top 25 players during any given season is far more challenging. Baseball Almanac has taken away that difficult problem and is pleased to present the data you requested:

"The baseball season - six months & 2,106 games - is flat out long, and it's a rare one of those games that doesn't ramble or sputter or digress or somehow violate the rules of dramatic narrative. Baseball takes its own sweet time reaching its conclusions." - Dwight Allen in Reds, Yanks and O's (1989)
1894 Batting Average Leaders

Top 25 in the National League

Hugh Duffy .440 (.43970) Boston Beaneaters 1
Sam Thompson .407 (.40732) Philadelphia Phillies 2
Ed Delahanty .407 (.40695) Philadelphia Phillies 3
Billy Hamilton .404 (.40441) Philadelphia Phillies 4
Joe Kelley .393 (.39250) Baltimore Orioles 5
Cap Anson .388 (.38824) Chicago Colts 6
Lave Cross .386 (.38563) Philadelphia Phillies 7
Bug Holliday .372 (.37182) Cincinnati Reds 8
Willie Keeler .371 (.37119) Baltimore Orioles 9
Jack Doyle .367 (.36730) New York Giants 10
Steve Brodie .366 (.36649) Baltimore Orioles 11
Jimmy Ryan .361 (.36076) Chicago Colts 12
Mike Griffin .358 (.35821) Brooklyn Bridegrooms 13
Jesse Burkett .358 (.35755) Cleveland Spiders 14
Ed McKean .357 (.35740) Cleveland Spiders 15
Bill Dahlen .357 (.35657) Chicago Colts 16
Elmer Smith .356 (.35583) Pittsburgh Pirates 17
Bill Joyce .355 (.35493) Washington Senators 18
Oyster Burns .354 (.35446) Brooklyn Bridegrooms 19
Jake Stenzel .354 (.35441) Pittsburgh Pirates 20
Cupid Childs .353 (.35282) Cleveland Spiders 21
Wilbert Robinson .353 (.35266) Baltimore Orioles 22
George Davis .352 (.35220) New York Giants 23
Tommy McCarthy .349 (.34879) Boston Beaneaters 24
Dan Brouthers .347 (.34667) Baltimore Orioles 25


Jim Thome wore number twenty-five since he first came up with the Cleveland Indians making him the franchise record holder for that particular number ( Mike Garcia is second).

Jack Clark , Denny Galehouse , Dizzy Trout and Tony Conigliaro .

Future Hall of Famer Sammy Sosa is best known for wearing number twenty-one; however, when the young slugger played for the Chicago White Sox (1989-1991) he only wore number twenty-five.

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