On Base Percentage : 1943 American 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 guys who made up this schedule must have been in a room with a bottle of Wild Turkey and 40 straws." - Dave Bergman
1943 On Base Percentage Leaders

Top 25 in the American League

Luke Appling .419 (.41864) Chicago White Sox 1
Roy Cullenbine .407 (.40684) Cleveland Indians 2
Charlie Keller .396 (.39644) New York Yankees 3
Lou Boudreau .388 (.38792) Cleveland Indians 4
Guy Curtright .382 (.38214) Chicago White Sox 5
Dick Wakefield .377 (.37698) Detroit Tigers 6
Jeff Heath .369 (.36885) Cleveland Indians 7
Rudy York .366 (.36585) Detroit Tigers 8
Stan Spence .366 (.36571) Washington Senators 9
Joe Gordon .365 (.36547) New York Yankees 10
Bob Johnson .362 (.36238) Washington Senators 11
Milt Byrnes .362 (.36157) St. Louis Browns 12
Mickey Vernon .357 (.35714) Washington Senators 13
Vern Stephens .357 (.35689) St. Louis Browns 14
Nick Etten .355 (.35508) New York Yankees 15
Jerry Priddy .350 (.35032) Washington Senators 16
Pinky Higgins .349 (.34940) Detroit Tigers 17
Jake Early .346 (.34583) Washington Senators 18
Billy Johnson .344 (.34361) New York Yankees 19
George Case .341 (.34094) Washington Senators 20
Bobby Doerr .339 (.33883) Boston Red Sox 21
Chet Laabs .338 (.33790) St. Louis Browns 22
Pete Fox .337 (.33714) Boston Red Sox 23
Harlond Clift .336 (.33617) St. Louis Browns 24
Washington Senators
Thurman Tucker .336 (.33553) Chicago White Sox 25


Jose Cruz of the Houston Astros had his number twenty-five retired on October 3, 1992, and became the first Major League player with that particular retired number.

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

The first player from the Angels franchise (they were the California Angels at the time) to wear the number twenty-five was Bob Perry .

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