On Base Percentage : 1952 American League Top 25

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1952 On Base Percentage Leaders

Top 25 in the American League

Ferris Fain .438 (.43789) Philadelphia Athletics 1
Elmer Valo .432 (.43177) Philadelphia Athletics 2
Gene Woodling .397 (.39744) New York Yankees 3
Mickey Mantle .394 (.39423) New York Yankees 4
Eddie Joost .388 (.38831) Philadelphia Athletics 5
Al Rosen .387 (.38700) Cleveland Indians 6
Dale Mitchell .387 (.38652) Cleveland Indians 7
Larry Doby .383 (.38259) Cleveland Indians 8
Eddie Robinson .382 (.38166) Chicago White Sox 9
Vic Wertz .381 (.38144) Detroit Tigers 10
St. Louis Browns
George Kell .379 (.37895) Detroit Tigers 11
Boston Red Sox
Eddie Yost .378 (.37845) Washington Senators 12
Minnie Minoso .375 (.37462) Chicago White Sox 13
Bobby Avila .371 (.37143) Cleveland Indians 14
Dom DiMaggio .371 (.37064) Boston Red Sox 15
Billy Goodman .370 (.36991) Boston Red Sox 16
Pete Runnels .368 (.36783) Washington Senators 17
Joe Collins .364 (.36364) New York Yankees 18
Yogi Berra .358 (.35762) New York Yankees 19
Jackie Jensen .357 (.35660) New York Yankees 20
Washington Senators
Hank Bauer .355 (.35479) New York Yankees 21
Mickey Vernon .353 (.35258) Washington Senators 22
Bob Nieman .352 (.35238) St. Louis Browns 23
Johnny Groth .348 (.34783) Detroit Tigers 24
Gus Zernial .347 (.34677) Philadelphia Athletics 25
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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.

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.

Did you know that more than forty players have worn the number twenty-five for the Boston Red Sox; including Jack Clark , Denny Galehouse , Dizzy Trout and Tony Conigliaro ?

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