On Base Percentage : 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:

"I don't think I stayed for a complete game that first year (in Arizona). But something happened. During the second year, I started watching more intently, listening to the broadcasters talk about strategy. I started getting it. Suddenly, a 162-game season didn't seem ridiculously long anymore." - Richard Ruelas in The Arizona Republic (11-07-2001)
1894 On Base Percentage Leaders

Top 25 in the National League

Billy Hamilton .523 (.52283) Philadelphia Phillies 1
Joe Kelley .502 (.50242) Baltimore Orioles 2
Hugh Duffy .502 (.50165) Boston Beaneaters 3
Bill Joyce .496 (.49559) Washington Senators 4
Ed Delahanty .478 (.47842) Philadelphia Phillies 5
Cupid Childs .475 (.47547) Cleveland Spiders 6
Mike Griffin .467 (.46694) Brooklyn Bridegrooms 7
Sam Thompson .458 (.45816) Philadelphia Phillies 8
Cap Anson .457 (.45692) Chicago Colts 9
John McGraw .451 (.45130) Baltimore Orioles 10
Piggy Ward .447 (.44749) Washington Senators 11
Jesse Burkett .447 (.44737) Cleveland Spiders 12
Bill Dahlen .444 (.44406) Chicago Colts 13
Jake Stenzel .441 (.44113) Pittsburgh Pirates 14
Elmer Smith .436 (.43649) Pittsburgh Pirates 15
Tom Daly .436 (.43554) Brooklyn Bridegrooms 16
George Davis .435 (.43510) New York Giants 17
Willie Keeler .427 (.42747) Baltimore Orioles 18
Dan Brouthers .425 (.42546) Baltimore Orioles 19
Jimmy Ryan .425 (.42505) Chicago Colts 20
Wilbert Robinson .421 (.42117) Baltimore Orioles 21
Lave Cross .421 (.42068) Philadelphia Phillies 22
Bid McPhee .420 (.42004) Cincinnati Reds 23
Jack Doyle .420 (.41957) New York Giants 24
Bug Holliday .420 (.41953) Cincinnati Reds 25


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

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).

The most recognizable Detroit Tiger to wear the number twenty-five was probably Norm Cash (who wore it from 1960 through 1974), but did you know that Hall of Famer Larry Doby also wore it during his single season with Detroit?

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