On Base Percentage : 1908 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:

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"Maybe I missed my routine and my game so much that I was trying to rationalize reasons for getting it back. I wanted those 162 games. I wanted all the suspense of the playoff and home run races. And I honestly didn't believe baseball would bend far enough to allow the possibility of games in November. I was wrong. And baseball was right." - Paul White in USA Today Baseball Weekly (September 14, 2001)

1908 On Base Percentage Leaders

Top 25 in the National League

Honus Wagner .415 (.41467) Pittsburgh Pirates 1
Johnny Evers .402 (.40246) Chicago Cubs 2
Roger Bresnahan .401 (.40149) New York Giants 3
John Titus .365 (.36469) Philadelphia Phillies 4
Mike Donlin .364 (.36393) New York Giants 5
Al Bridwell .364 (.36381) New York Giants 6
Claude Ritchey .361 (.36117) Boston Doves 7
Sherry Magee .359 (.35915) Philadelphia Phillies 8
Fred Clarke .349 (.34887) Pittsburgh Pirates 9
Hans Lobert .348 (.34790) Cincinnati Reds 10
Art Devlin .346 (.34590) New York Giants 11
Fred Tenney .344 (.34441) New York Giants 12
Roy Thomas .341 (.34120) Philadelphia Phillies 13
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Frank Chance .338 (.33803) Chicago Cubs 14
Ed Abbaticchio .336 (.33628) Pittsburgh Pirates 15
Jimmy Sheckard .336 (.33619) Chicago Cubs 16
Kitty Bransfield .335 (.33514) Philadelphia Phillies 17
Red Murray .332 (.33229) St. Louis Cardinals 18
Tim Jordan .328 (.32756) Brooklyn Superbas 19
Ginger Beaumont .328 (.32755) Boston Doves 20
Tommy Leach .324 (.32394) Pittsburgh Pirates 21
Dan McGann .321 (.32143) Boston Doves 22
Miller Huggins .321 (.32079) Cincinnati Reds 23
Bill Sweeney .317 (.31749) Boston Doves 24
Johnny Bates .315 (.31535) Boston Doves 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.

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?

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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