On Base Percentage : 1929 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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"The key for this year was staying healthy, playing 154 games (his biggest goal was to play 162 games). When I'm healthy, I'm can put up the best numbers I can." - Juan Gonzalez (1999)

1929 On Base Percentage Leaders

Top 25 in the National League

Lefty O'Doul .465 (.46518) Philadelphia Phillies 1
Rogers Hornsby .459 (.45942) Chicago Cubs 2
Mel Ott .449 (.44880) New York Giants 3
Riggs Stephenson .445 (.44464) Chicago Cubs 4
Kiki Cuyler .438 (.43793) Chicago Cubs 5
Babe Herman .436 (.43590) Brooklyn Robins 6
Hack Wilson .425 (.42508) Chicago Cubs 7
Paul Waner .424 (.42442) Pittsburgh Pirates 8
Bill Terry .418 (.41832) New York Giants 9
Curt Walker .416 (.41623) Cincinnati Reds 10
Taylor Douthit .416 (.41607) St. Louis Cardinals 11
Chuck Klein .407 (.40746) Philadelphia Phillies 12
Rube Bressler .406 (.40649) Brooklyn Robins 13
Fresco Thompson .398 (.39771) Philadelphia Phillies 14
Frankie Frisch .397 (.39691) St. Louis Cardinals 15
Lloyd Waner .395 (.39548) Pittsburgh Pirates 16
Chick Hafey .394 (.39362) St. Louis Cardinals 17
Pie Traynor .393 (.39267) Pittsburgh Pirates 18
Earl Sheely .392 (.39184) Pittsburgh Pirates 19
Jim Bottomley .391 (.39144) St. Louis Cardinals 20
Don Hurst .390 (.38988) Philadelphia Phillies 21
Pinky Whitney .390 (.38963) Philadelphia Phillies 22
Edd Roush .390 (.38956) New York Giants 23
George Harper .389 (.38868) Boston Braves 24
Adam Comorosky .377 (.37670) Pittsburgh Pirates 25
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The first player from the Angels franchise (they were the California Angels at the time) to wear the number twenty-five was Bob Perry .

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).

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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