On Base Percentage : 1939 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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"Over 162 games, if my big guys are hitting and we get even halfway decent pitching, we'll beat their (our opponents) brains out." - Cincinnati Reds' Manager Sparky Anderson

1939 On Base Percentage Leaders

Top 25 in the National League

Mel Ott .449 (.44869) New York Giants 1
Johnny Mize .444 (.44394) St. Louis Cardinals 2
Dolph Camilli .409 (.40943) Brooklyn Dodgers 3
Ival Goodman .401 (.40113) Cincinnati Reds 4
Morrie Arnovich .397 (.39746) Philadelphia Phillies 5
Augie Galan .392 (.39172) Chicago Cubs 6
Zeke Bonura .388 (.38812) New York Giants 7
Billy Werber .388 (.38793) Cincinnati Reds 8
Lonny Frey .388 (.38750) Cincinnati Reds 9
Cookie Lavagetto .387 (.38657) Brooklyn Dodgers 10
Arky Vaughan .385 (.38450) Pittsburgh Pirates 11
Frank Demaree .381 (.38095) New York Giants 12
Elbie Fletcher .381 (.38095) Boston Bees
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Joe Medwick .380 (.37979) St. Louis Cardinals 14
Billy Herman .378 (.37752) Chicago Cubs 15
Paul Waner .375 (.37500) Pittsburgh Pirates 16
Frank McCormick .374 (.37351) Cincinnati Reds 17
Enos Slaughter .371 (.37060) St. Louis Cardinals 18
Billy Myers .369 (.36897) Cincinnati Reds 19
Stan Hack .364 (.36441) Chicago Cubs 20
Max West .364 (.36436) Boston Bees 21
Terry Moore .362 (.36226) St. Louis Cardinals 22
Harry Danning .359 (.35907) New York Giants 23
Pete Coscarart .354 (.35394) Brooklyn Dodgers 24
Debs Garms .350 (.35018) Boston Bees 25
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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?

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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