On Base Percentage : 1982 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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1982 On Base Percentage Leaders

Top 25 in the National League

Mike Schmidt .403 (.40254) Philadelphia Phillies 1
Joe Morgan .400 (.39964) San Francisco Giants 2
Keith Hernandez .397 (.39683) St. Louis Cardinals 3
Al Oliver .392 (.39213) Montreal Expos 4
Jason Thompson .391 (.39124) Pittsburgh Pirates 5
Sixto Lezcano .388 (.38779) San Diego Padres 6
Leon Durham .388 (.38752) Chicago Cubs 7
Lonnie Smith .381 (.38117) St. Louis Cardinals 8
Gary Carter .381 (.38059) Montreal Expos 9
Dale Murphy .378 (.37822) Atlanta Braves 10
Pedro Guerrero .378 (.37809) Los Angeles Dodgers 11
Jack Clark .372 (.37178) San Francisco Giants 12
Bill Madlock .368 (.36809) Pittsburgh Pirates 13
Dan Driessen .368 (.36799) Cincinnati Reds 14
Dusty Baker .361 (.36050) Los Angeles Dodgers 15
Darrell Evans .360 (.36000) San Francisco Giants 16
Bill Russell .357 (.35739) Los Angeles Dodgers 17
Tim Raines .353 (.35310) Montreal Expos 18
Bob Horner .350 (.34965) Atlanta Braves 19
Gary Matthews .349 (.34928) Philadelphia Phillies 20
Cesar Cedeno .346 (.34566) Cincinnati Reds 21
Warren Cromartie .346 (.34555) Montreal Expos 22
Pete Rose .345 (.34507) Philadelphia Phillies 23
Ken Oberkfell .345 (.34503) St. Louis Cardinals 24
Ray Knight .344 (.34370) Houston Astros 25


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.

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).

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