Slugging Average : 1918 American 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:

"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
1918 Slugging Average Leaders

Top 25 in the American League

Ty Cobb .515 (.51544) Detroit Tigers 1
George Burns .467 (.46733) Philadelphia Athletics 2
George Sisler .440 (.44027) St. Louis Browns 3
Tris Speaker .435 (.43524) Cleveland Indians 4
Tilly Walker .423 (.42271) Philadelphia Athletics 5
Wally Pipp .415 (.41547) New York Yankees 6
Braggo Roth .411 (.41067) Cleveland Indians 7
Home Run Baker .409 (.40873) New York Yankees 8
Harry Hooper .405 (.40506) Boston Red Sox 9
Joe Wood .403 (.40284) Cleveland Indians 10
Shano Collins .392 (.39178) Chicago White Sox 11
Bobby Veach .391 (.39078) Detroit Tigers 12
Ray Demmitt .370 (.37037) St. Louis Browns 13
Larry Gardner .365 (.36501) Philadelphia Athletics 14
Del Pratt .356 (.35639) New York Yankees 15
Buck Weaver .352 (.35238) Chicago White Sox 16
Ray Chapman .352 (.35202) Cleveland Indians 17
Clyde Milan .346 (.34592) Washington Senators 18
Amos Strunk .344 (.34383) Boston Red Sox 19
Joe Judge .341 (.34064) Washington Senators 20
Jack Tobin .338 (.33750) St. Louis Browns 21
Frank Gilhooley .337 (.33724) New York Yankees 22
Eddie Collins .330 (.33030) Chicago White Sox 23
Chick Gandil .330 (.33030) Chicago White Sox
Howie Shanks .326 (.32569) Washington Senators 25


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).

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

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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