Slugging Average : 1924 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:

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1924 Slugging Average Leaders

Top 25 in the American League

Babe Ruth .739 (.73913) New York Yankees 1
Harry Heilmann .533 (.53333) Detroit Tigers 2
Ken Williams .533 (.53266) St. Louis Browns 3
Baby Doll Jacobson .529 (.52850) St. Louis Browns 4
Goose Goslin .516 (.51641) Washington Senators 5
Joe Hauser .516 (.51601) Philadelphia Athletics 6
Tris Speaker .510 (.51029) Cleveland Indians 7
Ike Boone .497 (.49692) Boston Red Sox 8
Bob Meusel .494 (.49396) New York Yankees 9
Bibb Falk .487 (.48669) Chicago White Sox 10
Harry Hooper .481 (.48109) Chicago White Sox 11
Charlie Jamieson .458 (.45791) Cleveland Indians 12
Wally Pipp .457 (.45671) New York Yankees 13
Eddie Collins .455 (.45504) Chicago White Sox 14
Joe Judge .450 (.44961) Washington Senators 15
Ty Cobb .450 (.44960) Detroit Tigers 16
Heinie Manush .448 (.44787) Detroit Tigers 17
Sam Rice .443 (.44272) Washington Senators 18
Marty McManus .441 (.44118) St. Louis Browns 19
George Burns .437 (.43723) Cleveland Indians 20
Al Simmons .431 (.43098) Philadelphia Athletics 21
Joe Harris .430 (.42974) Boston Red Sox 22
Joe Sewell .429 (.42929) Cleveland Indians 23
Lu Blue .428 (.42785) Detroit Tigers 24
Bobby Veach .426 (.42582) Boston Red Sox 25


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.

The first player from the Angels franchise (they were the California Angels at the time) to wear the number twenty-five was Bob Perry .

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.

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