Slugging Average : 1894 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:

"Maybe I missed my routine and my game so much that I was trying to rationalize reasons for getting it back. I wanted those 162 games. I wanted all the suspense of the playoff and home run races. And I honestly didn't believe baseball would bend far enough to allow the possibility of games in November. I was wrong. And baseball was right." - Paul White in USA Today Baseball Weekly (September 14, 2001)
1894 Slugging Average Leaders

Top 25 in the National League

Hugh Duffy .694 (.69388) Boston Beaneaters 1
Sam Thompson .687 (.68650) Philadelphia Phillies 2
Bill Joyce .648 (.64789) Washington Senators 3
Joe Kelley .602 (.60158) Baltimore Orioles 4
Ed Delahanty .585 (.58487) Philadelphia Phillies 5
Jake Stenzel .580 (.58046) Pittsburgh Pirates 6
Bill Dahlen .566 (.56574) Chicago Colts 7
Dan Brouthers .560 (.56000) Baltimore Orioles 8
Roger Connor .552 (.55195) New York Giants 9
St. Louis Browns
Cap Anson .538 (.53824) Chicago Colts 10
Elmer Smith .538 (.53783) Pittsburgh Pirates 11
George Davis .537 (.53669) New York Giants 12
Billy Hamilton .528 (.52757) Philadelphia Phillies 13
Lave Cross .524 (.52363) Philadelphia Phillies 14
Bug Holliday .523 (.52250) Cincinnati Reds 15
Bobby Lowe .520 (.52039) Boston Beaneaters 16
Jake Beckley .518 (.51782) Pittsburgh Pirates 17
George Treadway .518 (.51775) Brooklyn Bridegrooms 18
Willie Keeler .517 (.51695) Baltimore Orioles 19
Jimmy Bannon .514 (.51417) Boston Beaneaters 20
Kip Selbach .511 (.51075) Washington Senators 21
Ed McKean .509 (.50903) Cleveland Spiders 22
Jesse Burkett .509 (.50860) Cleveland Spiders 23
Herman Long .505 (.50526) Boston Beaneaters 24
Heinie Reitz .504 (.50448) Baltimore Orioles 25


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).

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

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