Slugging Average : 1908 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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1908 Slugging Average Leaders

Top 25 in the National League

Honus Wagner .542 (.54225) Pittsburgh Pirates 1
Mike Donlin .452 (.45194) New York Giants 2
Sherry Magee .417 (.41732) Philadelphia Phillies 3
Hans Lobert .407 (.40702) Cincinnati Reds 4
Red Murray .400 (.39966) St. Louis Cardinals 5
Kitty Bransfield .395 (.39469) Philadelphia Phillies 6
Joe Tinker .391 (.39051) Chicago Cubs 7
Tommy Leach .381 (.38079) Pittsburgh Pirates 8
Johnny Evers .375 (.37500) Chicago Cubs 9
Tim Jordan .371 (.37087) Brooklyn Superbas 10
Fred Clarke .363 (.36298) Pittsburgh Pirates 11
Frank Chance .363 (.36283) Chicago Cubs 12
John Titus .360 (.35993) Philadelphia Phillies 13
Roger Bresnahan .359 (.35857) New York Giants 14
Fred Osborn .355 (.35495) Philadelphia Phillies 15
Ed Konetchy .354 (.35413) St. Louis Cardinals 16
Ginger Beaumont .347 (.34664) Boston Doves 17
Cy Seymour .339 (.33901) New York Giants 18
Roy Thomas .334 (.33415) Philadelphia Phillies 19
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Joe Delahanty .333 (.33267) St. Louis Cardinals 20
Harry Lumley .327 (.32727) Brooklyn Superbas 21
Claude Ritchey .325 (.32542) Boston Doves 22
Johnny Bates .324 (.32360) Boston Doves 23
Mickey Doolin .321 (.32135) Philadelphia Phillies 24
John Hummel .320 (.31987) Brooklyn Superbas 25
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