Slugging Average : 1980 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)
1980 Slugging Average Leaders

Top 25 in the National League

Mike Schmidt .624 (.62409) Philadelphia Phillies 1
Jack Clark .517 (.51716) San Francisco Giants 2
Dale Murphy .510 (.50967) Atlanta Braves 3
Ted Simmons .505 (.50505) St. Louis Cardinals 4
Dusty Baker .503 (.50259) Los Angeles Dodgers 5
George Hendrick .498 (.49825) St. Louis Cardinals 6
Keith Hernandez .494 (.49412) St. Louis Cardinals 7
Andre Dawson .492 (.49220) Montreal Expos 8
Gary Carter .486 (.48634) Montreal Expos 9
George Foster .473 (.47348) Cincinnati Reds 10
Steve Garvey .467 (.46657) Los Angeles Dodgers 11
Cesar Cedeno .465 (.46493) Houston Astros 12
Dave Parker .458 (.45753) Pittsburgh Pirates 13
Bill Buckner .457 (.45675) Chicago Cubs 14
Ken Griffey .454 (.45404) Cincinnati Reds 15
Bake McBride .453 (.45307) Philadelphia Phillies 16
Ron Cey .452 (.45191) Los Angeles Dodgers 17
Dave Winfield .450 (.44982) San Diego Padres 18
Chris Chambliss .440 (.44020) Atlanta Braves 19
Lee Mazzilli .431 (.43080) New York Mets 20
Warren Cromartie .430 (.43049) Montreal Expos 21
Larry Parrish .427 (.42699) Montreal Expos 22
Jose Cruz .426 (.42647) Houston Astros 23
Jerry Martin .419 (.41903) Chicago Cubs 24
Terry Puhl .419 (.41869) Houston Astros 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 .

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

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.

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