Winning Percentage : 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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"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)

1908 Winning Percentage Leaders

Top 25 in the National League

Ed Reulbach .774 (.77419) Chicago Cubs 1
Christy Mathewson .771 (.77083) New York Giants 2
Mordecai Brown .763 (.76316) Chicago Cubs 3
Nick Maddox .742 (.74194) Pittsburgh Pirates 4
Sam Leever .682 (.68182) Pittsburgh Pirates 5
Vic Willis .676 (.67647) Pittsburgh Pirates 6
Howie Camnitz .640 (.64000) Pittsburgh Pirates 7
Hooks Wiltse .622 (.62162) New York Giants 8
Joe McGinnity .611 (.61111) New York Giants 9
Bob Spade .586 (.58621) Cincinnati Reds 10
Frank Corridon .583 (.58333) Philadelphia Phillies 11
Orval Overall .577 (.57692) Chicago Cubs 12
George McQuillan .575 (.57500) Philadelphia Phillies 13
Chick Fraser .550 (.55000) Chicago Cubs 14
Jack Pfiester .545 (.54545) Chicago Cubs 15
Bob Ewing .531 (.53125) Cincinnati Reds 16
Lefty Leifield .517 (.51724) Pittsburgh Pirates 17
Tully Sparks .516 (.51613) Philadelphia Phillies 18
Doc Crandall .500 (.50000) New York Giants 19
Cecil Ferguson .500 (.50000) Boston Doves
Billy Campbell .480 (.48000) Cincinnati Reds 21
Nap Rucker .472 (.47222) Brooklyn Superbas 22
Lew Moren .471 (.47059) Philadelphia Phillies 23
Vive Lindaman .429 (.42857) Boston Doves 24
Kaiser Wilhelm .421 (.42105) Brooklyn Superbas 25
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Did you know that more than forty players have worn the number twenty-five for the Boston Red Sox; including Jack Clark , Denny Galehouse , Dizzy Trout and Tony Conigliaro ?

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).

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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