Singles are the most common type of hits in baseball and generally make up approximately 65% to 70% of all hits in a season. Singles leaders generally hit somewhere between 140 to 160 singles in a season. Singles leaders are often among the league leaders in batting average as well.
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As a general rule singles leaders are often not among a league's home run leaders. One of the main reasons for this is a league's home run leaders are often more likely to strike out, giving themselves fewer opportunities to reach on a single by putting the ball in play. Despite singles being the most common hit in baseball, league leaders in singles are often not recognized; instead, total hits leaders and home run leaders are much more likely to be known by fans.