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What is Batting Average?

Batting Average is a baseball statistic used put a batter’s number of hits in comparison with their number of “at bats”.
It is intended to be a more accurate representation of a batter’s abilities than the total number of hits, as it compares their number of hits with their relative time at the plate.

How to Calculate Batting Average

In Baseball, batting average is calculated by dividing “hits” into “at bats”
\text{Batting Average} = \frac{\text{Hits}}{\text{At Bats}}

Example

If a batter has been at bat 127 times and made 32 hits in that time, then:
32 divided by 127 is 0.252.
Therefore, the batter’s batting average is 0.252.

What qualifies as a “hit”?

A hit is recorded when the batter safely reaches first base after hitting the ball into fair territory without the benefit of an error or a fielder’s choice.
If the batter (or runner) attempts another base and is caught out, they are still credited with the hit as long as they have reached 1st base.

What counts as an “at bat”?

An “at bat” is counted each time the player is at bat. At bats are not counted in specific circumstances, including:

  • The batter being hit by a pitch
  • Sacrifice fly or sacrifice hit
  • Base on balls
  • Inning ends while still at bat
  • The batter is replaced by another hitter before the turn is completed