Times on Base Calculator
Definition – What is Times on Base?
TOB is a hitting metric. The higher the number, the more times the batter has gotten on base.
TOB is the number of times a batter has gotten on base through a hit, walk, or being hit by the pitch. It does not include arriving on base through any other method (errors, uncaught third strikes, fielder’s choice, or fielder’s obstruction).
Formula – How to calculate TOB
TOB = Hits + Walks + Hit by Pitch
If a batter has 164 hits, 22 walks, and 4 times being hit by a pitch, then:
TOB = 164 + 22 + 4
TOB = 190
This batter has been on base 190 times according to this statistic (they may have been on base more times through other methods, however).
Sources and more resources
- Wikipedia – Times on Base
- Statistics for TOB from Baseball Reference (Career Leaders & Records) and Baseball Reference (Times on Base Season Leaders).
- Rules on baseball and baseball statistics from Major League Baseball, NCAA (Baseball), NCAA (Softball), NCAA (Baseball and Softball), NFHS, and the International Baseball Federation.