batting average


batting average

noun

baseball : a number that shows how often a batter gets a base hit

Full Definition of BATTING AVERAGE

1
:  a ratio (as a rate per thousand) of base hits to official times at bat for a baseball player
2
:  a record of achievement or accomplishment

Examples of BATTING AVERAGE

  1. an excellent hitter with a batting average above .300

First Known Use of BATTING AVERAGE

1867

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