at bat

noun
|Updated on: 16 Jun 2018

Definition of at bat

plural at bats
baseball
: a turn at batting
  • had three hits in five at bats
Note: For the purposes of calculating a player's batting average and slugging percentage, an official at bat is charged for each turn at batting except when the player walks, hits a sacrifice bunt or sacrifice fly, is hit by a pitched ball, or is interfered with by the catcher.

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1908

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