batting average


Definition of batting average

1 : a ratio (such 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 in a Sentence

an excellent hitter with a batting average above .300
Recent Examples on the Web Just in most recent two starts, Stroman holds a strikeout to walk ratio of 9.00 and is allowing an opponent batting average of only .250, per Nick Hennion, Chicago Tribune, 16 Sep. 2022 Now in his fourth season, the 25-year-old has a career batting average of .322. Creg Stephenson |, al, 12 June 2022 Rancho Bernardo, which has a team batting average of .318, hit only two balls hard — a fly ball to center by Kevin Takeuchi in the third, and a bullet to right by Theo Kim in the sixth. John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 May 2022 Or the average hitter has a batting average of .233? Terry Pluto, cleveland, 16 May 2022 The Rangers have a team batting average of .216 — only the Oakland Athletics (.201) are worse in the American League — and a staff ERA of 4.13 ... Globe Staff,, 15 May 2022 Presently, Cabrera sits at a career batting average of .310. Wayne G. Mcdonnell, Jr., Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 Palo Alto has a team batting average of .328 and an ERA of 1.32. Mitch Stephens, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Apr. 2022 Overweight and a chain smoker, the 34-year-old Kruk finished his 10-year career with a lifetime batting average of .300 with the hit. Paul Sullivan,, 3 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of batting average

1867, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 Sep 2022

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“Batting average.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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