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# how do you calculate a baseball players batting average

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Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  Scott replied 9 years ago.

Hi there!

To get the batting average, you need two things: the number of hits and the number of at bats. Then you divide the hits by the at bats.

Say the person had 100 at bats and 26 hits. You divide:

26/100 = 0.260 batting average.

However, it doesn't count as an "at bat" each time a player comes to the plate. For example, if the batter walks, that doesn't count. Other examples where it's not an at bat: hit by a pitch, sacrifice fly, and a few other obscure things listed in the second reference below.

Let me know if you have any questions. Don't forget to press "Accept" if this was helpful. Thanks!

-Scott

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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
thanks so much! my 8 year old grandson is in his third year of baseball and i am making an album for him. now i will be able to add his batting average to the end of each year. he's a natural "BABE RUTH"!
Expert:  Scott replied 9 years ago.

No problem! Glad to help.

Sounds like a fun project!

-Scott