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batting average

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n batting average (baseball) a measure of a batter's performance; the number of base hits divided by the number of official times at bat "Ted Williams once had a batting average above .400"
    • n batting average (an extension of the baseball term) the proportion of times some effort succeeds "the salesman's batting average was 7 out of 12"
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Quotations

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    “If your batting average is high enough, the Big League will find you.”

Usage

In literature:

It does not indicate a perfect batting average for the examiner.
"Wild Justice" by Ruth M. Sprague
A home-run will cause more unity in the grand stand than in the season's batting average.
"Essays Before a Sonata" by Charles Ives
He was older than the average new boy, and his batting was undeniable.
"Mike" by P. G. Wodehouse
Following are the official batting averages of all players participating in the World's Championship Series of 1912.
"Spalding's Official Baseball Guide - 1913"
His Batting Average was about Seven Nights to the Week.
"More Fables" by George Ade
I'm going to fatten up my batting average while I'm going good.
"Certain Success" by Norval A. Hawkins
Success in any line is no more an accident than the ball player's batting average is a streak of luck.
"More Toasts"
An unofficial computing gives him the batting average of .536.
"The Young Pitcher" by Zane Grey
In batting that season I again led the list with an average of .399 and stood at the head of the first basemen with .975 to my credit.
"A Ball Player's Career" by Adrian C. Anson
Won the mile in 4-38; batting average 34.658742.3; bowling, 12 wickets an innings, and 3 runs an over.
"The Cock-House at Fellsgarth" by Talbot Baines Reed
His batting average soared immediately.
"A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis" by Melvin Powers
RANJI or W. G. headed the batting averages; RHODES or RICHARDSON the bowling.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, July 15, 1914" by Various
I'll leave out 'Batting average' if it makes it more truthful.
"Once a Week" by Alan Alexander Milne
His batting average this year was .332, and as a fielding first baseman he's the class of the league.
"Baseball Joe Around the World" by Lester Chadwick
Careful record is kept of the batting, fielding, pitching and base-running averages of both professional and amateur players.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
He could tell you the batting average of every player in the big leagues for ten years back.
"What's-His-Name" by George Barr McCutcheon
The following table shows the Australians who headed the batting and bowling averages respectively in tours in England up to 1909.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
D'you know, he actually got fifty wickets for 9.76 and had a batting average of 37.
"Years of Plenty" by Ivor Brown
But the batting averages of the Philadelphia players took an awful slump after that.
"Pitching in a Pinch" by Christy Mathewson
He will tell you the batting and bowling average of every first-class cricketer, though.
""Pip"" by Ian Hay
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In news:

Batting average has tumbled to.196.
Through the first five games of the World Series, Mark Teixeira is two for nineteen (that's a.105 batting average), with one home run and two RBI.
) I didn't care about the Giants or Grandpa 's talk about Will Clark's batting average.
His historic three-homer night in Game 1 and.500 Series batting average were key for the Giants.
1076 at bats and a.220 average thats what you have another borderline prospect.
Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward had a significant sophomore slump in 2011, with his batting average dropping by 50 points to.227 and his on-base percentage dropping from.393 to.319.
Yes, the first baseman with one stolen base and a.209 batting average.
She holds Malone 's career batting average record —.420.
Test batting average in 26 matches since the start of the 2010-11 Ashes series, with 10 centuries.
Sports today is all about statistics—runs batted in and earned run averages, free-throw percentages and three-point scoring, penalty minutes, goals scored, and shots blocked.
Azar led the Bearkats in 2012 with a.354 batting average.
View complete team and player batting statistics for the New York Mets on ESPN.com, including batting average, home runs, hits, RBIs and more.
Miguel Cabrera led the American League in batting average.
Instead of retiring, or being traded, the Tigs sent him down to the farm to try and correct his.177 batting average.
Butler was selected for the team after recording a batting average of.285 with 11 home runs, 40 RBIs and a league-high 49 walks through 77 games this season.
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