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batting average

n. Baseball
A measure of a batter's performance obtained by dividing the total of base hits by the number of times at bat, not including walks, sacrifices, times hit by a pitch, or times interfered with by the catcher.
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bat′ting av`erage


n.
1. a measure of a baseball player's hitting ability, obtained by dividing base hits by number of times at bat.
2. a degree of achievement or accomplishment in any activity.
[1865–70]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.batting average - (baseball) a measure of a batter's performancebatting 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"
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
average - (sports) the ratio of successful performances to opportunities
2.batting average - (an extension of the baseball term) the proportion of times some effort succeedsbatting average - (an extension of the baseball term) the proportion of times some effort succeeds; "the salesman's batting average was 7 out of 12"
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
proportion - the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole
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Translations
moyenne au bâton
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Captain Bellingham is best known for his position in the batting averages a year or two ago, and for his subsequent failure to obtai a place in any of the five Test Matches.
On the strength of a batting average of thirty-three point nought seven for Middlesex, he had been engaged by the astute musical-comedy impresario to whom the idea first occurred that, if you have got to have young men to chant 'We are merry and gay, tra-la, for this is Bohemia,' in the Artists' Ball scene, you might just as well have young men whose names are known to the public.
If you look at today's baseball world, part of not worrying about batting averages I think directly in some ways is related to the shift.
This result matters because people may draw erroneous conclusions if they don't know that team batting averages tend to rise until about mid-season.
He is 16th in Durham's County Championship batting averages, having lost his place in June, 12th out of 13 in the 50-over charts and seventh in Twenty20 cricket.
He was the scourge of England in their 2013-14 Ashes whitewash defeat, however, topping Australia's batting averages with five half-centuries - including a top score of 118.
In contrast to the Hitless Wonder years of 1904-08 and the Go-Go year of 1959, Chicago's team batting averages were fifth, sixth, and fourth in the now-ten-team league from 1963 to 1965, and their .248 average for the three years combined outranked the league average of .245.
He topped the batting averages on the 1961-62 tour to India and Pakistan in 1961-62 despite bagging a pair in the first Test in Pakistan.
Misbah said that Pakistan's batting averages were nowhere and there was no consistency, adding that after scoring in one match, they flop in 3-4 innings and so have to work hard on this thing.
Fillongley opening batsman Aaron Blackmore recorded one of the best batting averages in the history of the league.
Five of the team's starters had batting averages over .330 and accounted for 8 of the teams 13 HR.
Generally speaking, sluggers (that is, those batters who focus on their power) do not hit for high batting averages, while singles hitters with high batting averages tend to hit few home runs.