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# Baseball Batting Averages - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

A part to whole of hits versus at bats. Baseball Batting Averages. Quotes From Yogi Berra. A Nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore Little league Baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets. Baseball is 90% mental and the other half is physical

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A part to whole of hits versus at bats

### BaseballBattingAverages

• A Nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore

• Little league Baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.

• Baseball is 90% mental and the other half is physical

• In theory there is no difference between theory and practice but in practice there is.

• You better cut that Pizza in four pieces because I am not hungry enough to eat six.

• Not all plate appearances count as official at bats:

• Not all plate appearances count as official at bats (Some Exceptions)

Hit By pitch

Walks

Reaching on an Error

Sacrifice bunts or fly balls

Fielder’s choice

• This is the number of hits divided by the number of official at bats.

• It’s a Percentage reported as an integer between 0 and 1000. In other words it is accurate to 3 decimal places.

Small #s of at Bats Can be non-representative

• Ted Williams once commented about those that fail 'only' seven times out of ten attempts will be the greatest in the game. He was right, and the list below reflects those great career hitters.

• Important notes: 1,000 career games played & at-bats are needed to make this list of the best lifetime averages.

• "I don't like to sound egotistical, but every time I stepped up to the plate with a bat in my hands, I couldn't help but feel sorry for the pitcher." - Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby

JETER LOOSES IN EACH YEAR BUT WINS OVERALL!

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HITS

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AT BATS

HITS

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JUSTICE

JEETER

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• wWhen working with ratios and percentages the relative sizes of the collections are critical!