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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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Baseball batting averages

A part to whole of hits versus at bats

BaseballBattingAverages


Quotes from yogi berra
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

  • 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.


Definition
Definition

  • Not all plate appearances count as official at bats:


Definition1
Definition

  • 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


Batting average
Batting Average

  • 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
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


WHAT SEEMS WEIRD?

JETER LOOSES IN EACH YEAR BUT WINS OVERALL!


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TOGETHER

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What is the big idea
WHAT IS THE BIG IDEA?

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


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