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# Batting average walks?

###### Wiki User

###### 2013-07-21 09:06:52

No. Walks do not count toward batting average. If you get a walk

in your first at bat, you will still be 0-0.

## Related Questions

###### Asked in Baseball

### What is batting average?

###### Asked in Baseball, Baseball History

### Who had the best batting average against Jim palmer?

For batters that had at least 10 plate appearances against
Palmer, that was Fran Healy who went 5 for 8 with 4 walks for a
.625 batting average.
For batters that had at least 20 plate appearances against
Palmer, that was Al Oliver who went 11 for 23 for a .478 batting
average.
For batters that had at least 50 plate appearances against
Palmer, that was Doug Griffin who went 17 for 47 with 6 walks for a
.362 batting average.
For batters that had at least 100 plate appearances against
Palmer, that was Rod Carew who when 34 for 95 with 10 walks for a
.358 batting average.

###### Asked in Baseball, Baseball Rules and Regulations

### How can OPB be lower than BA?

You might see a player's OBP (on base percentage) lower than
their batting average for a game or two but there is virtually no
chance that it would happen over an entire season as a player would
have to have an incredibly higher number of sacrifice flies than
total of (walks + hit by pitch).
To review ...
Batting average is calculated as (hits / at bats).
OBP is calculated as (hits + walks + hit by pitch) / (at bats +
walks + hit by pitch + sacrifice flies).
Example 1: A player has played 2 games and has 8 at bats, 2
hits, 0 walks, 0 hit by pitch, and 1 sacrifice fly.
Batting average is .250 (2 / 8).
OBP is .222 (2 + 0 + 0) / (8 + 0 + 0 + 1).
Example 2: A player has played an entire season and has 500 at
bats, 150 hits, 50 walks, and 5 hit by pitch.
Batting average is .300 (150 / 500).
For the OBP to be lower than the batting average, the player
would need 129 sacrifice flies ...
(150 + 50 + 5) / (500 + 50 + 5 + 129) = .2997.

###### Asked in Baseball

### What is WHP in baseball terms?

###### Asked in Softball

### How do you calculate batting percentage in softball?

To calculate batting average you need to find out how many at
bats the player had. This is plate appearances minus walks minus
hit by pitches much sacrifice bunts and flys. Then you need to find
out how many of those at bats resulted in hits. Take the number of
hits and divide it by the number of at bats. This will give you
batting average.

###### Asked in Baseball, Baseball History, Statistics

### What does the batting average mean in baseball stand for?

The batting average is the percent of times a batter gets a
successful hit per official times at bat. It is determined by
dividing the hits by the times at bat, i. e. times at bat 10; hits
3. 3 divided by 10 gives you a .300 batting average, or the batter
gets a hit 30% of the times he has an official at bat. Base on
balls (walks), sacrifice hits, sacrifice flies, hit by pitch ball,
and catcher interference do not count as an official at bat.

###### Asked in Baseball Rules and Regulations, Baseball

### How do you get a batting average?

Divide number of hits by the number of at bats (at bats does not
count walks+HBP+Catchers Inferference+Sacrifices).
divide the time at bat (AB) by hits (H). In symbols:
ave = AB/H
Note: one usually carries out to 3 places and omits the decimal
point.
example : 18 hits in 50 times at bat.
batting average is 18/50 = .360 -- a 360 average -- very
good.

###### Asked in Baseball History, Baseball Rules and Regulations

### Were walks considered hits in figuring batting average in before modern-era?

Only in one season, 1887. Walks counted as an at bat and a
hit.
The three highest batting averages in MLB history were recorded
during the 1887 season.
Tip O'Neill - .485
Pete Browning - .457
Bob Caruthers - .456
All three of the players above played in the American
Association. The highest batting average in the National League in
1887 was Cap Anson at .421.
Calculating the batting averages of the four players above using
today's standards:
Tip O'Neill - .435
Pete Browning - .402
Bob Caruthers - .357
Cap Anson - .347