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Do errors and fielders choice factor into batting average?


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Answered 2007-05-29 04:47:27

Yes, if a hitter hits into a fielder's choice he gets credited for an at-bat and is NOT credited with a hit. Whether its an error or a fielder's choice the players batting average WILL decrease

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