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Does reaching base on an error count toward a player's on-base percentage?

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The official formula for on-base percentage is (Hits + Walks + Hit by pitch) / (At-bats + Walks + Hit by pitch + sacrifice flies).

Reaching base on an error goes against your BA and OBP, as it doesn't count as a hit but counts as an at bat.

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