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# What is on base percentage?

###### Wiki User

###### November 21, 2009 10:49PM

The on base percentage is the amount of times you reach home base divided by the number of times you bat. That figures in your hits, walks, hit by pitches, or any other way you get on base.

The acronym used in baseball for this is OBP.

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### What is the average on base percentage and slugging percentage in baseball?

In the 2011 MLB season ...
National League: The average on base percentage was .319 and the
average slugging percentage was .391. The team with the highest on
base percentage was the Cardinals at .341 and the lowest was the
Giants at .303. The teams with the highest slugging percentage were
the Brewers and Cardinals at .425 and the lowest was the Padres at
.349.
American League: The average on base percentage was .323 and the
average slugging percentage was .408. The team with the highest on
base percentage was the Red Sox at .349 and the lowest was the
Mariners at .292. The team with the highest slugging percentage was
the Red Sox at .461 and the lowest was the Mariners at .348.