
Definition of Batting average
1. Noun. (baseball) a measure of a batter's performance; the number of base hits divided by the number of official times at bat. "Ted Williams once had a batting average above .400"
Category relationships: Baseball, Baseball Game
Generic synonyms: Average
2. Noun. (an extension of the baseball term) the proportion of times some effort succeeds. "The salesman's batting average was 7 out of 12"
Definition of Batting average
1. Noun. (cricket) A statistical estimation of the scoring ability of a batsman; equal to the total number of runs scored divided by the number of times out. ¹
2. Noun. (baseball) A statistical estimation of the hitting ability of a batter; equal to the number of hits divided by the number of official atbats. Normally expressed as a real number instead of an average despite the name. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Lexicographical Neighbors of Batting Average
Literary usage of Batting average
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Badminton Magazine of Sports & Pastimes edited by Alfred Edward Thomas Watson (1899)
"Champain, who had a batting average for his school of 33, and had taken 41 wickets
at an average cost of 12 runs each, had in the previous June scored 104 ..."
2. Handbook of Athletic Games for Players, Instructors, and Spectators by Jessie Hubbell Bancroft, William Dean Pulvermacher (1916)
"The batting average is found by dividing the total number of base hits by the
total number of times at bat. For instance, if a man had been at bat five ..."
3. The Tribune Almanac and Political Register by Horace Greeley (1891)
"POAE ch's. acc'd. Brooklyn 7 179 98 12 281 .956 Louisville .... 7 91 29
300 .003 LOUISVILLE—batting average. Players. ..."
4. Current Issues in Statistical Inference: Essays in Honor of D. Basu by Dev Basu, Malay Ghosh, Pramod K. Pathak (1992)
"Also, 0 HB = E2=inA', = .366 and 0M = £2=i",M/£2=in, = 366 This shows that
both the HB and EB estimates of the overall batting average of Ty Cobb ..."