# Index

### Batting Statistics

**Batting Average (BA or AVG)** = (Hits) / (At Bats)

**Slugging Percentage (SLG)** = (Total Bases) / (At Bats)

**On Base Percentage (OBP)** = (Hits + Walks + Hit by Pitch) / (At Bats + Walks + Hit by Pitch + Sacrifice)

**At Bats (AB)** = (Plate Appearances) – (BB + HBP + Sacrifice + Catcher’s Interference)

**Games (G)** : The number of games the player played in.

**Hits (H)** = (Single(s) + Double(s) + Triple(s) + Home Run(s))

**Total Bases (TB)** = Sum of bases recorded on balls hit in play by the player. Single = 1; Double = 2; Triple = 3; Home Run = 4.

**Runs (R)** : The number of times the player scored a run.

**Runs Batted In (RBI)** : The total number of Runs to score as a direct result of the hitter’s plate appearance. A walk with the bases loaded still gives an RBI to the hitter that drew the walk. A judgement is made by the official scorekeeper when an error is involved on the play.

**Sacrifice (SH or SF)** : The player opts to intentionally give themselves up as an out in order to advance other runners on base. A Sacrifice Hit (SH) often involves the batter squaring around to bunt while a Sacrifice Fly (SF) must involve a player scoring as a result of their flyball. The batter is not given an AB if the base runners successfully advance.

**Hit By Pitch (HBP)** : The number of times a batter is struck by the pitch and rewarded first base. No AB is recorded in the end result of a HBP.

**Walks (BB)** : Commonly referred to as Base on Balls, a Walk is when the batter watched 4 balls and is then rewarded first base. No AB is recorded in the end result of a BB.

**Intentional Walks (IBB)** : Often signaled by the catcher standing up from his stance with his arm straight out towards the opposite batter’s box of that in which the current batter is standing. After 4 intentional balls are thrown the batter is rewarded first base. No AB is recorded in the end result of an IBB.

**Strikeout (SO or K)** : When the batter accumulates 3 strikes during the course of his AB he is determined out.

**Stolen Base (SB)** : The number of times that a player has advanced another base while the pitcher has the ball or has pitched the ball. There is such thing as Defensive Indifference that occurs typically late in blow-out games when the team chooses to allow the runner(s) to advance. No Stolen Base is recorded under these circumstances.

**Caught Stealing (CS)** : The number of times in which a player is either picked off by the pitcher or thrown out by the catcher without the ball being put in play by the batter.

**Grounded into Double Plays (GDP)** : The number of times the batter has directly batted a ball that resulted in at least 2 outs for the defense. No RBI(s) is recorded on this type of play.

**Stolen Base Percentage (SB%)** = (Stolen Bases) / (Stolen Base Attempts)

**Plate Appearances (PA)** : The sum of all possible outcomes as batter. Basically (Baseball) the number of time the player leaves their time in the box without being replaced by another player.

**Runs Created (RC)** = ((Hits + Walks) X Total Bases) / (At Bats + Walks)

### Pitching Statistics

**Games Started (GS)** : The number of games the pitcher started for his team.

**Complete Games (CG)** : The number of games where the pitcher pitched the entire game.

**Innings Pitched (IP)** : (Outs recorded while pitching) / (3)

**Hits Allowed (H)** : The number of hits given up.

**Runs Allowed (R)** : The number of runs allowed.

**Earned Runs Allowed (ER)** : The number of runs scored without the aid of defensive errors. An Earned Run is always a Run, but a Run is not always an Earned Run.

**Earned Run Average (ERA)** = (Earned Runs Allowed) / (9)

**Walks Allowed (BB)** : The number of Walks issued by the pitcher.

**Strikeouts (K)** : The number of Strikeouts recorded by the pitchers. You can often seen a strike 3 looking signified by a backwards K.

**Quality Starts (QS)** = At least 6 IP and no more than 3 ER by a starting pitcher.

**Batting Average Allowed (BAA)** = (Hits) / (At Bats Against)

**Wins (W)** : The number of Wins recorded by the pitcher.

**Losses (L)** : The number of Losses recorded by the pitcher.

**Shutouts (ShO)** = A Complete Game by the starting pitcher in which he gave up no Runs.

**Save Opportunities (SvOp)** : The number of time a pitcher came into the game with a chance to record a save. Typically satisfies the criteria of coming into the game in which his team has a lead of 1-3 Runs.

**Holds (HD)** : When a pitcher comes into the game in a Save situation and does his job successfully but leaves prior to the games conclusion.

**Saves (SV)** : The number of Saves recorded by the pitcher. He must finish the game with letting the opposition tie or take the lead.

**Blown Saves (BS)** : When a pitcher enters the game in a Save situation but allows the opposition to tie or take the lead.

**Wild Pitches (WP)** : The number of times the pitcher threw the pitch badly enough to allow at least one runner to advance a base.

**No-Hitters (NH)** : A starting pitcher throws a Complete Game without allowing a hit.

**Perfect Games (PG)** : A starting pitcher throws a Complete Game without allowing a player to successfully touch first base without an out being recorded.