tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5206380617235471991.post4459450318831930850..comments2014-11-01T01:38:55.453-04:00Comments on The Bowery Boys: New York City History: Brooklyn baseball: the Superbas and the worst batter everThe Bowery Boys - Greghttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15973633888975286268noreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5206380617235471991.post-37675403560212054052011-08-03T14:47:48.070-04:002011-08-03T14:47:48.070-04:00Ack, yes my original definition was massively wron...Ack, yes my original definition was massively wrong! Thanks for the clarification, guys.The Bowery Boys - Greghttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15973633888975286268noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5206380617235471991.post-14111239726640211362011-08-03T14:24:51.545-04:002011-08-03T14:24:51.545-04:00"For you complete novices, that the number of..."For you complete novices, that the number of hits Dunn has scored at bat divided by the number of times he's been struck out."<br /><br />Actually it is the number of hits Dunn has had, divided by the total number of official at bats (for example a batter is not charged with an at bat if he walks or sacrifice bunts.<br /><br />If you have 3 hits in 10 at bats, you are hitting .300, or 3 divided by 10.Kevin Walshhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02319790470133135889noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5206380617235471991.post-21582670906116124412011-08-03T14:09:01.076-04:002011-08-03T14:09:01.076-04:00...Dunn has a current batting average of .165. For...<i>...Dunn has a current batting average of .165. For you complete novices, that the number of hits Dunn has scored at bat divided by the number of times he's been struck out. </i><br /><br />Actually, a batting average is the number of hits a batter gets divided by <b> the number of at bats that batter has</b>. Incidentally, a walk does not count as an at bat.Monk Eastmannoreply@blogger.com