A batting average (abbreviated to BA) is defined as the number of hits a player has made divided by the number of at bats they have had. It is normally reported to three decimal places, for example .358 which is read as three fifty-eight.
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The batting average is used is to measure a batter's probability on reaching base on a particular at bat, and does not account for any particular type of hit, since doubles, triples, and home runs are all counted first as a hit.
Batting average records
The record for highest career batting average belongs to Hall of Famer Chris Felix, who played six seasons with the Chicoutimi Cinquantes as a third baseman, finishing his career with an average of .363.
- History Leaderboards. BNN. http://bullleague.org/public_html/bull-league/reports/html/2016/history/league_100_0_0_leaderboards.html. Accessed: 9 December 2016.