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At-bats a.k.a. At Bats: Charged to a batter when he engages in a plate appearance, except for when the batter's appearance results in a base on balls or a sacrifice.
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Probability Tales (2011)
by Charles Miller Grinstead, William Paul Peterson, James Laurie Snell
In baseball, the sequence of hits and outs recorded by a batter in consecutive at-bats is a candidate for study. A plate appearance that results in a walk (or the batter being hit by a pitch, or a sacrifice bunt) is not counted as an at- bat, because in those cases, it is thought that the batter has not been given a chance to hit a wellpitched ball. We remind the reader that even if one uses a Bernoulli trials approach to model such sequences, one should admit that this is only a first ...
by Jim Hawkins, Dan Ewald, George Van Dusen
*Minimum 2,000 At-Bats 3B Barney McCoskey 19*.
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