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  On base percentage - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In baseball statistics, on base percentage (OBP) is a measure of how often a batter gets to first base for any reason other than a fielding error or a fielder's choice.
OBP is sometimes referred to as "on base average" or OBA.
It is possible for a player's on base percentage to be lower than his batting average (H/AB).
www.open-encyclopedia.com /On_base_percentage   (106 words)

 Slugging percentage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In baseball statistics, slugging percentage (SLG) is a measure of the power of a hitter.
It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
Slugging percentage forms on-base plus slugging when added to on base percentage.
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 On base percentage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It may be calculated as: :(H + BB + HBP) / (AB + BB + HBP + SF) OBP is sometimes referred to as "on base average" or OBA.
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 Research and implementation as an investment alternative: the effect of the incremental tax credit. (Federal Taxation)
Because the base figure was a moving average of annual RandE expenditures, growth in spending in the current year was included in the base period for the purpose of computing the subsequent year's incremental spending.
The base amount is the product of the fixed base percentage and the average gross receipts for the four years immediately preceding the computation year.
This limit favors the taxpayer, because a computed fixed base percentage in excess of 16% would result in a larger base in the computation year which, in turn, would lower the incremental spending that would otherwise be eligible for the credit.
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 deseretnews.com | New benchmarks: Baseball re-evaluates statistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
On-base percentage may sound a tad esoteric, but it is a more basic concept than its better-known cousin.
On-base percentage is also a more useful tool for general managers trying to decide which players to sign.
Like on-base percentage, slugging percentage — total bases divided by at-bats, or the average number of bases a hitter racks up each at-bat — is a better measure of somebody's ability to create runs than dowdy batting average is.
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 The Ballpark - Reached on error   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A major difference between calculating a batting average or slugging percentage as opposed to an on-base percentage is that hitting a sacrifice fly does not adversely effect a batters batting average or his slugging percentage, but it hurts a batters on-base percentage.
In fact, under Rule 10.09(d), a scorekeeper is instructed to withhold credit for a sacrifice bunt if he or she believes that the batter was bunting primarily for a base hit and not for the purpose of advancing a runner or runners.
If a batter manages to do so, whether its on a base hit, or a walk, or by being hit by a pitch, he is considered as having been successful.
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 On Base Percentage All Time Leaders by Baseball Almanac
The on base percentage statistic was originally created by Branch Rickey and Allan Roth in the 1950's as a means to measure the percentage of times a player reaches any base.
Note: 1,000 career games are needed to make this list of the one-hundred (100) greatest on base percentage leaders, raw averages are presented in parenthesis to further distinguish the top one-hundred, and a bold faced entry denotes that the player was active during the previous Major League season.
Click here to see the National League / Major League OBP record holder and try to make a guess as to who it is before you click the link.
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This is an advanced statistic which requires the complete understanding of on base percentage, slugging average and a park adjustment factor.
The total bases here was calculated by awarding 0 for a single, 1 for a double, 2 for a triple and 3 for a home run.
The primary purpose for this offensive measurement is to gauge the percentage of a base runners attempted steals that directly result in the player successfully stealing the base.
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 On base percentage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In baseball statistics on base percentage (OBP) is a measure of how often batter gets to first base for any other than a fielding error or a choice.
OBP is sometimes referred to as "on average" or OBA.
It is possible for a player's on percentage to be lower than his batting average (H/AB).
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 On Base Percentage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The fact is, A-Rod led David Ortiz in batting average, runs, hits, home runs, stolen bases, on-base percentage, slugging percentage and OPS.
More bad news for Boston fans: He ranked 70th out of 70 in hits, on-base percentage and slugging percentage, in some cases by a fair margin.
But after seven playoff games, he is just 4 for 28, with an on-base percentage of.172 and only two runs scored.
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 Homerunweb -- On-base percentage
On-base percentage (also known as on-base average) is the measure of the number of times a player gets on base via hit, walk, or hit by pitch, expressed as a percentage of his total number of plate appearances.
Ted Williams, who had the best batting eye in history, is the lifetime OBP leader with a.483 career mark, and until 2002, he also had the highest single-season OBP with.551 when he hit.406 in 1941.
OBP makes the distinction between getting on base because of your ability and getting on base because of just plain luck.
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 Save percentage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Save percentage in ice hockey is a statistic that represents the percentage of saved shots on goal out of the total number of shots against the goalie.
Save percentage applies in an analogous way to goalkeepers in soccer (football).
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OBP is an incredibly important statistic, since the one scarce resource in a baseball game in outs, and OBP measures the rate at which outs are consumed.
Total bases are 1 for a single, 2 for a double, 3 for a triple, and 4 for a home run (no extra credit is given for runners on base).
Based on Marginal Lineup Value (MLV and MLVr), PMLV measure the runs produces by a player beyond what an average player at his position would produce (rather than a league average hitter, regardless of position).
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 CNN/SI - Inside Game - Ozzie Smith - CNN/SI’s Ozzie Smith: Better than average - Wednesday August 25, 1999 07:44 PM
Because they lead the majors in walks and, therefore, their on-base percentage is among the best in the AL.
A good on-base percentage is especially important for players at the top of the lineup.
On-base percentage can also be used to show the worth of power hitters.
www.cnnsi.com /inside_game/ozzie_smith/news/1999/08/25/onbase_pct   (462 words)

 Drew makes All-Star case | Braves | ajc.com | ajc.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
He isn't on the All-Star team despite having a.619 slugging percentage that ranks third in the National League, behind Barry Bonds and Jim Thome, and despite having a.428 on-base percentage that ranks fifth in the league.
His on-base plus slugging percentage is 1.047, fifth in the majors behind Bonds, Manny Ramirez, Todd Helton and Thome (all All-Stars) and ahead of Lance Berkman, Albert Pujols, Bobby Abreu and Vladimir Guerrero (all All-Stars).
Last season, their No. 2 hitters (primarily Giles) were second in average (.313), first in on-base percentage (.383) and first by a huge margin in slugging percentage (.513).
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 On base percentage - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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 Welfare Percentages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In biology percentage solutions are often preferred to molar ones.
Although the statistic is called "save ''percentage''", it is given as a decimal.
In baseball statistics, fielding percentage, also known as fielding average, is a measure that reflects the percentage of times a defensive player handles a batted ball properly.
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 A game of numbers
Although better than batting average, slugging percentage (which, as defined, is not a percentage, although the answer can easily be given as one), is problematic in that it gives too much weight to extra-base hits.
OBP was introduced in Sports Illustrated in 1956, which reported that Duke Snider of Brooklyn had led the National League with a 39.94 on-base percentage.
Based on Roth's statistical analyses, after the 1947 season, in which Dixie Walker had hit.306, he was traded to Pittsburgh.
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 Athletes.com - Brad Revare - The New School Approach To Hitting!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
On-base percentage can be directly applied to see the percentage of the time a player does not make an out.
Slugging percentage can be defined as the number of total bases per at-bat.
On-base percentage and slugging percentage both contribute to scoring runs, which is how you win games.
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 Encyclopedia: On base percentage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In baseball, an error is the act, in the judgment of the official scorer, of a fielder misplaying a ball in a manner that allows a batter or runner to reach one or more additional bases, on a play that would normally be completed successfully with ordinary effort.
In baseball, a fielders choice is the act of a fielder, upon fielding a batted ball, choosing to try put out one runner while in so doing allowing the batter to advance to first base.
Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/On-base-percentage   (338 words)

 Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, PA -
In conference action, Byers batted.357, had a.714 slugging percentage and a.486 on-base percentage.
Doerschner led the Colonials in batting average, hits, doubles and putouts (348) and was ranked second in RBI, slugging percentage, walks, and on-base percentage (.405).
In NEC play, the sophomore batted.418 with 28 hits, five doubles, 15 RBI, a slugging percentage of.493, an on-base percentage of.473 and a fielding percentage of.988.
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 Baseball 101: On-base average plus slugging percentage - 06/12/05
OPS reveals two essential facets of offense: how often a player gets on base, and how much of his ability to get on base is the result of hitting the ball hard and for extra bases, which is the best method for driving in runs.
A fundamental rule of offense is that, no matter his batting average, a player's on-base percentage (number of hits, walks and times hit by a pitch divided by overall number of at-bats, not just official at-bats) should be equivalent to a very good batting average:.340, at least.
He thwarted the common-sense evaluation that getting on base via walk is as important to a team's offense as getting on base via a single.
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She is batting a team-best.412 while also leading the squad with 14 hits, seven runs scored, a.441 slugging percentage and a.432 on-base percentage.
Alexander owns a.375 slugging percentage, a.353 on-base percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage.
Lyons owns a.273 slugging percentage, a.273 on-base percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage.
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 ESPN.com: MLB - Putting on-base percentage in perspective
On-base percentage has become the statistic of choice these days.
I remember when ESPN began listing OBP along with batting average in graphics on baseball telecasts, which is helpful for the viewer.
Getting runners on base via walks is good, but you need someone to drive those runners in.
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 Four Falcons Named to 2004 All-WIAC Teams   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
She set UWRF and WIAC records for most stolen bases in a single season (53) and she also holds the WIAC record for career stolen bases (121).
She led the team in runs (42), hits (51), triples (2), slugging percentage (.428), one-base percentage (.416), stolen bases and attempts (53-57) and putouts (241).
She had a.388 slugging percentage and a.349 on-base percentage.
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White owns a.636 slugging percentage, a.643 on-base percentage and a.964 fielding percentage.
Kelly owns a.387 slugging percentage, a.314 on-base percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage.
Gibree owns a.737 slugging percentage, a.583 on-base percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage.
www.ric.edu /athletics/releases/Releases0304/Spring0304/sprgrel-020.html   (1105 words)

 On Base Percentage Records by Baseball Almanac
invites you to examine Major League records for on base percentage.
The on base percentage Major League career record holder has had the following players at the top of its leaderboard:
(1982) wrote, "For one thing, batting average is less meaningful than on base percentage, since on base percentage is a far better indicator of a player's ability to foment or maintain a rally."
www.baseball-almanac.com /recbooks/rb_onbasepercentage.shtml   (137 words)

 OPS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Another variation on the OPS theme is adding the two “percentages,” then subtracting batting average (or adding on base percentage and secondary average).
Giles had a fine on base percentage because he’s a very good hitter, but it would have been much lower if he played on a good-hitting team.
Given that intentional walks are included in on base percentage, on base percentage is probably more team-dependent than runs or runs batted in.
home.comcast.net /~jhbaseballpages/OPS.htm   (1196 words)

 On Base Percentage Single Season Leaders by Baseball Almanac
Baseball Almanac is pleased to present the top one-hundred single season leaders in on base percentage.
We've also included raw averages to further clarify the truly best single season percentages and a bold faced entry denotes that the player was active during the previous Major League season.
Examine the chart, click the bios, and see for yourself how important on base percentage truly is.
www.baseball-almanac.com /hitting/hiobp3.shtml   (226 words)

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