Calculate baseball statistics

The goal of this unit is to calculate baseball statistics or to show you the relationship between baseball and math.

Baseball is probably America's favorite game. You will hear baseball fans talking about a pitcher's ERA, a hitter's batting average, and some other important statistics in baseball.

The numbers you get have a mathematical meaning that tells you how well the players are doing.

I explain these terms in here and most importantly, I show you how it relates to math.


Batting Average
This lesson will explain the meaning of batting average and show you how to use a simple formula to get it.

It is a measurement of how well a player hits.


Baserunning Average
This lesson will explain the meaning of baserunning average and show you how to use a simple formula to get it.

It is a measurement of how well a player steal bases.

Earned Run Average
This lesson will explain the meaning of earned run average and show you how to use a simple formula to get it.

It is a measurement of how well a pitcher is at not allowing runs in the game.


Slugging percentage
This lesson will explain the meaning of slugging percentage and show you how to use a simple formula to get it.

It is a measurement of how well a player bats.


Fielding percentage
This lesson will explain the meaning of fielding percentage and show you how to use a simple formula to get it.

It is a measurement of how well a fielder is at creating putouts.


Games back
This lesson will explain the meaning of games back and show you how to use a simple formula to get it.

It is a measurement of how many games behind other teams are compared to the first place team.


Look for baseball statistics in baseball cards and in newspapers.



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