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Discussion: batting title

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July 13, 2014
hurdler52
12 posts
batting title
I would appreciate any help I can get with the following.
How do you determine the minimum number of plate appearances in a season or tournament in order for a player to win a batting title? I have seen 2.4 X number of games on the schedule, but do not know if that is the accepted number.
July 14, 2014
DBurke23
Men's 50
11 posts
In Major League Baseball, a player needs 3.1 plate appearances per game to qualify for the batting title. this, of course, is based on a 9 inning game. since we play 7 innings, you multiply 3.1 times .7778 (7/9) and that comes out to 2.4 plate appearances per game.
July 14, 2014
hurdler52
12 posts
Thank you very much.
July 14, 2014
stattad
Men's 65
168 posts
Except of course no one bats only 9 players in a softball game.
July 15, 2014
hurdler52
12 posts
Good point stattad, so do you have a different formula?
July 15, 2014
Duke
Men's 60
720 posts
I do not have a formula. I just institute an average of 2 at bats per game/season to qualify for the average leader(s) per game/season. This takes into account what stattad eluded to(batting 9 or 15 players), AND, the fact that we do not always get 7 innings in every game with the time limits.

Just My 2 Cents Worth,

Andy Smith,
R & R Strokers
60 Major

July 16, 2014
hurdler52
12 posts
Good points, thanks for the discussion.
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