Definition of batting average in US English:

batting average


  • The average performance of a batter, expressed as a ratio of a batter's safe hits per official times at bat.

    • ‘Barfield topped fifty extra base hits again, though his batting average was a shade under .300.’
    • ‘I suppose the simplest way of gauging Test allrounders is to deduct the bowling average from the batting average.’
    • ‘The Brewers had the worst batting average in the league, while ranking 15th in runs scored and homers.’
    • ‘He only ranks fourth in RBIs and is way down the batting average list.’
    • ‘What major league player has had the lowest batting average with 100 or more runs batted in during one season?’