Batting average facts for kids
Batting average is a statistic that is used in cricket and baseball measuring the batting of cricket batsmen or baseball hitters.
Cricket
In cricket, a batsman's average is the total number of runs he has scored divided by the number of times he has been got out. The statistic can be classified by the level of the cricket. Top batsmen will have separate averages for test cricket, first class cricket, oneday cricket and so on. The highest batting average is by Sir Donald Bradman which is 99.96.
Baseball
In baseball, the batting average, abbreviated BA or sometimes AVG, is defined as the number of hits divided by at bats. For example, if a player had 50 hits over 175 at bats, their batting average would be .286.
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Ty Cobb (left) and Shoeless Joe Jackson are first and third, respectively, in MLB career batting average.