Slugging average
Slugging average Slug"ging av`er*age (Baseball) a measure of the effectiveness of a batter at reaching base and advancing other runners, calculated as the sum of the number of bases reached on each hit, divided by the total number of times at bat. A double counts two bases, a triple three, a home run four. Thus a batter with four singles, two doubles and a triple in 20 official times at bat would have a slugging average of 0.550, and a {batting average} of 0.350. Also called {slugging percentage}. Compare {batting average}. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • slugging average — Baseball. a measure of the effectiveness of a batter in making base hits, obtained by dividing the total bases reached by hitting by the number of official times at bat and carrying out the result to three decimal places. A batter making 275… …   Universalium

  • slugging average — noun see slugging percentage …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • slugging average — noun A statistic which compares the total number of bases achieved by a batter over that batters number of at bats. Syn: slugging percentage …   Wiktionary

  • slugging average — slug′ging av erage n. spo a measure of a baseball player s effectiveness in making extra base hits, obtained by dividing total bases reached by number of times at bat. Also called slug′ging percent age • Etymology: 1965–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • slugging percentage — Slugging average Slug ging av er*age (Baseball) a measure of the effectiveness of a batter at reaching base and advancing other runners, calculated as the sum of the number of bases reached on each hit, divided by the total number of times at bat …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slugging percentage — ☆ slugging percentage n. Baseball a number expressing a player s average effectiveness in making extra base hits, calculated by dividing the total number of bases (from all singles, doubles, triples, and home runs) by the number of official at… …   Universalium

  • slugging percentage — ☆ slugging percentage n. Baseball a number expressing a player s average effectiveness in making extra base hits, calculated by dividing the total number of bases (from all singles, doubles, triples, and home runs) by the number of official at… …   English World dictionary

  • slugging percentage — noun Date: circa 1949 the ratio (as a rate per thousand) of the total number of bases reached on base hits to official times at bat for a baseball player called also slugging average …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • slugging percentage — noun A statistic which compares the total number of bases achieved by a batter over that batters number of at bats. Syn: slugging average …   Wiktionary

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