Tony Gwynn had another typically an excellent season in 1997: 592 AB, 220 H, and his AVG to be a National organization leading .372. What do all those abbreviation stand for? Baseball Almanac is enjoyment to present a common set of abbreviations seen and used in print on a constant basis.

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Baseball abbreviations 101

Offensive abbreviation for Statistics
AB BB AVG CS 2B GIDPGRSL HBP H HRR HR IBB ISOLOBOBP OPS R RBI SF SH S SLG SB% SBR SB for this reason TB 3BAt Bats Bases on Balls (Walks) Batting Average caught Stealing Doubles soil into double PlaysGrand Slams fight by key Hits home Run Ratio home Runs IntentionalBasesonBalls(Walks) secluded PowerLeft top top BaseOn-Base percent On-Base plus Slugging operation Runs Batted In Sacrifice paris Sacrifice hits (Bunts) Singles Slugging portion Stolen Base percent Stolen Base operation Stolen Bases Strikeouts complete Bases Triples
Pitching abbreviation for Statistics
AO BBBFP BK CBO CG CGL ER ERA GF go GOAO GP GS H HBP HR IBB IP IRA IPS l MB9 OBA PA R RPF RW S/SHO for this reason SV SVO TB W WPFly Outs (Air) to walk (Bases ~ above Balls)Batters dealing with Pitcher Balks combined Shutout complete Games finish Game losses Earned runs Earned operation Average games Finished ground Outs soil Outs / fly Outs Ratio games Played gamings Started access time Hit Batters house Runs Intentional walks Innings Pitched Inherited Runs permitted Innings Per begin Losses Baserunners every 9 Innings Opponents" Batting typical Plate Appearances operation Relief failures Relief Wins Shutouts Strikeouts saves Save methods Total Bases Wins Wild Pitches
Defensive abbreviations for Statistics
A CS DP E GP OFA PB PK PO SB TC TPAssists recorded Stealing dual Plays Errors gamings Played Outfield Assists passed Balls Pickoffs Putouts stolen BasesTotal chances Triple Plays
Miscellaneous abbreviations for Statistics
ML SERMajor organization Service
Baseball Stats abbreviation 101



There are many variations to this "common" collection (DO Doubles, TR Triples), however these are considered "official" and are the execution used here at Baseball Almanac.

Did you know that the official statistics for the national Association (a non-official league <1871-1875> that provided birth to the nationwide League) shed in a fire?

During the 1960s a special Baseball documents Committee was created by significant League Baseball to advice the erratic records kept prior to the 1920 season.

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