batting average

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Synonyms for batting average

(baseball) a measure of a batter's performance

(an extension of the baseball term) the proportion of times some effort succeeds

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I asked the Players Association and the league to take the necessary steps to remove my name from consideration for the National League batting title.
2006 -- Joe Mauer finished 2-for-4 to become the first catcher to win an AL batting title as Minnesota beat the Chicago White Sox 5-1.
In 2008, he showed off his versatility by winning his first Gold Glove Award, but still impressed at the plate becoming the first American League catcher to win the batting title twice, leading the AL with an average of .
Gwynn began his pro career in the Northwest League and won the 1981 batting title with a .
Guerrero, though, will have a challenge trying to win a batting title.
In 2006, he was the first American League catcher to win the batting title and the youngest batting champ since Alex Rodriguez in 1996.
In a bizarre twist before the season finale, Altuve talked his way into the lineup and wrapped up the American League batting title with two more hits in an 8-3 loss to the New York Mets.
Further controversy has been avoided in the case of suspended San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera, who was disqualified from winning the 2012 National League batting title under an agreement he reached Friday with Major League Baseball.
347 to win the AL batting title, requested a raise from $400,000 to $4.
First baseman Will Thompson is a two-year starter for Salem-Keizer who won the league batting title last year with a .
Five of Pittaro's players have earned All-America honors, including one player who also earned GTE Academic All-America honors and another who won the 1988 Division I National Batting Title.
1997 -- San Diego's Tony Gwynn tied Honus Wagner's record by winning his eighth NL batting title.
Even if he finishes with the highest average, Melky Cabrera will not win the batting title.
The Pittsburgh Pirates infielder who was so at ease at the plate last season that he became the organization's first player in 23 years to win a batting title, was the uncomfortable center of attention Friday when his former high school, Burbank High, held a ceremony to retire his uniform number.
400 with 10 home runs and 52 RBIs in 101 games during the 1969 season but fell about 100 plate appearances short of qualifying for the batting title.