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Glossary-Hitting Stats

Year The year of the stats.
Team The name of team.
G Games. Tells how many games the player actually took the field in or appeared at the plate.
AB At-bats. Count of times in the batters box, but excludes walks, sacrifices, catcher interference, or being hit by the pitcher.
R Runs Scored. The number of times the batter scored a run.
H Hits. A safely hit ball that that allowed him to reach base safely.
2B Doubles. A hit (H) that allowed the batter to reach second base safely.
3B Triples. A hit (H) that allowed the batter to reach third base safely.
HR Home Runs. A hit (H) that allowed the batter to circle all the bases safely.
GS Grand Slams. A hit (H) that allowed the batter to circle all the bases (which were loaded with base runners) safely.
RBI Runs Batted In. Earned by a batter when a runner scores due to a base hit, a sacrifice, being hit by a pitch, during an infield out (but not during a double play), or a fielder's choice.
BB Base on Balls. Stat awarded when a batter is awarded first base by the umpire for pitches called a ball by the umpire.
IBB Intentional Base on Balls. Counts the number of times a walk was issued with no intent of ever allowing a hit.
SO Strikeouts. Number of times called out on strikes by the umpire.
SH Sacrifice Hits. A ball hit that advanced the base runner at the cost of being put out.
SF Sacrifice Fly. A sacrifice hit (SH) done with less than two outs, fair or foul, that allows one or more base runners to tag up and score.
HBP Hit by Pitcher. Total number of being struck by the pitcher whether or not it was intentional.
GIDP Ground Into Double Play. The number of times a ball hit by the batter started a double play (two outs).
AVG Batting Average. The player's total number of hits (H) divided by their total number of at-bats (AB).
OBP On Base Percentage. Determines what percentage of a player's plate appearances resulted in him reaching base safely. Calculated by adding hits (H) & base on balls (BB) & hit by pitch (HBP) then dividing that by the player's at-bats (AB) & base on balls (BB) & sacrifice fly (SF) and hit by pitch (HBP).
SLG Slugging Percentage. An offensive ability type stat calculated by taking the total bases [singles + 2 x doubles (2B) + 3 x triples (3B) + 4 x home runs (HR)] reached then dividing it by the number of at-bats (AB).

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Glossary-Pitching Stats

Year The year of the stats.
Team The name of team.
G Games.Tells how many games the pitcher actually took the mound in and tossed at least one pitch..
GS Games Started. The number of times the pitcher was given the ball to start a game.
GF Games Finished. The number of times the pitcher was throwing on the mound during the final out. Could be a game they were in as relief, earned a save, or even a loss.
W Wins. How many victories was the pitcher given credit for by the scorer.
L Losses. How many games were lost by the pitcher.
PCT Winning Percentage. The number of wins divided by (Wins plus losses).
ERA Earned Run Average. The number of (ER - Earned Runs x 9) then divided by the number of Innings Pitched (IP).
CG Complete Games. Credited when the pitcher throws the entire game without any relief.
SHO Shutouts. A complete game (CG) game thrown by the pitcher where the losing team did not score.
SV Saves. Earned by a pitcher when a. He is the finishing pitcher in a game won by his team. b. he is not the pitcher who earned the win (W). c. he meets one of the following criteria: 1. He came to the mound with a lead less than four and pitches at least one inning. 2. He came to the mound with the tying run on base, at bat, or on deck. 3. He pitches effectively for at least three innings.
IP Innings Pitched. The number of innings pitched with decimals for added accuracy. A pitcher with 3.1 innings pitched had three full innings of work then retired one batter in his fourth inning of work.
BFP Batters Facing Pitcher. The total number of batters who came to the plate while the pitcher was on the mound.
H Hits Allowed. Total number of hits given-up.
ER Earned Runs. The number of earned runs (those which scored without the aid of an error, a catcher's interference call, or a passed ball) allowed by the pitcher.
R Runs Allowed. A total number of runs, earned (ER) or not earned, that scored.
HR Home Runs Allowed. Pitches that were hit by batters which were scored as a home run.
BB Base on Balls. The number of walks the pitcher issued to batters.
IBB Intentional Base on Balls. Counts the number of times a walk was issued with no intent of ever allowing a hit.
SO Strikeouts. Number of batters faced which struck out during their at-bat.
WP Wild Pitches. Charged by the scorer only if a runner advances a base and the pitched ball was so out-of-the-zone that it could not be controlled with an ordinary amount of effort.
HBP Hit by Pitch(er). Total number of batters struck by the pitcher whether or not it was intentional.
BK Balks. A call against the pitcher for making an illegal motion that the umpire views as an attempt to deceive a base runner.
HLD Holds. A stat awarded to a relief pitcher who enters with the lead and does not relinquish it.

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Glossary-Fielding Stats

Year The year of the stats.
Team The name of team.
POS Position. The position assumed by the player while in the field.
G Games. The number of games played in the position (POS) listed.
GS Games Started. A new stat that began in 2000 which shows the number of games the player started in at the position listed versus entering after the opening pitch or later in the game. Data is available for pitchers back through 1876, but position players are limited to 2000-today.
OUTS Outs. A new stat that began in 2000 which is a precise number of outs seen by the player while in the field at the position. Taken and divided by three will produce the number of innings played at the position as well. Data is available for pitchers back through 1876, but position players are limited to 2000-today.
TC Total Chances. The number of putouts (PO) plus assists (A) plus errors (E) committed by the fielder.
TC/G Total Chances Per Game. The average number of putouts (PO) plus assists (A) plus errors (E) committed by the fielder during a game.
CH Chances. The number of putouts (PO) plus assists (A) committed by the fielder.
PO Putouts. The number of putouts during a game.
A Assists. The number of assists recorded during an out.
E Errors. The number of errors committed by the fielding at his position.
DP Double Plays. A fielder's total number of double plays which they participated in.
PB Passed Balls. A catcher specific stat which lists the total number of balls scored as passed balls against him.
CASB Catcher's Stolen Bases. A catcher specific stat which lists the total number of successful steals against him.
CACS Catcher's Caught Stealing. A catcher specific stat which lists the total number of base runners he caught stealing.
FLD% Fielding Percentage. A measure of a fielder's ability calculated by adding assists (A) and putouts (PO) then dividing it by the number of assists (A) plus putouts (PO) plus errors (E).
RF Range Factor. A Stats Inc. measure of a player's range in the field calculated by adding assists (A) and putouts (PO) then dividing it by the number of Inning Outs (INNOUTS) x 9.
ZR Zone Rating. A new stat that began in 2000 by Stats Inc. which measures a player's skill in his fielding zone.


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Glossary-Misc. Stats

Year The year of the stats.
Team The name of team.
SB Stolen Bases. The number of bases successfully stolen by a base runner.
CS Caught Stealing. The number of times a base runner was caught attempting to steal a base.
SB% Stolen Base Percentage. The measure of how successful a base stealer is calculated by taking the stolen bases (SB) and dividing it by the number of stolen base attempts - stolen bases (SB) plus caught stealing (CS).
PH Number of games the player appeared in as a pinch hitter.
PR Number of games the player appeared in as a pinch runner.
DH Number of games the player appeared in as a designated hitter.
AB/HR At-Bats per Home Runs. A power ratio calculated by dividing the number of at-bats by home runs hits.
AB/K At-Bats per Strikeouts. A success at the plate ratio calculated by dividing the number of at-bats by strikeouts.
AB/RBI At-Bats per Runs Batted In. A scoring runs ratio that determines the number of runs batted in based on a players total at-bats.
K/BB Strikeouts to Base on Balls Ratio. Strikeouts divided by base on balls (BB) / walks given-up.
K/9 Strikeouts per 9-Innings Pitched. The number of strikeouts averaged during every nine innings of work.
BB/9 Base on Balls per 9-Innings Pitched. The number of base on balls (BB) averaged during every nine innings of work.

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