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Re: The "Other Sports" Thread

Postby nm462272 » Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:17 pm

draconaut wrote:What is the batting average in baseball again in the professional level?


The average fluctuates year by year, but it's usually between .255 and .275.

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/hitting/hibavg4.shtml
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Re: The "Other Sports" Thread

Postby draconaut » Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:31 pm

I don't really understand the numbers,can you explain? :mrgreen:
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Re: The "Other Sports" Thread

Postby nm462272 » Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:55 pm

Sure, so let's take 2013 as an example. Not sure how much you know about baseball, so I'll try to stay basic.

Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of baseball in North America, with 29 US teams and 1 Canadian team. MLB is split into two leagues, the American League (AL) and National League (NL). There are a few small rule differences in the leagues, but essentially it's just an organizational system. At the end of the season, the winner of each league plays each other in the World Series to see who becomes the "world champion".

The AL is traditionally seen as a stronger hitting league, due to the fact that pitchers don't hit (they do hit in the NL). Pitchers are not strong hitters (that's not really their job!), so therefore their batting averages are very low (bringing down the league average as a result).

Batting average is calculated by taking the total number of hits divided by total number of at bats. In 2013, you will see that the AL had an overall batting average of .256 and the NL had a .251. This means that in the AL, batters had a hit in 25.6% of at-bats. This is different, of course, than On-base Percentage (OBP), which is generally higher than BA because it accounts for walks and errors as well.

Let's take a good hitter as an example, Robinson Cano. http://www.baseball-reference.com/playe ... html?redir

Robinson had a total of 681 plate appearances (total number of opportunities to hit) in 2013, of which 605 counted as "at-bats". Batting average is calculated using "at-bats". Robinson had 190 hits, so therefore 190/605=.314, or a hit 31.4% of his at-bats. His OBP, which is calculated from total plate appearances and also considers errors and walks, was (190+65+6)/681=.383.

Hope this isn't too confusing or basic?
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Re: The "Other Sports" Thread

Postby pyrasur » Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:27 pm

Ever read Moneyball?
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Re: The "Other Sports" Thread

Postby nm462272 » Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:50 pm

nah, but i saw the movie! close enough, right?
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Re: The "Other Sports" Thread

Postby pyrasur » Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:59 pm

Fight on, Trojans!
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Re: The "Other Sports" Thread

Postby FCBayernMunchen » Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:20 pm

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Re: The "Other Sports" Thread

Postby Ottomeister13 » Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:25 pm

8.5/7.5/7.5/7.5/8.0 Landing was not that smooth hehe.. It Always looks very serious, but they can almost not be harmed. Luckily. Though i wonder why that first bump in the road is in there and that curb was not helping either :S
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Re: The "Other Sports" Thread

Postby FCBayernMunchen » Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:31 pm

Yeah none of them got injured. :) Di Grassi is the lucky guy because he ended up winning the race despite these two being well ahead.
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Re: The "Other Sports" Thread

Postby draconaut » Sat Oct 04, 2014 4:48 am

What do you guys think about knuckleballs?(baseball).I read that sometimes it might not be reliable,anyway it looks cool in anime because it floats with after-images :mrgreen:
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Re: The "Other Sports" Thread

Postby nm462272 » Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:56 pm

If you can throw it reliably, it's almost unhittable. Some pitchers make a career of throwing just knuckleballs, and because they aren't putting as much strain on their arm, they can keep pitching until their mid-40s. Definitely a fun type of pitch to see :)
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Re: The "Other Sports" Thread

Postby MaCk0y » Sat Oct 04, 2014 3:19 pm

draconaut wrote:What do you guys think about knuckleballs?(baseball).I read that sometimes it might not be reliable,anyway it looks cool in anime because it floats with after-images :mrgreen:


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Re: The "Other Sports" Thread

Postby draconaut » Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:24 pm

Ace of Diamond :mrgreen: Sakuragawa's pitcher.
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Re: The "Other Sports" Thread

Postby pyrasur » Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:29 pm

Dear lord Angels hitting is letting down our pitching. Second time lost in extra innings #-o
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Re: The "Other Sports" Thread

Postby Robb3449 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:59 pm

Must have been a rough weekend for you, Pyrasur (except for that pretty Bayern win of course :D ). The Angels getting swept and USC, OUCH!

Not just trying to "rub salt in the wounds," I had a similar experience last weekend: Pirates demolished in the Wild Card game, Steelers losing (at home) to the previously winless Bucs, and Pitt getting beat by Akron( yeah you heard that right Akron)! :evil: :evil: :evil:

At least we have this wonderful machine called Bayern to bring us out of our "sports" depression!!!
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