Monday, August 15, 2016

An Average Mistake

Falling short: Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve hit .541 in his first nine games after the All-Star break, but that's because he had 20 hits in 37 at-bats. (For those who are unaware, a baseball player's batting average is determined by dividing the number of base hits by the number of at-bats, then rounding to the third decimal place.) If Altuve had 20 hits in 47 at-bats, that would put him at .426. Still impressive, but it's a tall tale.

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