Slugging average


Slugging average
Slugging average Slug"ging av`er*age (Baseball) a measure of the effectiveness of a batter at reaching base and advancing other runners, calculated as the sum of the number of bases reached on each hit, divided by the total number of times at bat. A double counts two bases, a triple three, a home run four. Thus a batter with four singles, two doubles and a triple in 20 official times at bat would have a slugging average of 0.550, and a {batting average} of 0.350. Also called {slugging percentage}. Compare {batting average}. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.