Slugger Stats

Statistics to be updated as soon as possible after each game.

2018 Spring Season

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Babe Ruth holds the MLB career slugging percentage record (.690).

SLG = \frac{TB}{AB}

In baseball statistics, slugging percentage (abbreviated SLG) is a popular measure of the power of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats:

SLG = \frac{(\mathit{1B}) + (2 \times \mathit{2B}) + (3 \times \mathit{3B}) + (4 \times \mathit{HR})}{AB}

where AB is the number of at-bats for a given player, and 1B, 2B, 3B, and HR are the number of singles, doubles, triples, and home runs, respectively. Walks are specifically excluded from this calculation.

For example, in 1920, Babe Ruth played his first season for the New York Yankees. In 458 at bats, Ruth had 172 hits, comprising 73 singles, 36 doubles, 9 triples, and 54 home runs, which brings the total base count to 73 + (36 × 2) + (9 × 3) + (54 × 4) = 388. His total number of bases (388) divided by his total at-bats (458) is .847, his slugging percentage for the season. The next year he slugged .846, and these records went unbroken until 2001, when Barry Bonds achieved 411 bases in 476 at-bats, bringing his slugging percentage to .863, unmatched since.

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  2. rachel peralta says:

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  3. Delia says:

    Have a great year sluggers and play hard at each game

  4. what do you use for your stats is that a excel spread sheet? looks good.

    • It is an excel file. I have it posted in the skydrive web service with all of our photos and just add a link to view it like an image. If you pick the small double box in the lower right hand corner of the view you can open the file and save it.

  5. looks like you have some hitters!

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