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    OBP lower than BA..how can that be?

    I was looking at the Southern League stats today and noticed that one of the Lookouts OBP was lower than his batting average. Can that really happen or is it just an error?
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    Re: OBP lower than BA..how can that be?

    More sacrifice flies than walks.

    For example: Jon Doe is 5-for-5 on the season with 0 walks and one sac fly. His batting average is 1.000 but his OBP is .833

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    Re: OBP lower than BA..how can that be?

    Drew Anderson has a sac hit, thats why.

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    Re: OBP lower than BA..how can that be?

    Deleted due to stupidity!!!
    Last edited by Triples; 04-10-2007 at 10:58 AM.
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    Re: OBP lower than BA..how can that be?

    For any other ignoramouses that don't understand how to calculate OBP; here's the definition.

    ON BASE PERCENTAGE - Originally, hits plus walks plus hit by pitch, divided by at-bats plus walks plus hit by pitch - ." When OBP was adopted as an official stat in 1984, the denominator was expanded to include sacrifice flies. The effect is to penalize a batter in his on base percentage by giving him a plate appearance while at the same time crediting him in his batting average by deleting the plate appearance.
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