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Batting Average is a formula used in baseball, softball and cricket that measures the hitting performance of the batters or batsmen in cricket. The baseball stat was modeled by the cricket stat. In cricket the batting average is the total number of runs divided by the number of times the batsmen was out.

Formula for batting average

Average = Hits/At-Bats

Here’s an example, if a player has 450 at-bats and 120 hits then his batting average would be 120/450 which would equal a batting average of .267.

All-Time Career Leaders (MLB)

Rank Player Average Years Played
1 Ty Cobb .366 1905-28
2 Rogers Hornsby .358 1915–37
3 Shoeless Joe Jackson .356 1908-20
4 Lefty O'Doul .349 1919-23, 1928-34
5 Ed Delahanty .346 1888–1903
6 Tris Speaker .345 1907–28
7 Billy Hamilton .344 1888–1901
8 Ted Williams .344 1939–42, 1946–60
9 Dan Brouthers .342 1879–96, 1904
10 Babe Ruth .342 1914–36

Single-Season Leaders (MLB Post-1900)

Rank Player Team Average Year
1 Nap Lajoie Philadelphia Athletics .426 1901
2 Rogers Hornsby St. Louis Cardinals .424 1924
3 Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers .420 1911
3 George Sisler St. Louis Browns .420 1922
5 Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers .409 1912
6 Shoeless Joe Jackson Cleveland Naps .408 1911
7 George Sisler St. Louis Browns .407 1920
8 Ted Williams Boston Red Sox .406 1941
9 Harry Heilmann Detroit Tigers .403 1923
9 Rogers Hornsby St. Louis Cardinals .403 1925

Only eight players have hit .400-plus in a single-season since 1900, with three (Rogers Hornsby, Ty Cobb, George Sisler) of those achieving the feat more than once. Cobb and Hornsby are the only players since 1900 to ever hit .400 three times in a career.

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