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10.3 Professional Sports

10.3 Professional Sports
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    Here is how the batting averages and earned run averages were found for the American League and the National League in 2010.

    The tables show the hits and at bats for the American League and the National League.

    The tables show the earned runs and innings pitched for the American League and the National League. Note that in the tables below, fractions are used for the innings pitched while decimals are used in the link. The decimals in the link represent the outs in an inning. So, 0.1 is 1 out or 1/3 of an inning, and 0.2 is 2 outs or 2/3 of an inning.

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  • Checkpoint Solution

    Sample answer:

    Batting average is defined by Major League Baseball as the total number of safe hits divided by the total number of times at bat. Derek Jeter had a high number of times at bat in 1996 compared to 1995, so his combined average is closer to his average in 1996. David Justice had a high number of times at bat in 1995 compared to 1996, so his combined average is closer to his average in 1995. Jeter's average in 1996 is higher than Justice's average in 1995, so when you combine the two years, Jeter's average ends up being higher.

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    Jackie (moderator)5 years ago |
    Batting statistics aren't the only measure used to evaluate baseball players. Teams must decide if players are a good fit for their existing team in addition to looking at statistics. With the 2012 MLB Draft underway, teams are making some unexpected choices.

    Read more about the MLB Draft on our blog: http://www.andyou.com/blog/math-in-the-news/math-in-the-news-batting-statistics/

    MLB Draft First Round results: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1209215-2012-mlb-draft-results-analyzing-biggest-surprises-of-round-1
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