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Yes, reaching base on an error counts as an at-bat so the batting average would go down. However, if you reach base due to a base hit and the fielder makes an error which allows you to advance an extra base, you are still credited with a hit which would make your batting average go up.

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Q: Does reaching base on an error count towards your batting average?
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