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# Does sac fly count toward on base percentage?

Updated: 9/27/2023

Wiki User

13y ago

Yes. While a sacrifice fly does not count against your batting average it does against your on base percentage.

On base % = (hits + walks + hits by pitch) / (at-bats + walks + hits by pitch + sacrifice flies)

Wiki User

13y ago

Wiki User

15y ago

No. Neither a sacrifice fly nor a sacrifice bunt count as an official time at bat.

Wiki User

14y ago

No. A sacrifice fly does not count in batting average. It is as if the at bat never occured although you will get credit for any runs batted in that may have resulted from the sacrifice fly.

Wiki User

12y ago

A sacrifice fly is scored as "no time at bat".

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