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No, a hit by pitched ball is not an official at bat, just like a base on balls is not an official at bat. Yes. It will not show up underneath the AB statistic for a player but it does count towards the number of at bats needed to win a batting title. Actually, number of at bats is not the term used to determined a batting title. The term is actually "plate appearances" and includes official "at bats", walks, hit by pitched ball, catcher interference, sacrifices, sacrifice flys, which do not count as "at bats". Official "at bats" are recorded for a hitter who gets a base hit, reaches on an error, strikes out, or hits into an out. Batting averages are determined by dividing hits by official at bats, so, a hit by pitched ball does not count toward one's batting average as it is not an "at bat", but is a "plate appearance".

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Q: Is hit by pitch considered an at bat?
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