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# What were some of the modern batting stats for baseball player Ernie Banks in 1966?

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2014-09-08 07:40:07

In 1966, Ernie Banks played for the Chicago Cubs.

On Base Percentage (OBP) is considered by many to be a better measure of a great hitter than the Batting Average. It is calculated with the formula (Hits + Walks + Hit by Pitch) / (At Bats + Walks + Hit by Pitch + Sacrifice Flies). In 1966, Ernie Banks had 511 at bats, 139 hits, 29 walks, and was hit by the pitch 5 times. He had 5 sacrifice flies. That gives him an On Base Percentage of .315.

Slugging Percentage (SLG) is a popular measure of a batter's power. It is calculated as (Total Bases) / (At Bats). Another way to look at it is (Singles + 2 x Doubles + 3 x Triples + 4 x Home Runs) / (At Bats). In 1966, Ernie Banks had 511 at bats, and hit 94 singles, 23 doubles, 7 triples, and 15 home runs, for a .432 slugging percentage.

Being able to get on base and to hit for power are two of the most important offensive skills in Baseball, so the On Base Percentage and Slugging Percentage are often added together. On-base plus slugging (OPS) is a sabermetric baseball statistic. The best hitters in Major League Baseball can achieve an OPS of .900 or higher. In 1966, Ernie Banks had a .315 On Base Percentage and a .432 Slugging Percentage for an OPS of .747.

Runs Created (RC) is a baseball statistic invented by Bill James to estimate the number of runs a hitter contributes to his team. There are a number of formulas used to calculate it. One of the simplest is (On Base Percentage) × (Total Bases). In 1966, Ernie Banks had a .315 On Base Percentage and 221 Total Bases for 69.51 Runs Created.

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2014-09-08 07:40:07
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