Knowing how to find your baseball batting average is incredibly simple. If you know your total hits and at bats you will easily be able to find your baseball batting average. Find your baseball batting average by taking the following into account.
- You will need your total number of hits. Your base hits will be needed for the formula. Of course make sure they are in accordance to baseball statistics (i.e. do not include errors of a fielder's choice).
- Take your total number of at bats. You should be aware of all circumstances that do not represent an at bat: base on balls, hit by pitch, sacrifice fly or hit, first base awarded by interference or obstruction, inning ending during a player's at bat, and replacement of another hitter during an at bat (unless with two strikes and the replacement strikes out). These do not constitute an official at bat and should not be used in the formula for your baseball batting average.
- Divide total hits by total at bats. Your baseball batting average is the ratio of hits and at bats. Thus, simple divide total hits by at bats to find your baseball batting average. For instance, 30 hits out of 100 at bats would be a .300 average, which is considered excellent for a hitter.
- Take notes on situations to calculate splits. For further interest, you can calculate your baseball bating average in certain situations, which are known as splits. Simply take the previous steps for a situation, such as your baseball batting average versus right or left-handed pitchers, to find the split.