Quiz: Are You a Baseball Stats Expert?
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Are You a Baseball Stats Expert?
By: Becky Stigall
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About This Quiz

Are you a walking encyclopedia of batting averages, strikeouts and assists? Do you know the difference between RBI, ERA, WAR, and OPS -- or what stats make up a Triple Crown? If so, you might have what it takes to knock it out of the park with this baseball stats quiz!

Unlike many other sports that are slightly more subjective, baseball lends itself well to numbers. Thanks to the ready availability of statistics on everything from individual players and games to teams and leagues, it's pretty easy to determine exactly which player should hold the title of best pitcher of all time or home run king. After all, numbers don't lie.

What's really interesting about baseball stats, however, is the way they allow fans and analysts to look beyond some of the more obvious feats, like homers or strikeouts. Modern baseball statistics are a math of their own, and can be applied to almost any player or action. 

That means someone who might not make headlines for consistently knocking it out of the park could still be recognized for his phenomenal shortstop skills or assists. It also means that once overlooked players throughout history are now winning new respect as computers run the numbers on largely forgotten careers.

Think you can spout off numbers for every player who has ever stepped up to the plate? Take our quiz to prove your baseball stats IQ!



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What batting stat tells us how many times a batter reaches first base safely?
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What base-running stat tells us how many times a runner advances while the ball is in the hands of the defense?
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What type of statistic is an "at bat"?
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What is the equation for at bats divided by home runs?
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What pitching stat is called "base on balls"?
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What abbreviation is used to denote the number of times a pitcher pitches per season?
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Which of the following denotes double play opportunities?
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What ratio denotes Ground Outs to Air Outs?
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The number of assists is what type of statistic?
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The acronym HR stands for what?
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A ball hit to the outfield that is caught but which allows a runner to advance is called what?
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Defensive Indifference is what type of stat?
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Win ______ is a complex metric that gauges each player's overall contribution to his team's wins.
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The ___________ expectation estimates each team's expected winning percentage based on runs scored and allowed.
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What is considered a good ERA?
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A shutout is what type of statistic?
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SO stands for _________.
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An error is what type of statistic?
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What is it called when the catcher makes contact with the batter's bat.
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INN stands for ______.
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HRA is what type of statistic?
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A home run with the bases loaded is called a _________.
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IBB is what type of statistic?
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A Triple Crown consists of which of the following?
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Baseball statistics are based on the game of _______.
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Baseball statistics are used to ________ a player's and/or team's progress.
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What type of statistic is EqA?
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What is it called when a fielder ignores one runner to make an out on another runner?
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What type of statistic is SB%?
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The letter "W" stands for ____.
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The number of times a batter fails to make contact with the ball is called the pitcher's ________.
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A double play is what type of statistic?
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QOP is what type of statistic?
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