About At Bats

During Babe Ruth's 22-year Major League Baseball career, he had 8398 at bats, an average of 381.727 at bats per season. 1921 was his best season with 540 at bats and his worst season was 1914 when he had 10 at bats. Babe Ruth outperformed similar player cohorts when comparing career totals, besting USA (2189.91), The Lost Generation (1979.59), Y (7539.79), mlb (2187.93), and RF (2563.87) player career averages. See the charts and graphs below that visualize this information in more detail.

At bats are a subset of plate appearances used to calculate other stats like slugging percent and batting average. Players are credited with an at bat when their plate appereance does not end as a walk, a hit by pitch, sac fly or bunt, awarded a base for catcher interfiernce or replaced before their plate appereance completes. Generally, for At Bats, higher is better. (Source)

Babe Ruth's At Bats Per Season Line Chart

This line chart shows Babe Ruth's yearly At Bats for each season of his Major League Baseball career. Also included, for comparison, are yearly player averages for MLB, Hall of Fame players, RF, and players from their country of birth. For these groups, averages are calculated for each group's performance for the defined year.
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Babe Ruth's Cumulative At Bats by Season

This line chart attempts to show shows Babe Ruth's progression over their entire career. Each year on the chart represents Babe Ruth's career total At Bats at the end of that season.
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Babe Ruth's At Bats Per Season Box Chart

This chart attempts to draw comparisons between Babe Ruth and related player groups by summarizing At Bats for each season played by Babe Ruth. The box represents the middle 50% of the data for each player with the line in the box being the median value. The whiskers represent the ranges for the top and bottom 25% of the data. Review the spread and medians to draw your conclusions!
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Babe Ruth's Season At Bats Stats Table

This table shows Babe Ruth's At Bats stats per season for his full MLB career with the aggregationsā€™ sum, average, minimum, maximum, and median. Also included, for comparison, are season player averages for MLB, Hall of Fame players, RF, and players from their country of birth. The comparisons are calculated for each group for each year of Babe Ruth's career.

Note: "ā€”" indicate there were no players for comparison for a specific year. Most commonly this happens for the hall of fame group where there may not have been a hall of famer playing that year.
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