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Slugging Percentage in Differing Baseball Counts


  • Hopkins Tharemy

    (North Dakota State University)

  • Magel Rhonda C.

    (North Dakota State University)


The objective of this research is to compare average slugging percentages between each of the various types of counts in baseball. Data is collected from 1260 MLB games played between March 20, 2008 and April 20, 2008. It is found that the average slugging percentage is significantly lower in pitcher's counts than in either neutral or hitters counts. No significant different was found between the average slugging percentage in neutral counts versus hitter's counts.

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  • Hopkins Tharemy & Magel Rhonda C., 2008. "Slugging Percentage in Differing Baseball Counts," Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, De Gruyter, vol. 4(4), pages 1-8, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:jqsprt:v:4:y:2008:i:4:n:2

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