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Sports Performance Measurement and Analytics: The Science of Assessing Performance, Predicting Future Outcomes, Interpreting Statistical Models, and Evaluating the Market Value of Athletes by Lorena Martin

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Baseball Glossary

All Star Game In Major League Baseball, a game played toward the middle of the baseball season with players selected from various teams for their exceptional skills.

American League In Major League Baseball, one of two leagues composed of fifteen teams, five in each of three divisions. The American League allows the designated hitter. See National League.

around the horn Baseball slang for throwing the ball around the infield after completing a play with no one on base.

at bats (AB) Batting appearance in which the batter does not receive a base-on-balls (walk), is not hit by a pitch, and does not sacrifice (by bunt of sacrifice fly). The total at bats is used as the denominator in computing a player’s batting average. A subset ...

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