- a measure of the effectiveness of a batter in making base hits, obtained by dividing the total bases reached by hitting by the number of official times at bat and carrying out the result to three decimal places. A batter making 275 total bases in 500 times at bat has a slugging average of .550.
Compare batting average.
Origin of slugging average
First recorded in 1965–70
Also called slugging percentage.
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