Said it was either bizarre or I was missing something.

Just so there's no misunderstanding, no sarcasm was intended in post 67. I think that, based on the mathematical model used, it should be R+RBI not R+RBI-HR.

]]>I never said he should not get a credit for a R and an RBI on a HR.

It is in this calculation of Runs per AB that I was puzzled why a single run is counted twice.

Now, that we have that out of the way. Let's talk about this further. Looking at it from a mathematical standpoint. In the Run/AB calculation a batter gets credit if he gets an RBI. Another batter gets credit if he scored a run generated by that RBI. So if there were no HR's and you added up the AB's for the players it will equal the AB's for the team, but the runs + RBI total WILL be twice the runs actually scored. So sure, give the HR hitter credit for both in the ratio with a solo HR. It's not so bizarre now.

Herb Washington: All he needed was 1 AB to be the all time leader.

]]>If someone hits an RBI triple and scores via error on the same play, would you credit him with only 1 unit of production? I don't get it.

]]>Either I'm missing something or this is just bizarre.

Not only should you divide by PA, after you add the RBI and R, you need to subtract the HR. For example, did he really mean to give the batter credit in this calculation for a run and an RBI on a solo HR. The calculation will favor high HR hitters and those that walk. Does he want to make it AB because he feels most of the runs for a low scorer came from extra base hits and very few from walks or singles? Why not correct for HR? Does he feel they need bonus points for being a HR hitter?

(RBI + R - HR)/PA

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