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slugging average

noun, Baseball.
1.
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.
Also called slugging percentage.
Compare batting average.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
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