Baseball Statistics

Baseball Statistics

Statistics play an important role in summarizing baseball performance and evaluating players in the sport.

Since the flow of a baseball game has natural breaks to it, and normally players act individually rather than performing in clusters, the sport lends itself to easy record-keeping and statistics. Statistics have been kept for professional baseball since the creation of the National League and American League, now part of Major League Baseball.

Many statistics are also available from outside of Major League Baseball, from leagues such as the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players and the Negro Leagues.

Read more about Baseball Statistics:  Development of Statistics, Use of Statistics, Commonly Used Statistics, MLB Statistical Standards

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