18 Apr '13 08:00>
Why don't the fielders in baseball, aside from the backstop, play without gloves like cricket players do?
Originally posted by stellspalfieA batting average of .487 means they get a hit about 48.7% of the time. It would also be an all time record.
ive got a few baseball questions ive always wondered about.
are players picked on their ability to bat and pitch and then double up as fielders and catchers? or are some people pure fielders and catchers?
when the stats say batting average .487 (or something similar) what is that a calculation of?
Originally posted by FMFive just looked it up, it would make my imaginary player the best ever. the best modern day players seem to hit around 30-35%, i wonder what the average strike rate is in cricket?
If the batting average is .487 or something similar then I think the calculation will one of many, many millions of dollars a year.
Originally posted by FMFPutting it simply, more fielding in baseball and the need for quick throws and catches between other fielders. Runs are at a premium and pitchers in baseball will more often pitch to induce contact and generate outs via fielding. As opposed to a run out in cricket you have a groundout in baseball which you can picture as another fielder instead of the stumps. An infielder who fields a ball in play has to throw it as hard and as fast as he can to another infielder at another base before the baserunner reaches him. You can imagine the effect this type of play would have on a bare hand. With the enhanced emphasis on fielding in baseball, a glove is necessary to prevent injury. An infielder who attempted to play an entire 2-3 hour game without a glove would probably have no hand left.
While pitching and batting present a kind of raw, pure sporting challenge ~~ throw this ball over THERE at that guy - hit that BALL as far as you can or in a certain place with this stick of wood run as FAST as you can from here to there ~~ fielding is robbed of its raw, pure sporting skill aspect by giving them a large, shaped, webbed leather protection that ma ...[text shortened]... makes the action of catching contrived or unnatural by necessitating the use of a certain hand.
Originally posted by stellspalfieA batter is out if he:
ah, i see. so 1 is equal to 100%. what do they consider a hit?
Originally posted by stellspalfieEngland captain Alistair Cook scores on average about 47 runs off every 100 balls he faces [in Tests]. Matt Prior the Wicketkeeper scores about 63. Australia's Michael Clarke - possibly the best batsman in the world at this moment - scores around 56. In the shortest form of the game (T20) West Indies' Chris Gayle has a strike rate of 144 runs off every 100 balls faced.
ive just looked it up, it would make my imaginary player the best ever. the best modern day players seem to hit around 30-35%, i wonder what the average strike rate is in cricket?