At bats, abbreviated AB, are the total of hits, outs (except sac hits and flies) and times reached by error. An at bat differs from a plate appearance, which counts every time a batter comes to bat in a game situation, as the number of at bats excludes certain results such as walks, hit by pitch, sacrifice hits, and sacrifice flies. At bats are used to calculate batting average and slugging percentage, while plate appearances are used to calculate on-base percentage.
|All Time Leaders|
|MLB Career||Pete Rose||14,053|
|MLB Season||Jimmy Rollins||716||2007|
|MLB Game||Many Players||11|
|Minor League Career||Ray French||12,174|
|NPB Career||Katsuya Nomura||10,472|
We're Social...for Statheads
Every Sports Reference Social Media Account
Site Last Updated:
Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction?
Subscribe to our Free Email Newsletter
Subscribe to Stathead Baseball: Get your first month FREE
Your All-Access Ticket to the Baseball Reference Database
Do you have a sports website? Or write about sports? We have tools and resources that can help you use sports data. Find out more.