Meaning of RBI In Baseball


RBI stands for “run batted in”, and it is a statistic in baseball that credits a batter for making a play that allows a run to be scored.

In more simple words, any “runs” scored due to a batter making “an action” to help. For instance, if the hitter makes a base hit, allowing a runner to score from third base, then the runner
is credited with the Run, but the hitter is credited with the RBI.

The most common examples of RBIs are run-scoring hits. However, players also receive an RBI for a bases-loaded walk or hit by pitch. Players can earn RBIs when they make outs, as well, provided the “out” results in a run or runs (except, as noted above, in the case of double plays).

RBIs, AVGs and home runs, are the best way to assess hitters.

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