Meaning of fielding average

field'ing av"erage

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— Baseball. Baseball.
  1. a measure of the fielding ability of a player, obtained by dividing the number of put-outs and assists by the number of put-outs, assists, and errors and carrying out the result to three decimal places. A player with ten errors in 600 chances has a fielding average of .984.
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