Talk:On-base percentage

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I think it's worth noting that intentional outs (sacrifice bunts) are also not included in either the numerator or the denominator of the formula.

From VfD:

This article should be merged with Baseball statistics. - Allyunion 04:52, 27 Aug 2004 (UTC)

  • I agree with you, so Keep article as per your request. You are not asking for a deletion, but for a merge and redirect. There is no need to list here: What to list and not list on VfD. Simply merge them yourself and redirect the page (#REDIRECT: Baseball statistics) yourself. Davodd 05:15, Aug 27, 2004 (UTC)

end moved discussion

I beleive there are several additional uncommon ways to reach base safely that affect OBP such as catcher's interference while in the batters box and possibly fielder's interference in the basepath. Reaching 1st on a strikeout is like reaching on any other error, but I beleive reaching on catcher's interference may count differently with respect to OBP. Unlike an error where the batter would have been out, catcher's interference awards first base to a batter punitively. It is more similar to a HBP than an ordinary error and probably count's towards OBP in the same way.

Also, I forget who has the right of way in the basepath but I think the order is 1. The ball, 2. the runner, 3. the fielder.

Barry Bonds[edit]

Bolded him as an active player because he has not officially filed retirement with the Commissioners' office or MLBPA, and intends to play this season.Bradenkeith (talk) 02:23, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

Steroids Asterisk[edit]

I think all references to Bonds need to be annotated in some way to show that his number were chemically enhanced w/ steroids. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tapered (talkcontribs) 06:25, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Agree. In fact, please show records without Bonds. Recommend showing Bonds' stats in a footnote but restrict tabular record in body of article to exclude Bonds. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:12, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

  • I've reverted the previous editor's deletions of a number of players' records from this and a number of other baseball lists. There is no consensus for such a radical alteration of the statistics, nor should there be, at least unless organized baseball actually decided to alter the record books. --Arxiloxos (talk) 05:27, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

Errors and OBP[edit]

There is something wrong with the OBP with regard to fielding errors. The fielding error counts as an AB, but the runner reached base. Why is it that the OBP penalizing the player by recording the AB but not including the fact that the player is on base? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:04, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

  • This is weird. I thought ROE was included in the numerator of OBP. (talk) 18:42, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Statistical Incinsistency[edit]

The OBP statistics referenced herein do not agree at all with the official OBP statistics at This glaring inconsistency should at the very least be addressed. Ty Cobb, for example, is credited with a .4330 OBP by the referenced list, good for 9th all time. Yet according to, he has a career .424 OBP, good for 7th all time. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:13, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

I see Ty Cobb shown with a career .433 OBP at; see [1]. BRMo (talk) 19:57, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

Baseball assessment comment[edit]

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Has a meaningful amount of good information. Needs references for some of the information presented in the article. Not yet illustrated (although I'm still unsure as to how one would illustrate On-base percentage). I'll work on it some and ask for an outside re-assessment. --SimpleParadox 17:33, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Last edited at 17:33, 1 May 2008 (UTC). Substituted at 14:23, 10 October 2016 (UTC)