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Baseball Abbreviations

Guess what these baseball abbreviations stand for.
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Last updated: January 7, 2019
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First submittedMay 18, 2012
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Acronym
Phrase
H
Hit
E
Error
R
Run
W
Win
L
Loss
K
Strikeout
HR
Home Run
SB
Stolen Base
BB
Base on Balls
Acronym
Phrase
AB
At Bat
CS
Caught Stealing
NL
National League
DH
Designated Hitter
SS
Shortstop
RF
Right Field
TB
Total Bases
CG
Complete Game
PO
Putout
Acronym
Phrase
ERA
Earned Run Average
RBI
Run Batted In
HBP
Hit by Pitch
LOB
Left on Base
OBP
On-base Percentage
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
RHP
Right-handed Pitcher
RISP
Runners in Scoring Position
GDP
Grounded into Double Play
59 Comments
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Level 32
May 18, 2012
walk should be accepted for BB, and how bout baseball acronyms the sabremetric edition; xFIP, BABIP, WAR, UZR etc
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Level ∞
May 20, 2012
Walk will work now. Also, WAR is my new favorite stat!
+15
Level 58
Dec 19, 2013
But what is it good for?
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Level 44
Apr 17, 2014
@Beekash

Absolutely nothing......

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Level 84
Jul 4, 2017
Say it again!
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Level 68
Jun 17, 2019
@Quizmaster I'm with you, bro
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Level 44
Jan 17, 2015
this stuff doesn't mean squat to me at all.
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Level 17
Jun 5, 2013
i thought GDP was gross domestic product
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Level 56
Jan 18, 2014
I got 0
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Level 31
Mar 31, 2014
PO can be pick-off as well
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Level 56
Apr 11, 2014
Or Pop Out
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Level 24
Jun 18, 2015
usually that's just P. Like a pop out to 2nd would be a P4, a pop out to the pitcher would be a P1, etc.
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Level 38
Jul 5, 2014
PO is definitely just putout.
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Level 66
Feb 5, 2019
I believe that a pick-off is supposed to go down as PK in an actual scorebook, but in virtually all box scores -including those on MLB.com- it is designated as "PO". With the broad title of the quiz and no instruction limiting to scorekeeping/scorebook abbreviations, pick off should be accepted.
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Level 65
Feb 12, 2016
What about play-off?
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Level 81
Jun 17, 2019
What about pitchout?
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Level 48
Jul 20, 2020
In response to all the 'what abouts' for PO: while any of those can be an acronym reped by PO, put outs is a statistic that is actually recorded as PO. There are not any statistical compilations that will list pop outs, playoffs, or pitch outs as PO.
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Level 38
Jul 5, 2014
Please don't add any sabermetric stats.
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Level 69
Mar 1, 2015
That seems silly. We shouldn't evolve and make use of the data that is available to us through the use of technology?
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Level 64
May 21, 2018
You don't love wRC+?
+2
Level 68
Jun 17, 2019
That would just be another, more advanced game. Sabermetrics, or rather, the intelligent use of sabermetrics, is the only way baseball can evolve. Baseball prides itself in its ability to confront with its own past, thanks to the insane amount of statistics ammassed since the 1850's. These stats changed and evolved through the years. I mean, strikeouts didn't become official in the NL until 1910. The hate that sabermetrics is taking from the lovers of "good ole simple baseball instincts" is as gross as the blindness of those who think that it can explain everything, from baseball to rocket science.
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Level 51
Jul 27, 2014
I saw DH and looked at Jeter and typed in Designated Hero. I know Derek Jeter is not a DH too, so please don't hate on me.
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Level 47
Jun 4, 2016
But you are a Yankee, which means you are a Yankees fan, which means you should know where he plays
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Level 64
Jan 26, 2018
Should have been a DH. Rodriguez a much better shortstop.
+1
Level 64
May 21, 2018
Should have been. He was a below average shortstop.
+2
Level 28
Mar 24, 2015
Can OBP be modified slightly so that "On base percentage plus slugging percentage" works for OPS? Or "OBP plus slugging" -- I couldn't figure out that I needed to just say "on base plus slugging". Great quiz.
+3
Level 74
Jul 7, 2015
need to add TOOTBLAN
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Level 58
Dec 18, 2023
NOBLETIGER
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Level 47
May 11, 2016
No not the Yankees. Why the Yankees in the picture? Phillies all the way
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Level 44
Jun 6, 2016
How many names can you think of for a home run? http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/103225/different-names-for-a-home-run
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Level 28
Jun 30, 2016
could add WHIP???
+1
Level 68
Dec 20, 2016
Shouldn't "on base percentage plus slugging" be accepted for OPS? I added the "percentage" in and didn't get it.
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Level ∞
Jan 7, 2019
Okay
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Level 75
Jan 30, 2017
I was put out that I didn't know PO.
+3
Level 75
Feb 15, 2017
Can you accept "abomination" for DH?
+2
Level 84
Jul 4, 2017
Amen!
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Level 74
Jul 11, 2023
The "abomination" is everywhere now
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Level 69
May 14, 2017
Where's Grand Slam? (GS)
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Level 77
Jul 5, 2019
I'm pretty sure GS stands for games started.
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Level 64
Jan 26, 2018
How about LOOGY (Lefty One Out Guy)?
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Level 78
Jan 7, 2019
Something wrong somewhere. As a Brit who has never watched a baseball game, I got 1/27 (Home Run) but still got a point.
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Level 20
Jun 8, 2019
That's funny; I got 12 and didn't get any points. Weird.
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Level 88
Jan 9, 2019
I absolutely COULD NOT come up with anything other than Gross Domestic Product for GDP
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Level 53
Dec 20, 2020
If I am not mistaken, and I could very well be, it used to be GiDP.
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Level 57
Jun 8, 2019
The only possible thing I could think of for PO was pitcher only.. this is a very common thing to hear people talk about, especially in lower levels of play such as high school and college.
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Level 70
Jun 8, 2019
TB can also stand for Tampa Bay. We've got NL included for National League. So it's clear that we're not just after in-game statistical abbreviations.
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Level 53
Dec 20, 2020
NLCS is a game.
+2
Level 49
Jun 17, 2019
maybe you could add runners or runner batted in for rbi
+2
Level 57
Jun 17, 2019
Agreed
+2
Level 67
Dec 30, 2021
tru (jk I know nothing about baseball)
+1
Level 71
Mar 21, 2020
For some reason it will not accept abomination for DH. Strange
+1
Level 53
Dec 20, 2020
Now they are trying to push it on the National League.
+1
Level 67
Dec 30, 2021
Lmao for BB I tried Baseball
+2
Level 58
Feb 26, 2022
We need more WHIP!
+3
Level 67
Feb 26, 2022
I thought it was GIDP for some reason...
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Level 58
Dec 18, 2023
it is
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Level 73
Apr 11, 2022
Very nice quiz, my favourite sport in fact, unusual for a guy from England. But it is GIDP on the MLB app and on their TV broadcasts so this one needs to be changed.
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Level 64
Oct 13, 2022
It took me a bit to realize ERA wasn't earned runs allowed
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Level 55
Apr 16, 2024
It's GIDP not GDP