# slugging percentage

slug·ging percentageBaseball a number expressing a player's average effectiveness in making extra-base hits, calculated by dividing the total number of bases (from all singles, doubles, triples, and home runs) by the number of official at bats

also slugging average

## slugging percentage

noun

*Baseball*

A player's total number of bases reached on hits divided by official at bats, expressed to three decimal places and used as a measure of batting power. Also called

*slugging average*.