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Re: Professional baseball analysts have concluded that no major league pla [#permalink]
Hi,

The argument tries to confuse us by relating two different statistics.

First, it says that only 40% of the players hits (hitting the ball by the bat) reach base.
Second, it says that % of hits are declining. (i.e. the number of times the player makes contact between the bat and the ball is declining)

Lets boil down to simple math.

Consider that 200 bowls were bowled. ( i am not aware of the terminologies of baseball, so referring to cricket🏏)

Bowls bowled : 200
Bowls hit: 100 (i.e. no of times the player made contact between the bat and the ball)
Bowls hit to base: 40 (40%) (i.e. out of 100 times that the player made contact between bat and the ball, 40 times he hit the
ball to base) (a 4 (boundary) in terms of cricket)

Now the argument goes to say that there is a sharp rise in the number of home runs (i.e. the number of times the ball was hit over the fence (sixer in terms of cricket)

Further the argument also says the number of times the player actually made contact is declining. In our case, initially player was making 50% contact (100 out of 200). Now this percentage is declining. (i.e. 80 times out of 200, 40% only).

But the argument doesn't say that the number of times the player hits the ball to the base is also declining. maybe the player still hits 40% of the times he makes contact to base.

Clearly, option B says this. Option B says that an increase in home runs, that is player hitting the ball over the fence also counts towards the player hitting the ball to base.
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Re: Professional baseball analysts have concluded that no major league pla [#permalink]
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