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Baseball Acronyms

Baseball Acronyms and MLB Team Abbreviations

By Loot, MLB Handicapper,

In baseball, statistics are almost of holy proportions. Other sports are certainly wrapped up in stats, but probably not to the extent that baseball is. When a former great baseball player is discussed, it usually only takes seconds before the stats become a focal part of the conversation. The fans of the game also live by these numbers in judgment of players. Whether it be for a season or over the course of an entire career, the fans know the scoop with the numbers. It’s what makes the baseball world go around.

In order to know the stats, you need to know the mind-numbing amount of acronyms involved. Here is a list of them that will help you better understand the wild and wacky world of baseball. We also included abbreviations of all MLB teams as well.


2B: A second baseman or a double.

3B: A third baseman or a triple

A: Assists

AB: At Bats

AL: The American League

ALCS: The American league championship series

ALDS: The American league divisional playoffs.

AO: Fly out.

APP: Appearances

AS: All-star

ATL: The Atlanta Braves

AVG: Batting average

AZ: The Arizona Diamondbacks

BALT: The Baltimore Orioles

BB: Walks

BB/9: Walks per 9 innings.

BF: Batters faced

BK: Balks

BOS: The Boston Red Sox

BS: Blown Saves

C: Catcher

CF: Center-fielder

CHI: The Chicago Cubs or Chicago White Sox

CIN: The Cincinnati Reds

CG: Complete games

CLE: The Cleveland Indians

COL: The Colorado Rockies

CS: Caught stealing

DET: The Detroit Tigers

DP: Double Play

E: Errors

ER: Earned Runs

ERA: Earned Run Average

FPCT: Fielding percentage

G: Games

GF: Games finished

GIDP: Grounded into double plays

GO: Ground Out

GS: Games started

GSH: Grand Slam home runs

H: Hits

HB: Hit batsmen

HBP: Hit by pitch

HOU: The Houston Astros

HR: Home runs

IBB: Intentional walks

INN: Innings

IP: Innings pitched

L: Losses

LF: Left fielder

LIPS: Late-inning pressure situations

LOB: Left on base

K: Strikeout

KC: The Kansas City Royals

LA: The Los Angeles Angels or the Los Angeles Dodgers

LOB: Runners left on base

MIA: The Miami Marlins

MIL: The Milwaukee Brewers

MIN: The Minnesota Twins

NL: The National League.

NLCS: The National League championship series

NLDS: The National League divisional series

NP: Number of pitches

NYM: The New York Mets

NYY: The New York Yankees

OAK: The Oakland A’s

OBP: On base percentage

OPS: On base plus slugging percentage

P: Pitcher

PA: Plate appearances

PB: Passed balls

PH: Pinch Hitter

PHIL: The Philadelphia Phillies

PITT: The Pittsburgh Pirates

PK: Pick offs

PO: Putouts

PR: Pinch runner

QS: Quality starts.

R: Runs

RBI: Runs batted in

RF: Right fielder

RP: Relief pitcher

RS: Run Support

SAC: Sacrifices

SB: Stolen bases

SD: The San Diego Padres

SEA: The Seattle Mariners

SF: Sacrifice flies or the San Francisco Giants

SLG: Slugging percentage

SO: Strikeouts

SP: Starting pitcher

SS: Shortstop

STL: The St. Louis Cardinals

SV: Saves

SVO: Save opportunities

TB: Total bases or the Tampa Bay Rays

TC: Total chances

TEX: The Texas Rangers

TP: Total pitches thrown

TOR: The Toronto Blue Jays

TPA: Total plate appearances

UER: Unearned runs

W: Wins

WAS: The Washington Nationals

WHIP: Walks and hits allowed per innings pitched

WP: Wild pitches

WS: The world series

XBA: Extra base hits allowed

XBH: Extra base hits

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