If you haven’t already read the post on numbers of positions and player position abbreviations, read this other post first.
The next thing you will need to know is the set of abbreviations used in baseball to indicate what happens during an at bat, out, etc.
How Did the Player Get on Base?
This set of abbreviations is intended to capture what action happened to get the player on base during an at bat.
|BB||Base on Balls (also known as Walk)|
|HBP||Hit by Pitch|
How Did the Player Get Called Out?
This set of abbreviations is used when a player gets called out during an at bat.
|F||Foul Fly (Fly Out)|
|K||Strike Out Swinging|
|Backwards K||Strike Out Looking|
|SF||Sacrifice Fly (What’s this? Learn from the MLB).|