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Runs Batted In (RBI)

Definition

A batter is credited with an RBI in most cases where the result of his plate appearance is a run being scored. There are a few exceptions, however. A player does not receive an RBI when the run scores as a result of an error or ground into double play.

The most common examples of RBIs are run-scoring hits. However, players also receive an RBI for a bases-loaded walk or hit by pitch. Players can earn RBIs when they make outs, as well, provided the out results in a run or runs (except, as noted above, in the case of double plays).

Along with home runs and batting average, RBIs are a part of baseball's offensive Triple Crown.

In A Call

"ribby," "ribbies," "runs driven in," "runs knocked in," "runs plated," "ribeye"