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Encyclopedia > Winning percentage

In sports, a winning percentage is the percentage of games or matches a team or individual has won. It is equal to WINS divided by (WINS + LOSSES). Ties may be excluded from the count altogther or counted as half a loss and half a win. Winning percentage is one way to compare the record of two teams; however, another standard method most frequently used in baseball and professional basketball standings is games behind. Baseball is a team sport, in which a fist-sized ball is thrown by a defensive player called a pitcher and hit by an offensive player called a batter with a round, smooth stick called a bat. ... Basketball is very popular in U.S. colleges. ... In sports, the phrase games behind, often abbreviated as GB in tables, is a common way to reflect the gap between a leading team and another team in a sports league, conference, or division. ...

In baseball, pitchers are assessed wins and losses as an individual statistic and thus have their own winning percentage. A pitcher's winning percentage is referred to as a PCT. Baseball is a team sport, in which a fist-sized ball is thrown by a defensive player called a pitcher and hit by an offensive player called a batter with a round, smooth stick called a bat. ... A baseball pitcher delivers the ball to home plate In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitchers mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to either make contact with it or draw a... A statistic (singular) is the result of applying a statistical algorithm to a set of data. ... A baseball pitcher delivers the ball to home plate In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitchers mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to either make contact with it or draw a...

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 Trading Systems With a High Winning Percentage (1220 words) Obviously the higher the winning percentage the less likelihood of stringing together a long series of trades with only occasional winners. If we can design a system that has a low average loss and a high winning percentage we are looking at a system that should be very drawdown resistant. However if we are trading a system with a high winning percentage we have much less need for diversification.
 Win (baseball) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (457 words) In baseball, a pitcher is credited with a win (or "W") when, in a game won by his team, he is the team's pitcher at the time that his team takes a lead that it does not relinquish for the remainder of the game. If his team takes a lead it does not relinquish while that pitcher is in the game, the win is awarded to the relieving pitcher who, in the judgment of the scorer, pitched the most effectively. Winning 25 or more games is now considered one of the highest marks of extreme success and excellence in the sport, on a par with winning 30 or more games a generation or two ago.
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