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No. On-base percentage is calculated by adding hits, walks and hit-by-pitches and dividing that number by the sum of all at-bats, walks, hit-by-pitches and sacrifice flies. (Source:

A fielder's choice does not improve a player's batting average, and neither does an error.


Actually an error counts towards your on base percentage, just not your average. Does a fielder's choice count towards your obp.

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No. Reaching base via catcher's interference does not result in an official plate appearance nor a time on base when calculating on base percentage.

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