Team plate appearances per game is the number of times a hitter makes a plate appearance. A plate appearances is not to be confused with an at bat, which does not take into account walks, hits batsman, sacrifice flies, or sacrifices.
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The simplest way for a team to accumulate a high number of plate appearances is to simply make as few outs as possible, which can of course can be primarily accomplished by accumulating either a high number of walks or hits, or some combination of the two. There is an extremely high correlation between team plate appearances per game and overall team on-base percentage.