What Does RBI Mean?

RBI means "Runs Batted In."

"Runs Batted In" (RBI) is a statistic used in baseball and softball. An RBI is credited to a batter when a run scores as a result of their hit, sacrifice fly, or other productive out. For example, if a batter hits a single and a runner on third base scores, the batter is credited with one RBI.

RBIs are often used to evaluate a player's performance and contribution to the team's success.

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meaning of RBI

"Runs Batted In"

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"Runs Batted In" is the most common definition for RBI on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
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Examples of RBI in Sentences

Here are examples of RBI being used in conversations:
  • In yesterday's game, the team's star hitter had 3 hits and 4 RBIs, which helped them win the game 7-4.
  • I may not be a baseball player, but I have a high RBI (Ridiculous Burrito Intake) whenever I hit up my favorite Mexican restaurant.

An Academic Look at RBI

RBI is an initialism abbreviation. It is the type of abbreviation that consists of the first letter of each word in a phrase or name and that is pronounced by saying each letter separately, rather than pronouncing the abbreviation as a word, i.e., "R-B-I." Other examples of initialism abbreviations include "FBI" (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and "CEO" (Chief Executive Officer).

Initialisms differ from acronyms, which are abbreviations that are pronounced as words, rather than by saying each letter separately. For example, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is pronounced as "NA-sa" and UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund) is pronounced as "Yoo-ni-sef".

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