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In player or team statistical context, batted balls that were classified as ground balls.
In team standings context, Games Back. How far this team is behind the team leading the division. The formula is
((Division Leader's Wins - This team's Wins) + (This team's Losses - Division Leader's Losses)) / 2
The Division Leader is the team with the highest team Wins minus team Losses. GB is traditionally expressed as a dash (-) for the division leader and a whole or half number for teams behind that team. For teams lagging the Division Leader, a win or a Division Leader Loss will reduce their GB by half a game.
GB is not recalculated for League or All MLB groupings; it always reflects a team's status relative to the leader of their division.
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