How to Calculate RBI


Whether you follow baseball as a fan or you play baseball, you are likely familiar with the term “runs batted in." RBIs accumulate for baseball players throughout the season as they bat during each game. To earn an RBI, a baseball player must get a hit and another player must score a run during the same play. Calculate RBIs to keep track of player statistics during a baseball season.

Keep track of each time a batter hits the ball into play from each time at bat for each game during the entire season. Add the total RBIs at the end of the season for the seasonal RBI total.

Add runs to a continuous RBI total that runners on base score from each batter’s hit.

Omit any runs from RBI tallies that occur from double plays. A double play occurs when two runners become out during one play. If an error occurs, you may or may not add runs batted in for an RBI tally. Wait for official rule from an umpire to determine if the run would have occurred whether or not the error happened. If an umpire rules the run(s) would have occurred even without the error, add runs to the RBI total. If an umpire rules the run(s) would not have occurred without the error, do not add runs to the RBI total.