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March 26, 2012
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March 26, 2012

The Number

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11.99

Plate appearances per walk by A's hitters in 2011, sixth best in the AL but the franchise's worst since 1985. The lack of freebies wasn't due to a lack of patience. Oakland ranked first in the majors in percentage of pitches taken (57.5%) and lowest in percentage of pitches swung at and missed (18.3%).

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