from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. foreign body
  • abbr. freight bill
  • abbr. fullback

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • fullback
  • firebase
  • Facebook
  • fighter-bomber (prefix)

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An abbreviation of Fellow of the Botanical Society.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • I always prefer to start with rate stats on a per-PA basis, so the five inputs I chose are K%, BB%, HBP%, GB/FB, and IF/FB%.

    Beyond the Box Score

  • His GB/FB data, LD%, GB%, and FB% have been unchanged in

    Minor League Ball

  • If you look at the fb statistics for the people named in the article below you'll see that all had a massive spike in their fans at around the same date, April 8 or so around the same time they were suggested to users by FB.

    Telegraph Blogs

  • His success can be attributed to an increase in his GB/FB ratio from 0.76 to 0.89, and lowering his HR/FB% from 8. 90% to 2. 6%.


  • Franklin's career GB/FB ratio is 0.64 and his HR/FB% is 8. 3%, so he may regress to his major league averages in 2010, so don't draft him too early or spend too much on him.


  • GB%, FB%, LD%, GB/FB, HR/FB, IFF%: Ground ball percentage, flyball percentage, line drive percentage, percentage of flyballs that go for home runs, and infield fly (or popup) percentage.

    Where Have You Gone Andy Van Slyke? - A Pittsburgh Pirates blog

  • | YEAR | AGE | TEAM | AB | HR | tHR | HR / FB | tHR / FB | nHR / FB | OF FB\% |

    The Hardball Times

  • 10.09 GB/FB ratio when he pulls the ball, which is the result of that even crazier 7. 6% FB% on balls to right field.

    Comments for FanGraphs Baseball

  • January 8th, 2008 at 10: 11 am PST while I agree with Mike that fb was correct in halting Scoble’s account for clearly violated the terms of use – i’m stoked to hear the FB is joining this group.

    Facebook, Google And Plaxo Join The DataPortability Workgroup

  • Randy Johnson's 3.79 xFIP* (a metric that analyzes a pitcher's defense-neutral pitching ability based on strikeouts, walks and xHR's [adjusted to a league average HR/FB ratio based on a pitcher's FB%) last season paints a much more optimistic picture of what Randy Johnson is still capable of than his ERA.

    Comments for FanGraphs Baseball


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  • "An abbreviation of Fellow of the Botanical Society."

    --Century Dictionary

    April 5, 2011