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earned run average

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n earned run average (baseball) a measure of a pitcher's effectiveness; calculated as the average number of earned runs allowed by the pitcher for every nine innings pitched
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Usage

In literature:

In March, 1922, it averaged about $330 per week, and net earnings have run as high as $75 per week.
"Consumers' Cooperative Societies in New York State" by The Consumers' League of New York
That average of yours, Joe, of 1.53 earned runs per game is a hummer.
"Baseball Joe Around the World" by Lester Chadwick
Gross earnings run from about $3,000 to $40,000 per mile with the average $10,460.
"How to Invest Money" by George Garr Henry
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In news:

As a baseball fan, I speak the language of ERA and RBI (earned run average and runs batted in).
Axley posted a 7-1 record and a 2.27 earned-run average while totaling a team-best 52 1/3 innings for the Mustangs.
Tyler Cloyd is 14-1 with a 2.07 earned run average.
Orlando Hernández is 8-0 with a 2.49 earned run average since rejoining the Yankees.
Storey made his MLB debut this past August with Houston and went 0-1 with a 3.86 earned run average in 26 relief appearances.
Nelson Figueroa was 0-3 with a 8.28 earned run average in five starts.
Reliever Josh Lindblom was 2-2 with a 3.05 earned-run average before the Dodgers traded him to the Phillies.
He compiled a 4-4 record and 4.47 earned -run average, making two starts in the International League playoffs The Astros took Talbot in the second round of the 2002 draft, but he was traded to the Rays in 2006 for Aubrey Huff.
0 Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw led the majors in earned-run average for the second consecutive year.
0 Dodgers starter Ted Lilly began the season 5-0 with a 1.79 earned-run average until shoulder problems began derailing him in mid-May.
During his two years at OJC, Quintana started 26 games, compiling a 17-6 record with a 2.36 earned run average.
He was 2-0 with a 5.28 earned-run average in five games with the team.
He went 7-1 with a 3.69 earned-run average.
Sports today is all about statistics—runs batted in and earned run averages, free-throw percentages and three-point scoring, penalty minutes, goals scored, and shots blocked.
Of the 34 Seattle Mariners pitchers who have appeared in a Cactus League game this spring, Hong-Chih Kuo had the 33rd highest earned run average.
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