earned run average

noun

Definition of earned run average

: the average number of earned runs per game scored against a pitcher in baseball determined by dividing the total of earned runs scored against him by the total number of innings pitched and multiplying by nine

Examples of earned run average in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a 13-year career spent entirely with the Dodgers, Kershaw has led the National League in wins and strikeouts three times each and earned run average four times – in consecutive years from 2011-14. Dan Schlossberg, Forbes, 14 Sep. 2021 Senior-laden Wildcats batted .329 as a team and finished with a collective 1.08 earned run average. J.c. Carnahan, orlandosentinel.com, 27 May 2021 For pitchers, win-loss record, saves recorded, earned run average, hits allowed, walks given, and more esoteric measures like run expectancy are all available to inform the manager. Nate Bennett, Forbes, 27 Sep. 2021 An eight-time All-Star, Kershaw has a career earned run average of 2.47, best in the majors, and owns an MVP trophy and Gold Glove in addition to three Cy Youngs. Dan Schlossberg, Forbes, 14 Sep. 2021 Bassitt has been having an outstanding season, with a 12-4 record and 3.22 earned run average in a major league-best 25 starts. New York Times, 18 Aug. 2021 The Brewers never had much luck against Hendricks, who entered the game with a 10-6 record and 2.86 earned run average against them in 26 starts, never allowing more than four runs. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12 Aug. 2021 Ohtani has actually ripped 33 homers, the most in the majors, to go with a 4-1 record, a 3.49 earned run average and 87 strikeouts in 67 innings. New York Times, 12 July 2021 By the end of the day, Lyles struck out four, allowed no walks or extra base hits and yanked his season earned run average down from 5.47 to 5.12. Aaron Kasinitz, Dallas News, 27 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of earned run average

1916, in the meaning defined above

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“Earned run average.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earned%20run%20average. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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