In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the average of earned runs allowed by a pitcher per nine innings pitched (i.e. the traditional length of a game). It is determined by dividing the number of earned runs allowed by the number of innings pitched and multiplying by nine. Thus, a lower ERA is better.
The lowest single-season ERA in league history was posted by Tim Keefe, whose 0.86 ERA in 105 innings pitched for the National League’s Troy Trojans in 1880 led his closest competitor by . 52 runs. In the American League, Dutch Leonard’s 0.96 ERA is a single-season record.
Ed Walsh+Career Leaders & Records for Earned Run Average
|Rank||Player (yrs, age)||Earned Run Average|
|1.||Ed Walsh+ (14)||1.816|
|2.||Addie Joss+ (9)||1.887|
|3.||Jim Devlin (5)||1.896|
|4.||Jack Pfiester (8)||2.024|
J. VerlanderHOUMLB Stat Leaders 2022
|EARNED RUN AVERAGE||ERA|
|1 J. VerlanderHOU||1.82|
|2 D. CeaseCHW||2.06|
|3 J. UriasLAD||2.25|
|4 A. ManoahTOR||2.31|
WHIP reflects a pitcher’s propensity for allowing batters to reach base, therefore a lower WHIP indicates better performance. While earned run average (ERA) measures the runs a pitcher gives up, WHIP more directly measures a pitcher’s effectiveness against batters.
A pitcher cannot receive a save and a win in the same game. A relief pitcher recording a save must preserve his team’s lead while doing one of the following: Enter the game with a lead of no more than three runs and pitch at least one inning.
The formula for finding ERA is: 9 x earned runs / innings pitched. If a pitcher exits a game with runners on base, any earned runs scored by those runners will count against him. ERA should be an ideal evaluation of pitchers.
Financial Hardship or Unemployment: ERA1 applicants must qualify for unemployment benefits or attest in writing that they have experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship due, directly or indirectly, to the pandemic.
Rube BresslerThe 10 worst ERAs of all time
A pitcher may change to another position only once during the same inning in NFHS and pro, but only once per game in NCAA (NFHS 3-1-2; NCAA 5-5b, NCAA 9-4e; OBR 5.10d Comment 1).
Completely unofficial and no record books have ever been kept. The following pitchers had no problem with their pitch count, at least for one inning, as they started the inning, threw exactly three pitches and recorded three outs.
Outfielder Ty Cobb, whose career ended in 1928, has the highest batting average in Major League Baseball (MLB) history. He batted . 366 over 24 seasons, mostly with the Detroit Tigers.
The name “live-ball era” comes from the dramatic rise in offensive statistics, a direct result of a series of rule changes (introduced in 1920) that were colloquially said to have made the ball more “lively”. The live-ball era was the era in which baseball regained relevance and exploded in popularity.
40 K’s, 0 walks by Burnes has no precedent
Forty strikeouts and counting. No walks. And a couple of Major League records for Corbin Burnes.
H/9 represents the average number of hits a pitcher allows per nine innings pitched. It is determined by dividing a pitcher’s hits allowed by his innings pitched and multiplying that by nine. It’s a very useful tool for evaluating pitchers, whose goal is to prevent runs, which are usually scored by hits.
A hold is an unofficial statistic that measures the effectiveness of middle relievers. A hold is granted to a relief pitcher who enters a game with his team in the lead in a save situation, and hands over that lead to another reliever without the score having been tied in the interim.
Definition. Slugging percentage represents the total number of bases a player records per at-bat. Unlike on-base percentage, slugging percentage deals only with hits and does not include walks and hit-by-pitches in its equation. Slugging percentage differs from batting average in that all hits are not valued equally.
Definition. OPS adds on-base percentage and slugging percentage to get one number that unites the two. It’s meant to combine how well a hitter can reach base, with how well he can hit for average and for power.
Gus Weyhing (277) holds the dubious record for most hit batsmen in a career. Chick Fraser (219), Pink Hawley (210), and Walter Johnson (205) are the only other pitchers to hit 200 or more batters in their careers.
Can pitchers still hit? MLB is implementing a “Shohei Ohtani Rule,” which will allow pitchers to hit in the order. However, they’re given a separate designation as a designated hitter. This means, in the Angels superstar’s case, once he’s pulled from the game he can continue batting under the DH designation.
Strikeout to walk ratio (K/BB): You can’t simply look at strikeout-to-walk ratio and make firm judgments about a pitcher. But as supporting evidence goes, it’s one of the most useful “eyeball” stats out there.