earned run average
It is determined by dividing the number of earned runs allowed by the number of innings pitched and multiplying by nine.
This number includes all singles, doubles, triples, and home runs. The E on a baseball scoreboard stands for Errors and is the number of errors awarded to the defense during the duration of the game.
A player is awarded a run if he crosses the plate to score his team a run. When tallying runs scored, the way in which a player reached base is not considered. If a player reaches base by an error or a fielder’s choice, as long as he comes around to score, he is still credited with a run.
A hit occurs when a batter strikes the baseball into fair territory and reaches base without doing so via an error or a fielder’s choice. There are four types of hits in baseball: singles, doubles, triples and home runs.
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.
Pitcher. A baseball position that is the player that pitches the ball to the catcher from the mound; often seen on baseball rosters, score cards, and fantasy baseball leagues; can also appear as SP and RP which represent the type of pitcher.
Definition. A “K” is a strikeout.
What Is The Definition Of Bottom Of The Inning? 1. This is a term used to describe the second-half of an inning in baseball or softball. The bottom of an inning is when the home team comes up to bat, after the visiting team has batted in the top half of the inning.
A hold occurs when a relief pitcher enters the game in a save situation and maintains his team’s lead for the next relief pitcher, while recording at least one out.
Basically, L10 is the wins and losses of a team’s last ten games.
WCGB represents “wild card games back,” and it’s determined in the same way as GB, except it’s calculated for all of the remaining teams in each of the AL and the NL. An elimination or magic number also applies to the wild card positions.
Games Back = the Team Differential of the best team minus the Team Differential of each team in the Standings, divided by 2. In other words, Games Back = (Team Differential - Team Differenial ) / 2.
R – Runs: The total number of runs the player has scored as a baserunner (safely reaching home plate). H – Hits: The total number of times a player hits the ball and reaches a base without fielder error or sacrifice.
F means Final, indicating the game is complete.
Batters do not have the option to refuse a hit by pitch. Instead, the umpire rules whether the batter remains at the plate or walks to first.
The scoring symbol “K” was first used in the scoring of an actual game in 1868. One reason the letter “K” was used because “K” was the prominent letter of the word strike. Another reason the letter “K” is used is that it is made with 3 strokes of the pencil, symbolizing the 3 strikes for the strikeout.
The best possible score a player can have for an on-base percentage is 1.000 – this indicates a player gets on base 100% of the time he comes to the plate for a plate appearance (PA). No one does this – a good OBP is somewhere over .
mound. The pitcher’s mound is a raised section in the middle of the diamond where the pitcher stands when throwing the pitch.
A flyout to left field would listed as F7. A lineout to center field might be L8, or F8 with a straight line above the F and the 8 to indicate a line drive.
If the next batter hits a ball to the center fielder who catches it on the fly for the second out, it would be noted as F8, with F for flyout and 8 for the center fielder. (In some systems, the letter ‘F’ is reserved for foul outs.
Why is a balk illegal? The balk rule exists to limit the pitcher’s ability to deceive the batter and any base runners. The balk rule consists of specific actions a pitcher is unable to make and these actions are illegal because they help level the playing field between the pitcher and the offense.