SP: Starting Pitcher; Begins the game as pitcher. MRP: Middle Relief Pitcher; Takes over as pitcher in the middle of the game. LRP: Long Reliever Pitcher; Relieves SP if he has to leave game early. CL/CP: Closer/Closing Pitcher; Comes in for final innings.
Definition. A pitcher receives a win when he is the pitcher of record when his team takes the lead for good – with a couple rare exceptions. First, a starting pitcher must pitch at least five innings (in a traditional game of nine innings or longer) to qualify for the win.
CP stands for a Closing Pitcher or a Closer, who commonly pitches in the last inning.
Why is the shortstop #6 and not #5? This was because originally, in the early days of baseball, the shortstop was the fourth outfielder. Later, the shortstop was moved permanently to the infield but his number stuck at #6.
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.
A pitcher cannot receive a win or a save in a game in which he records a hold. However, more than one relief pitcher can record a hold in a single game.
A pitcher receives a loss when a run that is charged to him proves to be the go-ahead run in the game, giving the opposing team a lead it never gives up. Losses are almost always paired with wins when used to evaluate a pitcher, creating a separate pitching term known as win-loss record.
And what position is CP in baseball? In baseball, CP stands for Closing Pitcher. The CP is a specialized Relief Pitcher who enters the game in the final inning while their team has the lead. Closing Pitchers are generally thought to be the best Relief Pitcher on the team.
F means Final, indicating the game is complete.
Catcher is the hardest position because of the physical toll it takes on the body. The catcher has many physical challenges and must wear protective equipment due to the nature of the position while squatting over a hundred times in a typical game.
Lefties are ideal for first base because with their glove on their right hand, it makes it easy for them to turn to the base with their glove facing the field. Right-handed first basemen have to take a few extra steps to turn their bodies, which is a disadvantage for them compared to lefties.
Based on statistics and the position’s active involvement in the game, it’s believed that right field is the easiest baseball position to play. This is the case because of the number of balls hit to right field compared to other positions on the field.
A catcher and shortstop’s mobility is limited by being left-handed. While a right-handed thrower will naturally be in the position to get the ball where it needs to be, a left-handed thrower’s awkward range of motion and form adds precious milliseconds to a play in a game where every tiny thing counts.
B.J. Ryan, a pitcher, once earned a win without actually throwing a pitch.
On April 23, 1964, Ken Johnson of the Houston Colt . 45s became the first pitcher to throw a nine-inning no-hitter and lose. In fact, he is still the only individual to throw an official (nine-inning) no-hitter and lose.
A pitcher can still receive either a win or a loss (or a no-decision) after recording a blown save, depending on the ensuing results.
When a fielder throws his glove at a batted ball, it is a violation of baseball rule, 5.06(4)(C), the detached equipment rule. There is no penalty if the glove does not make contact with the ball but if the glove makes contact, all runners, including the batter runner are awarded three bases.
Under NFHS rules, if the starting pitcher does not face one batter, he may play another position (if he can re-enter), but cannot pitch (3-1-1 Pen).
Wins and losses are based on the score, not on whether or not the runs are earned or not. If the pitcher’s team loses the game they cannot get a win, even if they gave up fewer earned runs than their team scored.
Captain of the Parish, a (now mainly ceremonial) appointment in the Isle of Man (post-nominal letters CP) Central Powers, a military alliance before and during World War I, led by the German Empire. Certified Paralegal, an American legal qualification.
There are many different types of pitchers, such as the starting pitcher, relief pitcher, middle reliever, lefty specialist, setup man, and the closer.
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture. CP is the most common motor disability in childhood. Cerebral means having to do with the brain. Palsy means weakness or problems with using the muscles.
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.
filthy. A compliment for a pitcher, especially one who specializes in breaking balls with a lot of movement. Also for a particularly impressive breaking ball, especially one thrown for a third strike. Synonymous with “nasty”. Bert Blyleven was an example of a pitcher with an absolutely filthy curveball.