earned run
noun Date: 1880 a run in baseball that scores without benefit of an error before the fielding team has had a chance to make the third putout of the inning

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  • earned run — ☆ earned run n. Baseball a run scored against a pitcher that is not the result of a fielding error: cf. UNEARNED RUN …   English World dictionary

  • earned run — earned′ run′ n. spo a run yielded by a baseball pitcher that is not the result of an error or passed ball • Etymology: 1875–80, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Earned run — In baseball, an earned run is any run for which the pitcher is held accountable (i.e., the run scored as a result of normal pitching, and not due to a fielding error or a passed ball). Any runner(s) who tags his base and reaches home plate is… …   Wikipedia

  • earned run — noun a run that was not scored as the result of an error by the other team (Freq. 1) • Ant: ↑unearned run • Hypernyms: ↑run, ↑tally * * * Baseball. a run yielded by a pitcher in which no error by the pitcher or the pitcher s teammates and no… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Earned run — Earn Earn ([ e]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Earned} ([ e]rnd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Earning}.] [AS. earnian; akin to OHG. arn[=o]n to reap, aran harvest, G. ernte, Goth. asans harvest, asneis hireling, AS. esne; cf. Icel. [ o]nn working season, work.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • earned run — Baseball. a run yielded by a pitcher in which no error by the pitcher or the pitcher s teammates and no passed ball by the catcher was involved. [1875 80, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • earned run — noun A run that was recorded without the benefit of an error …   Wiktionary

  • earned run — noun Baseball a run that is not the result of an error or passed ball …   English new terms dictionary

  • Earned run average — (ERA) ist eine Statistik im Baseball, welche angibt, wie viele gegnerische Runs (Punkte) ein Pitcher durchschnittlich in neun Innings zulässt. In die Berechnung gehen aber nicht alle Runs ein, die dieser Pitcher abgegeben hat, sondern nur die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Earned Run Average — (ERA) ist eine Statistik im Baseball, welche angibt, wie viele gegnerische Runs (Punkte) ein Pitcher durchschnittlich in neun Innings zulässt. In die Berechnung gehen aber nicht alle Runs ein, die dieser Pitcher abgegeben hat, sondern nur die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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