Q: If a pitcher pitches a complete game and gives up 1 run that was unearned is it still a shutout?

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A shutout occurs when one pitcher pitches a complete game without allowing any runs. If another pitcher comes in, neither is awarded a shutout, but the team can be said to have "shutout" the opposing team.

'Shutout' means the team the pitcher was pitching against did not score any runs.

Fifty-eight pitches, Red Barret of the Boston Braves against the Cinncinati Reds in a 2-0 complete game shutout, 1944.

No, only if he completes the game does he get credit for a complete game. He also gets credit for a shutout only if he completes the game without allowing a run, if other pitchers complete the game without allowing any runs, it is a shared shutout which is not an official statistic.

In 1944, Charley "Red" Barrett of the Boston Braves threw only FIFTY-EIGHT pitches during a nine inning complete game. Barrett's Braves shutout the Reds 2 - 0 and the game set major league records for least number of pitches known to have been thrown by a single pitcher in a complete game and shortest game played at night.

At 47 years old, Jamie Moyer became the oldest pitcher to throw a complete game shutout when the Phillies beat the Braves 7-0 on May 7, 2010.

In 1944, Charley "Red" Barrett of the Boston Braves threw only FIFTY-EIGHT pitches during a nine inning complete game. Barrett's Braves shutout the Reds 2 - 0 and the game set major league records for least number of pitches known to have been thrown by a single pitcher in a complete game and shortest game played at night.

Five innings is the minimum for a complete game, so the answer is yes.

In 1944, Charley "Red" Barrett of the Boston Braves threw only FIFTY-EIGHT pitches during a nine inning complete game. Barrett's Braves shutout the Reds 2 - 0 and the game set major league records for least number of pitches known to have been thrown by a single pitcher in a complete game and shortest game played at night.

August 10th 1944 Charlie "Red" Barrett pitching for the Boston Braves threw a complete game 2-0 shutout versus the Cincinnatti Reds with only 58 pitches. He gave up only two hits and no walks. It was also the shortest 9 inning game in the modern era at only 1 hour 15 minutes.

Th oldest player to play for the Yankees was Phil Niekro at age 46 Niekro became the oldest pitcher to pitch a shutout in the major leagues, and became the only pitcher to throw a complete game shutout for his 300th win. [This from a Puerto Rico Yankee fan]

No--allowing one baserunner for any reason (including walks) immediately ends the perfect game. You may be thinking of a shutout (a game without any runs scored). Again, the answer would be no; in the situation you describe the run would be unearned, but would still prevent the pitcher from getting credit for a shutout.

I think it is Satchel Paige.

A shutout.

Pedro Ramos ... Ramos threw a complete game 3 hit shutout as the Twins won 6-0.

Pitch more shutout innings - that is, innings where you don't give up an earned run. ERA is calculated by taking the number of earned runs a pitcher gives up, dividing it by the number of innings he/she pitched, then multiplying the result by nine. So, for example, if a pitcher has six complete innings and gives up two earned runs, their ERA becomes three (2 divided by 6 is 1/3, 1/3 multiplied by nine is 3). This works over the course of a pitcher's career, so if a pitcher gives up six earned runs over six innings in one game, his/her ERA becomes nine. If he/she then pitches a complete game shutout (nine full innings, no earned runs) their ERA drops to 3.6 (as it is now six earned runs from fifteen innings).

Not only has it been done in MLB, but (on occasion), a pitcher has WON both games -- and once the pitcher had a shutout IN BOTH GAMES.

Santana...shut out the Red Sox...

According to Baseball Reference, Maddux and the Braves defeated Dwight Gooden and the Yankees at Yankee Stadium, 2-0, on July 2, 1997. Maddux threw a three hit, complete game shutout with eight strikeouts and no walks. He threw 84 pitches and 61 of them were strikes.

cy young with 749 complete games

Through the 2009 World Series, that was Jack Morris of the 1991 Minnesota Twins who threw a 10 inning shutout against the Atlanta Braves in Game 7.

Jordan Craft of the NCAA D-1 Dallas Baptist Patriots, threw a complete game shut out against Grand Prairie in 2006. Craft threw a complete game shut out, despite giving up 11 walks. There were 7 double plays turned in support by DBU.

If I remember correctly, Jaime Garcia threw 88 pitches in a complete game shutout against the Giants a few years ago, but he may have thrown less in a game where he got beat up and was pulled after 60-70

Yes. In the early days of baseball this was a common thing to have hapen. There was even a pitcher that pitched a double header and won both by shutout. His name was Ed Reulbach.

Brad Ziegler Oakland Athletics 2008 32 innings still going