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What is era in baseball?

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E.R.A. stands for Earned Run Average. It is the average earned runs scored upon a pitcher per nine innings of work.

It is called Earned because if a fielder makes an error allowing a runner to advance a base and that runner eventually scores, that run will not be charged to the pitcher's E.R.A.

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The lower the era, the better it is.


The ERA in baseball stands for Earned Run Average which is the average amount of runs given up by a pitcher per game. For example a 1.98 ERA is amazing but a 6.10 ERA is terrible. The lower your ERA the better.



Many historians call the period of baseball starting in 1920 the Live Ball Era.


Low ERA is better - Means less Earned runs by a pitcher in Baseball


ERA stands for a pitcher's earned run average.


C.C Sabathia has the lowest era in the history of baseball. In 2009 his first year with the Yankees his era was .53.


I think it was Carlos Zambrano with the Cubs in 2001 it was 15.26 ERA



Innings pitched divided by Earned runs times 9 = pitcher's ERA


the 1930 Philadelphia Phillies had a combined team ERA of 6.71. the team's overall record was 52-102. the 2nd highest team era was by the 1996 Detroit Tigers who had an ERA of 6.38 and a record of 53-109


1989 Era BaseballBaseballs from this era are vary difficult to date to a specific year. The type of baseball could be dated to an era such as lemon peal baseballs, and figure eight baseballs . The size of the baseball would also help in dating. early baseballs from the 1989 era could sell in the $500.-$1,500. price range or more depending on the condition, and the ability to accurately date it to that era. Without any manufacture markings this is a tuff task.


ERA is known as earned run average, a stat used for pitchers. The lower the number, the better he is.



If you are a baseball pitcher, you want a low era. ERA stands for earned run average, meaning how many runs were scored on you. You want low one because no pitcher wants people to score on them.


No, he lived before baseball was invented.


ERA is the abbreviation for Earned Run Average. ERA is calculated on a per-9-inning basis, so if you give up 2 earned runs in 3 innings, then your ERA is 6.00.


buy a cleaning kit from new era


The first real baseball star in the modern era was Frank "Home Run" Baker


In MLB, no ... it is above average. In the 2011 MLB season, the average ERA in the National League was 4.16 and in the American League was 4.43. There have been seasons in MLB where the average ERA was 5+. In the AL, average ERA in 1996 was 5.00 and 1936 was 5.04. In the NL, average ERA was 5.33 in 1893. Those are the only three seasons in MLB where the average ERA was 5+. In other levels of baseball, 5.26 may be pretty good but not in MLB.



it is earned runs per nine innings pitched


I have never heard baseball caps called that but there is a line of baseball caps marketed by New Era that are called '59FIFTY'.


The era in which baseball has become a lot more challenging to teams to win a pennant (world series). I'm not sure but it can also mean the era in which baseball has been more technological, in terms of keeping statistics, comparing players ballclubs. Also, when almost every pitcher throws faster than 90 miles per hours.


A high ERA would be considered bad. In the National League, an ERA of less than 3.50 would be considered very good. In the American League, an ERA of less than 4.00 would be considered very good.



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