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Some components of baseball’s rules are more obvious than others. Earn Runs room one facet that can be a small bit squishy.

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Because of person mistakes, sometimes runs score that probably shouldn’t have. Differentiating in between earned and also unearned runs is baseball’s effort to be fair.

The birth of Baseball’s Earned run Average


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Ed Munson’s official scorebook after ~ a 14-inning Dodger victory.

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All of this adds approximately one thing… make friends with the guy maintaining the scorebook.