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earned run

[ urnd ruhn ]

noun

, Baseball.
  1. a run yielded by and charged to a pitcher in which no error, interference, or other misplay by any player was involved. : ER


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Word History and Origins

Origin of earned run1

An Americanism first recorded in 1875–80

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Example Sentences

Means has six straight starts in which he has allowed one earned run or fewer, the Orioles’ longest such streak since Hall of Famer Jim Palmer had eight consecutive outings in 1978.

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