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Definition 1: (baseball) a measure of a pitcher's effectiveness; calculated as the average number of earned runs allowed by the pitcher for every nine innings pitched - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for earned run average in the sense of this definition

(earned run average is a kind of ...) a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated

"the schools comply with federal standards" "they set the measure for all subsequent work"

(earned run average belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

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