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Question 1: In ________, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched.
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Question 2: As an extreme example, pitchers for the ________ have historically faced many problems, all damaging to their ERAs.
Todd Helton2007 Colorado Rockies season2010 Colorado Rockies seasonColorado Rockies

Question 3: The National League first kept official earned run average statistics in 1912 (the statistic was called Heydler's Statistic for a while, after then-NL secretary John Heydler), with the ________ following suit afterward.
Major League BaseballBaseball awardsAmerican LeagueBaseball

Question 4: (He is likely recorded with a ________ in this situation.) Starting pitchers operate under the same rules but are almost never called upon to start pitching with runners already on base.
No-hitterGrand slam (baseball)Save (baseball)Perfect game

Question 5: The active player with the lowest career ERA (among those with more than 1,000 innings pitched) is ________, with an ERA of 2.29 through the 2008 season.
Mariano RiveraNew York YankeesAlex RodriguezDerek Jeter

Question 6: Win–loss record • Pitchers of record • Save • Hold • Earned run • ERA • Complete game • Shutout • ________ • Perfect game • Wild pitch • Passed ball • Strikeout • WHIP
Grand slam (baseball)Earned run averageNo-hitterHome run

Question 7: In modern baseball, ________ uses several defense independent pitching statistics including a Defense-Independent ERA in an attempt to measure a pitcher's ability regardless of factors outside his control.
SabermetricsBaseball statisticsBill JamesBaseball Prospectus

Question 8: As with ________, the definition of a "good" ERA varies from year to year.
Batting averageHome runOn-base percentageGrand slam (baseball)

Question 9: Run • ________ • Caught stealing
Bunt (baseball)StrikeoutStolen baseHome run

Question 10: The advent of the ________ rule in the American League in 1973 made the pitching environment significantly different.
Batting order (baseball)Walk-off home runDesignated hitterCleanup hitter







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