Whether by batting average, earned run average or wins and losses, baseball's numbers tell us who's hot and who's not. 

He won 21 and lost nine in that sensational 1968 season, while leading the league with an earned run average of 1.60 and in shutouts with nine. 

Pitching categories are wins, saves, earned run average and a complicated ratio measuring strikeouts as opposed to hits, which I can never get straight. 

In Pac12 statistics, Keudell ranks first in runners picked off, third in wins and fourth in both earned run average and innings pitched. 

So far in '07, Beckett's walks are down some, his home runs allowed are down a lot and so is his earned run average. 

Although he generally does quite well, many technical terms are unexplained, including marginal revenue and marginal cost, slugging average, and earned run average. 

Foster compiled an earned run average of just over 1, walked only 12 batters all season and struck out 52 to earn the selection of Hometeam Magazine Player of the Year. 
