**Method 2**

**Calculating Earned Run Average**

- Gather your information. You will have three numbers to use in your calculation.
- Make the first calculation. For this, divide the number of earned runs by the number of innings played.
- Multiply this number with the total number of innings.
- Test your number.

Also asked, how many innings do you need to qualify for the ERA title?

(Qualifying for the ERA title requires a pitcher to pitch

**one inning**per game played by their team. In most years, that is**162 innings**. From 1901 to 2013, every pitcher who threw at least that many innings managed at least one win.)What is considered an earned run in baseball?

In

**baseball**, an**earned run**is any**run**that was fully enabled by the offensive team's production in the face of competent play from the defensive team. Conversely, an unearned**run**is a**run**that would not have been scored without the aid of an error or a passed ball committed by the defense.How do they count innings pitched?

**Innings pitched**. In baseball,

**innings pitched**(IP) are the number of

**innings**a

**pitcher**has completed, measured by the number of batters and baserunners that are put out while the

**pitcher**is on the

**pitching**mound in a game. One out

**counts**as one-third of an

**inning**, and two outs

**counts**as two-thirds of an

**inning**.