ERA is based on 9 innings pitched. When you see a pitcher with a 4.94 ERA that means for every 9 innings pitched, he gives up 4.94 earned runs.
Example: A pitcher has pitched 150 innings and given up 60 earned runs.
1) Divide the number of earned runs (60) by the number of innings pitched (150) =0.40.
2) Then take that number (0.4) and multiply it by 9 =3.60.
A pitcher who has pitched 150 innings and given up 60 earned runs has an ERA of 3.60.
The first game in MLB history was May 4, 1871 between the Cleveland Forest Cities and the Fort Wayne Kekiongas. Click on the 'First MLB Game' link on this page to read about the game.
The top 10 2006 salaries for major league baseball players on opening day rosters and disabled lists. Figures were obtained by The Associated Press from management and player sources and include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses and other guaranteed income. For some players, parts of salaries deferred without interest are discounted to reflect present-day values. Top 10 MLB player salaries Player Position Team Salary 1. Alex Rodriguez 3B Yankees $25,680,727 2. Derek Jeter SS Yankees $20,600,000 3. Jason Giambi 1B Yankees $20,428,571 4. Barry Bonds OF Giants $20,000,000 5. Jeff Bagwell 1B Astros $19,369,019 6. Mike Mussina P Yankees $19,000,000 7. Manny Ramirez OF Red Sox $18,279,238 8. Todd Helton 1B Rockies $16,600,000 9. Andy Pettitte P Astros $16,428,416 10. Magglio Ordonez OF Tigers $16,200,000 a rod. homie. Alex Rodriguez was the highest paid player in 2009. His salary was $33 million. In 2010, Alex Rodriguez made $33 million, the highest salary in baseball.
No. There is only set size for the MLB. You would not be able to get away with a bat of a different size. A player usually has about 5 bats that is specifically 'his'. That is why you see players put their bats back into 'cubbies' when they go back to the bench. They are allowed to add their personal preference of pine tar to the bat, which is why they have their own.
By baseball convention the "Modern Era" began in 1900, roughly when the rules and conventions were stabilizing. The American League was founded in that year. It was also the first year where home plate acquired its current pentagon shape. The strike zone was only defined in 1887, and the four ball walk appeared 2 years later. In 1893 the pitcher's mound was moved to its current location of 60 feet, 6 inches from home plate. So until very late in the 19th Century, the games rules were undergoing very significant changes, and Major League Baseball thus does not recognize records and statistics compiled in that era to be comparable to the statistics achieved today. 1900 was determined to be a simple, clean date to separate between baseball's formative years, and the game whose rules have been remarkably stable since then.