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There are many terms for various statistics in baseball, most of them with abbreviations. Below are a list of abbreviations, their full names, and their meanings, as used in the Pitching tables.

Primary Statistics

Gm

Games played by that player in that year (including part games).

ERA

Earned Run Average (calculated by 9*ER/IP )

W

Wins credited to that pitcher

L

Losses credited to that pitcher

Pct.

Winning Percentage (calculated by W/(W+L) )

G

number of Games that pitcher appeared in

GS

number of Games Started by that pitcher

CG

number of Complete Games pitched by that pitcher (start to finish, alone)

SHO

number of Shutouts pitched by that pitcher (did not allow the other team to score a run

Inn

number of Innings pitched by that pitcher (each out recorded is one-third of an inning, creating .3 - one out recorded, and .7 - two outs recorded)

H

number of Hits given up by that pitcher to opposing batters

HR

number of Homeruns given up by that pitcher to opposing batters

BB

number of Base on Balls (or Walks) given up by that pitcher to opposing batters

SO

number of Strikeouts recorded by that pitcher on opposing batters

OBA

Opponent's Batting Average - a measure of how well the opposing batters hit that pitcher (calculated by H/OAB)

Secondary Statistics

Hld

number of Holds credited to that pitcher

GF

number of Games Finished by that pitcher

SV

number of Saves credited to that pitcher

BS

number of Blown Save opportunities charged to that pitcher

SV%

the successful Save Percentage - calculated by SV/(SV+BS)

IR

number of Inherited Runners (runners already on base when that pitcher was brought into the game)

ISP

number of Inherited runners in Scoring Position (runners already on second- and/or thirdbase when that pitcher was brought into the game)

IRS

number of Inherited Runners allowed to Score (runners already on base when that pitcher was brought into the game who eventually scored while that pitcher was on the mound)

IRSc%

Inherited Runners Scoring Percentage - calculated by IRS/IR

R

total number of Runs given up by that pitcher

ER

number of Earned Runs given up by that pitcher (runs that would only have scored had defensive errors not been made)

IBB

number of Intentional Base on Balls (or Intentional Walks)

HBP

number of opponent batters Hit By Pitches

DP

number of Double Plays made by the defense when that pitcher was on the mound

Tertiary Statistics

OAB

number of Opponents' At Bats

DO

number of Doubles (a two-base hit) given up by that pitcher

TR

number of Triples (a three-base hit) given up by that pitcher

XBH

number of Extra Base Hits (hits that were not singles, but doubles, triples and homeruns) given up by that pitcher

OOBP

Opponents' On Base Percentage - (H+ BB + HBP)/(OAB+BB+SF+HBP) (SF and HBP are assumed zero if unavailable)

OSLG

Opponents' Slugging average - (SI + 2*DO + 3*TR + 4*HR)/OAB

OPRO

the opponents' Production - calculated by OOBP+OSLG

WP

number of Wild Pitches made by that pitcher

BK

number of Balks made by that pitcher

WHIP

"Whip" - stands for (Walks+Hits)/Innings Pitched