About Earned Runs
An earned run is run scored by the opposing team that is considered to be a direct result of the pitchers actions. For example a home run would be counted as an earned run since the pitcher would be directly responsible for the hit whereas a player scoring because of a position player's defensive error, or had advanced bases because of a position player's defenisve error allowing them to score later is not an earned run Generally, for Earned Runs, lower is better. (Source)
Shohei Ohtani and Babe Ruth's Earned Runs Per Season Comparison Line Chart
This bar chart compares Shohei Ohtani's and Babe Ruth’s Earned Runs for each season of their Major League careers. The data is displayed by player season number instead of the season year to allow for better comparisons as the players progressed through their careers.
Shohei Ohtani and Babe Ruth's Per Season Earned Runs Box Plot
This chart attempts to draw a comparison between Shohei Ohtani and Babe Ruth by summarizing their Earned Runs for each season they played. The box represents the middle 50% of the data for each player with the line in the box being the median value. The whiskers represent the ranges for the top and bottom 25% of the data. Review the spread and medians to draw your conclusions!
Shohei Ohtani and Babe Ruth's Cumulative Earned Runs by Season
This line chart shows Shohei Ohtani and Babe Ruth's cumulative Earned Runs total by season for both their career. This graph attempts to compare yearly progression for both players to answer questions like who was better or is one tracking with the other.
Shohei Ohtani and Babe Ruth's Earned Runs Comparison Data Table
This table shows Shohei Ohtani and Babe Ruth's Earned Runs statistics by season for their full MLB careers. Included with the raw season stats are the aggregations’ sum, average, minimum, maximum, and median. The data is displayed by season number instead of by calendar year to allow for better comparisons as the players progressed through their careers. Because not all players have the same career lengths, seasons not completed will display "—"