Check out this box score from last night’s Red Sox game.
We (still a Red Sox fan) just picked up a pitcher from the Cubs, Mike Remlinger. When you go to a new team in the middle of the season, your stats start over (not a bad deal for Remlinger since he was boasting an ERA of 4.91.) Note the INF beside his name in the Season ERA (earned runs average) column. It stands for “Infinity.” Since ERA is calculated by dividing runs given up by innings pitched, this rare mathematical calculation occurrs when a pitcher with no previous record gives up a run without getting an out. Gotta be the most embarrasing stat a pitcher ever sees.
The Sox won anyway.