In baseball, what does the R, H, and E mean when they show the score?

In baseball, the abbreviations R, H, and E are commonly used to show the score of a game. Here’s what they mean:

  • R: Stands for “run” and refers to the number of times a team has crossed home plate and scored a run during the game.
  • H: Stands for “hit” and refers to the number of times a batter has safely reached base by hitting the ball and not being put out. Hits include singles, doubles, triples, and home runs.
  • E: Stands for “error” and refers to mistakes made by a defensive player that allow the opposing team to reach base or advance further than they should have. Errors can include things like mishandling the ball, throwing errors, and fielding errors.

In a typical baseball scoreline, the number of runs scored by each team is listed first, followed by the number of hits and errors. For example, a scoreline of “7-10-2” would indicate that one team has scored 7 runs, collected 10 hits, and committed 2 errors, while the other team has scored a different number of runs, hits, and errors.