Definition of complete game in English:

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complete game

Entry from US English dictionary


A game in which one pitcher pitches all innings without relief.
Example sentences
  • He's one of the game's most durable pitchers, leading the majors in complete games and innings pitched.
  • Phil, who four times led the league in complete games and innings pitched, lost 274 games.
  • The rise of the relief specialist and the switch from a four-man to a five-man rotation are the two biggest factors in this trend, which results in fewer complete games and fewer innings pitched among starters.

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Syllabification: com·plete game

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