Baseball puzzler answer

#1

There are at least two other ways that a pitcher could give up an earned run and still only pitch one inning.



As stated, he could hit a batter, who would later score. But he doesn’t have to be removed in that inning. The man he hit could, for example, steal second, go to third on an infield out and score on a sacrifice fly.



Or the man he struck out could reach first because strike three was a wild pitch. Then he could score without a hit in a variety of ways, one of which is listed above.



What the puzzler didn’t say is that the hit batsman and the wild pitch would be reflected in the box score, though not necessarily in the pitching line. Frequently, too, the box score would show that a pitcher faced one batter in the inning in which he was removed.

#2

I suppose it’s good to have a hobby, such as car repair, or baseball. Such stuff is said to keep one young(er).