Definition of complete game in English:

complete game


  • A game in which one pitcher pitches all innings without relief.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘He led the Dodgers in complete games, innings pitched, victories, and ERA.’
    • ‘Bert led the league that season in innings pitched, complete games, shutouts, and strikeouts.’