Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.Henry David Thoreau

About me

My name is David Collins, and I’m the proud founder of the ERA Calculator. Ever since I was a young boy, I’ve loved the game of baseball. I grew up playing Little League, collecting baseball cards, and poring over player stats. As I got older, my passion for baseball only grew stronger.

In high school, I was determined to make the varsity team as a pitcher. I spent hours practicing and studying great hurlers of the past. I was obsessed with pitching stats like ERA and WHIP. When I finally did make the team, I learned firsthand how crucial ERA is for evaluating performance. My coaches would constantly emphasize keeping runs allowed and walks low to maintain a good ERA.

After high school, I continued my baseball career by becoming a certified MLB/MiLB umpire. Officiating local youth games gave me a unique perspective on using ERA statistics. I observed managers leveraging ERA to make critical pitching changes that altered the outcome of games.

My Motivation for the ERA Calculator

Given my lifelong immersion in baseball, I wanted to create resources that could help young players, coaches, and fans understand key statistics like ERA. I was motivated to simplify baseball analytics and make them more accessible.

So I drew upon my technology background and built the easy-to-use ERA Calculator. My goal was to provide an intuitive tool for calculating and grasping this fundamental pitching metric. With expertise cultivated since childhood, I designed the ERA Calculator to enrich people’s enjoyment of baseball through data.

My Plan for the Future

I have plenty more ideas for improving the ERA Calculator by adding more educational content and features. My vision is to build a suite of tools that make baseball statistics fun and easy to use. Numbers have always enhanced my love of the game, and I want to share that passion with others. Thank you for using the ERA Calculator and learning more about the great sport of baseball!

Let me know if you have any suggestions for new calculators or features. Play ball!