Shutouts is a statistic in baseball which measures the total number of games in which a team wins the game without allowing their opponent to score a run.
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Team shutouts are accomplished when a pitching staff does not allow a single run. This can be the result of using just a single pitcher or from using a multitude of pitchers, though it is much more common for a team to use multiple pitchers while achieving a shutout than just a single pitcher). Individual shutouts have become particularly rare within the last 10 to 20 years, though team shutouts are actually up slightly over that same time frame. This is a result of both declining offense in general as well as teams’ increasingly specialized bullpen management tendencies, in which more pitchers are being used in an average game than before.