Bequeathed runners represents the number of runners left on base by a pitcher when that pitcher leaves the game. Any bequeathed runner who scores an earned run after a pitcher has left the game will be counted against that pitcher's ERA.
Along with being a pitching metric, bequeathed runners can be an assessment of a manager's philosophy. Some managers try to avoid bringing their relief pitchers into a game with men on base. As a result, those teams usually have lower bequeathed runners totals.
In A Call
"inherited runners" (for the pitcher who is entering the game)