Scoring Baseball

Scoring Samples

Seeing is believing and this section was meant to actually show you some sample boxes so you can see how they were scored for a single specific event. The previous section illustrated the numerous abbreviations used on a score card and this is the method in which you would actually put the batters actions onto paper.

Red Barber went on to say, "I've known fellow broadcasters who keep scorebooks as detailed as a researcher's calculations on atomic energy, and I've friends who content themselves with merely marking a large "O" on their score sheet when a batter is retired, and a large "X" if he makes a hit..." - make the method your own but be able to recite or "proof" the game later.

"I remember one game I got five hits and stole five bases, but none of it was written down because they forgot to bring the scorebook to the game that day." - Cool Papa Bell

These are just a few of the basics often seen in similar formats on most every scorekeeper's card. Many variations exist but after a few moments of comparison you should be able to figure out a fellow scorekeeper's system, doing this may also teach you a new way of doing something better and add to the overall enjoyment you are sure to receive from scoring a game.

Scoring A Single Scoring A Single

Scoring A DoubleScoring A Double

Scoring A Triple Scoring A Triple

Scoring A Home RunScoring A Home Run

Scoring A Walk Scoring A Base On Balls

Scoring A StrikeoutScoring A Swinging Strike

Scoring A Called Strikeout Scoring A Called Strikeout

Scoring A Stolen BaseScoring A Stolen Base

Scoring A Sacrifice Scoring A Sacrifice

Scoring A Hit By PitchScoring A Hit By Pitch

Scoring A Fielder's Choice Scoring A Fielder's Choice

Scoring An Error - ShortstopScoring An Error

Scoring Interference Scoring Interference - Catcher



The most popular scorecard design, pictured above, came into its existing format in 1973!

Computer software is now available for those that wish to type in what occurred after handwriting it all the ballpark and having your printer provide you with a "typed" copy of events!

Antique unused scorecards and scored memorable games are highly collectible items and can often be worth large sums of money!

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