The Ole Ball Game

How to score error

by Eddie Robinson

Classic Rundown Featuring Jackie Robinson And A Host Of Giants

Classic Rundown Featuring Jackie Robinson And A Host Of Giants

Eddie asked: If there was a clean base hit in the 5-6 gap, but the LF fails to catch it after squaring up.

Batter advanced to 3rd. How do you handle the error?
I put that it was a 1B, which he would have made it to first cleanly, then drew lines to 2nd and 3rd and marked in top left 7E because, LF let it go past him when he should have caught it with ordinary effort. Is this the correct way to handle?

Rick answered: Eddie, thank you for your question.

You are correct in the way you drew it up. There are many ways that scorekeepers use to show what has happened on a given play. Just needs to show what actually occurred on the play, so that, when you go back and total it out, it is easy to see what took place.

The image above must have been a scoring nightmare.

The time it must have taken to get that many defensive players into that rundown, and yet they still had not gotten an out. Would have loved to see it in person.

The picture is worth a thousand words.

Yours in baseball,


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