Sam Miller/ESPN. It’s the Runs/Hits/Errors box, which we’ll refer to going forward as The R/H/E. The R/H/E appears on every major league scoreboard, above every box score of every game on Baseball Reference, on every television graphic going into and coming out of every commercial break.

## How do you mark a baseball scorecard?

Quick interjection: we mark balls and strikes in the bottom left hand corner of the box, balls on the left, strikes on the right. You don’t have to be sequential, you can just mark “x” for each strike/ball.

## How do you say the score of a baseball game?

I took sports journalism in college and the proper way to report a sports score is to give the larger number first. You can say “Green Bay beat New Orleans 36-33” or “New Orleans lost to Green Bay 36-33”.

## What do the numbers mean on the outfield scoreboard?

They are the numbers of the pitchers currently in the game. Washington-Philadelphia. Doug Fister (58) – Cole Hamels (35) 59. border_hopperjuan • 7 yr.

## What is an H in baseball?

A hit occurs when a batter strikes the baseball into fair territory and reaches base without doing so via an error or a fielder’s choice.

## What does TB mean in baseball?

Definition. Total bases refer to the number of bases gained by a batter through his hits. A batter records one total base for a single, two total bases for a double, three total bases for a triple and four total bases for a home run.

## What are baseball position numbers?

Each position conventionally has an associated number, for use in scorekeeping by the official scorer: 1 (pitcher), 2 (catcher), 3 (first baseman), 4 (second baseman), 5 (third baseman), 6 (shortstop), 7 (left fielder) 8 (center fielder), and 9 (right fielder).

## What are the abbreviations for baseball stats?

Batting Abbreviations

• 1B or S – Singles.
• 2B – Doubles.
• 3B – Triples.
• AB – At Bats.
• AB/HR – At Bats per Home Run.
• AO – Fly Outs (Air)
• BA or AVG – Batting average.
• BB – Bases on Balls (Walks)

## What does a backwards K mean in baseball?

In the scorebook, a strikeout is denoted by the letter K. A third-strike call on which the batter doesn’t swing is denoted with a backward K.

## How do you read a game score?

For sports scores, ‘two two’ (or any other numbers), with equal emphasis on both words, is the clearest way. Sometimes the kind of point or goal is mentioned, and then you’d say ‘two goals/points to two’, needing ‘to’.

## How do you read baseball pitching stats?

A pitcher’s ERA is calculated by the number of earned runs they’ve allowed (ER), divided by the number of innings pitched (IP) multiplied by 9 (the traditional inning length of a game).

## What does 1b mean in baseball?

Definition. A single occurs when a batter hits the ball and reaches first base without the help of an intervening error or attempt to put out another baserunner. Singles are the most common type of hit in baseball, and they occur in many varieties. If a batter beats out a bunt or an infield dribbler — it’s a single.

## What is an E5 in baseball?

Scoresheet Errors

“E” after the main symbol means there was a throwing error – all baserunners moves up one base. “E1, E2, E3, E4, E5, or E6” means that fielder made an error on a hit ball – the batter gets to first and all baserunners move up one base.

## What does 2B mean in baseball?

Double (2B)

A batter is credited with a double when he hits the ball into play and reaches second base without the help of an intervening error or attempt to put out another baserunner. Doubles are typically hit either into a gap, down the lines or off the outfield wall.

## What is an R in baseball?

Run (R) Runs Batted In (RBI)

## What does E stand for in baseball?

Fielding Abbreviations

A Assists
CS Caught Stealing
DER Defensive Efficiency Rating
DP Double Plays
E Errors

## What does BB mean in baseball?

A walk (or base on balls) occurs when a pitcher throws four pitches out of the strike zone, none of which are swung at by the hitter. After refraining from swinging at four pitches out of the zone, the batter is awarded first base. In the scorebook, a walk is denoted by the letters BB.

## What does G stand for in baseball?

G – Games played: The number of games the player has appeared in during the current MLB season. AB – At bats: The number of times the player has been at bat, defined as plate appearances minus sacrifices, walks, and Hit by Pitches.

## What does 3b mean in baseball?

Definition. Often called “the most exciting play in baseball,” a triple occurs when a batter hits the ball into play and reaches third base without the help of an intervening error or attempt to put out another baserunner.

## What does RBI mean in baseball?

Runs Batted In (RBI) | Glossary | MLB.com.

## What does 643 mean in baseball?

The 6-4-3 double play is a very common type of double play where the shortstop (6) fields the ball, throws the ball to the second baseman (4) to get the force out at second, and the second baseman makes a throw to the first baseman (3) to get the batter out at first.

## What is the best baseball number?

24 – Willie Mays

24 has to be the greatest number in baseball history. You can’t not have Mays as the top choice, but the greatest leadoff man ever was our honorable mention, and Ken Griffey Jr.

## What is a 543 double play?

3-4-3 double play

The first baseman (3) fields a batted ball and throws to the second baseman (4) to force out a runner at second. The second baseman then throws back to the first baseman to force out the batter.

## How do you read baseball cards?

Part 1 – How to read the back of a Baseball Card – Pitcher Card

## What are good baseball stats?

300 or higher is considered very good in the Major Leagues. For the batting average, it doesn’t matter if a hit is a single or a home run, it still just counts as a single hit. The record for the highest career batting average is held by Ty Cobb with a . 367 career batting average.

## What do baseball batting stats mean?

Batting Average (AVG or BA)

Batting average (BA) is calculated by taking a player’s total hits and dividing them by the number of at bats. For example, a . 300 average would indicate that a player collected a hit three out of every 10 at bats.

## Why are strikeouts called KS?

A “K” is used to refer to a strikeout in baseball because the letter “S” was already used to score a sacrifice. So Henry Chadwick, the inventor of the box score, began using the letter “K” in the 1860s because it is the last letter of “struck”, which was the common term for a strikeout at the time.

## What does F8 mean in baseball?

If the next batter hits a ball to the center fielder who catches it on the fly for the second out, it would be noted as F8, with F for flyout and 8 for the center fielder. (In some systems, the letter ‘F’ is reserved for foul outs.

## What does BF mean in baseball?

Definition. Batters faced is simply a count of the number of total plate appearances against a certain pitcher or team. In a perfect game — with 27 outs — a pitcher will record 27 batters faced. Batters faced can often be used as a reference for in-game strategy.