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You Are the Scorer: Number 48


Scenario: A game starts at noon and the last out is made at 16.10. During the game there is a 60-minute delay for rain and a 10-minute delay to adjust the umpire crew after the plate umpire twists an ankle.

As the official scorer, what do you put down as the duration of the game in your report?

A – 3 hours.
B – 3 hours 10 minutes.
C – 4 hours.
D – 4 hours 10 minutes.

Highlight the text below to reveal the answer:

B – 3 hours 10 minutes.

Rule 10.02(l) states:
Time required to play the game, with delays deducted for weather, light failure or technological failure not related to game action.

Rule 10.02(l) Comment states:
A delay to attend to the injury of a player, manager, coach or umpire shall be counted in computing time of game.


2 Responses to “You Are the Scorer: Number 48”

  1. elmussol #

    B is the correct answer, 2h10m is *not* ;-)

    October 2, 2009 at 5:57 pm Reply
  2. Matt Smith #

    You spotted the deliberate mistake! I’ve changed it now.

    October 2, 2009 at 7:27 pm Reply

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