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You Are the Scorer: Number 22

Scenario: With none out and runners on first and third, the batter hits a ground-ball to the shortstop, who throws it to the second baseman to force the runner out heading towards second. The second baseman has ample time to make a throw to the first baseman for a double-play, but sends the ball well […]

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You Are the Scorer: Number 21

Scenario: With none out and runners on first and third, the batter hits a ground-ball to the shortstop, who throws it to the second baseman to force the runner out heading towards second. The second baseman then makes a good throw to the first baseman that is in time to retire the batter-runner, but the […]

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You Are the Scorer: Number 20

Scenario: A batter comes to the plate five times in the game you are scoring, striking out in the first plate appearance, hitting a double in the second, laying down a successful sacrifice bunt in the third, grounding out in the fourth, and then hitting a sacrifice fly in the fifth. As the official scorer, what on-base […]

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You Are the Scorer: Number 19

Scenario: The first batter of an inning strikes out. The second hits a triple. The third connects for a run-scoring single. The fourth batter strikes out on a pitch in the dirt that rolls away from the catcher, allowing the runner at first to advance to second. You charge a wild pitch to the pitcher for this. […]

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You Are the Scorer: Number 18

Scenario: With a runner on third and no outs, the batter hits a grounder straight to the shortstop. The shortstop looks towards third to hold the runner and then makes a good throw to first but one that is just not in time to get the out. In your opinion, if the shortstop had thrown the […]

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You Are the Scorer: Number 17

Scenario: The first two batters of an inning strike out. The third hits a soft grounder that hops up into the pitcher’s glove. The pitcher has plenty of time to make the out but throws the ball wide of the fielder, allowing the batter-runner to reach first safely. The fourth batter punishes the pitcher for this error […]

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You Are the Scorer: Number 16

Scenario: During a plate appearance, the batter gets injured on a swing and has to be replaced. The replacement batter inherits a full count on entering the game. As the official scorer, you must choose whether the original batter’s statistics or the new batter’s statistics will be affected, based on what the outcome is of the plate appearance. Which of the following is true? A – A […]

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You Are the Scorer: Number 15

Scenario: The first batter of an inning strikes out. The second hits an inside-the-park home run. The third hits a double. The pitcher receives a signal to intentionally walk the fourth batter and, reluctanly, does so. The fifth batter connects for a 2-run triple. The sixth and seventh batters are struck out, which strands the runner at third. As the […]

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You Are the Scorer: Number 14

Scenario: With a runner on third and no outs, the batter hits a grounder straight to the first baseman. In your opinion, the first baseman could easily have run over to the bag in time to force out the batter-runner, but, instead, the fielder throws the ball to the catcher in the hope of getting out the […]

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