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Monthly Archives: June 2011
Before Luis Gonzalez hit that heart-stopping 9th-inning Texas leaguer to left center, denying the Yankees a fourth-straight world championship, the Diamondbacks had to dash some dreams. I huddled on the left-field side of Turner Field’s upper deck, trying to stay … Continue reading
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In 2006, I happened to be in Houston for work, and so were the San Francisco Giants. Barry Bonds had 713 career home runs, one away from tying Babe Ruth for No. 2 on the all-time list. I bought seats … Continue reading
On Monday, we chided the College World Series for its Doogie Howser-era automated scorebook. There’s good news: Rob Simms of Creighton University, who posted the picture to Twitter in the first place, points out that there’s a new automated scorebook … Continue reading
A cool shot from behind the scenes at the College World Series: Here’s a look at the electronic scorebook, as kept during a game between Vanderbilt and Florida on Friday. Florida won, eliminating the Commodores, 6-4. And speaking of Commodore … Continue reading
Dale Murphy was just 24 years old when he graced the cover of this 1980 Braves scorebook, but he was already well on his way toward becoming an Atlanta hero. We found this scorecard up for auction at AmericanMemorabilia.com. Murphy, … Continue reading
Mets legend and broadcaster Keith Hernandez showed off his scorekeeping system on-air, featuring color-coded relievers, ink-written substitutes and notations for lefty batters. His colorful scorecard makes players stand out, with highlights of key boxes to call attention to significant plays.
We all know the Philadelphia Phillies rotation is the best in baseball. Is it the best ever? The Wall Street Journal had a fascinating item the other day: The Phillies’ starting rotation has a strikeout-to-walk ratio well above 4.3. This … Continue reading
Is this the best double-simile of all time about keeping score at a baseball game? From Chris Iott, the Tigers beat writer for MLive.com and Booth Newspapers, on Twitter: The top half of my scorebook looks like I balanced my … Continue reading
… alone with your Sunday paper, that is, you may have noticed a profile of Keith Olbermann in The New York Times Magazine this weekend. It includes this passage: A stress fracture in his left foot, which he attributes to … Continue reading