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CÚcile Fri May 13, 2016 01:04pm

How do the scores work ?
 
I've just discovered baseball and am still trying to figure the way scores work. Can anyone tell me what the "error" part -if that's what the "e" stands for- refers to ?

Also, do the hits and error impact on the final score or not ?

Thanks in advance

Rich Ives Fri May 13, 2016 01:31pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by CÚcile (Post 987494)
I've just discovered baseball and am still trying to figure the way scores work. Can anyone tell me what the "error" part -if that's what the "e" stands for- refers to ?

Also, do the hits and error impact on the final score or not ?

Thanks in advance

An error is when a fielder should have made a play but made a mistake that caused him to fail at it.

The error (or hit) itself doesn't add or subtract from the score but may have a bearing on whether or not the affected runner is able to score.

bob jenkins Fri May 13, 2016 02:00pm

The only thing that matters to the score is runs -- when a runner touches all four bases in order before three outs are made. (There's more, but if you are just learning, that's enough.) *HOW* the run scores -- hits, errors, other -- does not affect the score.

CÚcile Fri May 13, 2016 04:23pm

Well, I've seen about ten games and know the basics (out & inside homerun, bases, ball, foul, strike...) but it's kinda hard to get it all just from the written rules.


So thank you both :)

Altor Sun May 15, 2016 09:36pm

Making an assumption that you are from an area where football (soccer) is a major sport (aka anywhere but the US)...

Runs are like goals...in the end, they're the only thing that matters. Hits and errors would be like shots on goal or foul counts. They are interesting statistics that might give you some insight to how the game was played, but they really don't mean a thing for scoring purposes.

CÚcile Thu May 19, 2016 05:51am

You're right I'm from France so soccer it is. I get what you mean, thanks. I just got another quick question, what does steal the base mean ?

bob jenkins Thu May 19, 2016 08:11am

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Originally Posted by CÚcile (Post 987723)
You're right I'm from France so soccer it is. I get what you mean, thanks. I just got another quick question, what does steal the base mean ?

a runner advances to the next base during a pitch (without the ball being batted, and without it being a "wild pitch" or a "passed ball")

CÚcile Fri May 20, 2016 06:54am

thanks


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