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Old Fri May 13, 2016, 01:04pm
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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 ?

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Old Fri May 13, 2016, 01:31pm
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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.
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Old Fri May 13, 2016, 02:00pm
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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.
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Old Fri May 13, 2016, 04:23pm
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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
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Old Sun May 15, 2016, 09:36pm
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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.
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Old Thu May 19, 2016, 05:51am
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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 ?
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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")
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Old Fri May 20, 2016, 06:54am
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