Baseball Scorekeeping: A Practical Guide to the Rules
Many fans enjoy keeping track of baseball action with easy abbreviations written on simple grids. Serious scorekeeping, however, is more complicated than just jotting down runs, outs, and the final score. Official scorekeeping requires a thorough knowledge of a large body of rules�many of which are confusing, and all of which must be followed carefully to ensure that the s...more
Paperback, 278 pages
Published May 6th 2003 by McFarland
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People casually interested in baseball scorekeeping read Dickson's The Joy of Keeping Score. Those who are serious about keeping score read this. Wirkmaa analyzes each of the official rules. He does a very a very good job at digging deeper. As I recall, there were still some areas that were not covered quite as I thought they should. Even so, this is for the serious scorer. No other work approaches this on the subject.
This is basically what it says it is, a reference book on the rules of baseball score keeping. This is cool to have if one wants to look up rare plays and how to score in addition to the basics. The book also gives in game examples to help with explanations of rules