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Baseball Scorekeeping: A Practical Guide to the Rules
Here, Andres Wirkmaa leads the reader through the daunting maze of rules that govern official baseball scorekeeping. Chapters explain and clarify the official scorer's duties, responsibilities and authority; the official scorer's reports; and all the game-to-game details.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published May 1st 2003 by McFarland & Company
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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