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What Is An Official Scorer In Baseball?

Baseball Official Scorers

The official scorer is an official in major league baseball who is responsible for the following:

  • Maintains a list of batters and runners and their actions during the game
  • Maintains a list of fielders and pitchers
  • Records all game data and information including stats
  • Number of passed balls by catchers
  • Double plays and triple plays including the players who were involved
  • Runners on base at the end of each inning
  • Batters and any home runs hit during the game
  • Each team's score during the innings
  • Umpires names who participated in officiating the game
  • Any information relating to rain delays, or other technology performance issues
  • The number of fans in attendance during the game
  • Number of outs when the winning run is scored in the final inning of the game

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