Baseball scoreboards are read from left to right, with the name of the teams listed to the far left. Numbers one through nine indicates each inning and the numbers below show how many runs were scored in each inning. R, H, and E show how many runs, hits, and errors occurred during the entire game.
|BB||Bases on Balls (Walks)|
BA - Batting average (also abbreviated AVG) - hits divided by at bats. BB - Base on balls (also called a “walk”) - times receiving four balls and advancing to first base. BB/K - Walk-to-strikeout ratio - number of base on balls divided by number of strikeouts. XBH - Extra base hits - doubles plus triples plus home runs.
As a whole, “6+4+3=2” is baseball slang for saying that a double play occurred. In this type of double play, the shortstop fields the ball, throws the ball to the second baseman for the first out, who then throws the ball to the first baseman for the second out.
This refers to when a team sends three batters to the plate in the inning and all three end up getting called out.
Baseball fans use WS to refer to the “World Series.” This acronym refers to the MLB championship series that pits the AL (American League) champion against the NL (National League) champion.
Definition. A single occurs when a batter hits the ball and reaches first base without the help of an intervening error or attempt to put out another baserunner. Singles are the most common type of hit in baseball, and they occur in many varieties. If a batter beats out a bunt or an infield dribbler – it’s a single.
A flyout to left field would listed as F7. A lineout to center field might be L8, or F8 with a straight line above the F and the 8 to indicate a line drive.
The Fielding positions are numbered. F1 - Pitcher. F2 - Catcher. F3 - 1st Base. F4 - 2nd Base.
White crown on blue: NL League leader. white R on green: Rookie. white snowflake on blue: Cold player. red plus on white: Injured.
The Colorado Rockies are an American professional baseball team based in Denver. The Rockies compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) West division.
Definition. A changeup is one of the slowest pitches thrown in baseball, and it is predicated on deception. The changeup is a common off-speed pitch, and almost every starting pitcher owns a changeup as part of his arsenal.
MVR, or Mound Visits Remaining, is not a statistic but simply a counting measure showing how many mound visits a team can legally take during the remainder of a game under Major League Baseball rules instituted in 2018.
They show in-game parameters such as errors or runners left on base (LOB) for each team. Recently, people started adding a new column called MVR and it confused some viewers.
How much do umpires make in the MLB? In Major League Baseball, professional umpires just starting to work pro-level games begin with a salary around $120,000 per year, according to the Major League Baseball association. Senior umpires with more experience can earn upwards of $350,000 per year.
An illegal pitch may be quick pitch (i.e. a pitch made before the batter is properly set in the batter’s box), a pitch made while the pitcher is not in contact with the pitching rubber, or one in which he takes an extra step while making his delivery.
In baseball, a utility player is a player who typically does not have the offensive abilities to justify a regular starting role on the team but is capable of playing more than one defensive position.
Definition. A triple play occurs when the defending team records three outs on a single defensive play. Triple plays are rare for several reasons. First off, they can occur only when the batting team has at least two men on base with nobody out.
A pitcher’s ERA is calculated by the number of earned runs they’ve allowed (ER), divided by the number of innings pitched (IP) multiplied by 9 (the traditional inning length of a game).