Sam Miller/ESPN. It’s the Runs/Hits/Errors box, which we’ll refer to going forward as The R/H/E. The R/H/E appears on every major league scoreboard, above every box score of every game on Baseball Reference, on every television graphic going into and coming out of every commercial break.
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.
Why is the shortstop #6 and not #5? This was because originally, in the early days of baseball, the shortstop was the fourth outfielder. Later, the shortstop was moved permanently to the infield but his number stuck at #6.
In the USA and GB, the winning team’s score is listed first unless specially stated otherwise. Thus, 15 to 10 is the normal way to report this score. An alternative way is to say something like Team 2 is trailing Team 1, 10-15.
A walk (or base on balls) occurs when a pitcher throws four pitches out of the strike zone, none of which are swung at by the hitter. After refraining from swinging at four pitches out of the zone, the batter is awarded first base. In the scorebook, a walk is denoted by the letters BB.
H: Hits. Number of times a batter reaches first base (not on an error or fielders choice). It is awarded right after touching first base (e.g. a runner thrown out going for a double still records a hit). RBI: Runs Batted In. Number of runs that score as a result of that player’s at bat.
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.
Since the beginning of baseball, one stat has reigned supreme over all others: the batting average. Simply put, the best hitters are always considered to be those who possess the highest.
F means Final, indicating the game is complete.
The Fielding positions are numbered. F1 - Pitcher. F2 - Catcher. F3 - 1st Base. F4 - 2nd Base.
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.
This is one method of a double play where the first baseman (3) fields a ground ball, does not step on first base and throws to the shortstop (6) at second base for the force out. After the shortstop steps on the second base, he then returns the throw to the first baseman (3) to complete the double play at first base.
Basically it means he got one hit in two tries (i.e. one hit and one out, for the two at-bats represented by this phrase).
Lefties are ideal for first base because with their glove on their right hand, it makes it easy for them to turn to the base with their glove facing the field. Right-handed first basemen have to take a few extra steps to turn their bodies, which is a disadvantage for them compared to lefties.
Pitcher is the most difficult position to play in baseball.
Not only does the pitcher have the most important job on the field, which is to get batters out and prevent runs from scoring, but he also has to deal with the immense pressure that accompanies being on the mound.
A catcher and shortstop’s mobility is limited by being left-handed. While a right-handed thrower will naturally be in the position to get the ball where it needs to be, a left-handed thrower’s awkward range of motion and form adds precious milliseconds to a play in a game where every tiny thing counts.
Other combinations start with 1 (pitcher), 3 (first baseman), or (5 third baseman), followed by 6-3 or 4-3 depending on which middle infielder is covering second base on the play. 3-6 (first baseman to shortstop) 3 (first baseman), unassisted. 9-6 (right fielder to shortstop)
So, as an example, a 6 4 3 double play means the shortstop fielded the ball and threw it to the second baseman, who turned the double play by throwing it to first base.
This refers to when a team sends three batters to the plate in the inning and all three end up getting called out.
Each statistic your players accumulate is worth a certain amount of points. For example, a single hit is worth one (1) point, a home run equals four (4) points and a pitching win gives you three (3) points.
The first inning was the highest-scoring inning 85 times, or nearly 87%. Of the 13 seasons where it wasn’t, six happened before World War II – so since 1945, the first inning had been the highest-scoring 91% of the time.