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. As of the 2020 season, five mound visits are permitted per team, per game.
The original baseball numbers were based on the lineup. The starting players would be numbered 1-8, based on their spot in the order. The backup catcher would be number 9, and the pitchers would wear 10-14 (but not 13, as that is superstitious).
Baseball Scoreboards Are Read From Left To Right
To read the baseball scoreboard on TV, simply start at the left-most column and work your way to the right. The numerals in each column will increase as you move from left to right.
Baseball Glossary
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A hit occurs when a batter strikes the baseball into fair territory and reaches base without doing so via an error or a fielder’s choice.
The Fielding positions are numbered. F1 - Pitcher. F2 - Catcher. F3 - 1st Base. F4 - 2nd Base.
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.
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.
Avg.: Divide the number of hits by the number of at-bats to compute Avg., which is the player’s the batting average. ERA: Earned-run average, or ERA represents a pitcher’s overall effectiveness per 9 innings. To find an ERA, divide the pitcher’s earned runs by his innings pitched, and multiply the quotient by 9.
Each team competes in the American or National League in one of three divisions – East, West or Central. In addition to its win-loss record and winning percentage, the standings indicate how many regular-season games a team needs to win to secure one of the eight slots available for postseason play.
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 printed score of a game (such as baseball) giving the names and positions of the players and a record of the play arranged in tabular form broadly : total count : summary.
Pitches per inning pitched is a tool used to evaluate how efficient a pitcher is at getting his outs – or how many pitches he typically needs to use to do his job. Calculating the number is easy enough. It’s found by dividing a pitcher’s total number of pitches thrown by his total number of innings pitched.
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.
E.T - Throwing Error. E.F - Fly Error. e. - Extra base catching error. e.T - Extra base throwing error.
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.
Double (2B)
A batter is credited with a double when he hits the ball into play and reaches second base without the help of an intervening error or attempt to put out another baserunner. Doubles are typically hit either into a gap, down the lines or off the outfield wall.
Baseball Glossary
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FA = fastball. FF = four-seam fastball. FT = two-seam fastball.
If the next batter hits a ball to the center fielder who catches it on the fly for the second out, it would be noted as F8, with F for flyout and 8 for the center fielder. (In some systems, the letter ‘F’ is reserved for foul outs.
If the hitter grounds out to shortstop, for example, write in “6-3,” which shows the shortstop threw him out at first base. If the hitter flies out to left field, write a “7.”
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.
An intentional walk (aka intentional base on balls or IBB) is a walk issued when a pitcher deliberately throws completely unhittable pitches in order to have the batter advance to first base.
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.