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9.02 Official Scorer Report

9.02 Official Scorer Report

The official score report prepared by the official scorer shall be in a form prescribed by the league and shall include:

(a) The following records for each batter and runner:

(1)  Number of times batted, except that no time at bat shall be charged when a player

(A)  hits a sacrifice bunt or sacrifice fly;

(B)  is awarded first base on four called balls;

(C)  is hit by a pitched ball; or

(D)  is awarded first base because of interference or obstruction;

(2)  Number of runs scored;

(3)  Number of safe hits;

(4)  Number of runs batted in;

(5)  Two-base hits;

(6)  Three-base hits;

(7)  Home runs;

(8)  Total bases on safe hits;

(9)  Stolen bases;

(10)  Sacrifice bunts;

(11)  Sacrifice flies;

(12)  Total number of bases on balls;

(13)  Separate listing of any intentional bases on balls;

(14)  Number of times hit by a pitched ball;

(15)  Number of times awarded first base for interference or obstruction;

(16)  Strikeouts;

(17)  Number of force double plays and reverse-force double plays grounded into; and

Rule 9.02(a)(17) Comment: The official scorer should not charge a batter with grounding into a double play if the batter-runner is called out due to interference by a preceding runner.

(18)  Number of times caught stealing.

(b) The following records for each fielder:

(1) Number of putouts;
(2) Number of assists;
(3) Number of errors;
(4) Number of double plays participated in;and
(5) Number of triple plays participated in.

(c) The following records for each pitcher:

(1) Number of innings pitched;

Rule 9.02(c)(1) Comment: In computing innings pitched, the official scorer shall count each putout as 1⁄3 of an inning. For example, if a starting pitcher is replaced with one out in the sixth inning, the official scorer shall credit that pitcher with 5 1⁄3 innings. If a starting pitcher is replaced with none out in the sixth inning, the official scorer shall credit that pitcher with 5 innings and make the notation that that pitcher faced _____ batters in the sixth, noting the number of batters faced. If a relief pitcher retires two batters and is replaced, the official scorer shall credit that pitcher with 2⁄3 of an inning pitched. If a relief pitcher enters a game and his team initiates a successful appeal play that results in one out, the officer scorer shall credit such relief pitcher with 1⁄3 of an inning pitched.

(2)  Total number of batters faced;

(3)  Number of batters officially at bat against pitcher, computed according to Rule 9.02(a)(1);

(4)  Number of hits allowed;

(5)  Number of runs allowed;

(6)  Number of earned runs allowed;

(7)  Number of home runs allowed;

(8)  Number of sacrifice hits allowed;

(9)  Number of sacrifice flies allowed;

(10)  Total number of bases on balls allowed;

(11)  Separate listing of any intentional bases on balls allowed;

(12)  Number of batters hit by pitched balls;

(13)  Number of strikeouts;

(14)  Number of wild pitches; and

(15)  Number of balks.

(d) The following additional data:

(1)  Name of the winning pitcher;

(2)  Name of the losing pitcher;

(3)  Names of the starting pitcher and the finishing pitcher for each team; and

(4)  Name of pitcher credited with a save, if any.

(e) Number of passed balls allowed by each catcher.

(f ) Name of players participating in double plays and triple plays.

Rule 9.02(f) Comment: For example, an official scorer would note: “Double Plays—Jones, Roberts and Smith (2). Triple Play—Jones and Smith.”

(g) Number of runners left on base by each team. This total shall include all runners who get on base by any means and who do not score and are not put out. The official scorer shall include in this total a batter-runner whose batted ball results in another runner being retired for the third out.

(h) Names of batters who hit home runs with the bases full.

(i) Number of outs when winning run scored,ifthegamewaswon in the last half-inning.

(j) The score by innings for each team.

(k) Names of umpires, listed in this order: plate umpire, first-base umpire, second-base umpire, third-base umpire, left-field umpire (if any) and right-field umpire (if any).

(l) Time required to play the game, with delays deducted for weather, light failure or technological failure not related to game action.

Rule 9.02(l) Comment: A delay to attend to the injury of a player, manager, coach or umpire shall be counted in computing time of game.

(m) Official attendance, as provided by the home club.