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My goal is the creation of a new baseball scorebook design that will fuel making scorekeeping a vital part of the gameday experience. Read more

Auburn, AL Design
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My goal is the creation of a new baseball scorebook design that will fuel making scorekeeping a vital part of the gameday experience.

Auburn, AL Design
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Baseball has always been obsessed with record keeping. The habit of taking score during a baseball game has existed since the beginnings of the sport; in its heyday it was nearly mandatory. Scorekeeping boils down the events on the field in an abstract manner, and there is no universal method. You can look at 10 different scoresheets and find 10 different ways of recording the same information. Scorekeeping is a fascinating art that has died out to all but the most rabid of baseball fans. I want to change that.

I have designed a set of scorebooks that are less cumbersome and more inviting than the soulless spiral bound grids that are sold today. The book is designed for beginners, with lots of spaces to take notes on what you ate, who sang the national anthem, where you sat and what the weather was like. The book is designed to be easy to carry and slick enough to get the attention of your friends, and perhaps ease them into the habit as well. The book will feature stickers(!), and a reference card with some common scorekeeping abbreviations. The corners are rounded and the cover has die cuts for that extra wow factor. Each scorebook has enough sheets to score 20 games.

The goal here is to make scorekeeping fun again, to make it something the average fan can delve into. A spiral bound monster scorebook printed in one color isn't going to pique the interest of a random person, but these scorebooks might. Personal expression is such a key factor in baseball. Players are allowed more freedom in terms of equipment and uniform tailoring than any other sport, and that's not even delving into each player's unique batting stance. Scorekeeping is another extension of that expressionism. You can show off your love for your team in a variety of ways, some involving body paint, but nothing connects you to your team than keeping a personal record of what goes on in the field. I will bet that keeping score is going to give you a deeper understanding and appreciate for the players and for the sport itself.

The money raised goes towards getting the scorebooks printed. Any extra funds are going to be set aside for getting a larger scorebook produced for scorekeepers who want to graduate to a more thorough scorebook design. If you are interested in learning how to keep score, check out http://eephusleague.com/2010/12/scorekeeping-101/

As rewards, backers can get copies of the scorebooks, posters and various other Eephus League branded swag. I am also designing a baseball broadside to be letterpress printed with my wood type collection.

You can message me to let me know the shirt size and design you'd like, or which poster(s) you want.

A beauty shot of the scorebooks.
This page is for noting the various facts surrounding a game as well and also holds the pitching stats for that game.
The scorebook, despite it's smaller size, has a grid that will hold all the information you'll need to tally to score a game.
The back flap of the scorebook holds a reference card just in case you forget how to score an Intentional Walk, as well as sticker sheets for celebrating a victory or mourning a loss.

I have designed 6 posters celebrating baseball's oddities and history, which will be available as rewards for donors.

The two available tshirt designs

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    18 backers

    You will receive an Eephus League poster of your choice (options to the left).

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    367 backers

    You get a scorebook!

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    3 backers

    You get the set of 30 Eephus League baseball themed pinback buttons! Wear them proudly!

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    43 backers

    Your choice of one of the Eephus League shirt designs (options to the left).

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    145 backers

    You get a scorebook and an Eephus League poster design of your choice.

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    22 backers

    You get a scorebook and the set of 30 Eephus League pinback buttons!

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    98 backers

    You get a scorebook and your choice of one of the Eephus League tshirts!

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    27 backers

    A scorebook and an embroidered Eephus League baseball hat.

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    9 backers

    You get a scorebook, your choice of one of the Eephus League shirt designs, and your choice of one of the 6 poster designs.

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    3 backers

    You get all 6 Eephus League posters!

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    53 backers

    3 scorebooks and your choice of one of the Eephus League shirt designs (options to the left).

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    43 backers

    3 scorebooks and your choice of 3 of the poster designs! 3 and 3!!!

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    3 backers

    The complete set of 6 poster designs and your choice of one of the Eephus League shirt designs.

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    23 backers

    8 scorebooks! That's enough for 160 games!

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    10 backers

    3 scorebooks, the complete set of 6 posters, and your choice of one of the Eephus League shirt designs (options to the left).

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    4 backers

    3 scorebooks, the set of 30 pinback buttons, your choice of one of the Eephus League shirt designs, and a limited edition letterpress broadside (exact design still pending.)

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    17 backers

    3 scorebooks, the complete set of 6 posters, your choice of one of the Eephus League shirt designs, and a limited edition letterpressed baseball broadside (exact design still pending.)

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