The Touch 'Em All Baseball Scorebook has all of your bases covered, keeping you on your toes and making sure you're prepared for any curveballs that are thrown your way.
Baseball scorekeeping has been around for decades, but has seemingly been used less and less. There are even computer programs and IPhone apps designed to try and make scorekeeping become electronic.
By doing that, I believe fans would miss out on the good, old-fashioned part of tracking the game on paper. Keeping score by hand retains the classic feel, and that’s how I want it to stay.
As a scorekeeper myself, I’ve come across plenty of scorecards and have used many different kinds. However, I was never able to find something that I considered to be perfect. I’m intrigued by statistics and numbers, but many scorecards are usually missing a couple of things I’m looking for. That’s why I created this scorecard.
Here's one I completed and scanned:
Here is a blank version of the scorecard:
Scorekeeping is an art and everybody has their own way of doing it. I’ve created a scorecard that tracks everything you could ask for, making it easy for you to keep track of your team. The scorebook was developed to accommodate a wide variety of baseball statistics, all of which are conveniently placed on one page.
The Touch 'Em All Baseball Scorebook is for everyone and anyone, and can be used at any level for baseball or softball. The 11 spots in the batting order and room for 11 innings prepares you for innings or games that may go longer than expected. Whether you’re a fan at home watching on television or you’re at a little league game, this scorebook is the one to use.
- 11 innings - for games that go longer than planned
- 11 batting slots - comes in handy when a team goes around the order or if you need more than the usual nine slots
- 40 lineup cards (one for each scoresheet)
- Pitching stats - includes a chart for a maximum of eight pitchers per team
- Hitting stats - allows you to add up and total each batter’s offensive stats
- Pitch counts - not only track pitches thrown to every batter, but track the pitch count as well
- Runs by inning - a simple chart that allows you to recall when runs were scored during the game
- Bench and bullpen slots - list players on the bench and in the bullpen, allowing you to see which players each team has yet to use. As they enter the game, simply cross out their name to stay updated.
- A box for notes - use it for anything you’d like
The scorebook also includes instructions for how to keep score, in the event that you are unfamiliar with how it works. There is a page that explains how to do it and shows you examples for those that prefer visuals to learn.
The scorebook is the creation of Kevin Freiheit, of Buffalo, NY.
Risks and challenges
The other challenge will be creating and distributing a large number of scorebooks if this project does indeed succeed. However, I'm dedicated to finding a way to work around it, because I know that if I were the customer, I'd want my scorebook as quickly as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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