How to understand baseball stats in a game

Have you ever noticed the people at a baseball game who look like they’re taking notes? That’s the lost art of scorekeeping and it’s key in keeping track of every single play on the baseball field and recorded as a stat.

Stats are everything in baseball and rooted in the deep traditions of the game. So for nearly every play imaginable, a stat is sure to exist.

Events like, “Pinch runner who has hit more than two home runs during a game wearing the No. 6” seems like information overload, but many stats like this are crucial to the game.

With baseball season underway, let’s go through some of the most important baseball stats…


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