Scenario: In a game thatÂ you are scoring, the visting team’s shortstop is involved in three plays during the game. In the first inning the shortstop drops an easy put-out, for which you charge an error. In the third inning, the player is involved in a standard 4-6-3 double-play. In the bottom of the ninth with two out, theÂ player makes up for the earlier error with a spectacular diving catch to end the game.
As the official scorer, what would you calculate for the shortstop’s fielding average from the game?
A – 1/2 = .500.
BÂ – 2/3 = .667.
CÂ – 3/4 = .750.
D – 4/5 = .800.
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Answer:Â C – 3/4 = .750.
RuleÂ 10.21(d) states:
[To compute] Fielding average, divide the sum of putouts and assists by the sum of putouts, assists and errors (which shall be called chances).