You Are the Scorer You Are the Scorer: Thread for queries by Joe Gray December 4, 2009 written by Joe Gray December 4, 2009 The weekly You Are the Scorer post will be used as a thread for scoring queries for the rest of the year, so please leave a reply below if you have a question or comment. To hunt through the first 50 You Are the Scorer questions, click here. Keeping score 5 comments 0 FacebookTwitterPinterestEmail Joe Gray Joe is the founder of Project COBB. previous post Book Review: Baseball in Europe by Josh Chetwynd next post Rounding the Bases: Deals being done You may also like You Are the Scorer: Another query with a... October 12, 2010 You Are the Scorer: Reader query (with a... April 6, 2010 You Are the Scorer: A forum for baseball... January 1, 2010 You Are the Scorer: Thread for queries December 25, 2009 You Are the Scorer: Thread for queries December 18, 2009 You Are the Scorer: Thread for queries December 11, 2009 You Are the Scorer: Thread for queries November 27, 2009 You Are the Scorer: Thread for queries November 20, 2009 You Are the Scorer: Thread for queries November 13, 2009 You Are the Scorer: Thread for queries November 6, 2009 5 comments Matt Smith December 8, 2009 - 11:32 pm Joe, I’m think I’ve asked this before but it came up when I was scoring an archived MLB game the other day! Scenario: there are two outs with a runner on first base. The batter hits a groundball and the runner is forced out at second to end the inning. Using the IBAF scoring system, do you put anything in the batter’s square for this? Does it go down as an occupied ball, as if the batter was able to reach first (even though he didn’t!)? Thanks Reply Joe Gray December 9, 2009 - 12:36 am Exactly right! While you may have to draw a line to first even though the batter may have not run the thing out, it does help the “left on base” to add up, so that you are able to prove the box score at the end. So it’s either “O4” (occupied ball by the second baseman) or “O6” (occupied ball by the shortstop) in the box for the batter’s “advancement” to first. Joe Reply Matt Smith December 9, 2009 - 7:09 am Thanks Joe Reply Matthew Crawshaw December 9, 2009 - 1:37 pm I thought the above scenario would be fielders choice? Reply Joe Gray December 9, 2009 - 1:42 pm It is indeed. In the strange and wonderful world that is the IBAF scoring system, “occupied ball” is one of the types of fielder’s choice. See page 26 of chapter 3 of the manual: http://www.gbbsa.org.uk/gbbsa.html#isma Reply Leave a Reply to Matt Smith Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.