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In the old days, the scorer recorded outs by using the last letter of the way the batter made an out. the last letter of "struck" as in struck out, is the only one that is still with us today. Because "S" was already being used to denote a sacrifice.

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Why is a strike called a K in baseball?

It is a reference to how it is kept in the scorebook. A K is a strikeout. A backwards K is a strikeout looking.


What is a K in baseball?

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What does the K stand for in softball?

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What is a ''K'' in baseball history?

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In baseball what does a backward k stand for?

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An out resulting from the batter getting three?

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Why is the K reversed in baseball?

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Is a strikeout looking k bacwards or forwards?

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I know that the forward K when scoring baseball means strikeout swinging and backward K means strikeout looking but what does the hollow outlined K mean?

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What is the difference between a k and a backwards k in baseball?

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In baseball stats what is a backword k stand for?

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What does K(I) stand for in baseball statistics?

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What is another word for strike?

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What is KC in softball?

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Why does Tim Lincecum sign the letter k?

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What is the baseball scorebook symbol for struckout looking?

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What is the reason in baseball to hang the letter K after a player does what?

Generally Speaking, baseball fans display a small sign at a ball park when the pitcher they are routing for makes a strikeout. The K stands for strikeout.


Why is the k used on the score card instead of a x?

If you mean in baseball, K is for strikeout, from the letter in the word.


Why backwards k for strike out?

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