Wednesday, April 29, 2009

ANSWER - Tuesday Trivia: Baseball

In baseball scorekeeeping, why is the letter K used to indicate a strikeout? Why not an S?

The S was needed to represent a sacrifice under the scorekeeping system devised in the mid 1800s by sportswriter Henry Chadwick. So he used the K, the last and most prominent letter in the word struck, as the symbol for a strikeout.

Congratulations to Mr. Don for being the first, and only, to get the correct answer!

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