Unique features
Wide-open, clean layouts
Unique pitch-tracking system!

See FAQs and a table comparing features at the bottom of this page.


Broadcaster/Media Scorebooks

• Model BP16: 16 innings, 2 pages per team, includes pitch-tracking:
"The most detailed, unique and useful scorebook on the market!"



Features: 8.5" x 11", plastic-coil binding, with a wide-open, clean layout. In my lineup of scorebooks, the BP16 is the cleanup hitter. These scorebooks include 16 innings, my unique two-page-per-team format, and a pitch-tracking system. The BP16-100 is the version I use myself.

           

Model BP16-100        100 games   $36.99   PREVIEW *       **
Model BP16-60            60 games   $27.99   PREVIEW *       **
Model BP16-30            30 games   $19.99   PREVIEW *       **

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• Model BN12: 12 innings, one page per team:

Features: 8.5" x 11", plastic-coil binding, with a wide-open, clean layout. These scorebooks include 12 innings and the standard one-page-per-team format.

    

Model BN12-200       200 games   $37.99   PREVIEW *       **
Model BN12-160       160 games   $32.99   PREVIEW *       **
Model BN12-100       100 games   $25.99   PREVIEW *       **
Model BN12-50           50 games   $18.99   PREVIEW *       **

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• Model BN15: 15 innings, one page per team:

Features: 8.5" x 11", plastic-coil binding, with a wide-open, clean layout. These scorebooks include 15 innings and the standard one-page-per-team format.

     

Model BN15-200        200 games   $37.99   PREVIEW *       **
Model BN15-160        160 games   $32.99   PREVIEW *       **
Model BN15-100        100 games   $25.99   PREVIEW *       **
Model BN15-50            50 games   $18.99   PREVIEW *       **

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Amateur League Baseball/Softball Scorebooks (16 batting positions)

• Model AP10: 10 innings, 16 batting positions, includes pitch-tracking:



Features: 8.5" x 11", plastic-coil binding, with 16 batting positions -- perfect for the youth or amateur league where there are more than nine people in a batting order. The AP10 model also features my unique pitch-tracking system, an excellent tool for keeping track of the number of pitches each pitcher throws!

     

Model AP10-90          90 games   $23.99   PREVIEW *       **
Model AP10-60          60 games   $19.99   PREVIEW *       **
Model AP10-30          30 games   $14.99   PREVIEW *       **

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Fan/Media Scorebooks (9" x 7")

Note to my valued customers: As of August 20, 2013, my publisher, Lulu.com, no longer offers this size publication (9" x 7") with a coil binding. As a result, my Fan/Media models are not currently available. It will take me some time to determine what to do as an alternative to this popular scorebook. I apologize for any inconvenience. Questions? Send me an e-mail at rich@richburk.com.

• Model FN12: 12 innings, one page per team:

Features: space-conscious format (9" wide x 7" tall) that is great to place on your lap at the game, plastic-coil binding, with a wide-open, clean look. These scorebooks include 12 innings and the standard one-page-per-team layout.

     

Model FN12-185        185 games   $29.99   Not currently available
Model FN12-100        100 games   $23.99   Not currently available
Model FN12-60            60 games   $17.99   Not currently available
Model FN12-30            30 games   $13.99   Not currently available



• Model FN15: 15 innings, one page per team:

Features: space-conscious format (9" wide x 7" tall) that is great to place on your lap at the game, plastic-coil binding, with a wide-open, clean look. These scorebooks include 15 innings and the standard one-page-per-team layout.

     

Model FN15-185        185 games   $29.99   Not currently available
Model FN15-100        100 games   $23.99   Not currently available
Model FN15-60            60 games   $17.99   Not currently available
Model FN15-30            30 games   $13.99   Not currently available




FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

"What sets your broadcaster/media scorebooks apart from others on the market?"

My Broadcaster-Media Scorebooks are all about flexibility.  Other scorebooks on the market include pre-drawn boxes in which to write team records, winning and losing pitchers, standings, etc., and seldom have I seen anyone use these sheets as they're laid out -- instead, people work around those pre-drawn areas to suit their own needs. The clean layouts I've created provide wide-open spaces for you to write the pregame notes that are important to you -- with little or no adaptation necessary.
     Also, you'll notice that all of my scorebooks -- Broadcaster-Media versions and otherwise -- provide ample room inside each box in the scoring grid, so you'll have the space to make your scorekeeping as detailed as you like. And two versions of my scorebooks include my unique pitch-tracking system.
     Finally, all of my scorebooks are excellent for both experienced scorekeepers and beginners. Each scorebook includes basic instructions and advanced techniques. (In general, basic scorekeeping helps you look back at what's happened, and advanced techniques help you look ahead to what may happen.) And in the back of each scorebook, you'll find a detailed baseball glossary.


"Ummm... which scorebook is right for me?"

Okay, let me ask you a few questions.  Your answers will help us figure things out.

#1: Are you a broadcaster?

If so, you'll likely want to choose one of my Broadcaster-Media Scorebooks, which feature defense charts and plenty of room for writing notes. (If you're a broadcaster for a league which allows more than nine players in a batting order, you'll want to choose one of my Amateur League scorebooks -- these don't have defense charts, but they do have space for up to 16 batting positions.)

#2: How serious do you want to get?

Let's say you're not a broadcaster, but you're a Sabermetrician or someone else who likes detailed scorekeeping. In this case, you too will probably appreciate the open space and flexibility of my Broadcaster-Media Scorebooks, especially the BP16 model, which includes my pitch-tracking system and a broad two-page-per-team layout.

 #3: How many batting positions do you need?

All professional leagues, and many amateur baseball leagues, have the standard nine positions in a batting order. In this case, you can choose from any of my scorebooks. Some leagues, however, have batting orders more than nine players deep. If this is true for your league, you'll want to choose one of my Amateur League scorebooks, which feature 16 batting positions.

#4: How many innings are you comfortable with?

There are two schools of thought here.

In any scorebook, space is at a premium.  Some people feel that if their scorebook has more than 12 innings, they're sacrificing space elsewhere to accommodate additional innings they'll rarely use.  (I've broadcast nearly 2000 games as a professional, fewer than 20 of them -- less than one in 100 -- have gone more than 12 innings.)  By going with fewer innings, these people have more space in the lineup section and scoring boxes.

Other people prefer the security that more innings provide, and they don't mind sacrificing the space elsewhere.  (I know a few people who use 18-inning scoresheets, which to me is sacrificing way too much room for something that's going to happen maybe once every five years.)

Because of this issue, I've designed separate Broadcaster-Media Scorebooks with 12 or 15 innings (the BN12 and BN15, respectively), and Fan-Media Scorebooks with 12 or 15 innings (the FN12 and FN15).  So you have a choice, based on how many innings you're comfortable with.

(Another alternative is to go with my BP16 model, which I created partly to solve this issue.  Because of the unique two-page-per-team layout, I get plenty of space AND the additional innings -- 16 innings, to be exact.)

No matter what you use, there's a possibility the game could exceed your scoresheet's allotted innings.  If this happens, some people will quickly start a new scoresheet.  I've been known to tear out a blank scoresheet, cut out three or four innings, and scotch tape them onto each team's side of my book.

#5: Do you want to keep track of pitches?

There are three reasons you would want to do this: 1) You're a broadcaster or other member of the media who wants to include this detail; 2) You're a fan who wants to take your scorekeeping to the next level; or 3) You keep score for a league where a close eye is kept on the number of pitches thrown by each pitcher (such as a youth baseball league).

If you DO want to keep track of pitches, you'll need to choose the BP16 model (my Broadcaster-Media Scorebook with pitch-tracking), or the AP10 model (my Amateur League Scorebook with pitch-tracking). 

Notice that the Amateur League model with pitch-tracking includes only 10 innings.  It is intended for youth and high school leagues where the number of pitches each pitcher throws is closely tracked.  If you plan to keep score for the rare amateur league that plays standard nine-inning games, and you want to keep track of pitches, you'll probably want to get my BP16 Model Broadcaster/Media Scorebook... it has the pitch-tracking system, and 16 innings per sheet.  See the descriptions of each on my main scorebooks page.

#6: Is table or lap space an issue?

If you're someone who likes things to be compact, you'll probably like my Fan/Media Scorebooks, which are just 9 inches wide and 7 inches tall.  These fit well on your lap at the game, and slide nicely into a zippered notebook or briefcase for easy carrying.


"Why does one model come in 160 games, when a major-league season is 162?"

The BN12-160 and BN15-160 are great for someone who is going to be keeping score of each game during a minor-league season -- you have enough sheets for 140 or so games, plus any playoff games.  If you plan to cover each game in a major-league season, you'll probably want the 200-game version, which will give you enough sheets for the regular season, playoffs and some spring training games.

"Why doesn't the BP16 come in more than 100 games?"

The BP16's unique two-page-per-team layout requires four pages per game, so one hundred games requires four hundred pages.  The BP16-100 is the model I use, and I'll go through two of them in one professional baseball season.



Compare Rich Burk's Baseball Scorebooks:

  Size # games # inn. # batting positions 2 pages per team Defense chart Pitch-
tracking system
Basic
Instruc.
Advanced
Methods
Baseball Glossary
Broadcaster/Media Models:                    
BP16 8.5 x 11 30, 60,
100
16 9
BN12 8.5 x 11 50, 100,
160, 200
12 9    
BN15 8.5 x 11 50, 100,
160, 200
15 9    
Fan/Media Models:                    
FN12 9 x 7 30, 60, 100, 185 12 9      
FN15 9 x 7 30,60, 100, 185 15 9      
Amateur League Model:                    
AP10 8.5 x 11 30, 60, 90 10 16    


Broadcaster/Media
Scorebooks
(8.5" x 11")



Fan/Media
Scorebooks
(9" x 7")



Amateur League
Baseball/Softball
Scorebooks
(8.5" x 11")

Questions or Comments? Contact rich@richburk.com