Most sporting events sanctioned by a governing body,such as college or professional sports, require an official scorekeeper whose responsibility is to collect the statistical data and the scoring of a sporting event. Typically the data can be recorded on a paper score card or an electronic device.Continue Reading
Most modern scorekeepers typically use an electronic device with software, such as The Automated Scorebook to record and transmit a sporting events data, although some still use a paper scorecard and pencil to accomplish the task. In some sports, the official scorekeeper has a similar authority to the sport's officials, referees, judges or umpires.
Patented sports technology allows data collected by scorekeepers at sporting events to be transferred in real time to a central database. This database can be accessed by either the public or subscribers, during or after an event. The device and collection method can be customized by the user for a specific sports requirements.
The data collected by scorekeepers can have a significant impact on an individual, a team or a sport. For example baseball, both collegiate and professional, is a sport that relies heavily on the statistical data collected to assess individual as well as a team's performance. The scorer of a baseball game makes statistical decisions by judging plays, including hits versus errors, that may not affect the game's outcome but do affect the overall assessment of performanceLearn more about Classic Sports