Why Is There a Backwards K in Baseball Scoring?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 17, 2020 1:59:19 PM ET

The backwards "K" is used to represent a strikeout when the batter does not swing at the final strike, used to differentiate between types of outs. The batter is considered to have "been caught looking," instead of swinging the bat at the final pitch of an at-bat.

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