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Saturday, July 07, 2012

NY Times: An Official Scorer’s Call Isn’t Always the Last Word

The two leagues pay the scorers $150 a game to rule on hits, errors, wild pitches, passed balls and other plays. Frequently, scorers’ decisions, which can be crucial to the foundation of a statistical game, have received little complaint from managers, coaches and players. But the new collective bargaining agreement between the union and Major League Baseball allows teams and players to appeal the calls. Then a committee headed by Joe Torre, the executive vice president for baseball operations, reviews them.

“Appeals have been allowed for about 8 or 10 years,” said Phyllis Merhige, a senior vice president for the major leagues, who supervises the scorers. “But the process has evolved into a much more formal system the way it currently stands.”

Baseball does not quantify the appeals, but The Associated Press recently reported that 12 out of 58 contested calls last season were overturned after the committee watched videos of the plays. The scorers are told about appeals only if their decisions are reversed, Merhige said.

bobm Posted: July 07, 2012 at 08:06 PM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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