Originally Posted by goreds2
I kept score of Tom Seaver's no-hitter in 1978 listening to Marty and Joe. I am trying to locate it to have him possibly sign it.
I may have kept score too for that game. I used to some back then. I'm sure some of my old scorebooks I used are in the loft at my mothers house. If I ever get to go through that loft I'm sure I will run across them. I remember buying scorebooks at Riverfront that were suppossed to be the same as the Reds broadcasters used. I think I learned to keep score from my dad and an old scorebook I had bought somewhere when I was really young. My scoring was always simple with 1=pitcher, 2=Catcher and so on. Dots or periods represented RBI's. One straight line was a single,two lines were a double etc.. with a diamond drawing for how the runners advanced. I Just put in HR when a homer was hit with the corresponding dots for the RBI's.
I kept score quite a bit from about the mid 80's to 1989. I would draw up my own scorecard on notebook paper. I watched nearly every game that came on TBS,WGN or the Reds network. I would keep score then keep the stats of the games I kept score each season. As you can imagine the Braves stats were pretty horrid. Just the basics for average HR and RBI. You never heard much or any about OBP or OPS or any of the "newer" stats that are common now. It was a lot fun. It kept you in game and you really pick up on a lot of the nuances of the game that way. At the time I was finishing up college and then had a hard time finding a decent job so I was home a lot and could watch all these games. I'm not able to do it very much at all now. Life usually gets in the way when I start to do it and quite honestly I don't even think about trying to do it much anymore. But this thread may have encouraged me try to score another game or two very soon.