Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Baseball, Ty Cobb
Cobb, Ty, 1886-1961; Baseball
The baseball scorecard is one of the wonders of the sportsworld. On two small pages the basic skeleton of a baseball game, inning by inning, is laid out in some detail, and anyone going to it can reconstruct a significant portion of a game. These and other devices, such as the box score, are the essentials of baseball record keeping. A few weeks ago Robert Rivers of the Art Department at the University of Central Florida dropped one such scorecard on my desk, and when I began to explore its contents, I was amazed.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Baseball Scorebook From Ty Cobb's 1904 Season in Anniston, Alabama" (1993). On Sport and Society. 327.