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Downloadable Scoresheets

Here you can download a number of scoresheets that I have created as well as a few that I believe are in the public domain from elsewhere. If by chance you are associated with one of the files that I have thought were in the public domain and they in fact are not, please email me and I will remove it immediately.

I recently (3/2008) decided to take down a bunch of the sheets from here and put up some different (and IMO, better) ones instead. If by chance you happened to use one of the sheets I took down, just email me and I will send you a copy of the file so that you can continue to use it (but I doubt this will be an issue, since this site has so many readers).

I should point out that the file names are a little funny for some of these, so if you download one and want to keep it on your hard drive, you may want to change the name of the file so you know what the heck it is. All sheets are Excel unless otherwise indicated, and you probably need to check the print margins--they all work on my printer, but other printers may have different minimum margins. So do a print preview before you hit "print".

This first sheet is the one that I use most often when scoring games myself. Some of the reasoning behind this choice is expressed on the Philosophy page. I have also included a version with diamond dots if you prefer that method of scoring.

My Scoresheet (PDF)

My Scoresheet (revised PDF)

My Scoresheet

My Scoresheet with dots

This set of sheets also fit both teams on one page, but they do it with space for 11 innings (and thus much less space to write in the scorebox). I often use this one when I intend to just score play-by-play and not pitch-by-pitch. Again, there is a "dots" version in addition to the plain version.

Quick sheet

Quick sheet with dots

Finally, here are sheets that only put one team on a page, so you'll need two of them to score a game. With the extra space, I added space for rudimentary pitching statistics, a place to write the line score by inning, and a field diagram (so you can have a visual of who is playing what position). One version has plain boxes; the second has diamonds (full, this time, not dots) and boxes to record balls and strikes.

One Page

One Page with bells and whistles

For those of you with good eyesight and neat handwriting (or people who like to pretend that they have both of those characteristics, like yours truly), here is a mini scoresheet. These are in the same basic 9x9 style as my classic scoresheet, but are approximately half the width, allowing two to fit on one page (and if you double side, you can score four games on one piece of paper!) You will be short on space, and don't even think of recording pitches. I like to use these when I am following a game on the internet while doing something else, and am unable to devote full attention to keep a regular scoresheet.

Mini Scoresheet

Mini Scoresheet with dots

For an even smaller scoresheet, try the account-form scoresheet, based on Bill James' idea of an account-form box score.  This sheet only provides the necessary space to keep the data needed to be fed into an account-form box score.

Account-Form scoresheet

This sheet is designed for "situational" scoring, a new "third way" between the traditional and Project Scoresheet methods developed by Alex Reisner (see the link page for a link to his site). This is my own twist on it; since I'm not a big fan of diamonds, it's a way to use the principle behind the situational method of scoring without them (and in an old school, 9x9 grid). Unfortunately, I need to write up an explanation of how to use it, and I haven't gotten around to that yet. So download it if you want, but please go to Mr. Reisner's site, read his explanations, and use his scoresheet if you want to be exposed to the Situational method. I think if you do that, you'll see how I intend this sheet to be used, but if you like Situational scoring, you'll probably want to do it his way anyway.

Situational

Here are Project Scoresheet scorecards, based on a scan out of the 1987 Great American Baseball Stat Book. They have been cleaned up from the scan and edited slightly. There is one sheet for the home team and another for the visitors, and each has different information to enter so you will need both--don't print two visitors for example, print one visitor and one home. These are PDF files.

Project Scoresheet (Visitor)

Project Scoresheet (Home)