Learning To Keep Score At Twins Game

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Tracy Perlman Keeping Score
Twins blogger Tracy Perlman takes a look at the scorecard during a Twins game.
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Tracy Perlman Scorecard
Tracy Perlman uses a pencil on her scorecard ... just in case.
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Tracy Perlman Scorecard
Feet up, if no one is sitting in front of you, is one way to balance taking score, as Tracy Perlman demonstrates.
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Tracy Perlman Scorecard
Tracy Perlman pays close attention to the action on the field and then records it on her scorecard.
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Minnesota Twins Official Score Keepers
Stew Thornley and Barry Fritz are official score keepers for the Minnesota Twins but are employed by Major League Baseball.
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Eating While Keeping Score
Trying balancing a scorecard, hot dog and Angie's Kettle Corn at the same time while sitting at Target Field.
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Minnesota Twins Score Keepers
The key to scoring is understanding each position on the field has a specific number.
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Gregg Wong Scorecard At Twins Game
Gregg Wong has been an official score keeper for the Twins since 2007.
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Twins Game Scorecards
Comparing the scorecards of Tracy Perlman and official score keeper Gregg Wong.
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Gregg Wong, Tracy Perlman Keeping Score
The score keepers sit in the far left seats of the Press Box, closest to home plate.
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Gregg Wong, Tracy Perlman Score Keeping
The scorers are employed by Major League Baseball -- not the Twins. And unlike an umpire's decisions on the field, the scorers can change their call during a game and have up to 24 hours after a game to do so as well.
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Minnesota Twins Scorecards
Gregg Wong uses four different pens to mark it up his scorecard. For instance, his scoring is done in blue ink, but if a pitcher changes or a designated runner is used, he marks that change in red.
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Minnesota Twins Score Keeper
It's important for score keepers to see every play and if they need to see something again, they have a small TV screen next to them which has a seven-second delay of the game.
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Minnesota Twins Score Keepers
The calls score keepers make impact the player's stats.
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Twins Blog Scorecard
Tracy Perlman and official score keeper Gregg Wong at a recent Minnesota Twins Game.
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Gregg Wong Scorecard At Twins Game
Official Score Keeper Gregg Wong shows his scorecard for the game.
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Minnesota Twins Score Keepers
The score keepers also post live stats and play-by-play for MLB.com's Game Day.
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Twins Blog Scorecard
View of scorecards inside the press box at Target Field
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Minnesota Twins Score Keeper
Minnesota Twins score keeper at a recent game.
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Gregg Wong Scorecard
"I don't know if there are any tricks, but everyone I know scores a little differently," Gregg Wong said pointing to his book.
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Gregg Wong Scorecard
When in doubt of how to score a play, there's an entire section in the MLB rule book on scoring.
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Gregg Wong Scorecard
Gregg Wong's scorecard.
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Minnesota Twins Score Keeping
Keeping score at a Minnesota Twins game.
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Minnesota Twins Score Keeping
If score keepers need another look at a play, the game is recorded and they can rewind the play.
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Minnesota Twins Score Keeping
The score keepers sit in the far left seats of the press box, closest to home plate
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Minnesota Twins Score Keeping
Throughout the duration of the game, Gregg Wong explained what he looks for to determine if a fumbled catch is an error or a hit and how the catcher's wrist can determine a wild pitch versus passed ball.
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Minnesota Twins Score Keeping
Keeping score at a Minnesota Twins game.
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Minnesota Twins Score Keeping
Keeping score at a Minnesota Twins game.
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Minnesota Twins Score Keeping
Keeping score at a Minnesota Twins game.
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Minnesota Twins Score Keeping
Keeping score at a Minnesota Twins game.
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Minnesota Twins Score Keeping
Keeping score at a Minnesota Twins game.
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