Baseball Scorecard

 

The app for every baseball fan, and private league coach. You can use pen and paper to score a game, or you can use your iPhone/iPod Touch and produce a perfect score sheet at the end of the game for printing.


It will give you the basic play statistics, the same that you would record on a paper scorecard. It’s not over encumbered with recording every nuance of every play, it is however a fantastic scorecard generation program.

Baseball Scorecard

These instructions are for Version 1.0.

You will be notified automatically when any updates are made available on iTunes.

We really suggest you check out the site below for scoring instructions.

www.baseballscorecard.com

Questions Still? Email us at support@punkstarstudios.com

The first time you use Baseball Scorecard this is what the main screen will look like. The scoreboard at the top will blank until you start scoring a game. Before you get to that point, you have some setup to do. Let’s start by explaining some of the buttons.


Big button at the top is for scoring a game.


The baseball lets you enter game data (like who’s playing and the date for the game).


Edit Teams (the baseball hats) lets you enter in multiple teams.


Edit Players lets you edit the roster for the various teams.


And the little button with the email symbol lets you edit the email configuration that the program needs to send out emails with.

The Main Screen

Let’s add some teams. When you enter the screen a list of your existing teams will be displayed. To add/delete the teams click on the top right Edit button and the screen will turn to something like the one shown here (we’ve already added one team).


Tap on the green + symbol and you’ll be taken to the  Team screen for adding.

Editing Teams

You’ll see several fields here. Tap on each field and you’ll be taken to a new view where you can enter in data for that field.


You can even add a picture of your team by clicking on the Add Picture icon at the top. If you have an iPhone you can use your camera to take a new photo and add it, or if you already have a team photo in your photo library, you can select that picture to assign to this team.

Adding a New Team

Now that you’ve entered some teams, it’s time to add players to the team rosters.


For these instructions, we’re just going to add a few players... obviously not enough for a real game but this is just to show you how to do it. You should enter all the names you can for your teams.


Just like the Teams screen, click on the Edit button to the right on the top title bar and you can add and remove players to any of the teams you’ve already entered.

Adding Players

When you enter a player, be sure to enter in the most important elements, like the name, the jersey number, and the position/type. In fact you won’t be allowed to save until you have selected the type of player; in this example we’ve selected pitcher.


Just like the teams, you can add a picture to the player profile by using either the camera or an existing photo in the photo library.

Player Data

Once you have all your players added, you’ll be able to flip through all the players on the teams and see at a glance their picture, their team, their name and their jersey number.

Player List

Before you start to score a game, tap on the Baseball on the main screen and you’ll be taken to this screen that shows a list of all the games in your database.




To add a game, tap on the Edit/Send button at the top right of the screen. Click on the + symbol and you’ll be taken to this screen where you can enter the details for the game.


Just like the team and player screens, you can add a picture of game day.

New Game

One of the powerful abilities of this app is the ability to email a full baseball scorecard out for printing. To accomplish this, you need to enter in various email settings into the program to allow it to email out the scorecard.


The sendTo field is the address you want to send the scorecard to whenever you score a game. The email setting at the top will be the “from” email address. Smtp host is the outgoing server for your email. The login, and password settings are used to log into the outgoing email server. Req auth and TLS us usually set to YES.


Some default settings come with the app, and they may work for you after you change the sendTo field, but we suggest you enter your own email settings.

Email Configuration

You’ve got teams, players, and even game data data entered. Now it’s time to score the game. From the main menu click on the big scoreboard icon at the top of the screen.


You’ll be taken to this screen. If you have multiple games entered, you’ll select the game using the spinning picker below and then tap on the “Score” button at the top right.

FINALLY! Scoring a Game

You use the toolbar at the bottom to select either the home or visitor team.


When you start, all players are in the “Not play” portion. Tap on the Edit button at the top right of the screen, and it will change the the mode we see here.


If you don’t move the players up, you’ll get a blank scorecard.


Simply drag the players from the bottom, to the top section and put them into the batting order (this order can be changed at any time.


Leave the players not playing the game in the bottom section. Click Done when you are done.

Editing the lineup

Tap on the arrows at the top of the screen to move through the innings.


To add a score symbol to one of the players, just tap on the player’s name.


You’ll be taken to this screen. Find and tap on the symbol in the spinner at the bottom (it’s broken up by category).


You can specify the hit direction at the top. Tap on the box between 1st and 2nd base and you can add a notation.


To add a position notation (for say who tagged who out) you can either tap on the box between 3rd and home or the arrows next to “Position”.

Scoring the inning.

Just tap on the Save button at the top right of the screen above and you’ll be taken to the player listing here with the symbol inserted.


The example shows player #7 scored a hit (driving the ball to the left field) and made it to first base.

Scoring the inning.

It’s simple from here. Just keep scoring each player (there are several websites including Wikipedia that are full of information on how to properly score a game).


You’ll score one team, then the next, advance the inning and keep going.

Continue scoring

Of course in addition to scoring, you can show tags outs, strikes, errors, etc.


In this example we shown player seven tagged out by the pitcher.

Strikes and Tags

In any of the inning screens (where you see the player list) simply tap on the “Edit/Send” button in the upper right (the same button you can use to move players around).


You can send out the scores in text format for entering into a database or spreadsheet for statistical analysis, or you can send it as a JPG.


Just tap on the option of your choice.


*** IT CAN TAKE SOME TIME TO GENERATE THE DATA FOR EXPORTING SO BE PATIENT... TRUST US... IT’S NOT FROZEN ***


Sending out the scoresheet

And there it is! It doesn’t look like much here but use your finger and scroll around - it’s much larger than what the screen can hold. It’s a complete scorecard


Tap on the Save/Send button

up top to send it out.

The Score Sheet!

You have two ways of sending the scorecard. You can save it to the Photo album or send it via email right away.


Saving it to the photo album means you can always resend it and view it at any time (it will be in the Camera Roll in your Photo Library). The one draw back is it will be in a lower resolution and may seem a little fuzzy if you print it.


Selecting the email option will email out the full resolution version which will print out just fine. It will be emailed to the email address you’ve specified in the email setting (noted at the top of these instructions).

Sending it out

Once you click on the “Send to user’s email” you be shown the warning message here.  The scorecard file may take as long as a minute or more to email because of it’s size. It’s important you stay within the application while it emails. If you exit out, the email won’t complete.

It takes time

When you see this message... you’ll know the email sending is complete and you’re free to exit the program at any time.

You’ll be told

Of course emailing/viewing the scorecard isn’t the only way to see the score.


Just go back to the main menu screen and you’ll see the score board shows the score of the game you’re currently scoring.

Seeing the score

If you’d like to share your scorecard JPGs with us, send them! We’d love to see them and we can post the best ones.

Send Us your Scorecards!

SAMPLE CARD HEREBaseball_Scorecard_files/1_31_09%20Texas%20Rangers%20vs%20Milwaukee%20Brewers.jpg

Score Decisions

Included V1.0

HIT

Single

Double

Triple

Home Run

Hit


RUN

Home Run

Hit

Run Scored

Stolen Base Stealing Home


Error

Wild Pitch

Error


Strike

Strikeout

Strikeout Swinging

Strikeout Called

Strikeout Called Looking


Out

Tag out

Tagged out on 1st

Tagged out on 2nd

Force Out or Tagged 5-3

Force Out or Tagged FO6-3

Caught Stealing

Fly out (to left)

Fly out (to right)

Fly out (to third)

Foul out (to third)

Foul Out (to right)

Line Out (to 3rd)

Infield Fly Rule

Unassisted Put Out

Ground Out

Assist

Intentional Walk

Strikeout on 3rd strike foul bunt

Strikeout w/Dropped 3rd Strike

Strikeout Looking

Double Play (2 outs)

Triple Play (3 outs)


Ways 2 Get On Base

Single

Double

Triple

Home Run

Wild Pitch

Error

Hit by Pitch

Hit Batter

Base on Balls

Ground Rule Double

Fielder’s Choice

Defence (or Catcher’s) Interf.

Passed Ball


Ways Batter Makes An Out

Strikeout

Strikeout Swinging

Strikeout Called

Strikeout Called Looking

Tagged out on 1st

Tagged out on 2nd

Force Out or Tagged

Fly Out (to left)

Fly Out (to right)

Fly Out (to third)

Foul Out (to right)

Line Out (to 3rd)

Infield Fly Rule

Unassisted Put Out

Ground Out

Strikeout on 3rd strike foul bunt


Ways Runner Makes An Out

Fore Out or Tagged

Caught Stealing


Pitcher

Hit

Wild Pitch

Strikeout

Strikeout Swinging

Strikeout Called

Strikeout Called Looking

Hit Batter

Innings Pitched

Walk

Runs

Line Drive, Loss, Losing Pitcher

Sacrifice Bunt

Total Batters Faced

Balk

Base on Balls

Earned Run


Catcher

Passed Ball


Others

Left on Base

Runs Batted In

At Bat


Not Scored

Left on Base

Hit by Pitch

Hit Batter

Runs Batted In

Innings Pitched

Walk

Runs

Line Drive, Loss, Losing Pitcher

Sacrifice Bunt

Total Batters Faced

Balk

Base on Balls

Earned Run

Ground Rule Double

Fielder’s Choice

Defence (or Catcher’s) Interf.

Passed Ball

At bat

Automatic or ground rule double

Bunt

Blown Save

Base path Violation

Designated Hitter

Defense Indifference

Earned Run Average

Fly out

Foul Fly out

Force Out

Game winning RBI

Hold

Infield Fly

Spectator Interference

Putout

Sacrifice Fly

Sacrifice Fielder’s Choice

Save

Stolen Bases

Wasn’t Watching

Coming to V1.1

Compiled to work with OS 2.2


Positions to be added

DH Designated Hitter

In addition to “outfielder” :

    LF Left Fielder

    CF Center Fielder

    RF Right Fielder

In addition to “infielder” :

    SS Shortstop

    1B First Baseman

    2B Second Baseman

    3B Third Baseman


Out

Fly Out to Centre (F8)


Ways Batter Makes An Out

Fly Out to Centre (F8)


Initial

Single

Double

Triple


Progress

Second Base

Third Base

Home

Steal Second

Steal Third

Steal Home


Outcome

Run Scored

Left on Base

Force Out

Out


Batter up

Strike 1

Strike 2

Ball 1

Ball 2

Ball 3


  1. 1.When you score a game, currently we move the player from 'Not played' to 'Inning #1'. But in every inning there are players that needs a score an others not. No problem with the actual design, but a new interface design will make it easier to understand. A Team could have 50 players, and around 12 play a game, and just 6 receive a score.

  2. 2.Add the following count for every inning: balls: 0-3, strikes: 0-2, outs: 0-2. Using the same approach that is used in http://espn.go.com/mlb/gamecast?gameId=290405122. Draw in the scorecard the balls/strikes/outs as dots and add statistics by player using this calculus: http://baseballscorecard.com/statistics.htm and add to the scorecard the stats in another page.

  3. 3.Show the scoreboard at the same time (H R E) by inning. And add a button in the toolbar that shows the complete scoreboard.

  4. 4.Shows in the inning who is pitching and who is batting with the substitution.

  5. 5.Make stats by player: pitching / batting

  6. 6.Follow the batter as a runner: from the initial hit the batter runs (i.e.) to 2nd base. the inning could end in a run for this batter/runner and an out for another batter in the same inning.

  7. 7.Substitutions: In a sample game there were in Phillies: 6 batting substitutions, 4 pitching substitutions. In Atlanta: 2 batting subs, 1 pitching subs. Ensure this can be accommodated easily by the user.

Features coming in 1.2