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BASE BALL SCORE CARD.
APPLICATION FILED AUG- 19. 1915.
mmmm Patented Dec.12,1916.
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fimmam WILMOT LAKE, OF WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
Application filed August 19, 1915.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, WILMOT LAKE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Washington, in the District of Columbia, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Base-Ball Score-Cards, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to the class of games and toys, and pertains especially to improvements in base ball score cards.
The object of the invention is to provide a base ball score card of novel and peculiar arrangement whereby the score of opposing base ball teams may be kept in one and the same diagram.
A further object of the invention is to provide a score card having duplicate diagrams printed on the same face of the card and separated by a column containing one set of inning numerals for both base ball teams.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a base ball score card comprising vertical inning columns, a horizontal inning column extending centrally through the vertical columns and containing inning numerals, diagonal name columns extending from the vertical columns, and position columns at one end of the diagonal columns.
In the accompanying drawing forming part of this application, the figure is a plan view of my score card diagram.
The same reference characters denote the same parts in the drawing.
The essentials of my invention are to expedite the keeping of scores of base ball games, to avoid the usual reversing or turning of score cards according to the team at bat, and to facilitate tallying and totaling the results of a base ball game. These and other advantages are attainable by the rela tive arrangement of lines and spaces as shown in the drawing, in which the columns 1, are divided into two sets, one set for each team, by a column 2, containing inning numerals and outs by innin s spaces 3, for entering outs by innings of both teams. A total inning column a, for each team, parallels the dividing column 2. The columns t have an extension 5 for the names of the opposing teams, and the extension 6 of the column 2 separates the extension 5 and contains the words Innings and outs by innings, and there is a space 7 across the ends of these extensions for the word pponents. The usual base ball scoring in- Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Dec. 12, 1916.
dicia is contained in columns 8 which extend 1n opposite directions from the column 2, at each end of the diagram, so that each set of inning columns is provided with two of said columns 8. A double total column 9 at one end of the diagram is divided by the columns 2 and 4, and affords a separate total column for each of said sets. Diagonal columns 10 extend outwardly from one set of the columns 1, and diagonal columns 11 extend outwardly from the other set. of columns 1. The columns 10 and 11 are for the names of the players, in batting order, participating in the game, and the outer ends of the columns 10 and 11 have horizontal columns l8 and 14,'in which are indicated respectively the number (from leader off) of the players and their playing or field positions.
It will be seen that the diagonal columns are continuations of the respective sets of inning columns; that the vertical inning columns of each set are intersected by the horizontal outs and innings column; and that the diagonal columns extending from the inning columns of each set terminate in the respective positions column.
' The card contains the usual. scoring in dicia 15 opposite the divided column sets for each participating club or team, such in dicia being separated by horizontal lines 16 extending through the columns 1, and said card also contains other indicia 17.
Obviously there is no turning, reversing, or other manipulation of this card for scoring a ball game; the names of the participating players of both clubs being combined in one and the same diagram with the indicia columns, there is no confusion in scoring every detail of a ball game quickly and accurately; and the diagram being so arranged as to be readable from one position on the same side of the card, there is not the usual liability of mistake in handling the card for scoring a ball game.
It will be seen that the compactness of the duplicate diagram renders the various points of entry more accessible than usual, and that the card may be inexpensively produced.
Having thus described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is 1. In a baseball score card, a pair of duopposing teams, parallel longitudinal columns perpendicular to the record columns and dividing the' diagram centrally, said parallel columns projecting from one end of the diagrams and containing respectively the names of opposing teams and innings and outs by innings, one of the parallel columns containing requisite inning numerals between the record columns for both teams, out by innings spaces in said numeral column, runs by innings spaces opposite said numerals in each of the other parallel columns, and player-name columns for each team'projecting from said record columns.
2. In a base ball score card, a pair of duplicate diagrams each comprising independent record columns for each player of two opposing teams, a column for innings and outs by innings dividing the diagrams and containing one set of requisite inning numerals for both teams, a total column perpendicular to the said innings column, a run column parallel with and adjacent to each side of the innings column and extending through the total column at one end of the diagrams, said innings and run columns projecting from the other end of the diagrams, a position col umn for each team and having individual position spaces, and player-name columns connecting the position columns with the said record columns and with the run columns.
3. In a one face base ball score card, requisite inning columns containing record spaces for each player of two opposing teams, a plurality of columns extending centrally across the inning columns and dividing the record columns into a set for each team, one of said dividing columns containin cuts by innings spaces and one set of characters denoting the number of the we ord columns by innings of both sets, diagonal batting order columns leading from the inning columns, :1 positions column at the outer end of the batting order co]- umns, and a leader oft column between the positions columns and the batting order columns, substantially as shown and described.
In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand in the presence of two witnesses.
lVitnesses C. T. BELT, It. F. LANSDALE.
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