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Aug. 18, I925. 1,549.853
c. a. BREWER RECORD AND PERCENTAGE CHART FOR BASEBALL AND D r HER GAMES 2 Shuts-Shoe 1 Filed 26, 1921 NON WON WON Aug. 18, 1925. I 1,549,853
C. B. BREWER RECORD AND PERCENTAGE CHART FOR BASEBALL AND OTHER GAMES Filed Ju 26 1921 2 Shoots-Shout 2 Patented l3,
'Uttl'l fill STATES mass PAE ()FFttiE.
CHARLES B. BREWER, O1 CULLEGJE PARK, MARYLAND.
RECORD AND PERCENTAGE CHART FUR BASEBALL AND OTHER GAMES.
Application filed July 26,
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that l, Cruisers B. BREWER, a citizen of the United States, residing at College Park, in the county oi? Prince Georges and of M *land, have in vented certain new and iiseiti i improvements in Record and Percentage Charts tor ball and Other Games, of which the tollowing is a. specification, reference being bad therein to the accompanying drawing.
'lhis invention relates to record and percentage charts for baseball and other games, and particularly to charts for recording the results games during a ball season.
The object of the invention is to provide a chart of such simple form that. it may readily be understood.
Another object of the invention is to present a chart so constituted that it may readily be changed from time to time as the particular game charted progresses.
The chart characterized by my invention provides for several features, among others oil which may be mentioned the following:
1. A record of any succession of gamesior example, between difl erent clubs in any of the existing baseball leagues, or between contestants thereof-may thereby be kept which will show whether, at any particular time, preceding and successive games have been won or lost.
2. The general path or curve by which a position or the contestant has been attained relatively to another contestant may thus be recorded.
3. The relative positions, as regards percentages of games Worn-whether the number played by each contestant is the same number as or a different number from anoth er or others-may thus be charted.
4c. Tabulated data, in one column, giving for each particular game won: the date played, the score, and from what team won.
5. Tabulated data, in another column, giving for each particular game lost: the date played, the score, and to what team lost.
t. Character markings to show with whom and when tie games are played; games not scheduled to be played or not played because of rain or other reason; double header games; and whether games are played on the home grounds or abroad; and other data desired to be recorded about particular games or days.
7. The variation in percentage-value of 1921. Serial No. 487,647.
a game won, or a game lost, and full information as to date played, with whom, resulting score, etc, may thus be laid oli and readily understood.
8. Comparative readings of the performances, such as complete victories, for points of encellence-tor instance, the batting averages, ete.-ot two or more teams on the same chart. 1 i
in the accompanying drawings, I have illustratcd two preferred forms of charts, though these are in the nature 01 examples, and it is to be understood that the same may be varied according to the particular use for which the chart is to be utilized.
in these drawings: 1
Figure 1 is a plan view of the chart for plotting the record of one particular ball team; and
Fig. 2 is a plan view of the chart for plotting the record and comparative standings of two or more teams, two teams being shown.
deterring to these drawings,it is to be understood that the games plotted on the vertical lines a are those which have been won; whereas those which have been lost are plotted on the horizontal lines 6.
Each space formed between the vertical and horizontal lines represents, say, a game.
The vertical lines are arranged in groups of ten and, similarly, are the horizontal lines.
The converging lines (Z will represent the percentages of, say, victories or the total games played. The spacing of these lines 03 is nowhere equidistant, except on lines drawn at an angle of et5 to the vertical. For each 100%, a heavy line is, by preference, drawn, and the intermediate lines are lighter, and each represents It will undertsood that as a particular club increases the number of games Won, the percentage rises and the lines (Z, intersecting the lines 6, indicate the exact percentage.
The following explanation will suflice, it is thought, to exemplify the use of the chart:
Referring to Fig. 1 of the drawings, it will be seen from the chart that, up to May 28th, the team or" which the record is being rcpt lost twenty games and won eighteen. The percentage of victories can thus be read as 474%.
It will also be seen from the upper 001- the chart will show that the kept thereby 1nteain ol which the record is being won the last live ga plott creasing its perciunage 1o coo g.
The chart accounts for the date and the inactivity or break in the schedule oi the team, as well as indicating the played games. Thus, between April 17th and April 19th, the diagonal line shows that a it not played on account of rain, or in travel to another city, or for any other, reason. Similarly, between the dates of May 3rd and May th, there were two games emitted by reason of rain, travel, etc, as indicated by the two short diagonal lines. Whether this was on account of rain or travel only be indicated, for instance, by placing a small r at the end oi the diagonal lin representing a gan'ie not played on account of rain, and a small t at the end oi? the diagonal line to indicate a game not played on account of travel, etc.
The chart also indicates, by the small circles designated 6 and 7, that, on May 8th a tie game was played in addition to the 5- l game and that another tie game .vas played between May 25th ant. ll-ilay 2 Ordinarily, tic game will be indicated by making the small circle through the line indicating one of two games played on the filki lltl li y H5 at c: lilli \fi.1 1 c happens to be the only game or the series with a contesting team played on. a particular day, tie tie game may be indicated by placing the circle at the corner or the block at the end of the line indicating the last game played with the preceding team prior to the tie game.
The chart also provides for indicating, by double parallel lines----instead oi the usual heavy single line marking the path oi? the tear;r-a double head--. as noted 2 for the game played on slay 30th. columns at the side and top also show when checked; but the :iuble line desi nation is added to maltc a. reading of past performances of a team by the plotting lines more simple than by having to reso t to the designating data in the side and top columns.
Referring to 2 oi the drawings, it will be seen that the chart therein disclosed illustrates the adaptability of my invention to recording the performances or results f gtllflOS played by two or more teams on the same card. By this arrangement, all the information for each team, as noted "For the team shown in Fig. l, is given and, in addition, this term of chart atlords a more ready means of illustrating the con'ipara'liive performances of any two teams where peculiar rivalry between them for standing in. the league may exist, such, for example, the pennant race oil? the two leaning teams of a league. As illustrated by Fig. 2, the record oi past performances and present standing of two teams, designated, here, liew York and i leveland, are entered. is shown, the record of the New York team is indicated by the solid line, while the solid of the Cleveland team is indi -ated by the dotted line. As in the example shown in l ig. 1, games won are plotted on the vertical lines and games lost on th hori- :mntal lines. The diagonal. lines register the percentage of games won and each game 1 moves the end of lhe line toward the higher percentage. Similarly, each game lost moves the end at the line towards the lower percentage.
The tables at the side and top of the chart snow the dates on which the gan'ics are played and are written in the same parallel space wherein the game is plotted, the tables at the side showing the games won and those at the top showing the games lost. 1 dates are accounted for to prevent error in plotting days on which games are not played on account of 'ain or for other reason, and are shown by the short diagonal lines, solid diagonals marking such reason tor the New York team, and the dotted dilu -onals those of the Cleveland team.
l n keeping a comparative record of the poil ormzniccs ol? two teams, as contemplated by the cXaaple shown in Fig. 2, it will be understood that the two teams may not play games on the same dates, so that there will be a difference in the points of entry oi? dates in the parallel columns of the total nun'iber of games played up to a given date; but the percentage standing of each team will be accurate.
It is to be understood that the chart devised by me may be used for keeping a record of the performances of any number Oil tean'is, on. the same card, by merely platadditional designating columns on the side and top of the chart for entering the n s or? the other teams, the course oi the games, etc; and that other plotted perilorniances may be indicated by using solid, dotted, and dotand-dash lines, or by using in or pencils of different colors for the several teams.
it is also to be understood that the chart nliay be used for the purpose oi. recording tn and on the same chart that the standing of the team may be plotted; that is, the percentages will be calculated in the same way, either singly or all together, by using different colored pencils or ink, etc., in making the plotting lines or curves.
l Vhat I claim is:
1. A chart comprising a body bearing approximately equally spaced horizontally and vertically arranged lines disposed at ap proximately right angles to each define intersecting columns for the A ,ception of data relating to games won and games lost, respectively, and a plurality of lines radiating from one corner. and extending toward opposite edges of the chart, whereby points of intersection of said radiating lines with said horizontally and vertically arranged lines indicate percentages of games won and lost.
2. A chart comprising a base bearing delineations thereon includhig horizontally and vertically arranged lines constituting columns for the reception of data relating to games won and games lost, respectively, said lines being arranged in groups of predetermined number; certain of said lines bearing numbers corresponding to the nnnr ber of lines computed from a. predetermined point and indicating that number of games won; certain other lines be ng numbers corresponding to the number or the line computed from a predetermined point and indicating that number of games lost; and a plurality of radial lines cirtending from one corner of the chart toward the opposite edges thereof and hearing delineations indicating percentages.
A chart comprising a base bearing delineations thereon including horizontally and vertically arranged lines constituting columns for the reception of data relating to games won and games lost, respectively; said lines being arranged in groups of predetermined number; certain of said lines bearing numbers corresponding to the number of the lines computed from a predetermined point and indicating that number of games won; certain other lines bearing numbers corresponding to the number of the line computed from a predetermined point and indicating that number of games lost; a plurality of nadial lines extending from one corner of the chart toward the opposite edges thereof and bearing delineations indicating percentages; said lines constituting a body-portion of the chart; and a plurality of lines extending outwardly beyond the body-portion and constituting colums for the reception of data relating to the names of teams, the dates of games, and the score.
f. A game chart comprising a body bearing approximately equally spaced horizontally and vertically arranged lines disposed at approximately right angles to each other to define intersecting columns for the reception of data relating to games won and lost, respectively, a plurality of lines radiating from one corner and extending toward opposite edges of the chart, whereby points of intersection of said radiating lines with saie horizontal and vertical lines indicate percentages of games won and lost, markings on the chart following the direction of certain of said horizontal and vertical lines between intersections thereof to indicate performance of teams on certain days, double markings to indicate double performance on a single day, and other markings at intersections of said horizontal and vertical lines to indicate lack of performance.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.
CHARLES B. BREWER.