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Publication numberUS2063612 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 8, 1936
Filing dateDec 20, 1934
Priority dateDec 20, 1934
Publication numberUS 2063612 A, US 2063612A, US-A-2063612, US2063612 A, US2063612A
InventorsMarshall Frank, Roy M Organ
Original AssigneeMarshall Frank, Roy M Organ
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Baseball scoring device
US 2063612 A
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YDec. 8, 1936. F. MARSHALL ET AL BASEBALL SCORING DEVICE Filed nw.

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'BASEBALL scRING DEVICE Filed Deo. 2o, 1934 2 sheets-sheet 2 ATTORNE Patented Dec. 8, 1936 UNITED sTATEs PATENT oFFlcE Claims.

This invention relates to a device which is designed and adapted to be used for scoring the performances of baseball players and the results of a baseball game as it is being played by opposing teams.

The principal object of the invention is the provision of a novel device of the indicated character which may be used by a person in the home or elsewhere as a baseball game is being broadcast over the radio.

The invention resides in the features as described in the following specication, dened in the appended claims, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:

Fig. 1 is a view of a board and various elements used in conjunction therewith constituting the deviceof the invention.

Fig. 2'is an enlarged section taken on the line 2 2 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of one of the player-name plates.

Fig. 4 is a View of the pegs or pins used for respectively indicating the player at bat, the inning being played, and the strikes, balls, and outs.

Fig.5 is a View of the pegs or pins used for respectively indicating the players on base of the opposing teams.

Fig. 6 is a View of the type of pegs or pins used for'scoring totals.

Fig. 7 is a View of the type of pegs or pins used for indicating the players positions.

Fig. 8 is a View of the type of pegs or pins used for scoring hits and the innings in which they were made.

The device of the present invention, as illustrated by way of example in the accompanying drawings, includes a board I of any suitable material and of any suitable size and shape. The l vboard I0 is made preferably of wood and is rectangular in shape. The top surface of the board YIII is sub-divided by rulings or lines into sections for two baseball teams, said sections being designated II to I9 inclusive, respectively. The sections II to I9 inclusive are arranged in vertical columns side by side. The sections II are designated by the name of the baseball teams which are the St. Louis Cards. and Detroit Tigers in the present instance. The name of each team is painted or inscribed on a suitable plate 20 removably arranged on pins projecting upwardly from the board I6. The columns of sections I2 to I9 inclusive are designated VPlayers pulled, Hits, Runs,- Home runs," Inn., Errorsf Strike outs, and Base on balls, respectively.

These indices are designated 2|, and are at the y top of the columns. Spaced pins 22 project upwardly from the board I0 in each of the sections II to receive a plate 23, on which is printed or inscribed the name of one of the players, the plate being provided with holes 24 in the under side thereof to receive the pins 22. The plate 23 is shown most clearly in Fig. 3, and the Inanner in which it is placed on the pins 22 is shown most clearly in Fig. 2. Adjacent each name plate 23 is a hole 25 in the board I0 within each section I I, to receive a headed peg or pin 26 having printed or inscribed thereon in abbreviated form the players position on the team. This type of peg or pin 26 is shown most clearly in Fig. '7. Any suitable number of these pegs of pins 26 may be used, and in the present instance there are thirty-eight. The board Ill has a suitable number of holes 21 therein to receive the pegs or pins 26 when not in use. Spaced pins 28 project upwardly from the board I0 within each of the sections I2 to receive the name plate 23 of the player pulled from the game during the progress thereof. There are two holes 29 in the board I0 within each of the sections I2 adjacent the pins 28 to receive one or two pegs or pins 30 to indicate the particular inning in which the particular player was pulled from or taken out of the game. In the present instance there are shown one hundred and thirty-seven pegs or pins 30 numbered in groups from one to twelve inclusive. These pegs or pins 30 are shown most clearly in Fig. 6, and the numbers thereon are designated 3|. The board I6 has a suitable number of holes 32 therein to receive the pegs or pins 30 when not in use. It is to be understood that any suitable number oi these pegs or pins 30 may be used for the purpose of indicating the inning in which a player was pulled from or taken out of a game, hits, runs, home runs, errors, strike outs, base on balls, and innings, provision being made for a twelve-inning game in the present instance although there is no limitation in this respect. Therefore it will be understood that the pegs or pins 30 are used for indicating the particular inning in which a hit (single), run, home run, error, and strike out were made, and the inning in which a base on balls was received by a player. For instance, as shown in Fig. 1, the player Medwick made a single in the iirst and second innings, a run in the rst inning, and also received a base on balls in the first inning. Use is made of a plurality of distinctive pegs or pins 33, there being seventy-two of these in the present instance. y The board I0 has a suitable number of holes 34 therein to receive the pegs or pins 33 when not in use. This type of peg or pin is shown most clearly in Fig. S. These pegs or pins 33 are used for indicating two and three base hits, and the innings in which they were made, and to this end each peg or pin 33 has a top number 35 which indicates the particular inning, and a bottom number 36 which indicates the total bases. For instance, as shown in Fig. l, Goslin got a two-base hit in the rst inning, White got a three-base hit in the second inning, and Owen got a two-base hit in the second inning. Each of the sections I3, I4, I5, I'l, I8, and I9 has a suitable number of holes 31 to receive the pegs or pins 3G and 33 as the case may be. Each of the sections I3, I4, I'I, I8, and I9 has six holes 3l, and each section I5 has three holes in the present instance. Each of the sections I6 has one hole 3'1, and this hole is designated by the numbers l to l2 inclusive, to indicate the innings, the number being designated 38.

In accordance with another feature of the invention, the board I0 has printed or inscribed thereon lines 39 representing a baseball diamond, and holes 40 in the board IU represent the home plate and the three bases. Use is made of two groups of pegs or pins 4I and 42 respectively, there being four pegs or pins to each group, and the pegs or pins 4I are black, and the pegs or pins 42 are green to be distinguished from the former. The pegs or pins 4I are used to represent the base runners of one team, and the pegs or pins 42 are used to represent the base runners of the other team. These pegs or pins 4I and 42 are used during the progress of the game. The black pegs or pins 4l represent the St. Louis players, and as shown in Fig. 1, the St. Louis team has players on first and second bases. The board Ill has holes 43 therein to receive the pegs or pins 4I and 42 when not in use.

In accordance with another feature of the invention, the board I0 has three holes 44 therein, designated by the numbers 1, 2, and 3, respectively, and the Work Strikes for the obvious purpose of denoting the number of strikes on a particular batter. This indicia is designated 45. The board I0 also has four holes 46 therein which are designated by numbers l, 2, 3, and 4, respectively, and the word Balls printed on the board, this indicia being designated 41. The holes 46 are intended for the obvious purpose of indicating the number of called balls on the batter. The board II) also has three holes 48 therein designated by the numbers 1, 2, and 3, respectively, and the word Outsj for the obvious purpose of indicating how many men have been put out during an inning. The indicia for the holes 48 is designated 49. Use is made of three pegs or pins 50 of a distinctive color in conjunction with the holes 44, 46, and 48 to keep a tally of the strikes, balls, and outs. The board I0 has three holes 5I therein to receive the pins 59 when not in use.

Above each of the columns of sections I3, i4, II, I3, and I9, there are two holes 52 in the board IU, and above the column of sections I5 there is one hole 52 in the board I6 to receive appropriate pegs or pins 30 to indicate the totals of the hits, runs, home runs, errors, strike outs, and base on balls. The word Totals is printed or inscribed on the board l0 above the holes 52, as at 53.

Use is made of a black peg or pin 54 and a red peg or pin 55 for each of the teams. The peg or pin 54 is used for indicating the particular player at bat. This is accomplished by removing the pin 26 beside the name plate of the player and lnserting the peg or pin 54. As shown in Fig. 1, it is Martins turn at bat. The red peg or pin 55 is received in one of the holes 3? to peg the particular inning being played.

Provision is also made for scoring the performances of pinch hitters. To this end the board IIJ is ruled to provide a suitable number of section: for the player-name plates representing the pinch hitters, two such sections being shown in the present instance under an appropriate heading 66, the sections being designated 6I. Spaced pins 62 are in each section 6I similar to the pins 22, and spaced holes 63 in the board are also Within each section 6I adjacent the pins 62, one of which receives a peg or pin 26 to denote the players position on the team and the other hole to receive a peg or pin 3l) or 33 to denote the kind of hit made and the inning in which it was made.

From the foregoing, taken in connection with the drawings, it will be obvious that the device may be used for scoring the ,performances of the players and for totaling the results of a baseball game as it is being played by opposing teams. The performances of the players scored are offensive, and it is to be understood that if desired provision may be made for scoring the defensive performances or plays of the players, and that other variations may be made within the spirit of the invention as expressed in the appended claims.

We claim:

l. A scoring device comprising a board, a series of player-name plates, means on the board to removably retain said plates in a definite order on the board, said board having groups o1' holes therein in alinement with each of said plates as retained on the board, each group oi' holes being appropriately designated by means on the board to denote various performances of a player, a plurality of scorers each having suitable scoring indicia, said scorers being designed for disposition in certain of said holes to score the performance of each player during the progress of a game, means on the board to removably retain player-name plates of pulled players, and additional means on the board to removably retain pinch-hitter player-name plates.

2. A scoring device comprising a board, a series of player-name plates, means on the board to removably retain said plates in a definite order on the board, said board havingY groups of holes therein in alinement with each of said plates as retained on the board, each group of holes being appropriately designated by means on the board to denote various performances of a player, a plurality of scorers each having suitable scoring indicia, said scorers being designed for disposition in certain of said holes to score the performance of each player during the progress of ar game, and additional means on the board to removably retain player-name plates of pulled players, said board having holes therein adjacent the plates of the pulled players, and certain of said scorers being designed for disposition in said last holes to score the performance of the pulled players.

3. A baseball game scoring device comprising a board, team-name plates, means on the board to removably retain the plates in place on the board, a representation of a baseball-diamond on the board, there being holes in the board at the points respectively vcoinciding with the homeplate and the three bases, said board having a group of holes therein and suitable indicia for scoring "strikes on a batter, said board having a group of holes therein and suitable indicia for scoring balls on a batter, said board having a group of holes therein and suitable indicia for scoring outs, and pegs for insertion in the holes representing the bases to indicate base runners, means adjacent the means for removably retaining said team-name plates for removably retaining player-name plates of pulled players, and additional means below said team-name plates to removably retain pinch-hitter playername plates.

4. In a baseball game scoring device, a board having one face thereof subdivided into vertical and horizontal sections, the board having a group of holes therein Within each of said vertical sections, said board having a suitable index at the top of said vertical sections, a plurality of scorers each having an index number thereon which together with the index of any one of said vertical sections denote a specific performance, a plurality of scorers each having a plurality of index numbers thereon Which together with the index of any one of said vertical sections denote a specific performance in a particular inning, said scorers being singly receivable in said holes, means for removably mounting a player-name plate at one end of each of said horizontal sections, means in one of said vertical sections for removably retaining the player-name plate of a pulled player, and means below all of said horizontal sections for removably retaining the player-name plate of a pinch-hitter.

5. Ina baseball game scoring device, a board having one face thereof subdivided into Vertical and horizontal sections, the board having a group of holes therein within each of said sections, said board having an index Hits for said sections, a plurality of scorers each having a number thereon denoting a single also a particular inning and a plurality of scorers each having two numbers thereon one of which denotes a particular inning and the other denotes a plural base hit, said scorers being singly receivable in said holes, means at one end of each of said horizontal sections for removably retaining player-name plates, means in each of said horizontal sections adjacent said means for removably retaining the player-name plates of pulled players, and means below all of said horizontal sections for removably retaining pinchhitter player-name plates.

FRANK MARSHALL. ROY M. ORGAN.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2850282 *Nov 4, 1954Sep 2, 1958John P O'connorBaseball scoring and simulated baseball games
US5388547 *Feb 26, 1993Feb 14, 1995Lehr; Randy L.Fish score card
Classifications
U.S. Classification116/222, 273/DIG.260
International ClassificationA63B71/06
Cooperative ClassificationA63B71/0672, Y10S273/26
European ClassificationA63B71/06D8B