A single to left? Says who?

To explain my design decisions and settle any arguments that might arise, here are some special rules about various plays:

  • Singles are split into four distinct events based on where the ball is hit. Since baseball bingo is designed to require no judgment calls from the player, the hit location is defined by which fielder fields the hit. For the three outfield single squares (left, center, right), this player will be an outfielder. The infield single square means any other base hit, most likely a bunt single or a grounder that an infielder could not play cleanly. Infield singles also include hits fielded by the pitcher or catcher. This design spreads the probability of singles, which are otherwise too common and occur early and often during the game.

  • Unassisted plays apply to any out made by only one fielder regardless of how the out was recorded. This includes foul pop outs.

  • Sacrifice flies and sacrifice bunts override the play for an out that follows. For example, a sacrifice fly to center allows players to mark off the sacrifice fly square, but not the fly out to center square. Likewise, a sacrifice bunt handled by the third baseman does not allow players to mark off the "groundout 3B to 1B" square.

  • The called or swinging aspect of a strike out applies only to the final strike.

  • Wild pitches and passed balls count only when the official scorer scores them as such. This essentially means that wild pitches and passed balls can be marked off only if a base runner advances because of it.

  • Ground-rule doubles are counted as doubles.

If a dispute cannot be settled, consider the game listings on this site as the final say. If a dispute really can't be settled, send me an email and, next time, be sure to not bet so much money on baseball bingo.