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In this issue ...
  • ScoreBook restructures team baseball statistics for ScoreBook Pro customers!
  • ScoreBook makes league and team information more visible
  • From Hardball Magazine: Cory's 10 Tips on Outfield Play

ScoreBook restructures team baseball statistics for ScoreBook Pro customers!

ScoreBook has moved team hitting and pitching statistics to their own pages. This makes them consistent with our presentation of league and national leader statistics and will simplify our later introduction of statistics for additional sports.

To view your team statistics, simply go to your Team page and click the links for "Team Leaders - Hitting" or "Team Leaders - Pitching".

If you play baseball or softball and do not get team statistics, you should try ScoreBook Pro. Click here! to request a free 14 day trial for your team or league.

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ScoreBook makes league and team information more visible

ScoreBook has always had the capability to enter and display league and team information, including:

League Arbitration
League FAQ
League Hall of Fame
League History
League Awards
League Office Directory
League Rules
League Sponsors
League News
League Rankings
Team Awards
Team Homepage Message
Team News
Team Sponsors
Team History

The problem is that the information was accessible through a "drop down" on the league and team home pages. Most players never knew that the information was available.

During our recent change to the league and team pages related to the display of statistics (see above story), we eliminated the "drop down" and displayed links to available information under the navigation block on the left hand side of the page.

We hope that this change will make this information more accessible to your players! Please encourage your team and league managers to fill in this useful information!

Hardball magazine Logo From Hardball Magazine: Cory's 10 Tips on Outfield Play
By Corey Conrad
Good outfield play is often under-appreciated. It is not uncommon for the outcome of a game to turn on the handling of a fly ball, or the execution of the front end of a good relay, or the fielding of a base hit. In this issue, guest instructor Cory Conrad, of the San Diego-based SoCal Baseball Academy, has ten tips to offer on good outfield play.

Athletic Position
Athletic position prior to pitch.

Tip 1:
All outfield play starts with the
athletic position as depicted to the left. The hands are positioned by the hips, the knees are bent, and the outfielder leans his head forward and positions his body to directly faces home plate. Prior to each pitch, the outfielder must “square up” in this same athletic position.
Tip 2:
When a fly ball is hit, take a
jab step to the left or right according to where ball is hit. The purpose of the jab step (see photo to right) is to allow the outfielder to establish the correct direction in which to run, and to break the inertia of the standing position.

Jab Step
Jab step in response to direction of ball.



You can read the rest of this article at http://www.hardball.net/files/2003Summer_outfield_tips.htm

Here are some more baseball resources
  • Baseball Between the Numbers - the book that reveals, across every area of strategy and management, how the best practitioners of statistical analysis in baseball think about numbers and the game.
  • Discovering the Game within the Game - open your eyes to the game within the game ... go around the diamond, learn the positioning of infielders and outfielders, what goes on at batting practice, and much more!
  • The Last Nine Innings: Inside the Real Game - the inner workings of baseball and the changing ways insiders approach the game.



Sincerely,

John Myers
Editor

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