Saturday, July 22, 2006

Until 1980 Newspaper writers were official scorers

"Until 1980, newspaper writers held these positions. However, those papers decided that this was causing a conflict of interest for someone who had to interview field personnel to write a story. Thus, baseball started hiring independent contractors to fill the job of official scorer. "by David Vincent, Retrosheet founder, from Baseball Analysts August 18, 2005


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