Official Scorer of Major League Baseball
This class will provide the information that will explain the duties of the official scorer who is assigned by the Commissioner of Baseball in each of the 30 cities that have a Major League Baseball Team. The Official Scorer has the sole authority to make all decisions that involve judgement, such as whether a batter’s advance to first base is the result of a hit or an error. Tim O’Driscoll, who has been the Official Scorer for the Milwaukee Brewers for the past 37 years and has scored 2,275 games, will give his insights into what the job entails. He will give a candid view of the various situations that he has faced as scorer. He will also talk about very unique games that he has scored including. Nolan Ryan’s 300th win, Paul Molitor’s 39-game hitting streak, Robin Yount’s 3,000th hit, Trevor Hoffman’s 600th save, 2002 Tied All-Star Game, two no-hitters by Cub pitchers, and many play-off games.