When I got tired of the inconsistent quality of scorecards handed out at different fields, I started looking around for a better scorecard. I found a few I liked at baseballscorecard.com and modified them to fit the way I wanted to keep score, from different statistics to adding the logo of my favorite team.
More recently, I decided to make all-new scorecards for myself. I used the Open Source program Dia to create most of my scorecards (and Scribus for covers, where I like to show the logos of teams whose ballparks I've visited). The source for all those are included here, so you can modify them to better suit your own style of keeping score.
If you want to load any of the sources in Dia, you'll also need the sheets and shapes I used. Download this tarball and extract it into your Dia folder (probably $HOME/.dia/).
The "talon" logo used in many of the scorecards is an alternate logo of my favorite team, the Boise Hawks.
Here are my current scorecard templates:
|ASCII||scorecard_detailed.txt||For keeping score on my computer. Modified from "Jeff's" scorecard posted on baseballscorecard.com||Hawks|
|scorecard_ascii.txt||An older version with fewer offensive stats.||Japan|
|scorebook2 (2013-)||Away||Dia||My second (and current) scorebook: a refined version of the 2009-2012 scorecard re-drawn from scratch in Dia instead of a spreadsheet program, with better stats columns (replacing the defensive columns I rarely filled out with interesting offensive columns) and generally more space for the information I care about.||none yet|
|Field Log||Full||Dia||I put a couple pages of the Compact version at the front of scorebook2. It's a Field Log, so I can track my visits to and keep notes about each field. It's heavily inspired by this awesome Baseball Season Tracker||Avista|
|scorebook (2009-2012)||Cover||The scorecard I used for my 'talon' scorebook, 2009-2012 (unfortunately, I seem to have lost the source files, though they are similar to some of the older scorecards below).||walkoff|
|Business Card||Dia||It's a game log, not a proper scorecard, but I like the idea of having an "emergency" scorecard that fits in my wallet. Plus, I think they'd be cool to hand out to people. I printed it at moo.com [referral link] (upload the PDF then zoom out slightly so the entire card fits within the "safe" area), with different pictures I'd taken at baseball games on the other side. I used their 'green' paper, which they recommended as being the best for writing on.||GU|
|Coaster||Away - Home||After learning about an old coaster scorecard, I wanted to make my own.||WS1|
|older||1 2 3 4 5||Older versions of scorecards I've used, modified from baseballscorecard.com scorecards.|
And here are some in-progress scorecards. They are just concepts so far:
|Kids'||Complete Optional Back||Complete Back||Simpler scorecards for kids to use (neither has been tested yet; I like how they are laid out but some of the fill-in squares might be too small for kids to use accurately): from spaces to list their favorite players to simpler methods of tracking hits and runs.|
I'm not a lawyer, nor am I your lawyer. This is not legal advice.
In the United States, blank forms can't be copyrighted. As a result, I don't believe any of the templates I have created and posted on this page can be covered under copyright law. For some reason, in a decision I can only characterize as ruining it for everyone else, a scorecard with an as-yet-unused selection of statistics can be copyrighted. On the off chance that I've inadvertently created any copyrightable scorecards, and you want a license for these, you're welcome to use them under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license. Some of the scorecards I've posted here are modified versions of scorecards originally created by other people: I can't speak for the original authors.
Logos may or may not be copyrightable, and are probably trademarked.
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