Brooklyn Park Man Invents New Baseball Scorebook
Troy Pullis invented a new baseball scorebook that makes keeping up with the pitch count easier for fans. He has sold books locally to teams in Brooklyn Park, Champlin and beyond.
A new way to keep score
Keeping score of not only hits, runs, and errors, but the pitch count at a baseball game can be easier than it used to be. Or at least that’s what Troy Pullis from Brooklyn Park believes.
“I think with my scorebook, they can just pick it up and start using it without being intimidated by the process,” says Pullis.
Pullis says teams in Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Blaine, Anoka, Rogers and St. Michael are all using his simple scorebook. Pullis named the book “What’s the Score?”
One of the book’s features is a larger scoring box, which gives scorers the ability to log more information and chart pitch counts. Youth leagues now require teams to keep track of the number of pitches to protect youth arm injuries. Keeping track of pitch counts under the old system is sometimes difficult.
“It’s just become very frustrating to track pitch counts in today’s youth baseball,” says Pullis.
With Pullis’ book, the score keeper tracks every foul ball and hit ball. At the end of the inning, the scorekeeper tallies up the number of pitches in a table at the bottom.
People catching on to “What’s the Score?”
Pullis recognizes that baseball is a game with a proud history. A new scorebook might be slow to catch on. But he has hope that each new team that tries his scorebook will understand just how easy it can be.
“The reason I did this was my frustration with the score book that has been in the program for many, many years,” says Pullis. He says some people understand and buy the book on the spot.
“What’s the Score?” books can be ordered from Troy’s website, whatsthescorebook.com