I originally developed this program as a simple way to count pitches, balls, strikes and outs, keeping score on the sidelines of Little League games. After awhile, even the “official” score keeper often turned to me for confirmation. I had fun doing it. So I am publishing this for others to try out.
You can start anywhere in the game if you must … just increment the counters to whereever you are. If you lose track don’t worry about it … just increment the counters and continue. It’s fun and entertaining as well.
You can read the one-page Help in the GAME quadrant (press the HELP button) to get oriented.
This is a Microsoft Access program, so it will only run on a Windows-based computer such as a PC, laptop or tablet PC. Sorry, it won’t port to an iPad. It will work with any supported version of Access.
If you don’t have Access, you can get the free “run-time” version of Microsoft Access 2010 for either a 32-bit or 64-bit computer. To find out if you have a 32-bit or 64-bit Vista or later computer, click Start, right-click “Computer” or “This Computer”, click Properties. Look under “System” where it says “System Type.”
Microsoft Access 2010 Runtime versions are here.
Next, download and extract the Baseball Scorecard program (BBScorecard.accdr), below. If you are in any way concerned this may be a virus you may email me at the address below and I will send you the file instead:
Then Double-click to open it. Click “Open” if you see a “”Microsoft Access Security Notice”; otherwise the program won’t run.
With the cursor on any field, you will see help text starting at the lower left-hand corner. For more help, click on HELP in the GAME quadrant. The program will always open on the last game. You can use page up and down or the navigation bar at the bottom to switch games. The latest games are displayed first.
There is a video walk-through at YouTube here.
Experiment and have fun.
If you have any questions or comments please feel free to email me, stephenc at crawfordcomputer.com.
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