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Count (baseball): Quiz


Question 1: Some umpires may also give the count verbally, although usually only the batter and the ________ can hear it.
CatcherCleanup hitterDesignated hitterBatting order (baseball)

Question 2: It can also be a signal to the ________ operator that an incorrect count is being shown on the board.
American footballRogers CentreAssociation footballScoreboard

Question 3: Arguing as to whether a pitch was a ball or a strike (which is a judgment call by the umpire) is strictly prohibited by ________ rules.
Major League BaseballBaseball awardsAmerican LeagueNational League

Question 4: In ________, the count refers to the number of balls and strikes a batter has in his current plate appearance.
SoftballBaseball awardsTown ballBaseball

Question 5: Counts of 3-1 and 2-0 are considered hitters' counts, because the pitcher—faced with the possibility of walking the batter—is more likely to throw a ball in the strike zone, particularly a ________.
FastballCurveballKnuckleballSinker (baseball)

Question 6: An important part of ________ is measuring which counts are most likely to produce favorable outcomes for the pitcher or the hitter.
Major League Baseball Triple CrownBaseball statisticsMajor League Baseball record holdersStrikeout


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