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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun May 28, 2017, 05:44 PM

13. Chadwick used S for sacrifice and chose K for strikeout.

 

Chadwick expanded a scoring technique developed by colleague M.J. Kelly. Both were sportswriters in New York City in the 1860s.

Yes, the 1860s. That's not a typo.

Chadwick used S for sacrifice and chose K for strikeout. He did so because K is the prominent letter of the word "strike," which was used more frequently than strikeout.

http://journaltimes.com/news/opinion/glad-you-asked/glad-you-asked-why-does-the-letter-k-stand-for/article_aa2a6966-c3ec-524b-85d8-95c5a835b1c3.html

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