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Jul 19 2005 01:41 PM

Bill Shannon doing the official scoring.

Long but interesting article on the Bill Shannon and his colleagues, what I like about this is that you hear these guys mentioned during the course of a game but never see them.

Jul 19 2005 02:15 PM

]Michael Kay, the Yankees play-by-play announcer, is one of the most outspoken on the subject. He's even gone so far as to question the accuracy of some of baseball's all-time records, noting that one or two undeserved hits could make significant impacts.
Not surprising that Kay thinks he knows more than someone else.

Jul 19 2005 02:19 PM

Which brings up a good point, I have heard from some old timers that Joe DiMaggio's 56 game hitting streak can be questioned for that very reason, home cooking.

Jul 19 2005 02:30 PM

Last night, during the Red Sox game, Damon hit a sharp grounder to the left to the third baseman. He totally fumbled it, but I could see how it could be ruled either way. . .personally, I marked it down as an error, as did the official scorer, but everyone in the audience was screaming that it was a hit.

Jul 24 2005 12:52 PM

BTW, I enjoyed this article. Thanks, Irish.