It means strikeout looking as opposed to strikeout swinging.
k stands for strikeout looking K stands for strikeout swinging
I believe the the "KL" ... is for "Strikeout..Looking.." meaning the batter did not swing..and the "KS" symbol would therefore mean...Strikeout...Swinging..the batter took a swing...yet missed.
Backwards K's are for a strikeout looking (not swinging the bat).
a forward kk like the one i just typed stands for a swinging strikeout but if the ks are backwards it means a looking strikout
Looking is backwards. A looking strikeout is subjective to the home plate umpire that night. A swinging strikeout is objective. No doubt that he missed on that third strike; that's a K. K=swinging forward. Backwards K=looking backwards at the umpire and being K'ed
a K is a strikeout where the batter swings at the third strike. a backwards K strike is where the batter is called out without swinging at the third strike
It means when the pitcher gets the batter out himself by throwing 3 strikes, either by the batter swinging and missing, or by the ball being in the strike zone and the batter not swigning
A forward 'k' is using in baseball scoring to mean a batter struck out swinging. a backward 'k' is used to mean a batter struck out looking.
A backward K is the scoring symbol for a batter called out on a thrid strike or "striking out looking". The forward-facing K is the scoring for a swinging and missing for a thrid strike.
A "k" is a strikeout, from the abbreviation used to denote a strikeout when scoring baseball on a scorecard. In some stadiums, simply "k" is the denotation; in others, there is a distinction made between a "k" and one which is written backwards. A "k" written forwards means that the battter struck out swinging (he swung at the last pitch, producing the final strike). A "k" written backwards means that the batter struck out looking (he did not swing at the pitch that produced the final strike). In broadcasting, "posting a k" simply means that the batter struck out and does not distinguish between a batter who struck out swinging and one who struck out looking.
The batter swinging the bat.