k stands for strikeout looking K stands for strikeout swinging
It is a reference to how it is kept in the scorebook. A K is a strikeout. A backwards K is a strikeout looking.
It means strikeout looking as opposed to strikeout swinging.
Backwards K's are for a strikeout looking (not swinging the bat).
It signifies a new pitcher's strike out.
Because all strike outs are prefixed with a "K"
A 'K' is a strikeout where the batter swung at strike three. A 'k' is a strikeout where the batter did not swing at strike three.
The standard scoring symble for a strikeout looking (called strike three) is a backward K.
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.
shut out Its a Strikeout SO - Strikeout, SHO - Shutout K - Strikeout, SO - Shut out
A 'K' is a strikeout where the batter swung and missed at the third strike. A 'k' is a strikeout where the batter took a called third strike.