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.
Backwards K's are for a strikeout looking (not swinging the bat).
The "K" is placed backwards in cases where the batter strikes out looking.
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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
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.
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
It is a reference to how it is kept in the scorebook. A K is a strikeout. A backwards K is a strikeout looking.
The backwards K is to signify struk out looking versus the standard K that is strike out swinging so then you can keep them straight in the score books they used to be weighted differently as for how good/bad pitchers/batters were.