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You can blame a man named Henry Chadwick. He was in the process of perfecting the Baseball score card. S was already used for Sacrifice, so he used the K (the last letter in "struck").

This ended out working perfectly anyway, because when a batter is struck out looking (without swinging) there is nothing on a score card that can be confused with a backwards K.

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โˆ™ 2020-07-05 01:54:07

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Q: Why is a strikeout marked with a k?
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