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The "K" is placed backwards in cases where the batter strikes out looking.

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A straight K is used by scorers to indicate a strike out by swinging. An upside down K is used to indicate a called third strike strike out.

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.

It means strikeout looking as opposed to strikeout swinging.

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 '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.

Called third strike.

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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

they areent... strikeouts are marked with a K. strike out looking is a backwards K. im not sure why though... maybe because its the middle letter in the word Strikeout

Striking out by Swinging, represented in the book by a normal "K". Then striking out looking, meaning you don't swing and the Umpire calls it a strike. This is represented by a backwards "K" in the book.

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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 third strike in baseball is called a K.

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.

TorahNeviimKesuvimThe Letter 'K' is a Kof in Hebrew which is sometimes interchanged with a Chuf.The Kaf is a backwards 'c' with a dot in it. A chuf is a backwards 'c' without a dot.

Backwards K's are for a strikeout looking (not swinging the bat).

because the word ''strikeout"does not fit on a scorecard.symbols are used for all baseball notation when scoring a game.

It signifies a new pitcher's strike out.