Best Answer

The use of the last letter of Struck instead of the first to denote a strikeout dates back to when Henry Chadwick developed the box score in the late 1850's. Chadwick often used the last letter instead of the first, especially if he considered that letter to be the more prominent one in the word. Chadwick said "the letter K in struck is easier to remember in connection with the word, than S." He also used L for Foul and D for Catch on Bound. Only the K survived into the 20th Century.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2008-05-07 20:29:46
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Why does baseball use a k for a strikeout?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
People also asked