Official Scorebook

Bethany Heck
03.27.11
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This scorebook is designed for baseball fans of all shapes and sizes, regardless of whether or not they have kept score before. Scorekeeping is a vital part of the gameday experience and it is time to bring it back to the masses. The Eephus League scorebook is small, easy to carry and allows you to document your entire gameday experience, including where you sat, what you ate and who sang the national anthem. The scoresheets are clean and simple, allowing you to keep score the way you want. Each book is 5″ x 7.3″.

Included in the set are:

The scorebook, which contains 20 scoresheets and has space for scoring 11 innings, pitching statistics and game totals.

A scorekeeping reference card which has common abbreviations used when keeping score and a diagram in case you forget that the shortstop is “6″ and the third baseman is “5″.

Stickers for you to note if the game took place in day or night, and if your team won or lost.

A foldout starter’s guide to keeping score for anyone who is new to the art form.

Autograph pages in the back for collecting player signatures.

Price: $15.00 + $3.00 shipping

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The Scorekeeping grid is a blank canvas for your accounts of the ballgame.

The foldout covers everything a new scorekeeper needs to know to get started.

The back flap of the book holds a reference card, sheets of stickers for noting gameday events and a beginner’s guide foldout.




88 Comments on “Official Scorebook”

  • cjkite67

    I am very interested in purchasing this item if it becomes available. I found this website through your interview with uniwatch. Great job with the site.

    01-18-11 » 10:17 am »

  • Bethany Heck

    Thank you so much! I’m working with a printer on getting these produced, when I know when they will be available and how much they will cost I will be posting it on the front page.

    01-18-11 » 12:57 pm »

  • DK

    This is f’n gorgeous. I love the design, and especially the size! Can’t wait ’til these are available.

    01-19-11 » 10:53 am »

  • Bethany Heck

    DK, thank you so much, I’m meeting with a printer this afternoon!

    01-19-11 » 4:30 pm »

  • DB

    Maybe I’m missing something here, but the scorebook page shown can only be used to score one team – there’s only 9 lines. Is the other team on another page?

    01-19-11 » 9:40 pm »

  • Bethany Heck

    DB, you’re not missing anything. It was an oversight on my part, most of my research in beginner scorebooks only had one sheet a game. I’m reworking the guts to allow for the proper layout.

    01-19-11 » 11:47 pm »

  • Steve

    Will you be able to ship these abroad? I’m in England and would love one of these for when I’m watching on MLB.TV. Anything that combines my love of baseball and love of stationery works for me!

    01-28-11 » 4:36 am »

  • Bethany Heck

    Sure Steve, I don’t see any reason why I couldn’t ship overseas.

    01-28-11 » 9:00 am »

  • alexis

    I WANT THIS!
    Ohh please tell me when I can get my hands on one of these bad boys!

    02-04-11 » 2:38 am »

  • Bethany Heck

    Don’t worry Alexis, I’ll spread the word when they start coming off the production line. I’m supposed to hear back from the printer today with some preliminary figures, but I was supposed to hear from him yesterday too. So we’ll see.

    02-04-11 » 9:17 am »

  • BCBhope

    How do I buy one please!

    02-13-11 » 3:36 pm »

  • Bethany Heck

    You’ll be able to soon! Keep checking the site for a link to the kickstarter page when it goes live!

    02-13-11 » 11:24 pm »

  • BCBhope

    Thank You Bethany Heck – It’s will be good for college baseball now.

    02-15-11 » 8:25 am »

  • Blake

    Will the books only be available if your Kickstarter effort gets funded?

    02-21-11 » 11:34 am »

  • Bethany Heck

    Yes Blake, if I hit the fundraising goal then that will be enough to get 5,000 scorebooks printed, and I will sell them through the site.

    02-21-11 » 11:51 am »

  • Chris

    Looks great!

    And FYI: In the second-to-last screenshot, “VISITING” is spelled incorrectly on the pitching/game summary page (missing the first “I”).

    02-21-11 » 6:00 pm »

  • Dave Simon

    Would be nice to have a place for a pitch count for each batter. Though I understand it’s difficult with limited space.

    02-21-11 » 6:39 pm »

  • Bethany Heck

    I’ll try, Dave, I promise! I’ve got some time to tweak the design before it goes to the printer.

    Chris, thank you for the heads up!!!

    02-21-11 » 6:52 pm »

  • Russ

    Thought of something that might be a good idea or a bad idea. Since it looks you have some die-cutting on the cover, I wonder if you could get 2 small slits cut in either the front or back so one could secure an Eephus League pencil (sold separately) in them.

    02-21-11 » 9:26 pm »

  • Bethany Heck

    That’s not a bad idea at all, my only worry would be the cover getting damaged if the pencil slipped around. There might be a way of making it work though, I’ll look into it.

    Pencils are tough, because you have to order SO many to make them cost effective.

    02-22-11 » 12:06 am »

  • Jonathan

    This instantly brought a smile to my face! Can’t wait to pick up a few of these. Will be watching here and on Kickstarter.

    02-22-11 » 9:32 am »

  • Russ

    Bethany, I’ll experiment with my own cuts when I get the books. My 2 biggest frustrations with scorekeeping at the park are the too-big scorecards and dropping/losing my pencil, and I refuse to carry a purse. Before I had glasses I could keep the pencil on my ear.

    02-22-11 » 3:43 pm »

  • Bethany Heck

    Jonathan, I’m glad to hear that, and thanks Russ, I’ll be curious to see what you find in your experiments. It might be that the pencil will stay in the flap on the back of the cover.

    02-22-11 » 3:58 pm »

  • Russ

    Bethany, someone elsewhere pointed out that temperature is spelled incorrectly on the sample pictured. Hope you haven’t gone to press yet.

    03-02-11 » 6:09 pm »

  • Bethany Heck

    Thanks Russ, I’m fixing it this evening as I’m getting final designs ready for press!

    03-02-11 » 6:15 pm »

  • nick6ten

    Can’t wait to get this! One thing I noticed, in the last picture, the left page has no “Game Totals” text, where the right has it. Hopefully this was caught already, but I didn’t see any other comments pointing it out.

    03-18-11 » 9:46 pm »

  • Bethany Heck

    Whew, nick, you almost gave me a heart attack! I just doubled checked the files and the text is there on both pages. Thank you for catching it!

    03-18-11 » 10:02 pm »

  • nick6ten

    I checked the kickstarter page, after I saw it here, and noticed that it was fixed. I tried to come back and delete the comment above, and I wasn’t able to. Sorry for the almost heart attack.

    Have you considered packing 2 sticker sheets with the book? I would love to think that out of 20 games, I would get to see 11 or more wins from The Reds. I don’t know if I would use the stickers if there was the possibility of not having that continuity throughout the whole book. Something to consider for future editions if its too late for the current run.

    03-19-11 » 10:13 pm »

  • Bethany Heck

    Don’t worry, there are two sheets per book, so even if the Reds win all 20 games, you’ll be covered!

    03-19-11 » 10:34 pm »

  • Russ

    You can do a Cubs edition of the book with more L stickers than W’s.

    03-22-11 » 12:30 pm »

  • yoshiki89

    Russ….owwwwwwwwwch…

    03-22-11 » 1:54 pm »

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  • Brooklyn

    These books look awesome!! I think a suggestion would be for the fan that watches more than 20 games a season, is a book that holds score cards for all 161 games(plus 17 more for postseason/maybe 15 extra in case you watch a game(all star game) other than the one your team played in), maybe asking for too much but it would be awesome to have a collection of these years from now.

    03-28-11 » 8:40 pm »

  • Bethany Heck

    It’s definitely in my plans to either have a massive single season book or a set of 3 or 4 books that can cover an entire season.

    03-28-11 » 10:37 pm »

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    04-01-11 » 9:07 am »

  • Daddypundit

    Bethany, you did a great job on the book. I just got mine today and it looks fantastic. Can’t wait to put it to use. I’m also going to be using it to teach my daughters how to keep score. Thanks for putting this together.

    04-02-11 » 12:14 pm »

  • John Cropp

    I got mine today and I’m a little nervous about marking it up by actually keeping score… it looks too nice!

    04-05-11 » 1:22 am »

  • Dan

    Just got mine the other day. It is so well put together I too am reluctant to actually mark it up, but there is a game tonight I plan to try scoring.

    04-05-11 » 12:18 pm »

  • Bethany Heck

    I’m so excited to hear you guys say you like the book! Please put them to good use, and I expect to see snapshots of completed cards!

    04-05-11 » 5:14 pm »

  • Michele

    I ordered a scorebook last week as a gift and I didn’t get any confirmation that it shipped. Can I get that information somehow? Thanks.

    04-06-11 » 10:51 am »

  • Josh

    Just got mine today and I LOVE IT! Can’t wait to try it out this weekend.

    Also want to add my voice to the people asking for a bigger book. I’d love to see a full season, hardbound version.

    04-06-11 » 10:21 pm »

  • mjl006

    Are these available for purchase now?

    -Matt

    04-10-11 » 10:58 am »

  • Bethany Heck

    Yes, they are! Just click on the add to cart button and it will start the checkout process.

    04-10-11 » 11:35 am »

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  • Sarah

    Hi, I submitted a paypal order for this, but never got a confirmation email. Please contact me and let me know what I should do. Thanks!

    04-13-11 » 3:32 pm »

  • johncropp

    In my previous comment, I noted that the scorebook was too nice to mark up. I would like to amend that statement by adding “for a Mets game.” I have decided to cancel my plans to keep score at tomorrow’s Mets @ Braves game because I have a feeling that I will not want to remember the game and because I susupect that I will not want to stick around until the final out.

    My scorebook’s pages shall remain empty until a game worthy of being the first entry presents itself.

    I wonder where the local Little Leaguers play…

    04-16-11 » 8:58 pm »

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  • baseballoogie

    Has anyone had any experience scoring NL games with this? I absolutely love the design, but it doesn’t look like it has enough space to handle a double-switch.

    04-19-11 » 8:41 pm »

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  • ryan97ou

    so last night i was scoring my third orioles game using my eephus scorebook when a foul ball came whizzing back right towards me, instinctively i jumped up, held up my scorebook to try and catch the ball like a fly trap…then the ball scorched right through the bottom third of my book, ripping it at the binding, and slowing it down enough for someone behind me to get it off the floor.

    sucks, but i will say that the scorebook now has a genuine worn in feel to it now, and i would like to think it helped protect my friends young niece who was sitting on my girlfriends lap right next to me. so thanks eephus! haha.

    04-22-11 » 1:35 pm »

  • ryan97ou

    sidenote: i know i should have just dropped the book and tried to barehand it, but i was too worried to drop it since i didn’t know if there was beer on the floor, etc. turns out i would have been better off dropping it. oh well…unexpected scoring-lesson learned.

    04-22-11 » 1:37 pm »

  • Bethany Heck

    Ryan, I am glad no one was harmed and that the scorebook was able to take a bullet for the team. I am sad that it damaged the book! Shoot me an email at bethany at eephusleague.com and I’ll get you a new book and you can retire the one you have and give it a purple diamond for its service.

    04-24-11 » 12:12 pm »

  • Andy

    I just order one. A friend of mine showed me his book, and I thought it would be better than the score book I bought from Dick’s. If this works out I’ll buy many more. I usually go through 2 to 3 books a season.

    04-28-11 » 12:15 am »

  • Russ

    Bethany, I finally got my books after the address snafu.

    I didn’t know the back flap was going to be glued at the bottom and the top. With the flap like that a pen or pencil fits nice and snug inside.

    I thought I might like rounded corners better, but I think the sharp corners might get a little dog-eared which somehow makes it more appealing.

    And I absolutely loooove how nicely it fits into my pants pockets. No more having to clutch a scorecard on the subway on the way home from the game. Excellent job! Where have you been all our lives?

    04-28-11 » 3:11 pm »

  • Sandy A

    Just wanted to say I got my book via Kickstarter and took it out for a couple of games this weekend. Absolutely love it and I will buy more once I use up this one!

    04-28-11 » 4:03 pm »

  • Bethany Heck

    Andy I hope you like the book!

    Russ, I’m so relieved that your scorebooks got to you, finally, and that the book holds your pencil and is appropriately sized for your pockets. It’s important to me that you like them!

    Sandy, that’s awesome! You should send me some shots from the park!

    04-28-11 » 10:36 pm »

  • nick6ten

    I am completely happy with this book! I’ve taken it to 3 games, and transferred the first 2 games of the season from single game score cards.

    A couple suggestions for future editions,

    1. An embossed year on the cover. These would look pretty slick year after year with a silver 2011, 2012, etc…

    1.2 Am embossed “Playoffs” or “Post Season” cover. A special edition for post season games only. To use year after year… or once every few years.

    05-14-11 » 8:45 pm »

  • Will

    Hello, I ordered a book on April 2 and haven’t gotten it. How far out are orders shipping?

    05-19-11 » 3:45 pm »

  • Bethany Heck

    Hey Will, can you email me at bethany at eephusleague.com and let me know your shipping info? Most orders arrive within a week of ordering, so yours might have gotten lost.

    05-19-11 » 3:52 pm »

  • Ian

    What a gorgeous website. I love the look of everything. I’m going to order a scorebook it’s just what I’ve been looking for.

    Amazed that a woman is behind such an awesome baseball site. Bethany will you consider marrying me?

    I.

    05-21-11 » 1:29 pm »

  • Aaron

    I have a quick and possibly silly question. What does the last weather symbol represent? Trying to figure out if that is supposed to mean evening/night, or a sunny day which is extremely hot, or something else?

    05-26-11 » 3:43 pm »

  • Bethany Heck

    It’s supposed to be for sweltering heat, I’m going to change it when these eventually get reprinted.

    05-27-11 » 1:07 pm »

  • Lauren

    I love my new scorebook. I’ve already scored four games and am going to do my fifth tonight, including the two Red Sox games when they got to .500 and one game over. It’s nice to have all my games in one place. The only thing I would suggest improving is the binding. The score sheets have already come loose from the cover. Other than that, it’s a nice pocket-sized book.

    05-27-11 » 2:42 pm »

  • Bethany Heck

    Lauren, I’m sorry the binding hasn’t held up for you, and I’ll definitely take that into account for future printings.

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  • David

    Got a scorebook for my father – he hasn’t scored a game in years, and he loved it. I’ll get another when he’s through this one. You’ve made a great thing that will make many people happy.

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  • Miles

    Any hope of there being a volume discount for the score books in the future?

    09-02-11 » 5:07 am »

  • Miles

    I used the ephus score book at the begining of my sons high school and summerball seasons, but switched to a conventional book when I ran out of room, but I enjoyed scoring more with the Ephus book. Going to buy another for fall ball…

    09-02-11 » 5:09 am »

  • Bethany Heck

    I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying the books, Miles! I am going to add volume discounts soon, hopefully this weekend.

    09-02-11 » 8:04 am »

  • Jennifer

    Hi Bethany, I couldn’t find any contact info so I thought I would try to notify throught a comment. I just received my scorebook and the package was damaged. It looks like the envelope got get and now the pages of my book are curled. Is it possible to do an exchange or refund, or something?

    12-06-11 » 2:06 pm »

  • Bethany Heck

    Jennifer, email your shipping info to me at heckhouse@gmail.com, and I’ll get you a replacement right away!

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    Hey Bethany,

    How much is shipping one of these to the UK? How long should I expect it to take?

    Thanks,

    Dan

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  • DanBot

    Question….the photos above and the photos of the book under a post labeled elsewhere on this site “bigger scorebook updates” are different. Loved the updated book….is that the one currently shipping?

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    Danbot, the bigger scorebooks haven’t been made yet and if they do get made they’ll have their own separate order page.

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  • BarkerM33

    I bought a book on Thursday and was wondering how long it typically takes for shipping? I am going to Chicago on Tuesday to see the Sox play. Thanks!

    07-22-12 » 10:29 pm »

  • Bethany

    Barker, I would expect it to arrive today.

    07-23-12 » 2:38 pm »

  • BarkerM33

    As it did. Thanks so much!

    07-23-12 » 10:39 pm »

  • Melissa

    Hi,

    Do you have the larger scorecard books available yet? Thanks for creating such a beautiful book!

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  • Bradley Grover

    Hopefully you can update the scorebook for the 2013 season with spaces to note balls, strikes and foul balls.

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  • Kirk Adkisson

    Bethany, thank you for your website! I would like to order three scorebooks–the three pack, but would like each sent to a different addresses as I would like to give one to a brother, nephew, and one for myself. Can you accomdate this? I’d be glad to pay three separate shipping fees.

    02-01-13 » 9:12 pm »

  • Timmy

    Bethany, excellent work! I’ve been looking for something like this for a long time, so thanks for thinking of this and executing it so beautifully. Cheers!

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  • harrythe3rd

    Shipping was super quick and I’ll definitely be ordering again. Thanks for a great product and I can’t wait for the hardback.

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  • tcrane6

    I have used a lot of scorebooks in my day but this one is the best by far. I will be ordering a 3 pack soon. I always want to make sure I have extras. I am passing the word to all my baseball friends and telling them to buy.

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    Hi,
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