Baseball scoring system the third and hopefully the last :)

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How should we score Baseball games?

Poll ended at Sun Sep 01, 2002 8:16 am

Scoring System No. 1
11
58%
Scoring System No. 3
8
42%
 
Total votes : 19

Baseball scoring system the third and hopefully the last :)

Postby Frankie » Sun Aug 18, 2002 8:16 am

Well, a tie in the second poll forces me to run it again. Please read the following, give it a thought, and then vote.

Poll to find game length and debate about several suggested scoring system:
http://forums.marpirc.net/viewtopic.php?t=9246

First poll to find a scoring system with 3 suggestions:
http://forums.marpirc.net/viewtopic.php?t=9360

Second try to find a new scoring system for Baseball games:
http://forums.marpirc.net/viewtopic.php?t=9434

Here's a reminder of the two scoring systems left in the Poll:

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Scoring System No.1 by Roncli:

100 for a win, 50 for a draw, and 0 for a loss. If you win, add the point difference to the score.

Player 5, Computer 5 - 50 points for a draw.
Player 40, Computer 0 - 100 points for a win plus 40 points difference, 140 total.
Player 0, Computer 40 - 0 points for a loss.
Player 40, Computer 20 - 120 points for a win plus 20 points difference, 120 total.

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Scoring System No.3 by Matt Denham:

Formula: 1000 * (player's score + 1) * (player's score - computer's score) / (loser's score + 1)

Examples:

Player 8, Computer 3: 1000 * (8+1) * (8-3) / (3+1) = 11,250
Player 6, Computer 0: 1000 * (6+1) * (6-0) / (0+1) = 42,000
Player 11, Computer 1: 1000 * (11+1) * (11-1) / (1+1) = 60,000
Player 4, Computer 14: 1000 * (4+1) * (4-14) / (4+1) = -10,000
Player 5, Computer 6: 1000 * (5+1) * (5-6) / (5+1) = -1000
Player 0, Computer 1: 1000 * (0+1) * (0-1) / (0+1) = -1000

Pros: Ties are almost impossible, and, for the most part, final scores are relatively logical (shutouts are worth the most of any game where you score a certain number of runs, and games are worth more the more runs you score).

Cons: Games where the player loses are worth negative amounts of points (and losses by N runs are worth simply N*(-1000)).

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This poll will run for 14 days to give everyone a chance to vote.

Happy voting :)
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Postby Donut » Thu Aug 22, 2002 12:04 am

Player 40, Computer 20 - 120 points for a win plus 20 points difference, 120 total.



I would think that's 100 points for a win... 8O

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One possible problem with either system

Postby kwn » Thu Sep 05, 2002 8:23 pm

Sorry to throw this out here so late, but I've been moving and haven't been online for almost a month ... Anyway, what about games that end due to a ten-run rule (or anything of that sort) ... I have at least one recording and I know of two baseball games that will cut your victory short if you are too victorious ... I suggest some sort of system whereby the point total is divided by the number of innings (only to be used if the GAME ends itself - this doesn't mean you can just quit after two good innings).
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Re: One possible problem with either system

Postby MDenham » Fri Sep 06, 2002 2:20 am

kwn wrote:Sorry to throw this out here so late, but I've been moving and haven't been online for almost a month ... Anyway, what about games that end due to a ten-run rule (or anything of that sort) ... I have at least one recording and I know of two baseball games that will cut your victory short if you are too victorious ... I suggest some sort of system whereby the point total is divided by the number of innings (only to be used if the GAME ends itself - this doesn't mean you can just quit after two good innings).


We'd been over this way back when we were trying to come up with scoring systems, so don't feel bad that you missed it.

The problem we had here was that we never came up with a GOOD way to handle the so-called "mercy rule" (it makes the results much more complicated) or, for that matter, extra innings (6-3 in 22 innings really isn't THAT much better of a performance than 6-5 in 9 innings).
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