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Question: How do I enter ground outs, fly outs, and fielders choice? Answer: In the Game Form under the Batting tab there is a small icon that looks like a field, click it to bring up outs and hit to locations.
Question: Can I make up my own stats? Answer: Yes, any stat that appears in red in the Game Form can be changed. However, you cannot make or change the stat calculations.
Question: How can I create a lineup with a designated hitter batting for someone else? Answer: Drag the player who will DH to the area of the field layout near the on deck circle. You will see the DH, EH and Pinch Hitter options available. Drop the player on DH. Place the player in the batting order directly after the player he/she is DHing for and then make a lineup card. It will look like the one below.
Question: What is a Save? Answer: A pitcher gets credited with a save if he/she enters the game with his team leading by 3 runs or less and pitches one full inning or enters the game with the potential tying run on base, at bat or in the on deck circle. He must pitch the remainder of the game in which his team never gives up the lead and wins. A save can also be awarded if the pitcher enters the game with his team ahead and pitches effectively for 3 innings and he was the last pitcher in the game.
Question: With the ProSeries version, how do I print a game report breaking down batting vs righty/lefty pitching? Answer: You must create a team report and use the Advance Report options to set the game from and to dates to isolate an individual game. Standard game reporting will only print total batting, pitching and fielding reports.
Question: How come some players have pitching totals that don't add up to the totals of the individual games? Answer: In order to display the pitching totals for a game a pitcher must have at least one batter faced in the game. If you enter the stats but do not enter a batter faced, the pitcher's stats for the game will be skipped or just the righty or lefty stats will be skipped. However, the totals will show up which will include the stats that are not displayed.
Question: Why does the ball field shrink when I animate plays? The players are off the field. Answer: Switch from Large Fonts to small fonts. Set to Small Fonts in the Display Properties-Settings-Advanced section of your Windows Operating System.
Question: How do I export to HTML or post my stats on the Internet? Answer: Press the Stat Viewer icon or create any Team or Player report. While in the Stat Viewer select the Menu File>Make a Website. That will give you several options on creating linked HTML files. After the html files are created you will see the FTP form where you can preview the HTML pages or enter a website location to upload the files to.
Tip 1: If you want to email an HTML file use the PREVIEW button in the FTP screen. After Internet Explorer opens the report choose File>Send>Email
Tip 2: If you
want to view base running stats in the HTML then: Exit
out of the Stat Viewer: then click the Stat Viewer Icon to reopen it without any
report showing. Then use the make a website command and the Stat Filter
will pop up and you can click base running there before you make the reports.
This is a bug but the work around above will fix it.
Stat Calculation Questions:
Some users challenge some of our stat calculations. We assure you that we use the Official Rules and all our calculations have been tested and are accurate. Some challenged calculations are:
Question: How come a Fielder's Choice does not help On base% ? Answer: Fielder's Choice is considered an atbat without a hit. In most cases the batter would not have reached base if another runner was not forced out and therefore according to the official rules Fielder's Choice does not count as a time on base.
Question: How come an On By Error does not help On base% ? Answer: On By Error is considered an atbat without a hit. Had it not been for the fielder's error the batter would have been out. It only makes sense that the batter should not be credited in this situation. However, some coaches feel that the batters speed may have forced the error and that is why we include a separate stat category called OBAe for On Base Average including errors. You can turn this stat category on in the Stat Filter under the Batting Tab.
Question: How can a player's Batting Average be higher than his On base% ? Answer: Sacrifice Flies count as a time up without being on base. The official calculation adds Sac Flys to official Atbats for On Base%. So to answer the question, the player must have had a sac fly.
Question: How are Total Average and Runs Created calculated? Answer: Look in the back of your User's Guide under Stats Tracked. It's a long equation.
Other Baseball/Softball Specific Questions:
Question: How do I print out just the batting order to give to the opposing coach? Answer: It's called a Lineup Card and you can click on the Lineup Tab at the bottom of the Team Form and then click on the clipboard icon.
Question: When entering pitching stats, do I count the number of foul balls as strikes? Do I count a ball that is hit as a strike? How about the third strike in a strike out (K) or the 4th ball in a walk (BB)? Answer: Every pitch that is swung on is a strike. You would count the ball that is hit or fouled off a strike, the third strike swinging or looking as a strike. The fourth ball in a walk as a ball. When you enter numbers from a scorebook page you must remember to add in these balls and strikes because they won't show up in the count boxes. You must also track all the foul balls after 2 strikes and enter them as strikes.
Question: I upgraded and now I can't view OBS, LQ or other stats. The values are checked in the Stat Filter. Answer: Reset your stat order, See the Stat Order button in the Stat Filter or the Table > Set Stat Order menu option in the Stat Viewer. You might see a value over 103 which caused the problem.
Question: How do I export games to MaxPreps? Answer: Select the game in the Game Form. Use the menu Games>Export Games>MaxPreps File then use the upload option in MaxPreps and select the file that ends in .max. You need to have an account setup on MaxPreps first.
Problem: Can't get into the game form after open a team file created with an older version of TurboStats. The message "Creating New User Defined Stats" keeps looping. Solution: Delete the file in the c:\winstats directory called "your team file name".DEF. Then get back into TurboStats and when you click on games it will recreate the user defined defaults file.
For additional Error messages click here Common Error Messages