*This section contains questions pertaining to MLB Rule Ten this rule deals with Keeping Score. It is designed as a self-test to challenge your knowledge. Answers and rulings are given at the end.*

**1. Before 1954 a batter was not charged an at-bat if any base runner advanced a base on a fly ball**

**A. true**

** B. false**

**2. What is considered a sacrifice?**

** A. a sacrifice bunt even if a runner is put out**

** B. a sacrifice bunt only if a runner advances one base**

** C. a sacrifice bunt only if it is a safety squeeze**

** D. a sacrifice bunt only if it is a suicide squeeze**

**3. When a double or triple steal is attempted and one runner is thrown out before reaching and holding the base he is attempting to steal, no other runner(s) shall be credited with a stolen base**

** A. true**

** B. false**

**4. In a nine inning game, how many innings must a starting pitcher complete to be the winning pitcher?**

**A. 9**

** B. 7**

** C. 6**

** D. 5**

**5. To determine batting average, divide the total number of safe hits by:**

**A. total bases**

** B. total times at bat**

** C. total runs scored**

**6. To determine slugging percentage, divide the total bases of all safe hits by:**

** A. total times at bat**

** B. total extra base hits**

** C. total runs scored**

** D. total hits**

**7. To determine a pitcher’s earned run average (ERA), multiply the total earned runs charged against his pitching by 9 and divide by:**

**A. total appearances**

** B. total number of hits allowed**

** C. total number of innings pitched**

** D. total number of pitches thrown**

**8. To determine a fielding average, divide the total putouts and assists by the total of:**

** A. total assists and putouts**

** B. total errors**

**C. total putouts, assists and errors**

**9. The official scorer for each league shall be appointed by**

** A. the league President**

** B. the league Secretary**

** C. the majority of votes by the teams**

**10. On a strikeout, is the catcher credited with a putout?**

**A. yes, always**

** B. yes, only if he catches the pitch or tags out the batter on a dropped third strike**

** C. no, never**