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Baseball Trivia (General)/draping Q posters over the railing


Renee wrote at 2008-06-26 03:31:03

I sit in that section in Petco Park as a season ticket holder.  It stands for Quick Out (an out on 3 or fewer pitches).  They even have a poem for it:  "We eschew the K, they take all day.. Quick outs are what we're about."

Michael wrote at 2009-04-09 00:12:12
It is for a 'quick out', an unofficial stat regarding an out that required 3 or less pitches to make.

Z wrote at 2009-05-21 14:08:06
I friend of mine gave me the answer that the "Q" stands for Quick Out. Anytime a batter is out in 3 or less pitches.

Ralph F. wrote at 2009-05-23 05:21:47
I've seen these signs at Florida Marlins games here in Miami too.  I'm pretty sure the Q's correlate to the number of runners left on base by the visiting team. Left on base would translate to "quedado en base" in Spanish.  Not knowing much about San Diego, I would assume that the Padres have a fairly large Hispanic fan base.  Hence, the "Qs" there.

Tenth and Island wrote at 2011-06-09 17:07:59
Q's are for quick out. Click link to this Padres blog.

Thomas wrote at 2014-08-14 01:03:40
It stands for "quick outs" three pitches or less,,,

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