Game Score 2.0
How to Calculate 2.0:
Start with 40 points and get all of the following info, how many outs the pitcher recorded, strikeouts, walks, hits, unearned and earned runs and home runs. Then the calculation would go as followed: 40+(outs*2)+(strikeouts*1)-(walks*2)-(hits*2)-(runs*3)-(home runs*6)=Game Score 2.0
Original Game Score Calculation
How to Calculate the Original Game Score:
Start with 50 points and get all of the following info, how many outs were recorded by the pitcher, each inning that pitcher completed after the fourth inning, each strikeout, hits, earned runs, unearned runs and walks. The the calculation would go as followed: 50+(outs*1)+(innings competed after the fourth*2)+(strikeouts*1)-(hits*2)-(earned runs*4)-(unearned runs*2)-(walks*1)=Game Score
About Game Score
The original game score metric was created by Bill James to measure the strength of a pitcher in a game. Game Score 2.0 was created by Tom Tango who to the original Game Score calculation and changed it up to include home runs and give a starting score of 50 instead of 40.
The highest game score ever recorded was by Kerry Wood on May 6, 1998 when he achieved a game score of 105, and a game score 2.0 of 112. Kerry, pitching against the Houston Astros, struck out 20 batters, walked none and only gave up one hit in a complete game shutout.