What does an orange k mean in a baseball game
The letter “K” is used in baseball scoring to denote a strike out. Each baseball team develops their own traditions for celebrating a home team pitcher’s strikeouts.
For the San Francisco Giants, large orange “K”s can be purchased by fans that then wave the “K”s around excitedly when one of the Giants’ pitchers strikes out an opponent. This practice is dominant in the right field of the stadium, which has been dubbed “K-Ville,” as it is also where the stadium keeps a running tally of the totally number of strikeouts for the game.
Some say the SF Giants currently have the hottest pitching staff in baseball. Many thought the 2012 season would be a total disaster with a season-ending injury to clutch closer Brian Wilson, Tim Lincecum struggling, and relief pitcher Guillermo Mota getting suspended for 100 games for alleged steroid use, but that turned out to be anything but true!
The San Francisco Giants won the 2012 World Series! They capped a 4-0 sweep of the Detroit Tigers with an extra inning 4-3 win in the fourth game at a rainy Comerica Park in Detroit.