Established in 1997, Alegis Technologies (now ScorePAD® Sports, Inc.) released its first version of ScorePAD. Douglas Hines, the President and CEO of ScorePAD Sports, Inc., has been a software architect for nearly three decades. Hines created ScorePAD after learning how to score baseball at his kids’ youth baseball games. ScorePAD software was originally created for the Palm OS system so coaches and parents could electronically score the game without bringing a computer to the ball park. ScorePAD’s products have been sold over the Internet since its inception.
In 1999, Jim Schultz, then-public relations director of the Atlanta Braves, issued Hines a credential for the Braves home games so he could further the development of ScorePAD. During that season, Hines spent time sitting nearby the official scorer, learning the level of complexity needed to make ScorePAD the standard in scoring software. Also that season, Hines met Philip Civins, Associate Producer for the TBS/Turner South baseball broadcasts. Impressed by ScorePAD, Civins used the software to score all 162 Atlanta Braves games during the 2000 season. Prior to working in television, Civins’ background included five seasons working for the Atlanta Braves. Together, Hines and Civins improved the software and built a PC database that was Major League tested and reliable.
Recognizing the value of the product, Civins partnered with Hines and assisted in the development of ScorePAD to become the most in-depth and accurate baseball software available for Palm OS-based PDAs. In late 2000, Hines developed a special version of ScorePAD that updates television graphics in real-time. Later that season, a more complex version of ScorePAD was used to update graphics for TBS and Turner South. ScorePAD has now been used on over 6,000 telecasts in the past seven years over a variety of network and cable channels.
ScorePAD has also established a good reputation with youth and amateur leagues across the United States. The Babe Ruth League, with nearly one million members, recognizes ScorePAD as its “Official Scorekeeping System” for its World Series events throughout the country.
In April 2006, ScorePAD launched a product allowing users to score directly on a Windows-based desktop system. The desktop software has given users the option to score games on a handheld device or a PC.
In 2009, the ScorePAD application for the iPhone/iPod Touch was launched and has already had over 10,000 downloads. Also, in 2010 ScorePAD launched their hosting web site called MyScorePAD. It allows coaches and fans to build, manage and customize their own web site while integrating games scored on ScorePAD.
The innovator of high-tech baseball statistical scorekeeping, ScorePAD Sports, Inc., is currently the only real-time in-game scoring system used by television broadcasters. ScorePAD also customizes software for team stadium matrix and video boards, scoreboards and in-house score bugs.
Highlighted by the Braves’ record-breaking Turner Field scoreboard, ScorePAD has made major strides in stadium development, and is quickly becoming the standard in scoreboard software. Using a desktop version of it signature scoring software, STADIUMnet has become the premium scoreboard system. In addition to Turner Field, the system is used by AT&T Park (San Francisco Giants); Oriole Park at Camden Yards (Baltimore Orioles); Nationals Park (Washington Nationals); Fenway Park (Boston Red Sox); and the Braves AAA and AA affiliates (Gwinnett Braves and Mississippi Braves).
ScorePAD has been used and trusted by Major League Baseball public relations directors; and television broadcasters TBS (Game of the week, MLB Playoffs); Peachtree TV (Braves); MLB Network (Game of the week); Comcast SportsNet (Giants, A's, Phillies, Cubs, White Sox), SportsNet NY (Mets),YES Network (Yankees) and NESN (Red Sox).