GameChanger, the leading digital scorekeeping app for amateur baseball and softball teams acquired by Dick’s Sporting Goods last November, said it officially reached 10 million games scored since launching in 2009.
For context, there are 2,430 baseball games in one MLB regular season, so it would take more than 4,115 Major League Baseball seasons to reach the 10 million games scored at the amateur level.
“Reaching 10 million games is a big milestone,” said Ted Sullivan co-founder and CEO of GameChanger. “We love supporting coaches and connecting families and fans to their favorite players. We’re proud to enhance the game day experience for so many youth baseball and softball teams around the world.”
Thousands of teams nationwide rely on GameChanger to keep them more efficient, informed and connected, including 70 percent of high school state championship baseball teams registered with the MaxPreps database.
In addition, GameChanger is supported by a wide assortment of nationally recognized organizations across baseball and softball, including Little League® Baseball and Softball as well as USA Baseball and USA Softball.
“As the first Pitch Smart certified app and educational supporter of this joint initiative with MLB, GameChanger has helped raise awareness of the risk of overuse injuries for pitchers through visibility of pitch counts and the Pitch Smart guidelines in its mobile app and website,” said Rick Riccobono, Chief Development Officer, USA Baseball. “The ability to digitally track pitch counts has enlightened parents and players to the risks of overuse and empowered them to have conversations with coaches about appropriate levels of use as a pitcher throughout the year.”
“Little League Baseball and Softball is proud to congratulate GameChanger on reaching this momentous milestone,” said Liz DiLullo Brown, Little League Vice President of Marketing and Communications. “As the scorekeeping partner of the Little League World Series events, GameChanger provides the opportunity for coaches, parents, and fans to follow the action, track pitch counts, and teach players all year long.”
The all-in-one amateur sports app was recently acquired by Dick’s Sporting Goods, the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, and is now part of Dick’s Team Sports HQ Suite of digital youth sports offerings.