Zero Thirds (Baseball) ↉ emoji in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook 

How to insert the Zero Thirds (Baseball) ↉  fraction or symbol into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook.  Both in Office for Windows and Office for Mac. 

Zero Thirds ↉ symbol (officially called ‘Vulgar Fraction Zero Thirds’) is a rarely used Baseball scoring symbol.  The best explanation we could find was a Japanese Wikipedia page, here’s a translation. 

There’s also a Wikipedia discussion 

How Zero Thirds (Baseball) ↉ looks in different fonts.

We could only find ↉ in two regular Windows/Office fonts; Tahoma and Times New Roman

It’s not in the fonts we’d usually expect unusual characters to live, such as Arial Unicode MS and Segoe UI Symbol. 

Zero Thirds (Baseball) ↉ codes

These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the Zero Thirds (Baseball) or ↉ 

Decimal:  8585  Hex:   2189 

Web: ↉ or ↉ 

(web codes aren’t used in Microsoft Office, we’ve included them for the sake of completeness.) 

Word and Outlook

The Zero Thirds (Baseball) ↉  sign does NOT have an inbuilt shortcut in Word. 

Use the standard Word Alt + X symbol shortcut 2189 then Alt + X 

Once in a document you can copy it to AutoCorrect and make your own shortcut. 

Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Insert | Symbols | Symbol and look for the  Zero Thirds (Baseball) symbol, most easily using Unicode Hex 2189 


In Windows there are several shortcuts to enter the Zero Thirds (Baseball) ↉  character into any program, but they use a numeric keypad, not the number row above the letters. 

Alt + 8585    

Windows Character Map

The Windows Character Map accessory in all Windows releases  

Character Map has a search feature, something missing from the Insert | Symbol in Office. 

MacOS and Office for Mac inserting characters

On a Mac, to enter the Zero Thirds (Baseball) ↉ symbol: 

  • Command + Control + Spacebar shortcut to open the Character Viewer.    
  • Search for “ Thirds “ and the Viewer should find the symbol you need among a small set of results. 

Despite the name Character Viewer, the Apple system tool will also insert characters into any program, including Office for Mac. 

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