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Compare Two Players’ Stats Side-by-Side

Posted by Neil on November 15, 2012

Here's a neat Baseball-Reference trick... To compare any two players, just enter a URL in the following form:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/compare.cgi?top=/players/t/troutmi01.shtml&bottom=/players/c/cabremi01.shtml

Modify that form to include any two players you want, keeping in mind that the "top=" part refers to the player in the upper frame (enter a player's ID from the root directory; i.e. Cabrera's in the "/players/c/" directory) and "&bottom=" refers to the bottom frame. This should work for any combination of two players, as long as you enter the IDs and directories correctly.

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7 Responses to “Compare Two Players’ Stats Side-by-Side”

  1. [...] BBR Player Comparison Finder Posted by Neil on November 16, 2012 « Compare Two Players’ Stats Side-by-Side [...]

  2. I should note that this is a Baseball-Reference trick only. Not applicable at the other sites (although Basketball-Reference has the Player Comparison Finder - http://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/pcm_finder.cgi).

  3. There was a simple way to do this not long ago, without having to write urls and knowing what play ids. What happened to it?

  4. There was a simple way to do this not long ago, without having to write urls and knowing player ids. What happened to it?

  5. Newsflash: I don't want to put two entire pages next to each other, certainly not stacked vertically, in frames the rest of the internet left behind in the 90s. I just want to select two or more players and see their stats next to each other in a single table. Nice and simple.

  6. @6 - We plan on adding something similar to the Basketball-Reference comparison tool at some point, but for now I don't think the frames method is an awful alternative. It's certainly better than nothing!

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