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Archive for April, 2014

Recent MLB Injuries & Transactions to Front page

15th April 2014 Front Page

We've been running transactions and injuries on the site for quite awhile now, but I've added a small module to the very bottom of the front page highlighting recent ones. Clicking on the full report links will send you to, surprise, the full report.

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Age Relative to League Added to Minors Player Pages –

15th April 2014

Example: Jesse Biddle Minor League Statistics & History -

We've had the league ages available for a long time now, but a user feature request pointed out to me that it would be useful to have this on the actual player pages as age is probably a prospect's most important stat.

You'll see the difference between their age and the league avg right next to the column with their age.

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Postseason W-L Added to Manager Records –

14th April 2014

Example: Casey Stengel Managerial Record -

Added a couple of columns showing the manager postseason W-L records.

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Avg Time of Game added to Miscellaneous Team Stats Page –

14th April 2014

Example: 2014 Major League Baseball Attendance & Miscellaneous -

Our game time data is more or less complete back to 1947, so we have added avg time of game to the Attendance & Misc. option under the "Other" tab on the year-league pages.

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Hat Trick Leaders now on Hockey Reference

14th April 2014

We have added hat trick leaderboards to Hockey Reference. While we only have game logs going back to the 1987-88 season, we are able to do some magic to also include the career hat trick leaders. To see this functionality, you can go to the menu item Leaders > All NHL & WHA Leaders & Records:

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Then, scroll down to the Hat Tricks line:

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You can also see the hat tricks on the individual player leaderboards:

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Let us know if you have any comments or questions.

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Manager & Umpire Challenges Added To

11th April 2014 - MLB Stats, Standings, Scores, History.

On the front page of the site, we now give a running total of the number of plays challenged along with links to the team-by-team totals and also to the manager pages.


On the Manager pages, we actually show the details of each challenge along with the scoring change (if appeal is successful) and leverage prior to the play. It would be nice to show the WPA change when there is a successful challenge, but our system would just take too many modifications at the moment to implement that quickly.

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2014 WAR now Updating on

11th April 2014

2014 Major League Baseball Player Value -

We always wait a week or before we fire up the WAR machine.

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Player Totals for Teams on Hockey Reference

10th April 2014

A minor, but useful addition to the team pages today are the player totals for the teams that they played on. This is a feature on the other Sports Reference sites, and it finally found its way to Hockey Reference.

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(Hat tip to the @TheWrage for bringing up this suggestion.)

As always, your feedback and suggestions are appreciated.

UPDATE (2014-04-14):

We have added this feature to the coaches' pages as well:

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Historical Standings Finder

10th April 2014

Just a note that we've unveiled a new search tool that lets you look up standings for the NBA, ABA, and BAA on any date in history, as well as team and opponent stats as of that date.

Recall those halcyon days when the 4-2 Sixers led the Atlantic Division, or marvel at the post-All Star collapses of the '04-05 season, when the 30-21 Cavaliers, 28-24 Magic, and 26-24 Lakers would all eventually miss the playoffs.

You can reach the search tool by going to and clicking Historical Standings...




Simply enter the date on which you want to know the standings, choose the league, and click Find Standings. Teams with asterisks were eventual playoff teams.





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D-League Recalls and Assignments

7th April 2014

Just a note that we've added D-League assignments and recalls to our player pages and also to our team transactions pages.

Also, links from the text will take you to the affiliate's team page on our D-League site, where you'll find a transactions log that shows all players that have been recalled to and assigned from the NBA during the season.

We have player recalls and assignments going back to the 2005-06 season, when the affiliate system began.




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