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Search Our Stats Using the Play Index

Posted by Neil on November 30, 2012

With the 2012-13 regular season in full swing, you might want to check out the Basketball-Reference Play Index. In case you don't already know about the PI, it's a set of research tools that allow you to create customizable queries on our database, save the results, and share them with others. With the PI, you can:

  • Use the Player Season Finder to search through all NBA, ABA, & BAA players' regular season and playoff statistics for performances that match your criteria.
  • Use the Player Game Finder to search through NBA players' regular season and playoff game logs (since 1985-86) for games matching your criteria.
  • Use the Head-to-Head Finder to search for games in which two selected players played against each other.
  • Search for player and team consecutive-game streaks that match your criteria using the Streak Finders.
  • Search for team performances that meet your criteria with the Team Season Finder and Team Game Finder.
  • Use the Draft Finder to search through every NBA/BAA draft for picks that match your criteria.
  • Use the Player Comparison Finder to compare the stats of up to four players through (or in) a given season.

Also, take a look at the Play Index Plus for even more data-searching goodness. The PI+ lets you sift through the play-by-play data of every game since 2001, making it possible to look for specific events, lineup data, and shooting stats (including clutch shots and shot breakdowns by distance).

Best of all, these features are 100% free to use! So go ahead, give them a try, and you'll wonder how you ever got along without them.

Comments Off | Posted in Advanced Stats, Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, Play Index

2013 NFL Hall of Fame Semifinalists Announced

Posted by Mike on November 30, 2012

The 2013 NFL Hall of Fame ballot is now here, complete with career stats and AV.

9 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Pro-Football-Reference.com

Minimum Stat Requirements for College Basketball Leaderboards

Posted by Neil on November 29, 2012

Several users have asked about how players qualify for the national, conference, and career leaderboards, so we've added a page to explain the minimum requirements needed to show up on those lists. Currently, they are as follows:

4 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, CBB at Sports Reference, General, Leaders

2013 Hall of Fame Features

Posted by Neil on November 28, 2012

A little while ago, the Baseball Hall of Fame released the names that will be on this year's BBWAA ballot. Apropos of that, here are the Hall of Fame features we currently have for your browsing pleasure:

Please enjoy these features in this, the craziest of all Hall of Fame years.

10 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Features, Hall of Fame

Jaffe WAR Score system (JAWS) for HOF Evaluations – Baseball-Reference.com

Posted by admin on November 19, 2012

Jaffe WAR Score system (JAWS) - Baseball-Reference.com.

Baseball-Reference.com has added Jay Jaffe's JAWS system to our suite of Hall of Fame evaluation tools.

11 Comments | Posted in Advanced Stats, Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com

Playoff Seedings Now Up!

Posted by Mike on November 18, 2012

We now have current NFL playoff seedings (after some extensive tinkering and constant referencing of the NFL's playoff tiebreaking procedures) which we will keep up-to-date from week to week, including the reason one team may be chosen above another with the same record. Look for it to be updated after each game day and keep an eye on your team's chances!

6 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Pro-Football-Reference.com

BBR Player Comparison Finder

Posted by Neil on November 16, 2012

In light of yesterday's post about a cool trick for comparing player stats side-by-side at Baseball-Reference, here's the same feature (more streamlined, in fact) at Basketball-Reference -- the Play Index Player Comparison Finder:

Kobe Bryant vs. Michael Jordan, Age 34 Seasons

Comments Off | Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, Features, History

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.

7 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, HowTo, Tips and Tricks

On/Off Court Stats

Posted by Justin Kubatko on November 15, 2012

This is just a short post to let you know that late this morning I added on/off court stats for both players and teams to Basketball-Reference.com. Enjoy!

UPDATE: I added an option for career on/off splits as well.

4 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com

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