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Heat Maps Added to Shooting Splits

Posted by Justin Kubatko on March 13, 2013

This is just a short post to let you know that I have added heat maps to the shooting splits. Here is an example:


The coloring is based on points scored, so areas with fewer points scored will have a blue shade while areas with more points scored will have a red shade.

The heat maps are generated on the fly, so when you drill down into the shooting splits the heat map will update as well. Be advised that for players who take a lot of shots (e.g., Kobe Bryant in 2005-06), the heat map may take a second or two to appear after the page is finished loading.

3 Comments | Posted in Announcement,

Video: S-R Stat Table SHARE Tutorial

Posted by Neil on March 12, 2013

Here's a 2-minute tutorial on how to embed professional-looking stat tables on your own blog:

Comments Off on Video: S-R Stat Table SHARE Tutorial | Posted in Announcement,,, CBB at Sports Reference, CFB at Sports Reference, Features,, HowTo,, Tips and Tricks

Play Index Free Trial Through April 15

Posted by admin on March 11, 2013

Get ready for the baseball season with a free trial for the Play Index.

Visit the Play Index Subscription Page to create an account (if needed) and use the coupon code "Analytics" to get your free trial.

Only 20 days to opening day. Happy Baseball!

4 Comments | Posted in Advanced Stats, Announcement,, Data, expire40d, Play Index, Uncategorized

NFL Free Agent List

Posted by Mike on March 11, 2013

NFL free agency begins tomorrow afternoon, so we've put up our yearly list of available free agents that will be updated as players sign. Keep an eye on it to see who's still available & who's worth signing.

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Check Out Our College Basketball Site!

Posted by Neil on March 7, 2013

With March Madness coming up soon, here's a quick reminder to check out S-R/College Basketball, our college hoops site. It has all of the team ratings and player stats you need to help fill out your bracket this season, plus historical data (including scanned stat sheets going back to the 1940s) and a Play Index just for college basketball. Give it a try today!

3 Comments | Posted in Announcement,,, CFB at Sports Reference, General,,

Passing, Rushing, and Receiving Stats Back to 1977

Posted by Justin Kubatko on March 5, 2013

Today I'm happy to announce a major addition to College Football at We now have passing, rushing, and receiving stats for all FBS (nee Division I-A) schools dating back to the 1977 season, and for schools from prominent conferences (ACC, Big 8/Big 7, Big Ten, Pac-12/Pac-10/Pac-8/AAWU/PCC, SEC, and SWC) we have passing, rushing, and receiving stats dating back to the 1956 season.

For more information about our data coverage, please see this summary. And if you have any questions or comments regarding these changes, please let us know.

Comments Off on Passing, Rushing, and Receiving Stats Back to 1977 | Posted in Announcement, CFB at Sports Reference,

Best NBA Scoring Duos in One Game (Mailbag)

Posted by Neil on March 5, 2013

We get asked this question a lot, and unfortunately it's not currently possible to find the answer via the Play Index, so I decided to put up a leaderboard once and for all. The most recent version of the question comes from BBR user Reggie:

I’ve seen references on here to games where two teammates scored 40 or more in the same game. But which teammates combined to score the most points in any game? [...]

One game that I remember very well as a Mavericks fan, which is often overlooked, was the overtime game they won at Chicago on November 13, 1994. That was the game where Jamal Mashburn hit for 50 and Jim Jackson went for 38, the two scoring 88 of the 124 points that night in the four point Mavs victory.

Since we have complete box scores (1985-86), here are the 200 most potent scoring duos in a single NBA game:

5 Comments | Posted in Announcement,, FAQ, Leaders, Trivia

Added Box Scores Back to NBA/ABA Merger

Posted by Justin Kubatko on March 4, 2013

A little over a year ago we announced that we had posted copies of every box score in NBA history. However, since these box scores were scans we could not create player game logs, compute player splits, etc. As we said in that post, it is our goal to one day have all of these games in a database-friendly format.

On that note, I'm happy to announce that the work for the 1976-77 to 1979-80 seasons has been completed. Please take some time to check out the box scores, player and team game logs, and player and team splits for the 1976-77, 1977-78, 1978-79, and 1979-80 NBA seasons. Keep in mind that almost all of the scanned box scores are abbreviated (i.e., they only contain field goals, free throws, and points for the players), so there will be many missing values for each game.

3 Comments | Posted in Announcement,

Team & Player Salary Numbers

Posted by Mike on March 1, 2013

Thanks to the wonderful folks at Capgeek we now have individual player salary/contract status for the 2013 season listed in their bio section, as well as current team salary cap numbers that we will keep updated throughout the season.

1 Comment | Posted in Announcement,

Approximate Value and Hall of Fame Standards

Posted by Neil on February 28, 2013

PFR user Oscar asked today about whether we had a football version of Baseball-Reference's Hall of Fame standards using Weighted Career Approximate Value. To that end, I analyzed weighted career AV data on retired players who started their careers in 1950 or later. Here was a breakdown of all Hall of Famers in that group:

Maximum 159
90th percentile 130
75th percentile 114
Average 101
Median 101
25th percentile 88
10th percentile 73
Minimum (non-kickers) 31
Minimum 0

Using a regression formula, we can also say what your odds of making the Hall are at any given Weighted Career AV threshold:

Wgtd Career AV p(HoF)
160 100%
140 98%
130 94%
125 91%
120 85%
115 78%
110 69%
105 57%
100 45%
95 33%
90 23%
85 16%
80 10%
75 7%
70 4%
60 2%
50 1%
45 0%

2 Comments | Posted in Announcement,, Stat Questions

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