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Yesterday’s Dinger Diary, Pitchers to Record Saves, and More Linked from Front Page

Posted by admin on May 17, 2013

Baseball-Reference.com Front Page.

We've added quick links to our daily reporting tool, so you can now see all of the batters, pitchers, home runs, wins, saves, and stolen bases with just a single click.

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Active Leaderboards

Posted by Neil on May 17, 2013

Ever want to know who the active leader is in a given stat? Go to Leaders, find the stat you want, and click the Active link.

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List and Map of Today’s Major and Minor League Games – Baseball-Reference.com

Posted by admin on May 17, 2013

Affiliated Pro Baseball Games on Friday, May 17, 2013.

We've added a page to the site that will list the major and minor league games for today's (or a future date). Perhaps you want to catch a game or perhaps you are just curious. We also added a map feature that shows which cities have games going on that day (just scroll down).

We also added a link and a popup for this on the front page of the site. See below.

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Team Starting Lineup & Pitching Staff Charts

Posted by Neil on May 16, 2013

Here's a cool feature you may not have seen, since we added them before the season:

2013 MLB Team-by-Team Starting Lineups
2013 MLB Team-by-Team Pitching Staffs

Those links take you to pages with a master table of every team's most frequent starters at each position and a master table of every team's most common pitchers (arranged into staffs). It's a good way to see who the regular players are for the entire league in one glance, as well as to compare the Wins Above Replacement each team's been getting from each position. Check it out!

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Team Location Maps Added for Every Year of Minor & Major Leagues

Posted by admin on May 14, 2013

Sometimes it can be fun to see where the teams playing in a season are on a map. So we've added maps to the minor league year-by-year pages. The appear just below the league fielding stats down the page. Here is a breakout for 2013 teams.

Then you can go and compare that to the 1903 teams

3 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com

Video: S-R Stat Table SHARE Tutorial

Posted by Neil on May 13, 2013

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

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DraftStreet $300 FreeRoll for Sports Reference Users (sponsor post)

Posted by admin on May 13, 2013

This post was provided by DraftStreet.com, a sponsor of Sports Reference sites.

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Daily Player Stat Logs

Posted by Neil on May 9, 2013

Today, we added a new feature to B-R: Daily Batting and Pitching roundups for the previous day's games.

At the most basic level, these reports let you see a (sortable) list of everyone who hit or pitched in baseball yesterday, but they also come with the capacity to find player stats over the past N days (where N is customizable), to find players at various minor-league levels, and to find players in specific organizations. We list a number of sample searches on the form, so you can get an idea of what the Daily Stats tool can give you.

So feel free to play around with it, give it a try, and let us know if you found a bug or have a suggestion.

1 Comment | Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Features, Play Index, Tips and Tricks

2013 MLB Draft Preview – Baseball-Reference.com

Posted by admin on May 7, 2013

2013 MLB Draft Preview - Baseball-Reference.com.

Get our one-pager on the top picks at each draft position along with links to all previous picks at that slot and much more on your team's draft history.

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Follow us on Twitter to Win a Free Baseball-Reference.com Play Index Subscription

Posted by admin on May 7, 2013

Every Monday, for the rest of the year, we'll be randomly selecting one twitter user who follows any three of our five Sports Reference Twitter accounts to receive a free Baseball-Reference.com Play Index account. If you are already a subscriber, we'll extend you for a year.

Sports Reference uses twitter to tweet out nuggets of information we find, notify users of new features, make occasional commercial messages, and generally enjoy ourselves. Here are the five Sports Reference twitter feeds:

  1. @baseball_ref: Baseball-Reference.com
  2. @bball_ref: Basketball-Reference.com
  3. @pfref: Pro-Football-Reference.com
  4. @hockey_ref: Hockey-Reference.com
  5. @sports_ref: CFB, CBB, Olympics, and Announcements for All Sites

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