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Subscribe to the Play Index!

30th May 2013

The start of June is the perfect time to check out the Baseball-Reference Play Index if you haven't already signed up. What's the Play Index? 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. Using the PI, you can:

  • Search full-season or multi-year totals to find your own custom leaderboards - Look at the entire history of baseball from 1871-2012 with every year, team, and position available, or filter the results in a vast number of ways: by specific years, by age, by first six seasons or last ten seasons, by American League only, by Cubs only, by switch-hitters, by catchers, by outfielder or infielder, by year of debut, but active or retired, by Hall of Famer, by height and weight, by living or deceased, or by a range of common statistical categories. Then sort the results by any common statistic, by the teams with the most players matching that category, by players with the most seasons matching that category, or by most recent, youngest, oldest, final year, or year of debut, and others.
  • Search player game totals - Filtering on any of a dozen or more choices, search for games on a single player level, or on any batter from 1916-2012, or on any pitcher. The same can be done for Team Batting or Team Pitching Totals.
  • Search player games looking for the most consecutive games matching a particular set of criteria - This can be done either on a single player level or on any batter in the last 97 years or on any pitcher. The same can be done for Team Batting or Team Pitching Streaks.
  • Search the records of a specific player - Output a detailed summary and play-by-play list of all events of a specific type from a single year or an entire career. For example, you can see all of Harmon Killebrew's triples or even his outs to the second baseman.
  • Search Batter vs. Pitcher Matchups - This tool presents a complete sortable list of batter or pitcher with totals for every opponent they faced by career or by year. Clicking on the player's name will lead you to a detailed output of their head-to-head plate appearances.
  • ...And more!

Personal Subscriptions to the Play Index still cost just $36 for a year, $6 for a month, or $2 for 24 hours. Subscriptions may only be used by a single user, and there are discounts for users sponsoring at least $35 in pages.

Organizational Subscriptions can be set up for either an unlimited number of users ($600/year), or for up to five users ($125/year).

There are Two Steps to Subscribe to the Play Index:

  1. Login to or create a Sports-Reference.com account (the same account used to sponsor pages).
  2. Already logged in (or just created an account)? Go to our subscription page to sign up.

Our Always-Available Free Trial: Non-subscribers can use the PI's features as much as you like. However, your outputs will be restricted to a limited number of results.

The Play Index comes with a money back guarantee. We will gladly return the unused portion of any Play Index Subscription should you be dissatisfied with the Play Index.

So go ahead, give the Play Index a try -- we're confident that once you start using it, you'll wonder how you ever got along without it.

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Check Out B-R’s Bullpen Wiki!

22nd May 2013

The Baseball-Reference Bullpen: Baseball's collaborative encyclopedia

Here's a reminder for everyone to check out the B-R Bullpen Wiki, the collaborative baseball encyclopedia that anyone can edit. We have 65,285 articles -- and counting -- thanks to users just like you, and we hope to add many more as we collect and organize as much baseball knowledge as possible. To get you started, here are some links on the project:

Or you could just go to a Random Page.

Give it a try, explore a little, and maybe even take a shot at editing a page. There's a lot of baseball knowledge out there just waiting to be added to these pages!

Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Features | 2 Comments »

See League Trends with League Splits in Team Split Finders – Baseball-Reference.com

20th May 2013

Team Pitching Split Finder.

I know that some folks like to study league-wide trends as a whole, like the percent of innings pitched by relievers, percent of decisions earned by starters, percent of league hits by shortstops and they like to compare that over time. We've made these calculations much much easier by adding the league total splits to the team split finders. To use this tool, you got to the Team Batting Split Finder or the Team Pitching Split Finder and set the following items.
Read the rest of this entry

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

17th May 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.

Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com | 1 Comment »

Active Leaderboards

17th May 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

17th May 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

16th May 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

14th May 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

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

Video: S-R Stat Table SHARE Tutorial

13th May 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)

13th May 2013

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