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Negro League Stats: 1903-1948

Posted by admin on March 22, 2012

Negro League Stats: 1903-1948

We are very pleased and honored to announce that we have added Negro League Statistics from 1903 through 1948. These stats are due to a pair of collaborations. The first is between Baseball-Reference.com and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (1920-1948 data), and the second is between B-R and Gary Ashwill and Scott Simkus of Outsider Baseball (1903-1919 data).

The details of what is and is not included is understandably complicated and the list of contributors very long, so we have provided a detailed rundown of the stats and the people who researched them.

Special thanks also to Ted Turocy who helped immensely with the integration of the stats into our existing databases.

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

Search Secrets: The Power of “The”

Posted by admin on March 8, 2012

Searching for players can be a chore sometimes. You want Alex Rodriguez's page, so you search for Rodriguez and get like 2,000 results, which we need to do, so you can find every player. But 99% of the time you are probably looking for A-Rod and not the other players.

Adding the string "the" to the start of a search will automatically send you to the most popular player page matching that search. Also, you don't have to enter the entire player name just entering the first few characters will work as well. We've always has the "the" feature, but I just tweaked it so that it now matches only on first and last names and no longer on things like given names or nicknames. So search "the L" now sends you to Cliff Lee instead of Barry Lamar Bonds. Enjoy.

Example searches:

the Mick
the Barry
the George
the Rod
the Albert
the Q
the One
the Guy
Bar Bon

10 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Uncategorized

Military Service now listed on B-R Player Pages

Posted by admin on March 8, 2012

The data isn't 100% complete, but thanks to our relationship with the Society for American Baseball Research, we've added a substantial amount of information about players who were out of organized baseball for a year or more. This will show up on the major league batting and pitching tables for the affected players. Around 1100 player pages are affected by this change. Please let us know about any errors or omissions you find and we'll fill in as many of the missing details as we can.

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

Sports-Reference.com Widgets – Our Stats, Your Site

Posted by admin on February 29, 2012

Sports-Reference.com Widgets - Our Stats, Your Site

We've just launched the first stage of our new Sports Reference Widget tool. By clicking the "Embed" tooltip just above any stats table on the site you can now get the code to add our daily updated stats to your site.

See the widgets page for a description of the various features.

We've always had this option with our "Share" tool, but the widgets have the advantage that they'll update daily as our stats pages update.

In the future, we expect to launch additional widgets, like milestone countdowns, division standings, team and league leaders and more. Any suggestions will certainly be considered.

2 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Basketball-Reference.com, CBB at Sports Reference, CFB at Sports Reference, Olympics at S-R, Pro-Football-Reference.com

S-R Linker Tutorial

Posted by Neil on February 28, 2012

Here's a short tutorial video showing you how to use the S-R Linkers to add your blog posts to our player pages and increase traffic to your blog:

3 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Basketball-Reference.com, Features, Pro-Football-Reference.com

Features: PI Batting Order Position Tool

Posted by Neil on February 7, 2012

Features: PI Batting Order Position Tool

Use this feature to see what kind of production your favorite team is getting from each spot in the lineup.

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

Programming Internships at Sports Reference

Posted by admin on January 27, 2012

Programming Internships @ Sports Reference

If you are a student with an interest in sports and programming or know someone who is, please check out our advertisement for summer internships.

3 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Basketball-Reference.com, CBB at Sports Reference, CFB at Sports Reference, Expire30d, Hockey-Reference.com, Olympics at S-R, Pro-Football-Reference.com

Features: Progressive Leaders

Posted by Neil on January 24, 2012

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