27th February 2015
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16th February 2015
We're happy to announce a new promotion that allows users to get a year-long Play Index subscription (or renewal) for only $15, which is less than half of the normal price ($36).
All you have to do is make a deposit of at least $15 at this DraftKings link. Please note that this promotion is only for first-time DraftKings users. If you're unfamiliar with DraftKings, it is a site which offers daily fantasy games for cash in all of the major North American sports leagues, plus some others. Once you make your deposit via that link, we will be notified and send you an email with a coupon code for the year-long Play Index subscription.
The Play Index is our baseball research tool, which allows subscribers to make custom searches through 100 years of box scores, splits, streaks and events. You can also make custom searches for any season stat line in MLB history. A full description of the Play Index and its tools can be found here. It is the most powerful baseball research tool available to the public.
If you're already a Play Index subscriber, you can still take advantage of this offer. Your Play Index subscription will simply be extended one full year from its current expiration date.
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11th February 2015
On Thursday, February 12th around 9:30am we'll be switching servers for Baseball-Reference.com (moving from unitas to tris). Should be no downtime #dalemurphywilling.
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9th February 2015
Adam Wodon has joined Sports Reference today as a Managing Director for Hockey Reference. Adam will be working out of our Philadelphia office as our staff size has now risen to six. Adam brings a great deal of development experience and hockey knowledge to Sports Reference. Adam is the founder and managing editor of College Hockey News. Adam is an Isles fan through and through and also supports the Mets, Jets, and Nets making him the first diehard National League fan on staff. Adam is also on twitter at (@chn_AdamWodon).
Hans VanSlooten (@CantPitch) who had been working on the hockey site for the last 14 months will be taking over primary day-to-day development of Baseball-Reference.com.
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6th February 2015
We have recently added Cuban statistics and Arizona Fall League stats. Our other new addition is statistics for the Dominican, Venezuelan, Puerto Rican & Mexican Pacific Winter Leagues.
These leagues can all be accessed via our Minor Leagues section. On player's minors pages, the abbreviations are DOWL (Dominican), VEWL (Venezuelan), PRWL (Puerto Rican) & MXPW (Mexican Pacific). These leagues also feature batting leaderboards, so you can find outstanding performances like Kendrys Morales batting .404, and pitching leaderboards.
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6th February 2015
Yesterday we announced that we have added Cuban statistics to the site. Today, we are happy to announce that we have added Arizona Fall League statistics to the site from 2005-13 (with 2014 coming soon).
Statistics from this league can be seen on a player's minor league page. Here is Mike Trout's, for instance. The Arizona Fall League is coded as AZFL on these pages. From the league page, you can navigate to various batting leaderboards and pitching leaderboards. The AFL is accessible from our minor leagues home page.
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5th February 2015
We are happy to announce that we have added Cuban National Series statistics from 1997-98 to 2013-14 thanks to the efforts of Brian Cartwright. First thing's first, though. You should go ahead and gawk at Jose Abreu's Cuban stats. That's right, he hit .453 in 2010 with 1.583 OPS. Those both led the league, but his 33 HR merely tied Yoenis Cespedes for first.
These statistics can be navigated to via our Minor Leagues section here. Once in the minors section, look for Foreign leagues and select Cuban National Series. You can select a season and access batting leaders & pitching leaders from there.
Alternately, if you just want to find Cuban stats for an MLB player like Yasiel Puig, just go to the Minors tab from his player page. Or you can use the search form to go right to the page of a hot prospect like Yoan Moncada. On a player's minor league stats page, the Cuban statistics will show up with the league abbreviation CNS like in the image of Erisbel Arruebarrena's page below.
We hope you enjoy this new feature. We would also like to note that we will be adding statistics from the current season once is it completed.
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19th January 2015
The Greg Spira Baseball Research Award Committee is seeking nominations for the third annual Greg Spira Baseball Research Award. The nomination period opened on January 16 and will remain open through February 15. For more information, please visit www.spiraaward.org
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6th January 2015
With the announcement of the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame class this afternoon, here are some useful links from around the site:
Please enjoy these features as you debate with your friends today.
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22nd December 2014
The holiday travel season is a time when many of us revisit our roots and return to our hometowns and home states. With that in mind, we thought now would be a good time to remind folks of a data-rich, but perhaps rarely seen portion of our site: Bio Data
This corner of baseball-reference features various totals by place of birth, place of death and place of burial.
For instance, it's probably no surprise that California leads all states with 47,958 home runs (more than 3 times more than any other state). But did you know that the 28 players born in New Mexico have the best cumulative OPS? Or that managers born in Florida are the most games over .500?
You can also compare various statistics across birth countries.
And our most recent addition is the ability to sort by age at time of death. Virgil Trucks, for instance, was the oldest former player to pass in the state of Alabama.
There's a lot of interesting data to play around with in this section. Next time your team hires a manager, perhaps they should look in the United Kingdom and avoid Australia, for instance. And, above all else, never scout for pitching help in North Dakota.
Happy Holidays, from Sports Reference.
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