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Find Interleague Records and Head-to-Head Histories Using the Play Index

Posted by Neil on May 14, 2012

Did you know that you can use the B-R Play Index to search for information regarding interleague play? With games between leagues starting later this week, here are a handful of PI tricks:

* Search for great single-game or multigame player/team performances using the Game Finders. This lets you find trivia like the all-time winningest career pitchers in interleague play.

* Use the Streak Finders to look for long streaks in interleague games.

* Query franchise head-to-head records using the Head to Head Finder. This allows you to search for lists like the Mets' records vs. each opponent since 1997, which includes all of their interleague games.

* The Situational Finder can search teams' records in interleague games and find items like the teams who had the best interleague records in a single season.

Give them a try, and learn something new about interleague play.

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

NBA Player Twitter Feeds

Posted by Neil on April 23, 2012

A quick feature note: just like we recently added player Twitter links to Baseball-Reference, we also have added about 500 players' Twitter links to their Basketball-Reference pages. (For example.)

As always, please let us know if we're missing anybody.

1 Comment | Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, Features

NFL Draft Section

Posted by Neil on April 23, 2012

With the NFL Draft coming up this week, here's a reminder that you can check out the event's history in our Draft Section. You can also learn what kind of production your team can expect from each pick using the Draft Preview, and be sure to visit S-R's College Football site to view the college stats of this year's prospects.

Comments Off | Posted in Announcement, Draft, Features, Pro-Football-Reference.com

NHL Playoffs Section

Posted by Neil on April 18, 2012

To keep up with this year's playoffs, or review those of past years, be sure to check out H-R's Playoffs Section.

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

BBR: Two Feature Updates

Posted by Justin Kubatko on April 17, 2012

This morning I updated a couple of things on Basketball-Reference.com.

First, you can now select rows to sum on the player game logs. For example, go to Michael Jordan's 1986-87 Game Log. Suppose you want to see Jordan's statistics for his first five games that season. To do this, click on the row for his first game of the season (the row should now be highlighted in blue), then click on the row for his fifth game of the season. A pop-up will appear with Jordan's per game averages for those games.

Second, I added an option to the Player Game Finder that will allow you to search by the player's game number rather than just the team game number. For example, here are the highest scoring debuts of the last 10 seasons.

2 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, Features, Play Index

B-R Features: 2012 Box Scores

Posted by Neil on April 6, 2012

2012 Box Scores and Play by Play - Baseball-Reference.com

Just a reminder that you can access this season's boxscores in calendar form using the 2012 boxscores page.

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

Free Play Index Trial & 34 PI Searches You Need to Know

Posted by Neil on April 3, 2012

We gave this to people as a promotion at the SABR Analytics Convention, and now we're offering it to you -- a free Play Index trial subscription that works through April 15! Just visit http://bbref.com/pi/subscribe.cgi to create an account, and enter the coupon code "Analytics" to redeem the free trial.

As you're doing that, also check out this list of 34 example Play Index searches, the types of queries you can run yourself using the trial subscription:

5 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Features, HowTo, Play Index

Happy Opening Day 2012!

Posted by Neil on April 3, 2012

With baseball triumphantly returning for the 2012 season, here are some Opening Day features we have here at B-R:

Give them a try, and enjoy the games this week.

Comments Off | Posted in Announcement, Features, Play Index

BBR: Play-By-Play, Shot Charts, and Plus/Minus Reports

Posted by Justin Kubatko on March 31, 2012

Just a quick note to let you know that I have added play-by-play summaries, shot charts, and plus/minus reports to the Box Scores section for all of the games in our database that have play-by-play data.

I hope you enjoy these new additions, and please let us know if you find anything amiss.

6 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, Features

BBR: Historical McDonald’s All-American Rosters

Posted by Neil on March 27, 2012

The annual McDonald's High School All-American Game is this week, so here's a reminder that you can find historical rosters for the McDonald's teams going back to the 1st game in 1977, under the Awards section of the site. Congrats to all the selections, and good luck to them in the next stage of their hoops careers.

5 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, Features

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