Posted by Mike Lynch on June 3, 2014
We're happy to announce some additions to our MLB Awards page.
You can now sort through Players of the Month, Pitchers of the Month and Rookies of the Month.
Included in each listing is a snapshot of the winner's stats for that month, as well as a link to their game log.
As a walk down memory lane (or perhaps a visit to ancient history for our younger users), check out Jeff Ballard's remarkable April of 1989, resulting in an AL Pitcher of the month award:
That's right: 9 strikeouts in 5 games (all wins).
We hope you enjoy this new addition. Stay tuned for Players of the Week in the future
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Posted in Announcement, Awards, Baseball-Reference.com, Data, History
Posted by sean on May 30, 2014
Positional differences and performance by position are interesting ways to look at team performance. For instance as Phillies fan I know that CF and LF are hurting the Phillies, but just how much are they hurting relative to the league. This tool answers that question and many many more. (answer: a whole lot of hurt)
You select a year, the league and a stat, and we rank every team at each position by that stat and in some cases a summary of positions. This uses our positional splits to allot stats to positions or in some cases a prorated assignment of WAR and related stats by time played at each position. Now in one table you can see the worst or best team-positions in baseball.
There are some additional tools that allow you to highlight a particular team and mousing over a table cell informs you the players involved in producing that value.
I like this output so much I've also added it to our base league pages just below the pitching stats.
2014 AL League page
Team Comparison Tool - Baseball-Reference.com.
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Posted in Advanced Stats, Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Features, Statgeekery
Posted by sean on May 23, 2014
I'm not sure why it took me 8 years to do this, but you can now search for walkoffs in the game finder play index tools.
Using the game finder you can find all of the walkoff wins and losses for your team. Using the controls at the top you can even see who's had the most walkoff wins or losses in a season. Please keep in mind that this is 100% complete back to 1974 and then will get progressively less complete back to 1940, though still pretty good. You can always check our coverage page to figure out what might be missing. When searching for walkoffs, we will also print out the type of play and the batter and pitcher involved, since we know that's what you want to see.
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Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Play Index, Statgeekery, Uncategorized
Posted by David Corby on May 23, 2014
Just a note that we added a feature that lets you link to shot chart summaries with a Tiny URL.
First, we hope you knew that we publish shot charts for every game since the 2001 season. In case you didn't, when you're viewing a boxscore you should see links to several features, including our Shot Charts.
You can toggle the display by player and quarter. If you want to share a boxscore, click on 'Make Tiny URL' and we'll pop-up a short link that you can share on Twitter or wherever.
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