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SPREADSHEET: Players born in US, PR or DR who played in the JPPL or JPCL

Posted by admin on April 24, 2013

Just a fun little thing that I produced for an agency today.

http://tmp.bbref.com/usa_to_japan.csv

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

Subscribe to the Play Index!

Posted by Neil on April 24, 2013

We're a month into the season -- it might be time to give the Baseball-Reference Play Index a chance to revolutionize the way you look at baseball stats.

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.

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

2013 Atlantic League Statistics

Posted by admin on April 22, 2013

2013 Atlantic League Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com.

In our ongoing effort to be as complete as possible, we are now updating Atlantic League stats on a daily basis. So far the Freedom division is thrashing the Liberty Division.

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

2013 Schedule Released and Updated

Posted by Mike on April 19, 2013

We have put up the full 2013 NFL schedule as well as each individual team's schedule.

1 Comment | Posted in Announcement, Pro-Football-Reference.com

SPREADSHEET: Record with leads of X going into inning N grouped by decade

Posted by admin on April 19, 2013

Clicking the link below will download a csv (actually tab-delimited) file (suitable for Excel) that contains decade-by-decade records for teams when they enter an inning with a lead of 1 to 6+ runs (about 400 lines).

http://tmp.bbref.com/record-with-leads-of-x.csv

Feel free to use it however you wish, but a cite and a link to Baseball-Reference are always appreciated. RetroSheet data was used in the preparation of this doc.

For example, here are the team W-L% holding a lead of one run going into the 9th.

1940s	9	1	623	0.8604
1950s	9	1	2324	0.8515
1960s	9	1	3470	0.8559
1970s	9	1	4254	0.8618
1980s	9	1	4169	0.8638
1990s	9	1	4306	0.8511
2000s	9	1	4574	0.8566
2010s	9	1	1535	0.8612

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

Player Pronunciations Added; Master List of Pronunciations, Nicknames, Name Notes

Posted by Neil on April 18, 2013

Today, we're happy to announce the addition of a new dataset -- a pronunciation guide for the names of roughly 1,800 Major and Minor-League ballplayers from throughout history (mainly active players and guys from the 2000s, but a number of historical notables are in there as well). We've pulled this info from a number of different sources, so as always, please email us if you have any corrections or additions you'd like to see.

Also as a matter of note, we added master pages for player nicknames, name notes (aliases, name changes, etc.), and we finally linked the list of Twitter handles on the Frivolities page. Enjoy!

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

Yearly Debuts with Expanded Biographical Information

Posted by admin on April 18, 2013

2013 Major League Baseball New Debuts - Baseball-Reference.com.

We've always had a list of the players who debuted in a particular year, but I just added a biographical table to go along with the batting, pitching and manager tables that gives very detailed biographical information for every player to debut in a season. This data includes: how signed, age on debut, link to debut game, height, weight, bats, throws, place of birth and given name.

To get to this page, go to the league front page and mouse over the "Other" menu option and click on "New Debuts".

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

Added Non-P and Pitcher Batting to Team Batting Stats Summary

Posted by admin on April 17, 2013

1972 Boston Red Sox Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com.

It's a small thing, but if you go down to the team batting stats now, you'll see a line for the team total, the non-pitcher batting stats and the batting stats for the pitchers. The stats here are grouped by the player's primary position for the year. So if a pitcher played a bit in the field, we'll still include all of his stats in the Pitcher Total line.

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

Automatic Player Linker and Newsfeeds

Posted by Neil on April 15, 2013

With the regular season winding down this week, here is a reminder about Basketball-Reference's automatic linking tool, which makes it very easy for you to add links to a player's BBR page from your blog posts or news stories. The BBR Linker is a javascript bookmarklet that has a couple of interesting applications:

  1. If you are composing your posts in supported blogging or bulletin board software, clicking the bookmarklet will take the text you have typed and wrap every active player's name with a link to their BBR page. We are happy to add more options if the software you use is not currently supported; just let us know.
  2. If you are on a web page with player names in the text, select the text with your mouse and click the bookmarklet. After a few seconds, links to BBR pages for the player names that appear in the selected text will be automatically added.

Please see the linker page for full instructions and some areas to test the bookmarklet.

By itself this feature is pretty handy, but if you are a site owner you may want something in return for linking to Tim Duncan's or LaMarcus Aldridge's BBR page from your blog posts. We agree, so we have added a feature to return the link back to you.

Those stories are used to populate the "Player News" section just above the player's stats. If you are a blog owner or author, you can use our linker to automatically have your articles added to relevant player pages. If you tag your player names with links to our site — and we can find those links in your RSS feed — we will add a link to your article on the player's page. For example, this Hickory-High post is currently the first link in Tony Allen's newsfeed.

Please read this description of the service for complete details, including the information that we need from you before you can start to see your content linked from the BBR player pages.

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

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