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PFR Hall of Fame Features

Posted by Neil on January 18, 2013

With the Hall of Fame finalists being named last week, here's a reminder to check out our Hall of Fame Section at PFR, as well as the 2013 ballot (with a list of finalists, and semifinalists who didn't make the cut).

1 Comment | Posted in Announcement, Features, Hall of Fame, Pro-Football-Reference.com

Play Index Inning Scoring & Lead Change Tool

Posted by admin on January 17, 2013

2012 Team Scoring and Leads Summary - Baseball-Reference.com

This tool has been around for awhile, but I just updated the look to use tables rather than pre-formatted text (I think there is only one tool left that is pre-formatted) which adds the embed, share and sorting tools into the mix.

4 Comments | Posted in Advanced Stats, Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com

Event Finders Now with Batted Ball Type

Posted by admin on January 17, 2013

Event Finders with Batted Ball Types

Did you know that the Pirates gave up the most ground ball bunt singles last year (30) and the Rangers and Brewers the fewest (10)? Or that Matt Cain gave up 10 all by himself.

You can now find information like that on the Play Index Event Finders as we've added the type of batted ball in our DB to the event finder outputs.

All 579 bunt ground ball singles in the MLB last year

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

Greg Spira Award – Accepting Nominations

Posted by admin on January 16, 2013

Greg Spira Award now Accepting Nominations

New Honor To Recognize Up-and-Coming Talent

A group of distinguished baseball writers and researchers have collaborated to create a new award as a memorial to the late baseball researcher Greg Spira. The new Greg Spira Baseball Research Award (www.SpiraAward.org) will be given annually in recognition of the best published article or paper containing original baseball research by a person 30 years old or younger. The winning entry must display innovative analysis or reasoning.

Comments Off | Posted in Advanced Stats, Announcement, Awards, Baseball-Reference.com, Expire30d, expire40d

Player Birthdays

Posted by Neil on January 15, 2013

Happy birthday to Drew Brees, Matt Holliday, Randy White, Ricky Sobers, Adam Burt, and all the other athletes born today -- and a friendly reminder that you can look up player birthdays at all of our pro sites:

Birthdays at Baseball Reference

Birthdays at Basketball Reference

Birthdays at Pro Football Reference

Birthdays at Hockey Reference

2 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Basketball-Reference.com, Features, Hockey-Reference.com, Pro-Football-Reference.com, Trivia

AV and All-Pros up for 2012

Posted by Mike on January 14, 2013

With the release of the 2012 NFL All-Pro teams, we've run our annual AV calculations (What's AV? Check out how AV is calculated for a refresher) and updated the player pages and 2012 leaders page with the year's results.

11 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Pro-Football-Reference.com

Elo School Rater

Posted by Neil on January 11, 2013

Who has the greatest college football program ever? Check out the Elo School Rater to see how our users voted, and cast a few votes yourself!

Comments Off | Posted in Announcement, CFB at Sports Reference, Elo Rater, Features

Playoffs Leaderboards Added

Posted by Mike on January 11, 2013

Did you know that Emmitt Smith has the most career playoff rushing yards? How about Aaron Rodgers owning the highest career playoff passer rating? What about Larry Fitzgerald with the most receiving yards in a single playoffs? You can find out all these & more at our new list of NFL playoffs leaders!

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

Pro Football Hall Of Fame Finalists Updated

Posted by Mike on January 11, 2013

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2013 Finalists have been announced & updated on our site.

6 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Pro-Football-Reference.com

1943-1998 College Basketball Stats, 8000+ Team Seasons

Posted by Justin Kubatko on January 10, 2013

College basketball is a difficult sport for statisticians. There are currently 347 Division I programs, more than 11 times the number of NBA teams. Due in part to the large number of teams, complete college basketball stats are hard to come by (we currently have complete Division I stats back to the 1998-99 season).

We have had scans of historical college basketball stat sheets for some time, but the process to get them on the site was a bit laborious. However, I happy to announce today that we have added scans of stat sheets for 326 different schools, accounting for 8404 team seasons (full inventory after the jump).

Our hope is to one day replace these scans with stat tables that you can sort, etc., but for now we hope you enjoy this addition to the site. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments regarding the site.

2 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, CBB at Sports Reference

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