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PI School Game Finder

Posted by Neil on October 27, 2012

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1992 United States Select Team Roster

Posted by Neil on October 26, 2012

With the Dream Team documentary and book coming out this summer, I've gotten asked several times to provide the roster for the '92 U.S. Select Team that famously defeated the Dream Team before they went to Barcelona for the Olympics. For posterity, here was the roster of that team, which was made up of the top college players of the day:

1992 United States Development Team

Head Coach: George Raveling (University of Southern California)
Assistant Coach: Roy Williams (University of Kansas)
Athletic Trainer: Ron Linfonte (St. John's-NY)
Manager: Dennis Johnson (University of Southern California)

Roster

NBA Career Stats
Player (ncaa stats) Ht Wt Age DOB College G PPG TS% RPG APG S+B/G PER WS48 p(HoF)
Anfernee Hardaway (ncaa) 6-7 195 20 7/18/1971 Memphis 704 15.2 53.5 4.5 5.0 2.0 17.4 0.125 4.8%
Grant Hill (ncaa) 6-8 225 19 10/5/1972 Duke 997 17.1 55.2 6.1 4.2 1.8 19.2 0.140 40.7%
Allan Houston (ncaa) 6-6 200 21 4/20/1971 Tennessee 839 17.3 54.6 2.9 2.4 0.8 14.9 0.094 0.9%
Bobby Hurley (ncaa) 6-0 165 20 6/28/1971 Duke 269 3.8 44.3 1.1 3.3 0.5 8.1 -0.014 0.0%
Jamal Mashburn (ncaa) 6-8 240 19 11/29/1972 Kentucky 611 19.1 50.4 5.4 4.0 1.2 15.7 0.092 2.9%
Eric Montross (ncaa) 7-0 270 20 9/23/1971 UNC 465 4.5 49.7 4.6 0.4 0.9 9.1 0.048 0.0%
Rodney Rogers (ncaa) 6-7 235 21 6/20/1971 Wake 866 10.9 52.7 4.5 2.0 1.5 14.4 0.085 0.0%
Chris Webber (ncaa) 6-9 245 19 3/1/1973 Michigan 831 20.7 51.3 9.8 4.2 2.9 20.9 0.132 74.6%

(Source: USA Basketball)

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

How To “SHARE” B-R Stats

Posted by Neil on October 22, 2012

If you've spent a lot of time at Baseball-Reference, you've probably seen the "SHARE" command in red text above a table of stats... but maybe you don't know what that does, or have forgotten how to use it. No worries -- here's a quick rundown of the features you can access by clicking "SHARE":

  • Customize rows & columns - Sharing lets you delete certain rows/columns that you don't want to include in your table. Just click the round 'x' button to delete a specific row/column, or the arrow 'x' to get rid of everything to the right (columns) or directly below (rows) the row/column in question.
  • Export as an HTML table - Clicking 'html
    ' gives you code to embed the table onto your site (you can even choose to keep S-R's inline style formatting).
  • Get a link - Choosing Link URL creates an SR tiny URL specifically for the table you created, which can easily be sent to others via twitter or directly linked at your blog.
  • Export as bbcode - This option lets you copy-and-paste the table into most bulletin board formats.
  • Export into a javascript widget - This will give you code to embed the static table on your site via a js widget. (Note: The 'Embed' option next to 'SHARE' allows you to do this as well, but as a constantly-updated table instead of a static one.)
  • Export as an iframe - For those who prefer to embed the table within an inline frame.
  • Export into preformatted text or CSV
  • Convert table to Wiki formatting - This will turn the table into a format suitable for sites like Wikipedia.

Happy sharing!

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Postseason Leaderboards

Posted by Neil on October 18, 2012

Did you know that B-R has all-time leaderboards for the playoffs? We currently have:

  • Batting and Pitching Leaders for the World Series (Career and Single-Series)
  • Batting and Pitching Leaders for the League Championship Series (Career and Single-Series)
  • Batting and Pitching Leaders for the Division Series (Career and Single-Series)
  • Batting and Pitching Leaders for the entire Playoffs (Career and Single-Year)

 

8 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Leaders, Playoffs

ESPN’s Total QBR Added to Player Pages and Leaderboards

Posted by Neil on October 12, 2012

Just wanted to let everyone know that we have now added ESPN's Total Quarterback Rating (QBR) to our player pages and leaderboards.

In case you forgot what QBR is all about, here's a link describing the methodology behind the rating (they also noted several subsequent tweaks here). The scale is 0-100, with average being 50; the best performers tend to be around 75-80 for a full season (Aaron Rodgers set the record with 86.2 last year), while something like the 11.7 that JaMarcus Russell put up in 2009 would be considered the bottom of the barrel.

7 Comments | Posted in Advanced Stats, Announcement, Pro-Football-Reference.com

“More Stats” For Batters

Posted by Neil on October 11, 2012

Here's a reminder that if the stats you see on a player's main page aren't enough, you can click the "More Stats" link next to his primary batting table. This will bring up an advanced batting stats page, which contains not only the conventional batting & player value tables you see on the main page, but also:

  • Ratio Batting - Generally, metrics that come as a percentage of plate appearances (or some other opportunity stat). Examples: HR%, BB%, SO%, GB/FB, Line Drive %
  • Win Probability - Stats pertaining to Win Probability. Examples: Win Probability Added (WPA), Leverage Index
  • Baserunning & Misc. Stats - Stats that deal w/ baserunning. Examples: Stolen base opportunities, extra bases taken, going from 1st to 3rd on a single, reaching on error
  • Situational Hitting - Hitting stats in important situations. Examples: Pinch hitting, productive outs, advancing runners
  • Pitch Summary Batting - Hitting stats from the pitch-by-pitch data. Examples: Pitches seen/PA, strikes taken, 1st pitches swung at, 2-0 counts seen
  • Cumulative Batting - Career conventional stat totals through every season of a player's career.
  • Neutralized Batting - Career stats transported to the year/league/park context of your choice (via this system)

Many people have never noticed the "More Stats" pages, so hopefully you'll be pleasantly surprised to find even more free stats on a player's Baseball-Reference page.

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

Best Players PH For in the Postseason

Posted by admin on October 11, 2012
+------------+--------------+------------------+-----------------+-----+---------------+-----+--------+----------------+----------------+----------------------------------------------------------------+
| date_game  | game_id      | ph_for           | ph              | WAR | WAR_prev_2_yr | age | inning | relative_score | runners_on_num | play_desc                                                      |
+------------+--------------+------------------+-----------------+-----+---------------+-----+--------+----------------+----------------+----------------------------------------------------------------+
| 2012-10-10 | NYA201210100 | Alex Rodriguez   | Raul Ibanez     | 108 |             5 |  36 |      9 |             -1 |              0 | Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)                                 |
| 2000-10-03 | CHA200010030 | Rickey Henderson | Stan Javier     |  99 |             4 |  41 |      7 |             -1 |              3 | Strikeout Looking                                              |
| 1996-10-02 | NYA199610020 | Wade Boggs       | Charlie Hayes   |  75 |             6 |  38 |      7 |             -2 |              2 | Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Girardi Scores; Jeter to 3B         |
| 2001-10-14 | ARI200110140 | Mark McGwire     | Kerry Robinson  |  62 |             4 |  37 |      9 |              0 |              1 | Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Edmonds to 2B |
| 2006-10-04 | NYN200610040 | Kenny Lofton     | Ramon Martinez  |  52 |             5 |  39 |      9 |             -2 |              1 | Double to RF (Fly Ball); Betemit Scores                        |
| 2006-10-12 | NYN200610120 | Jim Edmonds      | Scott Spiezio   |  50 |             5 |  36 |      9 |             -2 |              1 | Popfly: 2B                                                     |
| 2005-10-16 | HOU200510160 | Jim Edmonds      | John Rodriguez  |  49 |            11 |  35 |      8 |             -1 |              1 | Flyball: CF (Deep CF)                                          |
| 1999-10-06 | CLE199910060 | Harold Baines    | Wil Cordero     |  38 |             3 |  40 |      9 |              0 |              1 | Single to RF; Ramirez to 2B                                    |
| 1958-10-01 | MLN195810010 | Andy Pafko       | Bill Bruton     |  34 |             0 |  37 |      9 |              0 |              0 | Strikeout                                                      |
| 1997-10-09 | BAL199710090 | Harold Baines    | Geronimo Berroa |  34 |             4 |  38 |      8 |             -1 |              1 | Flyball: RF                                                    |
| 1997-10-11 | CLE199710110 | Harold Baines    | Geronimo Berroa |  34 |             4 |  38 |      8 |             -1 |              0 | Flyball: RF                                                    |
| 1997-10-12 | CLE199710120 | Harold Baines    | Eric Davis      |  34 |             4 |  38 |      7 |             -1 |              1 | Flyball: LF                                                    |
| 1997-10-15 | BAL199710150 | Harold Baines    | Eric Davis      |  34 |             4 |  38 |     10 |              0 |              0 | Strikeout Swinging                                             |
| 2010-10-10 | ATL201010100 | Troy Glaus       | Eric Hinske     |  34 |             1 |  33 |      8 |             -1 |              1 | Home Run (Line Drive); Gonzalez Scores                         |
| 1973-10-13 | OAK197310130 | Rusty Staub      | Jim Beauchamp   |  33 |             4 |  29 |      9 |             -1 |              1 | Popfly: 2B (Short CF)                                          |
| 1981-10-09 | NYA198110090 | Bob Watson       | Bobby Murcer    |  32 |             2 |  35 |      8 |             -2 |              1 | Groundout: 1B unassisted                                       |
| 2000-10-10 | NYA200010100 | Paul O'Neill     | Glenallen Hill  |  32 |             2 |  37 |      8 |             -2 |              1 | Strikeout Looking                                              |
| 2000-10-15 | SEA200010150 | Paul O'Neill     | Glenallen Hill  |  32 |             2 |  37 |      7 |             -4 |              3 | Strikeout Looking                                              |
| 2001-10-10 | ARI200110100 | Steve Finley     | Danny Bautista  |  32 |             4 |  36 |      8 |             -3 |              2 | Groundout: 3B-1B; Counsell Scores                              |
| 1981-10-07 | HOU198110070 | Davey Lopes      | Mike Marshall   |  31 |             2 |  36 |     11 |              0 |              2 | Strikeout                                                      |
+------------+--------------+------------------+-----------------+-----+---------------+-----+--------+----------------+----------------+----------------------------------------------------------------+
20 rows in set (0.01 sec)

These are the PAs seventh inning or later, batting team down and a batter home run could tie or put the batting team ahead, sorted by the most offensive WAR for the player pinch hit for. WAR_prev_2 is Offensive WAR in the year of and year before the PH AB occurred.

We aren't in the business of doing these types of one-off reports and stats notes, but last night's moves merit some special mention.

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