Posted by Justin Kubatko on May 10, 2013
Today is the ninth anniversary of the launch of Basketball-Reference.com. BBR debuted as a standalone website on May 10, 2004, but of course it is now part of the Sports-Reference.com family of sites.
I still do 99 percent of the work on the site, so I take great pride in its growth over the years. How much has it grown? The site's traffic is now almost 400 percent higher than it was just five years ago.
That growth, of course, would not be possible without our dedicated users, so in addition to the birthday wishes I would also like to extend a warm thank you to everyone who has played a part in making this site what it is today.
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Posted by Neil on May 9, 2013
Today, we added a new feature to B-R: Daily Batting and Pitching roundups for the previous day's games.
At the most basic level, these reports let you see a (sortable) list of everyone who hit or pitched in baseball yesterday, but they also come with the capacity to find player stats over the past N days (where N is customizable), to find players at various minor-league levels, and to find players in specific organizations. We list a number of sample searches on the form, so you can get an idea of what the Daily Stats tool can give you.
So feel free to play around with it, give it a try, and let us know if you found a bug or have a suggestion.
Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Features, Play Index, Tips and Tricks | 1 Comment »
Posted by Neil on May 8, 2013
It may be the offseason, but Sponsoring a page is still a fun, fast, and easy way to support what we're doing here at Pro-Football-Reference. With a sponsorship, you can:
- Show your support for your favorite player or team.
- Drum up traffic for your own site & draw in fans with a common interest.
- Get some well-deserved recognition for your support of PFR.
- Make your voice heard by the tens of thousands of people who visit Pro-Football-Reference every day.
Here's all you have to do to get involved:
- Create a membership account.
- Find the page(s) you'd like to support, and click "sponsor" (available pages).
- If the page you want is already sponsored, click "Alert Me!" to be informed when the current sponsorship expires.
- Follow the instructions to create your message and make your payment.
- Your message and links will be visible on the page after we approve them (usually in less than 24 hours).
And who knows, if you're clever enough, your message might end up on lists like these.
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Posted by admin on May 7, 2013
2013 MLB Draft Preview - Baseball-Reference.com.
Get our one-pager on the top picks at each draft position along with links to all previous picks at that slot and much more on your team's draft history.
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Posted by admin on May 7, 2013
Every Monday, for the rest of the year, we'll be randomly selecting one twitter user who follows any three of our five Sports Reference Twitter accounts to receive a free Baseball-Reference.com Play Index account. If you are already a subscriber, we'll extend you for a year.
Sports Reference uses twitter to tweet out nuggets of information we find, notify users of new features, make occasional commercial messages, and generally enjoy ourselves. Here are the five Sports Reference twitter feeds:
- @baseball_ref: Baseball-Reference.com
- @bball_ref: Basketball-Reference.com
- @pfref: Pro-Football-Reference.com
- @hockey_ref: Hockey-Reference.com
- @sports_ref: CFB, CBB, Olympics, and Announcements for All Sites
Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Basketball-Reference.com, CBB at Sports Reference, CFB at Sports Reference, Hockey-Reference.com, Olympics at S-R, Play Index, Pro-Football-Reference.com | Comments Off on Follow us on Twitter to Win a Free Baseball-Reference.com Play Index Subscription
Posted by Neil on May 7, 2013
If you're a Baseball-Reference addict, chances are you've seen the link for our Game Day Previews on the front page of the site. But if not: each morning, we generate preview pages for the day's MLB games.
These pages contain detailed info on the probable starting pitchers (including a list of their most recent starts), recent results for each team, the last 10 head-to-head matchups between the two teams, and active rosters for each team (including platoon splits and head-to-head results against the each member of the opponent's pitching staff/lineup). Be sure to check them out if you're watching the game at the ballpark or at home.
And to keep up with the latest action, you can subscribe to the RSS feed for our previews, or you can sign up to have them delivered to you automatically via e-mail. And if you don't want to sort through the whole league when trying to find your favorite team, you can bookmark the link to your favorite team's page, which gets updated daily for each upcoming game.
Finally, if you want to see who was on a roster at an earlier point in the season, you can call up archived copies of previews for every game this year by using the "Find Date" drop-down menus at the top of the previews portal.
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Posted by Justin Kubatko on May 3, 2013
I've made some updates to the NBL, D-League, and WNBA sections of Basketball-Reference.com:
- Each section now has a navigation bar near the top of every page, making it much easier to jump from one subsection to another.
- A subsection has been added to the WNBA section for WNBA coaches.
- Basic biographical information has been added for some WNBA players.
- Footnotes have been added to the NBL standings to note cases where franchises moved or folded, teams had forfeit wins or losses, etc.
Please let us know if you have any question or comments about these changes.
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Posted by admin on May 2, 2013
Felix Doubront 2011 Minor League Gamelogs & Splits
Building on the 2013 splits and gamelogs that went out today we've added gamelogs and splits for 2008 to 2012. Row Summing still works for these gamelogs. Let us know what you think as we work to add more and more minor league data to the site.
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Posted by Neil on May 2, 2013
PFR Player Name Linker / Add your Site to our Player Newsfeeds
It's the offseason, which means lots of news on the player-movement front. That's why we have newsfeeds on the PFR player pages, showing the latest player news from KFFL, injury reports and links to relevant PFR blog posts. If you have a blog or website with an RSS feed you can add your site to relevant player pages as well. Our Player Linker Tool will take your blog posts as you've written them and run them through a program and add links to PFR player pages where appropriate. So while you don't have the resource to create your own player pages for your site, you can treat us as your site's statistics partner, linking Eli Manning's name to our stats or any player all the way back to Y.A. Tittle and Otto Graham.
If the links then appear in your rss feed and you let us know to look for them, we'll pull them out of your feed and then link back to you from Eli's page, or Otto Graham's or whomever you link to.
If you help your users find our great content, we'll help our users find yours. And best of all it is all automated except for one click of an easy-to-install bookmarklet. Check the Player Newsfeeds page for details. This link share will also work for tables you share using the SHARE tooltip found above every stats table on the site.
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Posted by Neil on May 1, 2013
Just a quick remind to make our 2013 NBA Playoffs page your hub for all information regarding the playoffs. It contains the status of every series, along with links to boxscores of the individual games, plus team-by-team and league-wide stats from the postseason. Check it out!
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