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Hall of Fame Ballot History – Baseball-Reference.com

Posted by admin on January 9, 2012

B-R: Hall of Fame Ballot History

This report looks at the top 8 vote-getters in Hall of Fame balloting each election and also shows the average number of votes per ballot for each season. Using this you can see how candidates like Bert Blyleven, Barry Larkin and others have progressed up the ballot year after year.

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

2012 Hall of Fame Finalists Announced

Posted by Mike on January 9, 2012

2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame page has been updated with the 15 finalists for this year's class.

2 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Hall of Fame, Pro-Football-Reference.com

2012 Pro Bowl Rosters

Posted by Mike on December 28, 2011

2012 Pro Bowl Rosters are out and player pages are marked accordingly for this year's Pro Bowl players.

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

Sports Reference Mobile Sites: Baseball, Football, Basketball, and Hockey

Posted by admin on December 24, 2011

Our four mobile sites can help you out whenever you are away from home and looking up stats at the parents' house or when you're out with friends or just too lazy to reach the computer.

Almost all of the stats available on the full sites are available through the mobile site, but in a format optimized for your smartphone or tablet. And you can easily switch back to the full site if you prefer. You can even add them to your phone's home screen just like an app (instructions are on the site's home pages).

Comments Off | Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Basketball-Reference.com, Hockey-Reference.com, Pro-Football-Reference.com

Menu Bar Dropdowns Now Touch-screen Friendly

Posted by admin on December 23, 2011

One of the frustrations for smartphone and tablet users using our sites is that our menus for selecting splits and gamelogs required you to hover over the button to get the drop down. Well on touch screens there is no hovering, so those menus were pretty much useless.

I've modified the scripts for this, so that on non-touch screens (laptops, etc) it works the same as before. On touchscreens, however, the buttons are now clickable and clicking on them brings up the menu and clicking again removes the menu, so if you really want Wade Boggs 1986 splits or Archie Manning's 1971 TD's thrown you can now get them.

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

Update to Site Appearance and new Menu Bars

Posted by admin on December 23, 2011

We've added some improvements to the appearance of the site. Most of it is just polish like rounded corners. (We're now web 2.0 approved!). But we've also added a major set of dropdowns to the site navigation index which is just below the logo. Holding your mouse over an option now brings up a menu of choices. The site has hundreds of tools, so there may be a few things you weren't aware of lurking on the site.

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