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Year-by-Year Opening Day Rosters –

Posted by admin on April 5, 2012

2011 Major League Baseball Opening Day Rosters -

Linked is 2011, but if you change the year this is now available for every year back to 1918. It is linked from the main league-year pages under the Other tab.

This goes along with our Team Opening Day Histories.

1 Comment | Posted in Announcement,

300+ Baseball Player Twitter Accounts –

Posted by admin on April 5, 2012

Baseball Player Twitter Accounts -

Thanks to everyone who helped us catalog 350 player twitter accounts. The work will continue, so if we are missing someone please let us know and we'll get it updated.

3 Comments | Posted in Announcement,

Free Play Index Trial & 34 PI Searches You Need to Know

Posted by Neil on April 3, 2012

We gave this to people as a promotion at the SABR Analytics Convention, and now we're offering it to you -- a free Play Index trial subscription that works through April 15! Just visit to create an account, and enter the coupon code "Analytics" to redeem the free trial.

As you're doing that, also check out this list of 34 example Play Index searches, the types of queries you can run yourself using the trial subscription:

5 Comments | Posted in Announcement,, Features, HowTo, Play Index

Happy Opening Day 2012!

Posted by Neil on April 3, 2012

With baseball triumphantly returning for the 2012 season, here are some Opening Day features we have here at B-R:

Give them a try, and enjoy the games this week.

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New Split: 24 Base-Out Situations

Posted by admin on April 2, 2012

Major League 2011 Batting Splits -

This was suggested at the SABR analytics conference and since I was rebuilding the db, I decided to add it. It appears just below the outs page on all of the pitcher, batter, team and league splits. I've linked to the 2011 MLB overall splits above. Split suggestions are always welcomed.

4 Comments | Posted in Announcement,

1918 Box Scores, Gamelogs and Splits

Posted by admin on April 1, 2012

1918 Box Scores and Play by Play -

Thanks to the good folks at RetroSheet we have added 1918 box scores, splits, and game logs to the site.

Here is Walter Johnson's dominant 1918 season in gamelog form.

We are still in the process of updating the splits and the Play Index with 1918 data, but that should happen later today, Murphy willing.

2 Comments | Posted in Announcement,

BBR: Play-By-Play, Shot Charts, and Plus/Minus Reports

Posted by Justin Kubatko on March 31, 2012

Just a quick note to let you know that I have added play-by-play summaries, shot charts, and plus/minus reports to the Box Scores section for all of the games in our database that have play-by-play data.

I hope you enjoy these new additions, and please let us know if you find anything amiss.

6 Comments | Posted in Announcement,, Features

Updates: Player Biographical Information

Posted by Mike on March 28, 2012

We now have player biographical information updated through 2011, featuring updated full names and ages for players.

1 Comment | Posted in Announcement,

Updated: 2012 Draft Order

Posted by Mike on March 27, 2012

The 2012 NFL Draft Preview has been updated to reflect compensatory picks for free agency as well as the latest trades.

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BBR: Historical McDonald’s All-American Rosters

Posted by Neil on March 27, 2012

The annual McDonald's High School All-American Game is this week, so here's a reminder that you can find historical rosters for the McDonald's teams going back to the 1st game in 1977, under the Awards section of the site. Congrats to all the selections, and good luck to them in the next stage of their hoops careers.

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