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2014 WAR now Updating on Baseball-Reference.com

Posted by sean on April 11, 2014

2014 Major League Baseball Player Value - Baseball-Reference.com.

We always wait a week or before we fire up the WAR machine.

3 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com

Player Totals for Teams on Hockey Reference

Posted by Hans Van Slooten on April 10, 2014

A minor, but useful addition to the team pages today are the player totals for the teams that they played on. This is a feature on the other Sports Reference sites, and it finally found its way to Hockey Reference.

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(Hat tip to the @TheWrage for bringing up this suggestion.)

As always, your feedback and suggestions are appreciated.

UPDATE (2014-04-14):

We have added this feature to the coaches' pages as well:

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1 Comment | Posted in Announcement, Features, Hockey-Reference.com

Historical Standings Finder

Posted by David Corby on April 10, 2014

Just a note that we've unveiled a new search tool that lets you look up standings for the NBA, ABA, and BAA on any date in history, as well as team and opponent stats as of that date.

Recall those halcyon days when the 4-2 Sixers led the Atlantic Division, or marvel at the post-All Star collapses of the '04-05 season, when the 30-21 Cavaliers, 28-24 Magic, and 26-24 Lakers would all eventually miss the playoffs.

You can reach the search tool by going to www.basketball-reference.com/friv and clicking Historical Standings...

 

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Simply enter the date on which you want to know the standings, choose the league, and click Find Standings. Teams with asterisks were eventual playoff teams.

 

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

D-League Recalls and Assignments

Posted by David Corby on April 7, 2014

Just a note that we've added D-League assignments and recalls to our player pages and also to our team transactions pages.

Also, links from the text will take you to the affiliate's team page on our D-League site, where you'll find a transactions log that shows all players that have been recalled to and assigned from the NBA during the season.

We have player recalls and assignments going back to the 2005-06 season, when the affiliate system began.

 

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

Player Photos and Name Pronunciations on Hockey Reference

Posted by Hans Van Slooten on April 7, 2014

You may have noticed that we added player photos in the past couple of days:

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In addition to these, we have added pronunciations for many player names. You can see all of them on the Pronunciation Guide page. Hopefully this helps you with some of the harder to pronounce names.

As always, let us know if you have any questions or feedback.

Comments Off | Posted in Announcement, Features, Hockey-Reference.com

Player High Schools Added

Posted by Mike on April 4, 2014

Just finished a project to add player high school listings for 22,000+ professional players. Players for whom we have data will now have their high school listed on their player pages. We have state-by-state listings from Alabama to Wyoming (and even foreign high schools) and we have listings of current and former players and their stats at high schools from Long Beach Polytechnic to Canton McKinley.

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

WNBA and D-League Updates

Posted by David Corby on April 1, 2014

Just a note that we've updated our WNBA stats to include the 2013 season. Likewise, we've updated our D-League stats for the current year through yesterday's games, and will continue to update these daily through the rest of the season (which ends this month, yes!)

You've probably noticed that we maintain separate pages for a player's D-League stats. You can get to each by searching the player's name in our search box - we'll show you both results. We also link to a player's D-League page from their regular NBA page:

 

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You can get to both our WNBA and D-League sites by mousing over the More [+] link at the top of our site...

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1 Comment | Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, CBB at Sports Reference

BBR Feature Add: Practice Shot Charts

Posted by sean on April 1, 2014

Practice Shot Charts.

NBA.com has really upped the level of detail they've added, so we're trying to respond with the latest and greatest data we can get. We've recently come to an agreement with a number of franchises for access to their practice film and have begun breaking down scrimmage data.

Practice shot charts seem to us the next frontier in basketball analytics. This data will show you who's improving, who isn't, and who is working on new aspects of their game. It's especially useful for players without a lot of playing time.

Before we roll it out sidewide, we've prepared some sample charts.

3 Comments | Posted in Advanced Stats, Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, expire10d, Most Wanted, Stat Questions, Statgeekery, Uncategorized

Mike Lynch Joins Sports Reference

Posted by sean on March 31, 2014

Mike Lynch has joined Sports Reference as our new User Affairs Coordinator. Mike is a Philly native and Boston U. grad. He has an extensive background in sports history and studio production research working for ESPN as the lead researcher for NBA Tonight, for the Big Ten Network, and most recently for Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. Mike is on twitter at @SportInfo247.

3 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Basketball-Reference.com, CBB at Sports Reference, CFB at Sports Reference, Expire30d, Hockey-Reference.com, Olympics at S-R, Pro-Football-Reference.com, Uncategorized

Happy Opening Day!

Posted by sean on March 30, 2014

It's been a long cold winter here in Philadelphia. In honor of Sunday and Monday, the greatest days of the year, here are some Opening Day features we have here at B-R:

Give them a try, and enjoy baseball's return.

1 Comment | Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Features, General

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