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August 19, 2011

B-R Improves Site Speed: A note from B-R’s Sean Forman on how the site will be faster from now on.

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August 15, 2011

An R.B.I. Leader, but Not an Elite Hitter: B-R’s Sean Forman takes aim at Ryan Howard’s 2011 season — sure, Howard is driving in runs, but is it really helping the team as much as it seems?

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August 2, 2011

Major League Baseball Approaches Its 200,000th Game Milestone ($): At the WSJ, Carl Bialik writes about the impending (or not) 200,000th game in Major League Baseball history.

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July 28, 2011

Adam Dunn’s Historically Bad Season: At the NY Times, B-R’s Neil Paine writes about just how historically bad Adam Dunn’s 2011 has been.

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July 26, 2011

5+ Seasons Since 1973 With 200+ IP and ERA+ >=120: From B-R, a list of the pitchers (since 1973) who had the most seasons with at least 200 IP and a 120 ERA+.

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July 25, 2011

4 BoSox hitters on pace for 6 Wins Above Replacement: At B-R, John Autin notes that the Red Sox are on pace to join some pretty elite historical WAR company.

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July 22, 2011

Battle of the WARs for the Phillies – Fangraphs v. Baseball Reference: At The Good Phight, a comparison of the relative strengths and weaknesses of Baseball-Reference and Fangraphs’ Wins Above Replacement metrics, with the 2011 Phillies serving as the laboratory.

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July 18, 2011

Two Baseball-Reference Additions: Baseball-Reference has added a Franchise-to-Franchise Trade Finder, as well as a Milestone Watch to track upcoming player accomplishments.

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July 15, 2011

Sizing Up Trade Needs in the A.L. East: Writing for the NY Times, B-R’s Sean Forman breaks down the strengths/weaknesses of the Red Sox, Yankees, & Rays, and looks for areas where each could upgrade at the trade deadline.

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Congrats to B-R, Listed in SI’s Twitter 100: Congratulations to Baseball-Reference for being listed in Sports Illustrated’s Twitter 100, a list of feeds SI staffers consider essential for sports fans to follow.

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2011 Park Factor Notes: B-R’s John Autin takes a look at park factor trends from the 1st half of the 2011 season.

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July 7, 2011

Players Making the Highest Percentage of Team Payroll: Neil Paine of B-R lists the players whose salaries represent the biggest chunks of their teams’ payrolls.

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Minor League Stats Available on Major League Pages: You can now toggle minor-league stats on/off when viewing a player’s Baseball-Reference page.

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July 1, 2011

2011 WAR-Stars: John Autin presents the All-Star rosters if they were determined by B-R’s WAR.

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June 20, 2011

Record pace for Al Alburquerque: B-R’s John Autin puts Alburquerque’s 2011 season-to-date in historical perspective.

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June 17, 2011

100+ Career “Runs” From Fielding: At the B-R Blog, Steve posted the leaders in TotalZone fielding runs above average, including everyone with at least 100 runs.

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June 16, 2011

Two Play Index Additions: Baseball-Reference added a few tweaks to the PI Event Finder tools.

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June 13, 2011

Ryan Howard is disappearing when the Phillies are behind: Andy at the Baseball-Reference blog has noticed a big split for Howard in 2011 when Philadelphia is trailing.

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June 9, 2011

The Best Teams in Baseball Have Not Been That Dominant in 2011: At The Big Lead, Jason Lisk on how the best team records so far in 2011 aren’t as good as they typically are at this stage of the season.

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June 7, 2011

A Visual Historical Look at the MLB Draft: Also at BtB, Chris St. John presents an interactive graphing tool that allows you to slice and dice B-R draft data.

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June 6, 2011

Oracle of Baseball: B-R has fixed its Oracle of Baseball, allowing users to find connections between two players via teammates.

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June 2, 2011

Dominican & Venezuelan Summer Leagues Now Updating for 2011: Baseball-Reference is now updating its VSL and DSL stats for 2011.

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May 27, 2011

2011 Park Factors Updated: Baseball-Reference has now updated its 3-year park factors to include 2011 data.

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May 25, 2011

First Reference: Baseball Reference: BBTF’s Gamingboy found B-R’s first Sports Illustrated mention.

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May 24, 2011

3 homer games coming in bunches: At the B-R blog, Andy tries to find other stretches where a lot of 3-HR games came in short succession.

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The Hottest Game on Record: At B-R, Raphy found the hottest game temperatures in our database.

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May 20, 2011

Keeping Score: Posada Put Off Decline for Years: At the NY Times, Neil Paine writes about how remarkable it is for Jorge Posada to have lasted this long before declining.

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WHAT IF: Giambi had hit 4 homers last night Andy at the B-R  blogs wonders if a 4th home run might have rehabilitated Jason Giambi’s reputation somewhat.

 

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May 18, 2011

Fewest career RBI for a player with an 8+ RBI game: Andy K. of B-R found players whose 8-RBI games were completely out of place with the rest of their careers.

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May 17, 2011

Last Season For 400-HR Club Members: Data from B-R’s Steve Lombardi… Some 400-HR members went out with a bang, some with a whimper.

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Poor Vin Mazzaro: Reactions to Mazzaro’s dreadful game from The Platoon Advantage, Baseball-Reference, and Joe Posnanski.

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May 16, 2011

Fewest career HR for a player with a 3-HR game since 1951: Andy K. of B-R’s blog lists the 3-HR-in-a-game club members who hit the fewest career HR.

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May 13, 2011

Keeping Score: It’s the Year of the Pitcher, Part II: At the NY Times, Sean Forman writes about the reasons behind the MLB-wide decline in offense.

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May 6, 2011

In the Majors, Young Players Are Still Teething at the Plate: This year’s crop of debuts are historically bad at the plate, writes Sean Forman at the NY Times.

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Play-Index expanded: Tangotiger points out a new data feature at Baseball-Reference.

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May 4, 2011

Losing It Semi-Quickly In Mid-to-Late 30′s Since 1973: Steve Lombardi of B-R found players who were good in the their mid-30s… until suddenly they weren’t.

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May 3, 2011

At-Counts and Through-Counts: From The Book Blog, 2002-2010 MLB averages when a PA ends on or passes through a certain count. Shameless plug: You can also find this data for individual seasons at Baseball-Reference.

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May 2, 2011

The Worst Hitters With Long Hitting Streaks In Major League History: Using B-R’s Play Index, Jeff Sullivan of Baseball Nation found the worst hitters to ever tear off long hitting streaks.

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19 Wins Within First 27 Games Since 1993: Steve Lombardi of B-R found teams, like the 2011 Indians, who won 19 of their first 27 games in a season.

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April 29, 2011

25+ Starts In A Season By 2+ RHP Age 36 Or Older: Steve Lombardi of B-R finds teams that used a lot of old righty starters.

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April 28, 2011

Were the triple crown winners the best players?: At B-R, Andy K. looked at whether triple-crown winners were actually the league’s best players by WAR.

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April 27, 2011

What does XBT% really tell us?: Andy K. of B-R wonders about the significance of XBT%, the percentage of extra bases taken.

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Sabermetricians: Help!: Sports Central’s Brad Oremland has questions for all of the saberists out there.

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April 26, 2011

Stathead Blog: Sean Forman welcomes this blog into the world.

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April 25, 2011

Lefties at righty positions

B-R’s Andy K. found complete post-1919 lists of left-handers playing 3B, C, 2B, and SS. Link

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April 22, 2011

Who is the most impressive batting record holder of all time?

At BtB, Bill Petti ponders which offensive record is the most impressive. Link

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Players who batted under .210 and over .290 in different seasons

From Andy K. and B-R, the post title say it all. Link

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Jed Lowrie’s career start

From Andy K. & B-R: Lowrie’s career (which is basically 1 full season’s worth of playing time) compared to other good shortstops’ first full seasons. Link

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Mets Get Little Bang for Their Bucks

Writing for the NY Times, Neil Paine reviews the Mets’ perpetually bad marginal payroll-to-marginal wins ratio. Link

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April 21, 2011

Lowest RBI per HR ratios in history

Lots of research by Andy K. of B-R on RBI to HR ratios. Link

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April 19, 2011

2011 WAR Now Updated » Baseball-Reference Blog » Blog Archive

Baseball-Reference.com now has daily updated 2011 WAR leaders. Link

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April 18, 2011

Pitchers who debuted with a complete game but never pitched another one

From Andy K. of BRef; the title says it all. Link

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Anderson Was Not Alone

Adam Darowski of BtB uses a new Baseball-Reference tool and finds that Brady Anderson wasn’t the only player with a big fluke season. Link

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April 14, 2011

Jeter May Benefit From Rest

Writing for the NY Times, Sean Forman suggests that the Yankees should keep Jeter fresh. Link

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Create Season Finder Reports Restricted to a Custom Set of Players

Sean Forman added a neat new Play Index feature at Baseball-Reference. Link

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April 13, 2011

Pre-1910 Batter Strikeout Data

B-R’s Neil Paine talks about where the site’s pre-1910 batter strikeouts came from. Link

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April 12, 2011

Sam Fuld & missing the cycle by a single

B-R’s Andy K. summarizes the historical research on players who missed hitting for the cycle by a single. Link

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1500+ IP After 1932 With ERA+ 100+ & Never An All-Star

Steve Lombardi of B-R finds above-average innings-eaters who weren’t quite good enough to be All-Stars. Link

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April 11, 2011

Team Schedule Sparklines

Baseball-Reference’s Sean Forman introduces a new graphical addition to the site’s team pages. Link

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April 7, 2011

Baseball-Reference stats in the HOF

Baseball-Reference is going power the statistical content in the Baseball Hall of Fame’s newest exhibit. Link

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Most Seasons with 150+ Gms & .390+ OBP

Steve Lombardi of Baseball-Reference lists the players w/ the most seasons of 150+ GP & and OBP of .390 or better. Link

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