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A Discussion of WAR Wherein I Ardently Attempt to Avoid any WAR-Related Puns

Posted by sean on November 21, 2017

This article assumes a lot of prior knowledge about the discussion of Wins Above Replacement, you can catch up here

First off, none of us are here without Bill James. We are all at our very best merely Chaucer or Joyce to his Shakespeare. All sabermetrics predating him flowed into his work and all sabermetrics after him carries echoes of his work.

To the discussion at hand.
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Posted in Academics, Advanced Stats, Baseball-Reference.com, Stat Questions, Statgeekery, Trivia, WAR | 7 Comments »

No-Hitters and Perfect Games Added to Baseball Reference

Posted by Mike Lynch on November 21, 2017

We're happy to announce that we've added a page that should answer one of our most frequently asked questions.

No, we haven't penned a detailed description of why we hate your favorite team (yet).

Rather, we've added a page with every no-hitter and perfect game in MLB history. You'll find the list is sortable, contains a leaderboard and also has a separate table for the 11 combined no-nos (where the no-hitter was a combined effort).

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Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Data, Features, History | 4 Comments »

We Don’t Have an App, But Here’s How to Get One Anyway

Posted by Jonah Gardner on November 20, 2017

On Twitter, I've noticed one question come up over and over again:

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Posted in Features, General, How-To Videos | 2 Comments »

Every Championship Round Game 7

Posted by Mike Lynch on November 1, 2017

With tonight's World Series Game 7, we thought we'd post quick links to Play Index searches showing every championship round Game 7 in MLB, NBA and NHL history. The lists are searches for home teams in Game 7s, sorted by date. If you click the date, you can see the box score for the game (when available). Enjoy!
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Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Basketball-Reference.com, Data, History, Hockey-Reference.com, Play Index, Playoffs | 1 Comment »

Data Developer Job at Sports Reference

Posted by sean on October 12, 2017

Sports Reference LLC is searching for a data developer to join our current group of seven employees for work on our group of sites: Baseball-Reference.com, Basketball-Reference.com, Pro-Football-Reference.com, Hockey-Reference.com, and Sports-Reference College Football, College Basketball, and (someday) FBref.com.

If you are advertising the position, please use this url: https://www.sports-reference.com/data_dev.html

View the Job Ad: Data Developer Job at Sports Reference

Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Basketball-Reference.com, CBB at Sports Reference, CFB at Sports Reference, Hockey-Reference.com, Most Wanted, Pro-Football-Reference.com, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Data Developer Job at Sports Reference

How to Find Postseason Stats and Records on Baseball Reference

Posted by Jonah Gardner on September 29, 2017

Even though the temperature has been in the 80s here in Philadelphia this week, the calendar insists it's nearly October, which means it's nearly time for glorious postseason baseball! Following last year's World Series will be a tall order, but there are plenty of intriguing matchups lined up and no clear frontrunner to win it all.

To help you get ready, Baseball-Reference has plenty of postseason data. However, we've found that some users aren't quite sure where to find it or don't know quite how deep our postseason dataset goes. So, here's a quick primer on how to get all the information you need on MLB Postseason History. Read the rest of this entry

Posted in Baseball-Reference.com, Playoffs, Statgeekery | 7 Comments »

Every Penalty Shot in NHL History Added to Hockey Reference

Posted by Mike Lynch on September 14, 2017

Last week we announced that we have added every Hat Trick in NHL history. This week, we're happy to announce that we have also added every penalty shot in NHL history to Hockey Reference.

Similar to the Hat Tricks, penalty shots are available as a table on player pages, team pages and season pages. Additionally, we have created franchise registers for penalty shots.

We hope you enjoy this addition and please let us know if you have any questions or comments.

Posted in Announcement, Data, History, Hockey-Reference.com | No Comments »

Every Hat Trick in NHL History Added to Hockey Reference

Posted by Mike Lynch on September 5, 2017

We're happy to announce that you can now find every Hat Trick in NHL history on Hockey Reference. We have integrated these additions across many sections of the site.

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Posted in Announcement, Data, Features, History, Hockey-Reference.com, Leaders | 5 Comments »

Yearly Top 100 Players Added to Pro Football Reference

Posted by Mike Lynch on August 25, 2017

We have added a new section to the Awards page at Pro Football Reference. We're happy to announce we have added the NFL Network's yearly list of the Top 100 NFL Players, as voted by their fellow players every offseason. These rankings go back to 2011, and feature the statistics each of the players went on to post that season. These rankings can also be found in the Awards section of player pages. We hope you enjoy this addition and please let us know if you have any questions.

Posted in Announcement, Awards, Data, Features, Pro-Football-Reference.com | 4 Comments »

Major Improvements to NBA Finals Box Scores

Posted by Mike Lynch on August 24, 2017

At Basketball-Reference, we have every box score in NBA history, including the playoffs. However, for many years, we don't have all statistical categories filled in in these box scores. We have recently taken a major step towards remedying this issue with our playoff box scores. We now have nearly complete box scores and series cumulative boxes for every NBA Finals series in NBA history.

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Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, Data, Features, History, Playoffs, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Major Improvements to NBA Finals Box Scores