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Archive for April, 2012

B-R Features: 2012 Box Scores

6th April 2012

2012 Box Scores and Play by Play -

Just a reminder that you can access this season's boxscores in calendar form using the 2012 boxscores page.

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2012 Minor League Baseball League Statistics Updating

6th April 2012

2012 Minor League Baseball League Encyclopedia -

Just a reminder that the minor leagues got underway yesterday as well. Linked is our 2012 Minor League directory. Enjoy.

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Year-by-Year Opening Day Rosters –

5th April 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.

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300+ Baseball Player Twitter Accounts –

5th April 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.

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

3rd April 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:

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Happy Opening Day 2012!

3rd April 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

2nd April 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.

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1918 Box Scores, Gamelogs and Splits

1st April 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.

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