30th May 2014
Positional differences and performance by position are interesting ways to look at team performance. For instance as Phillies fan I know that CF and LF are hurting the Phillies, but just how much are they hurting relative to the league. This tool answers that question and many many more. (answer: a whole lot of hurt)
You select a year, the league and a stat, and we rank every team at each position by that stat and in some cases a summary of positions. This uses our positional splits to allot stats to positions or in some cases a prorated assignment of WAR and related stats by time played at each position. Now in one table you can see the worst or best team-positions in baseball.
There are some additional tools that allow you to highlight a particular team and mousing over a table cell informs you the players involved in producing that value.
I like this output so much I've also added it to our base league pages just below the pitching stats.
2014 AL League page
Team Comparison Tool - Baseball-Reference.com.
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27th May 2014
2014 Korean Baseball Organization Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com.
Updating daily. We are working with Brian Cartwright on this project. Thanks to Brian for putting together these stats.
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23rd May 2014
I'm not sure why it took me 8 years to do this, but you can now search for walkoffs in the game finder play index tools.
Using the game finder you can find all of the walkoff wins and losses for your team. Using the controls at the top you can even see who's had the most walkoff wins or losses in a season. Please keep in mind that this is 100% complete back to 1974 and then will get progressively less complete back to 1940, though still pretty good. You can always check our coverage page to figure out what might be missing. When searching for walkoffs, we will also print out the type of play and the batter and pitcher involved, since we know that's what you want to see.
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23rd May 2014
Just a note that we added a feature that lets you link to shot chart summaries with a Tiny URL.
First, we hope you knew that we publish shot charts for every game since the 2001 season. In case you didn't, when you're viewing a boxscore you should see links to several features, including our Shot Charts.
You can toggle the display by player and quarter. If you want to share a boxscore, click on 'Make Tiny URL' and we'll pop-up a short link that you can share on Twitter or wherever.
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23rd May 2014
Just a note that we've begun updating WNBA stats on a daily basis for the 2014 season.
We've also added a page for team schedules and results, which can you click to from each team's 2014 page.
We also have a couple new features in the works - game box scores, for example - that we should roll out soon...
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21st May 2014
You can now search for attendance related searches on the Team Game and Streak Finders. This allows you to find things like which teams have had the most 15,000 fans or less games in a season. Or which teams have the longest streaks of 40,000 fans or more. Enjoy.
Team Batting Game Finder -- - Baseball-Reference.com.
Team Pitching Streak Finder -- - Baseball-Reference.com.
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21st May 2014
Folks seemed to like the hitter's pitching option, so I've added a pitcher's in the field option. Check the box shown below and then click the set of positions you want above to see an output. For instance, get a list of PH home runs by pitchers.
Batting Game Finder -- - Baseball-Reference.com.
Time to complete: 5 minutes
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21st May 2014
We've gotten a couple of requests for this, and it's true that non-pitcher pitching is WAY up this year despite 7 and 8 man bullpens and reduced run scoring. The option is in the third column. See below:
There is a caveat on this. We are including players who mostly played as position players in this list, so searching for 1915 will return a whole lot of Babe Ruth and similarly Rick Ankiel and Brooks Kieschnick will show up in 2004 searches. Be warned.
Pitching Game Finder - Baseball-Reference.com.
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16th May 2014
Just a quick note that we've added Shooting Hand as a query option for our Player Season Finder.
We understand that any historical list like this contains some inaccuracies, so if you recognize any mistakes or omissions please let us know.
There are a few oddities like Tristan Thompson and DeAndre Jordan, who have switched shooting hands or who alternate depending on the type of shot attempt, that we can't fully account for. Though Jordan tends to dunk with his right hand, we consider him a left-hander.
Many thanks to former colleague Neil Paine and all of those whose research he referenced for compiling this list.
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15th May 2014
Just a note that we've added the same shooting table to our league season pages that we previously added to our player pages and our team pages. This is the easiest way to see team by team disparities in offensive approach. True to form, the Rockets take the fewest 2-point attempts in the 10-16 & 16+ foot range. In fact, league-wide those proportions have decreased every season except for one since 2000-01, the first season for which we have shot coordinates.
The easiest way to get to our league season pages is to click on (or mouseover) the 'seasons' link at the top of our site, then click on 'Summary', or a link for an individual season (e.g., '2013-14)
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