27th July 2023
In April, May, and June, we launched the Versus Finder on Stathead for Hockey, Basketball, and Football. Last but not least, we’re excited to announce that we’ve launched the Versus Finder on Stathead Baseball!
The Baseball Versus Finder has many of the same powerful tools as the Versus Finders across our other Stathead sports, as well as a couple of new ones that are specific to baseball. Here’s a primer on what it offers and how to use it.
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27th July 2023
This summer, Sports Reference has added Becky Ligon (Test Engineer) and Kyle Brown (Community Marketing Coordinator), bringing the full-time staff size to 33. Welcome Becky and Kyle! Here's some more about our new teammates:
Becky Ligon, Test Engineer, joined Sports Reference in the middle of 2023. Becky previously worked as a technical business analyst and performance/automated test engineer in the wholesale industry. She is a Virginia native and loves playing volleyball and watching soccer, hockey, and college football.
Kyle Brown, Community Marketing Coordinator, joined Sports Reference in the middle of 2023. He has worked at sports media companies such as Bleacher Report and The Athletic. He calls the Bay Area home, but currently lives in Southern California. He is a fan of the San Francisco Giants and 49ers, Warriors, Oregon Ducks, and literally anything that Steph Curry does.
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26th July 2023
We are proud to announce that Immaculate Grid now includes hockey! Alongside baseball, football and basketball, you can now test your hockey knowledge daily. New grids launch at 9am ET.
Integrating into Hockey-Reference.com and Stathead, Immaculate Grid Hockey will include the same great features: hyperlinked player pages, possible answers for each cell, most popular answers, accuracy, rarity score, and player scores.
Play now at immaculategrid.com/hockey.
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25th July 2023
Thanks to the tireless efforts of the fine folks over at the SABR Biographical Research Committee, we have recently made some biographical updates to players on Baseball Reference. Most of the changes are added birthplaces, birth locations and deaths. A few of the updates feature changes to player names and/or moving statistics from one player record to another. Some highlights:
- A player who made one appearance for the 1889 Louisville Colonels of the American Association has been identified as Walter Fisher. He was previously listed as Charles Fisher due to some confusion in contemporary newspapers. Thank you to Justin McKinney for tracking down this correction.
- A player who played two games for the 1884 Washington Nationals of the Union Association has been identified as George Pierce. He was previously believed to be Maurice Pierce.
- A player who played six games for the 1884 St. Paul White Caps of the Union Association has been identified as Ed Brown, who previously played for the St. Louis Brown Stockings and the Toledo Blue Stockings of the American Association. This record has previously been associated with Jim Brown, who pitched for Altoona Mountain City (UA), New York Gothams (NL) and Philadelphia Athletics (AA).
- A player for the 1875 Brooklyn Atlantics who was previously identified as Thomas N. Smith is now identified as D. Smith.
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25th July 2023
You can now play Immaculate Grid Basketball, along with your other favorites like baseball and football! In an effort to bring you all of the sports you love, we're proud to introduce the newest sport to the Immaculate Grid suite of games. New basketball grids will launch every day at 9am ET.
WNBA Grid update: The Sports Reference team is taking some additional time before launching a women's basketball grid. Our goal is to to make sure we do it right. Due to the relatively small number of teams and the short history of the league, there are some unique challenges to overcome ahead of a launch. If you have feedback or ideas, please share them with us here.
Reminder: Starting July 26th, new baseball grids will launch at 9am ET rather than the original time of 12am ET. Learn more about the change here.
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20th July 2023
We have expanded our newly acquired trivia game, Immaculate Grid, to include professional football! You can now play the viral sports trivia game for both baseball and football with more sports coming soon. New football grids will launch daily at 9am ET.
Integrating into Pro-Football-Reference.com and Stathead, Immaculate Grid Football will include the same features as baseball grids: hyperlinked player pages, possible answers for each cell, most popular answers, accuracy, rarity score, and player scores.
Test your football knowledge now at immaculategrid.com/football.
Programming Note - New Grid Launch Timing Starting Wednesday, July 26th, 2023.
Starting 7/26/23, new Immaculate Grid games for existing sports will launch at 9am ET. In order to provide the most reliable and supported experience for our users as we expand to multiple sports, this time change will allow the Sports Reference team more flexibility to respond to issues and feedback in a timely manner. It also allows us to stop pulling all nighters :)
Questions about any of the above? Contact us at here.
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19th July 2023
We're excited to announce that we've brought one of the most commonly requested features to Stathead! All Team Game Finders on all sports now have filters for scoring and margin by quarter/inning/period. Read the rest of this entry
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18th July 2023
Exciting news from your friends at Stathead! We've rolled out a new set of filters to the Season Finders on all of our sports. These filters allow you to explore the history of the draft in some exciting new ways! Read the rest of this entry
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11th July 2023
Sports Reference LLC has acquired the online baseball-themed trivia game, Immaculate Grid.
This unique opportunity and acquisition for Sports Reference is the company’s first venture into expanding its websites to have playable content. With over one million users a day, Baseball Reference hopes to drive new traffic to the game, and vice versa.
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