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MLB Major League Baseball Players of the Week – Baseball-Reference.com

23rd June 2014

Just added to the awards and the player pages.

MLB Major League Baseball Players of the Week - Baseball-Reference.com.

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Roster Status Added to 2014 Team Pages – Baseball-Reference.com

19th June 2014

Per a user suggestion (keep the good ideas coming), we added some roster denotations to the current season team pages. Take a quick scan of this screen capture of the 2014 A's batting stats.

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We've always had this data on the 40-man roster pages, but this brings it to the main team pages. Bold players are on the current active roster (should be 25 per team), then for the inactive, we list whether they are on the DL or if not on the DL, we list if they are still on this team's 40-man roster. If they aren't DL'ed (by the team shown) or on the 40-man, they have nothing listed. This likely means that they've been released, waived or traded, or as in Daric Barton's case, they've been DFA'ed and sent to the minors.

2014 Oakland Athletics Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com.

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Game Lengths Added to Team Game Finder – Baseball-Reference.com

18th June 2014

On the Play Index Team Game finders you can now search on game lengths in minutes. For instance, the Red Sox and Diamondbacks both played 13 four hour games last year.

And Here are the four hour games by season

Team Batting Game Finder -- - Baseball-Reference.com.

Team Pitching Game Finder -- - Baseball-Reference.com.

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Surf Sports Reference Faster – Buy Ad-Free Access on all sites

17th June 2014

We like to keep our sites really, really fast and obsess over as many performance details as we can. Unfortunately one area where we have little control is in the performance of our advertisements as companies of our size typically outsource this task. We rely on ads for 85% of our revenue, but we are aware that some of these ads degrade our service.

We have decided to launch a new ad-free service. It's available on all of our sites and for $20 you can surf all of our sites ad-free. To sign up see the "AD FREE" link that now appears at the top of every page.

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Using this service will make your surfing experience much faster and will continue to support our site.

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2014 MLB Draft Tools

3rd June 2014

The 2014 MLB Draft begins Thursday, June 5, so here are some tools to get you ready:

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Player/Pitcher/Rookie of the Month Awards Added to Baseball-Reference.com

3rd June 2014

We're happy to announce some additions to our MLB Awards page.

You can now sort through Players of the Month, Pitchers of the Month and Rookies of the Month.

Included in each listing is a snapshot of the winner's stats for that month, as well as a link to their game log.

As a walk down memory lane (or perhaps a visit to ancient history for our younger users), check out Jeff Ballard's remarkable April of 1989, resulting in an AL Pitcher of the month award:

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That's right: 9 strikeouts in 5 games (all wins).

We hope you enjoy this new addition. Stay tuned for Players of the Week in the future

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KBO Stats back to 1999 – Baseball-Reference.com

2nd June 2014

It's a small thing, but we are always trying to push our data as far back as possible and we've added (thanks to Brian Cartwright and Ted Turocy) Korea Baseball Organization stats back to 1999. This doesn't get us all of Seung-Yeop Lee's career stats, but pretty close.

Enjoy. Cuban stats are up next.

Korean Baseball Organization KBO Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com.

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Team Positional Comparison Tool–in our opinion it’s pretty cool – Baseball-Reference.com

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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2014 Korean Baseball Organization Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com

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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Search for Walkoff Wins/Loss in Game Finders – Baseball-Reference.com

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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