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SPREADSHEET: Players born in US, PR or DR who played in the JPPL or JPCL

24th April 2013

Just a fun little thing that I produced for an agency today.

http://tmp.bbref.com/usa_to_japan.csv

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Subscribe to the Play Index!

24th April 2013

We're a month into the season -- it might be time to give the Baseball-Reference Play Index a chance to revolutionize the way you look at baseball stats.

What's the Play Index? It's a set of research tools that allow you to create customizable queries on our database, save the results, and share them with others. Using the PI, you can:

  • Search full-season or multi-year totals to find your own custom leaderboards - Look at the entire history of baseball from 1871-2012 with every year, team, and position available, or filter the results in a vast number of ways: by specific years, by age, by first six seasons or last ten seasons, by American League only, by Cubs only, by switch-hitters, by catchers, by outfielder or infielder, by year of debut, but active or retired, by Hall of Famer, by height and weight, by living or deceased, or by a range of common statistical categories. Then sort the results by any common statistic, by the teams with the most players matching that category, by players with the most seasons matching that category, or by most recent, youngest, oldest, final year, or year of debut, and others.
  • Search player game totals - Filtering on any of a dozen or more choices, search for games on a single player level, or on any batter from 1916-2012, or on any pitcher. The same can be done for Team Batting or Team Pitching Totals.
  • Search player games looking for the most consecutive games matching a particular set of criteria - This can be done either on a single player level or on any batter in the last 97 years or on any pitcher. The same can be done for Team Batting or Team Pitching Streaks.
  • Search the records of a specific player - Output a detailed summary and play-by-play list of all events of a specific type from a single year or an entire career. For example, you can see all of Harmon Killebrew's triples or even his outs to the second baseman.
  • Search Batter vs. Pitcher Matchups - This tool presents a complete sortable list of batter or pitcher with totals for every opponent they faced by career or by year. Clicking on the player's name will lead you to a detailed output of their head-to-head plate appearances.
  • ...And more!

Personal Subscriptions to the Play Index still cost just $36 for a year, $6 for a month, or $2 for 24 hours. Subscriptions may only be used by a single user, and there are discounts for users sponsoring at least $35 in pages.

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There are Two Steps to Subscribe to the Play Index:

  1. Login to or create a Sports-Reference.com account (the same account used to sponsor pages).
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Our Always-Available Free Trial: Non-subscribers can use the PI's features as much as you like. However, your outputs will be restricted to a limited number of results.

The Play Index comes with a money back guarantee. We will gladly return the unused portion of any Play Index Subscription should you be dissatisfied with the Play Index.

So go ahead, give the Play Index a try -- we're confident that once you start using it, you'll wonder how you ever got along without it.

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2013 Atlantic League Statistics

22nd April 2013

2013 Atlantic League Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com.

In our ongoing effort to be as complete as possible, we are now updating Atlantic League stats on a daily basis. So far the Freedom division is thrashing the Liberty Division.

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SPREADSHEET: Record with leads of X going into inning N grouped by decade

19th April 2013

Clicking the link below will download a csv (actually tab-delimited) file (suitable for Excel) that contains decade-by-decade records for teams when they enter an inning with a lead of 1 to 6+ runs (about 400 lines).

http://tmp.bbref.com/record-with-leads-of-x.csv

Feel free to use it however you wish, but a cite and a link to Baseball-Reference are always appreciated. RetroSheet data was used in the preparation of this doc.

For example, here are the team W-L% holding a lead of one run going into the 9th.

1940s	9	1	623	0.8604
1950s	9	1	2324	0.8515
1960s	9	1	3470	0.8559
1970s	9	1	4254	0.8618
1980s	9	1	4169	0.8638
1990s	9	1	4306	0.8511
2000s	9	1	4574	0.8566
2010s	9	1	1535	0.8612

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Player Pronunciations Added; Master List of Pronunciations, Nicknames, Name Notes

18th April 2013

Today, we're happy to announce the addition of a new dataset -- a pronunciation guide for the names of roughly 1,800 Major and Minor-League ballplayers from throughout history (mainly active players and guys from the 2000s, but a number of historical notables are in there as well). We've pulled this info from a number of different sources, so as always, please email us if you have any corrections or additions you'd like to see.

Also as a matter of note, we added master pages for player nicknames, name notes (aliases, name changes, etc.), and we finally linked the list of Twitter handles on the Frivolities page. Enjoy!

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Yearly Debuts with Expanded Biographical Information

18th April 2013

2013 Major League Baseball New Debuts - Baseball-Reference.com.

We've always had a list of the players who debuted in a particular year, but I just added a biographical table to go along with the batting, pitching and manager tables that gives very detailed biographical information for every player to debut in a season. This data includes: how signed, age on debut, link to debut game, height, weight, bats, throws, place of birth and given name.

To get to this page, go to the league front page and mouse over the "Other" menu option and click on "New Debuts".

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Added Non-P and Pitcher Batting to Team Batting Stats Summary

17th April 2013

1972 Boston Red Sox Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com.

It's a small thing, but if you go down to the team batting stats now, you'll see a line for the team total, the non-pitcher batting stats and the batting stats for the pitchers. The stats here are grouped by the player's primary position for the year. So if a pitcher played a bit in the field, we'll still include all of his stats in the Pitcher Total line.

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Get Your 2013 Honkbal & IBL Stats on Baseball-Reference.com

17th April 2013

2013 Dutch Major League Statistics / 2013 Italian Baseball League Statistics

Can UGF Fortitudo Bologna and DOOR Neptunus maintain their torrid starts. Check in each morning to find out.

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40-Man Roster, Current Payroll, and Uniform Number Pages – Baseball-Reference.com

15th April 2013

Royals 40-man Roster / Royals Payroll

I've added current (as of 5am each morning) 40-man rosters to the team-year pages, and I've also added new pages for Payroll and Uniform numbers. These tables aren't new, but I've split them off by themselves to make things a bit more clear since they can vary by what year you are looking at.

See the image below for the location of the links.

2013 Kansas City Royals Roster (40-man) - Baseball-Reference.com

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2013 Teams Pages with Injury Reports & Newsfeed

15th April 2013

Just like on the player pages, we have a newsfeed and injury report for each MLB team on their 2013 team pages.

It appears just above their batting stats. See the screenshot below for details.
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