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New Filters Add to College Basketball Matchup Finder

19th November 2018

After Duke opened its season with a 118-84 win over Kentucky (ranked 2nd in the AP Poll at the time), we were curious when the last time was that a team had scored that many points on a team ranked so high. Our Matchup Finder tool allows you to search through results for all games between D-I opponents back to 1949-50 and includes rankings, but we realized you could sort by Margin of Victory, but not by Points Scored or Points Allowed. Well, we have good news: now you can.

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Introducing the Hockey-Reference Goal Finder

30th October 2018

Hockey-Reference's Play Index already has a variety of tools at your disposal, such as our Game Finders, our Advanced Stats Finders and our Player Comparison Finder. We have now added a Player Goal Finder to our Play Index section.

The Goal Finder can search through goals scored with a wide selection of filters for analysis. Some examples of how the goals can be searched include home or away, even strength, power play or short-handed, and unassisted or assisted. You can also specify searches limited to a franchise, to an individual scorer, and to an individual goalie.

For example, let's say you want all Alex Ovechkin regular season goals scored on Cam Ward. The ensuing result will show each of those goals, when in the game it was scored, what the game situation was and the players who assisted if applicable.

The Goal Finder also works for searching for total goals in a certain situation. For example, if you were interested in Roberto Luongo and who scored the most playoff goals on him during his career, the Goal Finder will find that for you. (Spoiler alert: Blackhawks occupy the top two spots.)

You can also search specifically for go-ahead or game-tying goals. No surprise to hockey fans that Claude Lemieux, an ordinary regular-season performer, is tied for the most go-ahead playoff goals in the 3rd Period or OT.

You can also search for goals by time. Mark Messier's 13 goals in the opening minute of play are the most. Wayne Gretzky's 70 goals in the final minute of the 3rd period are the most. But only two of The Great One's goals in the final minute of the 3rd put his team in the lead. Mark Recchi has the most of those, with 5.

And just for fun, the most frivolous search possible: Wayne Gretzky has the record with 10 goals scored on his birthday.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact us through our feedback form.

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FBref Is Now Updating Daily!

30th October 2018

FBref has taken a huge step this week, as we are now updating the site with current-season statistics. For example, Manchester City's victory yesterday over Tottenham Hotspur is today reflected on the 2018-19 Premier League table, and Riyad Mahrez's 4th goal of the season appears on his profile page today.

Daily updates will be done for all the leagues we have currently added, and you can take a look at what that list looks like here. We are currently running updates twice a day, once to catch European league results and once for results from the Americas.

You can keep up with the latest FBref features and new country additions by signing up to our FBref mailing list. And if you have any suggestions or feedback, feel free to send us a message through our feedback form or FBref's official Twitter account.

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Ejection Totals and In-Game Tendencies Added to Manager Pages

24th October 2018

For manager pages on Baseball-Reference, we have added a column for ejections to their primary Managerial Stats table. Bobby Cox's career 162 ejections make for a nice finishing piece on his collection of accolades. We have ejections data for managers all the way back to the 1889 season, so even classics like John McGraw are fully accounted for. We'll also take the opportunity to mention that if you want to dig into what the cause for these ejections were, Retrosheet's Managers section will have that for you.

We have also added a new Managerial Tendencies table to managers' pages, showing how often their teams employed certain strategies and how their rate compared to the league they were managing in. We show a manager's tendencies in stolen base attempts at 2nd and 3rd, as well as how often their teams attempted sacrifice bunts, issued intentional walks, or made player substitutions.

Using one recent example, in Dusty Baker's final year with the Washington Nationals, his players attempted to steal 3rd base on 2.9% of the chances they had. Using 100 as the league average, Baker in 2017 had a league-adjusted rate of 180, meaning that Baker's team was attempting this almost twice as much as the average NL squad that season.

We have intentional walk tendencies back to 1955, while the other managerial tendencies are available since 1925. If you have any questions about this new feature or any other section of Baseball-Reference, feel free to contact us through our feedback form.

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Offensive Line Penalties on Pro Football Reference

22nd October 2018

Offensive linemen stat pages are usually barren due to the lack of official individual statistics for that positional group. One of the few objective ways we have for evaluating offensive lineman is to look at penalties committed, and for that reason we've added a special section on offensive line player pages to break down holding, false start, and total penalties committed in a season. This penalty data is available back to 1994 when we first have play-by-play data.

We have also added a section to our season pages with a full table of offensive linemen sorted by penalties committed. Going to the 2017 season page, we can see that Seahawks tackle Germain Ifedi "led" the league with 16 accepted penalties. So far this season, Julie'n Davenport of the Houston Texans and Desmond Harrison of the Cleveland Browns are at the top with 6 accepted penalties, in addition to 2 declined/offset penalties. Jason Peters of the Eagles leads the league in just accepted penalties, with 7 of them this year.

Also, this is a reminder that we have penalty data since 1994 for all players, regardless of position, in the More tab of a player's page. So if you want to look at Jadeveon Clowney's 6 accepted penalties this season, you can go to his Career Penalties page.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact us through our feedback form.

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New Defensive Stats Added to Pro Football Reference

17th October 2018

NOTE: THIS POST WAS EDITED ON 12/11/18 TO REFLECT THAT WE ARE ONLY CARRYING QB HITS BACK TO 2006 NOW

Officially tracked statistics in football often do a poor job of describing or summarizing events on the field. This can be especially true for defensive players. To help rectify this, we've added some new defensive statistics to the site. Read the rest of this entry

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RSCI Rankings Added to CBB-Reference

17th September 2018

On Basketball-Reference, we have a feature that shows players' peak rankings in the Recruiting Services Consensus Index (RSCI) back to the high school class of 1998. We have now gone ahead and added this feature to our College Basketball Reference site as well. This will be available in a yearly format in the Awards section, and they will also appear where applicable on player pages under their bio section. Team pages will display RSCI rankings in the roster section so it's easier to see which teams had more highly-touted prospects to work with.

To recap, the RSCI service is based on gathering several national recruiting lists and calculating a consensus ranking from there. The rankings found on Basketball-Reference and College Basketball Reference are the final rankings for each year. If you want more information on how the process works, as well as additional data like in-season rankings (fall, pre-summer, etc.), you can refer to RSCIhoops.com.

If you have any questions or suggestions concerning our site's features, feel free to contact us through our feedback form.

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Baseball Records Through A Calendar Day

12th September 2018

This season, the Boston Red Sox have been on quite a tear, with a .683 winning percentage after their September 11th win over Toronto. Now you can compare them with other teams through September 11 using our new Records Through Calendar Day tool in the Play Index. Since 1969 (the beginning of the Divisional Era), the 2018 Red Sox have the fifth-best winning percentage of any team through September 11. Here's a look at the top 10:

Best Win-Loss Percentage Through September 11 Table
Year Tm Lg Standings W L W-L% GB Final W-L Rank Postseason
2001 SEA AL On This Day 104 40 .722 - 116-46 1 Division Champ
1998 NYY AL On This Day 103 42 .710 - 114-48 1 WS Champ
1995 CLE AL On This Day 88 38 .698 - 100-44 1 AL Pennant
1969 BAL AL On This Day 99 45 .688 - 109-53 1 AL Pennant
2018 BOS AL On This Day 99 46 .683 - 99-46 1
1986 NYM NL On This Day 93 46 .669 - 108-54 1 WS Champ
1979 BAL AL On This Day 94 48 .662 - 102-57 1 AL Pennant
2004 STL NL On This Day 93 48 .660 - 105-57 1 NL Pennant
1975 CIN NL On This Day 96 50 .658 - 108-54 1 WS Champ
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 9/12/2018.

Another storyline earlier in the season was how impressive the Angels' 12 wins and the Mets' 11 wins through April 13 were. Of course, since then those two teams have fallen out of the playoff race, but searching for the other teams in recent memory that have racked up wins early in the calendar show that April success is very hit or miss in informing rest-of-season performance. Here's a look at teams in past seasons with double-digit wins through April 13:

Most Wins Through April 13 Table
Year Tm Lg Standings W L W-L% GB Final W-L Rank Postseason
2003 SFG NL On This Day 11 1 .917 - 100-61 1 Division Champ
2002 CLE AL On This Day 11 1 .917 - 74-88 3
1998 SDP NL On This Day 11 2 .846 - 98-64 1 NL Pennant
2014 MIL NL On This Day 10 2 .833 - 82-80 3
2013 ATL NL On This Day 10 1 .909 - 96-66 1 Division Champ
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 9/12/2018.

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Daily Batter vs. Pitcher Matchups to Watch: Now on Baseball-Reference

29th August 2018

Baseball-Reference is happy to introduce a new Today's Batter vs. Pitcher Matchups page, which will display the top hitting matchups to look out for with the day's projected starting pitchers. You can find this right now by looking at the bottom of the Previews section on Baseball-Reference's front page.

Our default sorting uses an internal weighting so that favorable hitting matchups with a larger sample size rise to the top, such as today's top matchup of Victor Martinez with a .400/.460/.644 line against Danny Duffy over 50 plate appearances, or a dominant .438/.550/1.063 line by Matt Carpenter versus Trevor Williams in just 20 plate appearances. However, if you're interested in raw numbers, like most home runs or lowest OPS and the like, all of the columns are sortable. We also have links to each matchup's individual plate appearances if you want to dive into more specifics, perhaps taking a look at just the most recent games a pitcher and batter have faced off.

This feature was added thanks to a suggestion made during the making of our Stathead newsletter, which is in its first week of release. You can subscribe to our newsletter here. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact us through our feedback form.

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Basketball-Reference Adds Single-Game Highs Tables

22nd August 2018

Basketball-Reference already had a section for single-game league records for various categories, such as points and total rebounds. But now, we've made it easier to see an individual player's single-game records by adding a Game Highs table to every player page. It will be located below the Advanced table (as well as the Shooting and Play-By-Play tables for post-2000 players).

For example, this is what Kevin Durant's Game Highs table looks like:

Game Highs Table
Game Highs
Season Age Tm Lg MP FG FGA 3P 3PA 2P 2PA FT FTA ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2007-08 19 SEA NBA 51:14 18 26 4 9 17 23 15 16 3 10 13 9 4 5 8 4 42
2008-09 20 OKC NBA 50:22 16 27 6 10 13 24 24 26 4 13 15 7 5 4 7 5 47
2009-10 21 OKC NBA 47:17 16 31 7 13 15 29 18 18 4 13 14 8 5 4 8 6 45
2010-11 22 OKC NBA 52:28 15 28 5 13 13 22 16 19 4 16 18 6 4 5 7 6 47
2011-12 23 OKC NBA 52:24 19 34 5 10 14 25 15 17 3 15 17 8 4 4 9 5 51
2012-13 24 OKC NBA 49:40 16 31 5 11 13 25 21 21 3 15 17 11 5 4 8 6 52
2013-14 25 OKC NBA 52:29 19 34 7 15 15 25 22 24 3 13 14 12 4 4 11 5 54
2014-15 26 OKC NBA 44:30 14 26 7 12 12 21 12 12 3 10 11 9 4 3 6 3 44
2015-16 27 OKC NBA 53:32 15 30 7 12 12 23 16 18 4 13 17 10 4 5 10 6 44
2016-17 28 GSW NBA 49:08 15 28 7 11 12 19 15 18 3 17 17 10 4 6 7 5 40
2017-18 29 GSW NBA 42:19 17 32 6 14 12 20 14 15 3 11 13 14 3 7 8 5 50
Career 53:32 19 34 7 15 17 29 24 26 4 17 18 14 5 7 11 6 54
9 Seasons OKC,SEA NBA 53:32 19 34 7 15 17 29 24 26 4 16 18 12 5 5 11 6 54
2 Seasons GSW NBA 49:08 17 32 7 14 12 20 15 18 3 17 17 14 4 7 8 5 50
Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 8/22/2018.

You can see Durant's career high in 3-pointers made in a game is seven, which he's tied in five different seasons. Also, looking at the 2017-18 season, it's easier to see that he achieved a new personal high for blocks in a game.

For players with postseason statistics, there will also be a Playoff Game Highs table further down a player's page, just above the Similarity Scores table. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact us through our feedback form.

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