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Era-Adjusted Stats Added to Hockey Reference Player Season Finder

15th January 2018

At Hockey Reference, we calculate adjusted stats in order to more accurately compare players from different eras and different goal scoring environments. With Alex Ovechkin approaching his 600th career goal, there has been some chatter about Ovi being the greatest goal scorer in NHL history.

So we thought this made for a good time to introduce the adjusted scoring statistics into the Player Season Finder tool in order to test this hypothesis. As it turns out, Ovechkin is easily the NHL leader in "adjusted goals" through 13 seasons of play. If you click on the link, you'll see he has 691 adjusted goals (through 1/15/18), while Wayne Gretzky had 607 adjusted goals through 13 seasons.

Ovechkin's 2007-08 season, when he scored 65 goals, 13 more than anyone else, comes out to 72 adjusted-goals, which is the 2nd-highest total in NHL history.

The all-time leader in adjusted goals is Gordie Howe, with 801.

The Great One, meanwhile, is easily the all-time leader in adjusted assists and adjusted points.

We hope you enjoy this new addition. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.

Posted in Advanced Stats, Announcement, Data, Features, History, Hockey-Reference.com, Play Index, Statgeekery | No Comments »

Full Points and Rebounds for Every Wilt vs Russell Matchup

19th December 2017

Thanks to recent additions to our historical box scores, we now have full points and rebounds for every career meeting between Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain. See all of them here, via our Head2Head Finder.

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Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, Data, History, Play Index | 2 Comments »

New Major League Baseball Player Discovered!

12th December 2017

Thanks to the tireless efforts of SABR, we have recently added a new Major League baseball player to our database. However, you won't find this player on our list of recent debuts. That's because this "new" player was actually a player in the 1884 Union Association.

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Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Data, History | 6 Comments »

No-Hitters and Perfect Games Added to Baseball Reference

21st November 2017

We're happy to announce that we've added a page that should answer one of our most frequently asked questions.

No, we haven't penned a detailed description of why we hate your favorite team (yet).

Rather, we've added a page with every no-hitter and perfect game in MLB history. You'll find the list is sortable, contains a leaderboard and also has a separate table for the 11 combined no-nos (where the no-hitter was a combined effort).

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Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Data, Features, History | 3 Comments »

Every Championship Round Game 7

1st November 2017

With tonight's World Series Game 7, we thought we'd post quick links to Play Index searches showing every championship round Game 7 in MLB, NBA and NHL history. The lists are searches for home teams in Game 7s, sorted by date. If you click the date, you can see the box score for the game (when available). Enjoy!
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Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Basketball-Reference.com, Data, History, Hockey-Reference.com, Play Index, Playoffs | 1 Comment »

Every Penalty Shot in NHL History Added to Hockey Reference

14th September 2017

Last week we announced that we have added every Hat Trick in NHL history. This week, we're happy to announce that we have also added every penalty shot in NHL history to Hockey Reference.

Similar to the Hat Tricks, penalty shots are available as a table on player pages, team pages and season pages. Additionally, we have created franchise registers for penalty shots.

We hope you enjoy this addition and please let us know if you have any questions or comments.

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Every Hat Trick in NHL History Added to Hockey Reference

5th September 2017

We're happy to announce that you can now find every Hat Trick in NHL history on Hockey Reference. We have integrated these additions across many sections of the site.

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Posted in Announcement, Data, Features, History, Hockey-Reference.com, Leaders | 5 Comments »

Major Improvements to NBA Finals Box Scores

24th August 2017

At Basketball-Reference, we have every box score in NBA history, including the playoffs. However, for many years, we don't have all statistical categories filled in in these box scores. We have recently taken a major step towards remedying this issue with our playoff box scores. We now have nearly complete box scores and series cumulative boxes for every NBA Finals series in NBA history.

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Massive Improvements to NCAA Tournament Box Scores

23rd August 2017

As you may know, our College Basketball site has every box score in NCAA Tournament history. However, many of these box scores were missing certain categories. For instance, blocks, steals and assists were not officially-tracked college basketball statistics until the mid-1980s. And in the tournament's earliest years, only scoring and shooting were officially recorded. Still, we were missing large swaths of available data on these games. However, thanks to the research of Sean Burrill, we have made huge improvements and now have nearly full coverage of all statistical categories for all NCAA Tournament games since the field expanded to 64 teams in 1985.

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Posted in Announcement, CBB at Sports Reference, Data, History, Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

New Search Criteria Added to Basketball Reference Player Season Finder

1st August 2017

We have added a few new search options to the Basketball Reference Player Season Finder

These additions can be found in the "Search Award/Honor" dropdown on the search form. Previously, you could run searches for major award winners and All-NBA or All-Rookie players. We've now added the ability to search for All-Defensive Players. Additionally, rather than searching for just First or Second team players separately, you can can now search for both First and Second team in the same search. Here are a few examples of new searches you can run:

---Worst Defensive BPM by a First-Team All Defense Player

---Fewest Win Shares by an All-Rookie player (1st or 2nd team)

---Youngest players to make an All-NBA team

We hope you enjoy these additions. Please let us know if you have any questions

Posted in Announcement, Awards, Basketball-Reference.com, Data, Features, History, Play Index, Uncategorized | 1 Comment »