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2017 Independent Leagues Added to Baseball Reference

Posted by Mike Lynch on December 20, 2017

We just wanted to quickly announce that we have added 2017 stats for the Pecos League and the Pacific Association. You can see all 35 leagues we have 2017 coverage for here.

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Full Points and Rebounds for Every Wilt vs Russell Matchup

Posted by Mike Lynch on December 19, 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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Team Season Finders Added to Baseball Reference

Posted by Mike Lynch on December 19, 2017

We are thrilled to announce the addition of two incredible new tools to the Baseball Reference Play Index:

The Team Batting Season Finder and the Team Season Pitching Finder.

These new tools will allow Play Index subscribers to create customized leaderboards for all team pitching/batting stats in Major League history.  In addition to standard team stats, we've also opened up searches for value stats, advanced stats, win probability stats, ratio stats, baserunning stats, situational stats, and stats in various pitch counts.

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New Major League Baseball Player Discovered!

Posted by Mike Lynch on December 12, 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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A Discussion of WAR Wherein I Ardently Attempt to Avoid any WAR-Related Puns

Posted by sean on November 21, 2017

This article assumes a lot of prior knowledge about the discussion of Wins Above Replacement, you can catch up here

First off, none of us are here without Bill James. We are all at our very best merely Chaucer or Joyce to his Shakespeare. All sabermetrics predating him flowed into his work and all sabermetrics after him carries echoes of his work.

To the discussion at hand.
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Posted in Academics, Advanced Stats, Baseball-Reference.com, Stat Questions, Statgeekery, Trivia, WAR | 9 Comments »

No-Hitters and Perfect Games Added to Baseball Reference

Posted by Mike Lynch on November 21, 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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We Don’t Have an App, But Here’s How to Get One Anyway

Posted by Jonah Gardner on November 20, 2017

On Twitter, I've noticed one question come up over and over again:

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Every Championship Round Game 7

Posted by Mike Lynch on November 1, 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 »

Data Developer Job at Sports Reference

Posted by sean on October 12, 2017

Sports Reference LLC is searching for a data developer to join our current group of seven employees for work on our group of sites: Baseball-Reference.com, Basketball-Reference.com, Pro-Football-Reference.com, Hockey-Reference.com, and Sports-Reference College Football, College Basketball, and (someday) FBref.com.

If you are advertising the position, please use this url: https://www.sports-reference.com/data_dev.html

View the Job Ad: Data Developer Job at Sports Reference

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How to Find Postseason Stats and Records on Baseball Reference

Posted by Jonah Gardner on September 29, 2017

Even though the temperature has been in the 80s here in Philadelphia this week, the calendar insists it's nearly October, which means it's nearly time for glorious postseason baseball! Following last year's World Series will be a tall order, but there are plenty of intriguing matchups lined up and no clear frontrunner to win it all.

To help you get ready, Baseball-Reference has plenty of postseason data. However, we've found that some users aren't quite sure where to find it or don't know quite how deep our postseason dataset goes. So, here's a quick primer on how to get all the information you need on MLB Postseason History. Read the rest of this entry

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