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For anyone who's an international baseball geek, I noticed that outside of the US, the only decent historical stats were for the Japanese League. The Korean...
Feb 16, 2010
Annual Book of Record
If the concept of baseball data in book form appeals to you, you'll want to download The Emerald Guide to Baseball - 2010 in PDF format from ...
Feb 11, 2010
Defaulting NULL vs Zero won't this ever go away?
Tango Tom and other interest baseball data bank users, Wednesday, You really believe that the present NULL defaulting plan up is justified and most correct. I...
Feb 10, 2010
NULLs vs Zeros again, boring, boring
Paul DuBois, "MySQL Cookbook," recipe 1.2 creates a database of limbs. Humans have 2 arms and 2 legs. Insects get 6 legs and 0 arms. A phonograph gets 1 arm...
Feb 9, 2010
Extra base hits for pitchers?
Am I missing something or is this not included in the Pitching table, nor derivable- there's no doubles nor triples. -- Wells Oliver wells@......
Feb 9, 2010
The Universal Player ID and Biographical Data project
I have found a willing partner in MLBAM to provide all their IDs. I have taken the first step of cobbling ID maps of various people and sources, and have...
Feb 5, 2010
Errors in XREF_Stats table
Line 1: Player MLBAM BDB Retro Line 2: correct STATS, but has incorrect in Xref_Stats Chris Smith 434672 smithch07 smitc002 8253 not 6378 Jacque Jones 150218...
Feb 5, 2010
Re: MLB.com player batting logs- GO and AO?
Doh, answering my own question here for the benefit of anyone else: GO = ground outs, AO = fly outs, GO/AO = yeah, ground outs / fly outs ratio. ...
Jan 20, 2010
com to sort team yearly totals?
Is there some way to finagle baseball-reference.
com, either the leaderboards or using the play index, to show yearly team totals? Like I want to sort all ...
Jan 19, 2010
Determining reliever vs starter
Anyone have a solid rule of thumb for determining who is a reliever vs starter? Games started >= X? IPouts >= X? -- Wells Oliver wells@......
Jan 15, 2010
Use of BDB Stats
I was reading through the Statement of Purpose and looking for the BDB license. We are thinking about publishing a book that would include a minimal amount of...
Jan 11, 2010
xampp's MySQL too small for BBDB.
Maybe 58 days till catchers and pitchers report. The 2009 data now works on my Acer aspire one running Vista. I originally tried loading it in the MySQL part...
Jan 6, 2010
Batting Table errors for 2009 season
I've noticed that the Batting table has some errors. There are numerous pitchers who are not included on the batting table, most of whom seem to be first year...
Dec 22, 2009
Generating Marcels w/ BDB
Hey, hopefully someone here might be able to tell me where I've gone wrong. I'm trying to manually generate the Marcel projections in order to, well, get a...
Dec 22, 2009
Fw: for baseball databank
All the DNP 2009 AllStars in AllStarFull table appear to have null not 0 for GP. No other row has a value other than 0 or 1. The 2009 stars that did play...
Dec 11, 2009
Question re: Teams
The Teams record for BOS 1947 has 157 for G, not 154. BOS won 83 and lost 71- I'm guessing 157 is in error? Or am I mistaken? Thanks. -- Wells Oliver ...
Dec 2, 2009
2009 Files released
Consider this beta, but I have released files for the 2009 season on baseball-databank.
org. sean ... Sean Forman Sports Reference LLC, President ...
Nov 30, 2009
playerID and mlbID
Below the mlbId for the 204 players debuted on 2009 allenbr01,450315 anderbr04,474463 andruel01,462101 atkinmi01,444444 augenbr01,446248 avilaal01,488671 ...
Nov 29, 2009
The use of alphanumeric player Ids, while not preferable for B design, works well for ad hoc queries. For example, I have created a switchboard in Access that...
Nov 27, 2009
differences in G played in batting table
Think i have found these differences, please check. --Sean Gallagher played in 14 games not 8 (gallase01) http://mlb.mlb.
Nov 26, 2009
playerID / mlbID mapping
Below the playerId/mlbId mapping for the 204 new players on 2009. allenbr01,450315 anderbr04,474463 andruel01,462101 atkinmi01,444444 augenbr01,446248 ...
Nov 26, 2009
BDB / Retro mappings
204 new players I only did a cursory check. Tom retro bdb alleb001 allenbr01 andeb004 anderbr04 andre001 andruel01 atkim001 atkinmi01 augeb001 augenbr01 ...
Nov 25, 2009
ERROR - huffda01
David Huff played his first game: "2009-05-
17", not "2009-05-
.shtml Tom ... The Book--Playing The...
Nov 25, 2009
Mistake in postseason teams file when I downloaded spring 2008
2008 Tanpa Bay divWin s/b Y...
Nov 19, 2009
Obscure error in the CSV exports for 11/21/2008 release?
This also exists in the MySQL version. Maybe I'm misreading things, but... there's a player with playerID smithch07 in the Master table, Chris Smith. The...
Nov 9, 2009
Master table record matching to MLB.com player IDs?
Is there any existing cross reference for any of the IDs in the Master table (lahman, retro, etc) to those used by MLB.com? Thanks. -- Wells Oliver ...
Nov 5, 2009
I just happened to notice that the combined outfield fielding line was not included in the Fielding table for the 2008 season - only separate LF/CF/RF entries...
Nov 2, 2009
Is there a list that maps either the mlbmaster table to the player_id mlb.com uses? Also, does anyone know when the new data is generally available on...
Oct 31, 2009
Play by play data (Retrosheet)
: How would you analyze it?
Hello, I am getting familiar with the Retrosheet play by play data which is ready to be imported into a relational database. I was wondering what methodology...
Sep 29, 2009
Baseball Reference and Retrosheet have Valverde born July 24, 1979, but ESPN, CBS Sportsline, and Fan Graphs have him born March 24, 1978. MLB Trade Rumors has...
Sep 28, 2009
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