Women in Baseball

February 13, 2013

In 1994, I wrote a short little blog post about the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. Not a month has gone by that I don’t get an email from a student somewhere who’s writing a report on the subject and looking for more information. I thought I’d take this opportunity to list a handful […]

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Baseball on a Stick

January 27, 2013

Kyle Willkomm has announced an update to his wonderful toolset called Baseball on a Stick.  It allows you to download daily updates from the Gameday data at into a local database. You can also use it to work with data from all affiliated minor leagues. Be clear: this is pretty advanced stuff. It requires some […]

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Research groups and reference sources

January 14, 2013

This is a list of established organizations that are involved in sports research, as well as a number of sites that have downloadable data sets. I put this together sometime in 2012, and it probably deserves to be updated.  If you think there;s something that should be added to this list, send me an email […]

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Baseball Database 2012 update

January 9, 2013

An updated version of the new baseball database is available for download. All of the tables have been updated with 2012 statistics, including the voting results for the 2013 class. It also includes a number of new awards, including the Baseball Magazine all-star teams and the annual Sporting News awards. It’s available in three file […]

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Working with the Lahman Baseball Database

March 1, 2012

I often get emails from folks who have downloaded the database and aren’t quite sure what to do with it.  Often, they’re expecting a simple spreadsheet and have no concept of what a relational database is or how to work with it.  They wonder why there are no player names in the batting table, for […]

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