The Guru's Baseball Data Archive
numbers? Here's free access to the
Stock in downloadable spreadsheet form. You'll find that many of
the spreadsheets include LahmanID's, which allow you to match these files
directly to Sean Lahman's most outstanding
free database. Amazingly, his database provides the complete major
league batting, pitching and fielding records from 1871 to present.
However, to save space, he leaves it to you to calculate all of the
batting averages and earned run averages. Luckily, the Guru helped
out and went so far as to add many complex calculations for formulas created
by various Sabermetric experts such as Bill James, John Thorn and Pete Palmer.
So, in combination with the Guru's enhancements, you'll be swimming
in baseball data!
Tools for Baseball Analysis
own analysis using the Guru's free stat gadgets.
Download the Guru's T-Test
Gadget - The ultimate argument settler! Compare a player's stats
to another player or to his team or to his league to find out if the
amount that he is better (or worse) is statistically significant.
How it works: Enter the "Base" (such as AB or IP) and the "Result"
(such as hits or earned runs) for "Player 1" and "Player 2." Player
2 can represent another player, a whole team or league totals depending on
what you want to compare. The gadget will instantly tell you if the difference
is statistically significant.
Baseball Encyclopedias, Interactive Databases and
League Baseball - Sortable stats in great detail from the official
site of the major leagues. Baseball
1 - Sean Lahman,
The baseball archive is truly a gift to baseball fans everywhere. The
site has all kinds of historical baseball information, highlighted by his
downloadable baseball database for use with Microsoft Access. Baseball-Databank
- Many serious analysts get there data here. It's not a pretty site of full
of analysis. Its raw. Retrosheet
- Find box scores, narratives, game logs and event files of MLB games. It's
an incredible resource for game summaries and stats. Statcorner
- Play by play data. MLB and Minor league data. Glossary of definitions.
No articles or analysis. The
Baseball Cube - Complete player, team and league statistics for MLB and
Minors! Even has Japanese baseball data for MLB migrators. Baseball-Reference
- Complete player, team and league statistics for the Major Leagues.
Also includes leaders in every major statistical category, and many, many
other interesting numbers. Fan
Graphs - One of the only Sabermetric databases. First rate info. Baseball-Almanac
- More than just stats. Biographies and facts. STATS Fantasy
Sports- Live data feeds to your site for a fee. Baseball
Prospectus - Paid site has excellent sabermetric info and analysis. The
Sporting News, Vault - A baseball archive of unexpected delight.
You'll find history and box scores of every all-star game and world
series. The history of the little league world series with yearly
summaries, records and photos. They also share photos, letters and
the like from Hall of Famers. It's lot's of fun. CBS
Sportsline - The mother of all baseball stat "display" sites, but nothing
to download. Very commercial.
- Sortable stats for players, teams and leader boards. Very
(profiles and statistics) - Only updated through 2001, but has baseball
historical profiles and basic yearly statistics, listed alphabetically by
player's last name, presented by CNN and Sports Illustrated. USA
Today - Has hard to find Spring Training data since 1992.
Not updated regularly. MSNBC
- All data by STATS inc.
- Personal home pages for every player in major league baseball, presented
by the Players Association. Virtual baseball cards and photos. Email
any player, get his vital info and stats for this season in progress. Statistics
in Sports - A Section of the American Statistical Association. Has a
wide selection of stats. Sabermetric
Baseball Encyclopedia - Lee
Sinins, powerful, yet easy to use, sabermetric baseball
encyclopedia can be ordered for a nominal fee. The Guru cannot vouch
for it's accuracy, but it has some interesting variables.