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You want numbers?  Here's free access to the Guru's Private 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!

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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 Archives
Major 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.

ESPN - Sortable stats for players, teams and leader boards.  Very commercial.
CNN/SI (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.  Player Stats / Team Stats / Player Rankings - 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.

Minor League Baseball
Minor League Baseball - Official Site.
The Baseball Cube - Complete records including major and minor leagues.
Baseball-Almanac - Minor League database for 1930-2004.
Baseball America - Current Minor League stats
The Baseball Guru's Minor League Page

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