Comments on: Only career stolen base coming in first game http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11515 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Tmckelv http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11515/comment-page-1#comment-118501 Mon, 06 Jun 2011 13:47:03 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11515#comment-118501 @5, You took the words right out of my mouth.

How does a guy named Terry Bradshaw play in the majors and I didn't hear about it? (rhetorical)

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By: Carl http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11515/comment-page-1#comment-118416 Mon, 06 Jun 2011 04:11:37 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11515#comment-118416 I didn't know you could do searches like that 🙂 It's an excellent thing.

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By: John Cocktoasten http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11515/comment-page-1#comment-118382 Mon, 06 Jun 2011 00:27:03 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11515#comment-118382 The Eastern League was awesome back in those days. Housie hit 6 home runs and was second on the team. Greg Blosser could do nothing but hit home runs. He had 8. The entire team had 41 all season. I guess it makes sense as a team they had a .316 OBP and only slugged .311.

It's not easy to ground into 129 double plays in 140 games with a .316 OBP.

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By: John Cocktoasten http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11515/comment-page-1#comment-118378 Mon, 06 Jun 2011 00:21:46 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11515#comment-118378 I spent too many nights at Beehive Field in New Britain CT in high school watching the great Wayne Housie. My second favorite player from that era after Bob Zupcic.

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By: Neil L. http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11515/comment-page-1#comment-118250 Sun, 05 Jun 2011 16:29:58 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11515#comment-118250 @12
Raphy, I agree with JA about instructions with the more advanced tweaking of the PI two-tier searches. There is a blend of users (hopefully subscribers) in here between high database-skill and low.

I'm more toward the low-end and feel embarrassed to ask a dumb question. I'm intimidated by the (anticipated) sarcasm of the high-end users (definitely not people like you or JA!).

Let the subscriber/sponsor base of BRef grow!

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11515/comment-page-1#comment-118206 Sun, 05 Jun 2011 14:42:47 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11515#comment-118206 Camp Skinner ... wasn't Bart Simpson sentenced to summer school there?

Actually, Camp Skinner was one of 3 low-end players who went to Boston (along with a satchel of cash) in exchange for Herb Pennock before the '23 season.

Every time I see one of those 1920s BoSox-to-Yanks fire-sale deals, I think of Terry Malloy's soliloquy to his brother: "So what happens? He gets the title shot outdoors in the ballpark, and what do I get? A one-way ticket to Palooka-ville!"

Pennock sure took advantage of those title shots: 5-0 in the WS, winning all 5 starts, plus 3 saves, 1.95 ERA and 0.85 WHIP in 10 games.

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11515/comment-page-1#comment-118205 Sun, 05 Jun 2011 14:28:05 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11515#comment-118205 @11, Raphy -- I think it would be great to include P-I "how-to's" on the more subtle searches.

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By: Raphy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11515/comment-page-1#comment-118198 Sun, 05 Jun 2011 14:00:41 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11515#comment-118198 Neil - Its my pleasure. If you ever want to know, just ask.
I used to include PI instructions with my posts, but wasn't sure if people wanted them.

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By: Neil L. http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11515/comment-page-1#comment-118192 Sun, 05 Jun 2011 13:29:55 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11515#comment-118192 @4
Thanks, Raphy, for the Play Index 101 tutorial. I try to duplicate blogger's searches here sometimes and come up empty, scratching my head.

The order of the two searches, which play index finder to use and how to set the filters is clearly critical. I haven't quite mastered it yet.

With your instructions, I was able to duplicate Andy's list exactly. (Not that I doubted it, but just wanted the satisfaction of doing it for myself.)

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By: Fred http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11515/comment-page-1#comment-118188 Sun, 05 Jun 2011 12:52:36 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11515#comment-118188 @John
That's why Bradshaw switched to that minor sport...it aged him very quickly, in fact he's now 20 years older than he should be

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