Posted by Neil Paine on July 5, 2011
Some of you may have noticed that we had a number of data issues this morning, so I just wanted to post a note to let you know things are fixed now, and explain why the issue happened.
This morning, we received new data about the playing record of an obscure 1890 American Association pitcher named Harry Stine. Unfortunately, because of a glitch in the process of incorporating this new info, we ended up with two Harry Stines in the database, which broke everything for players whose names came after Stine in the alphabet. (This is why searches for 'Thome' or 'Youkilis' returned no results, and why 2011 teams were missing players with surnames in that range.)
Fortunately, Sean was able to patch things up before jetting off to SABR 41, so the site should currently be back to normal. Yesterday's boxscores are on the front page, current players have 2011 stat lines, and Omar Vizquel is 3rd among active players in hits once more.
Thanks for your patience while we worked through this issue, and as always, please continue to let us know about any site bugs you see via the feedback form.