Comments on: Using the New PI to Sort Splits http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/3349 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/3349/comment-page-1#comment-9826 Sat, 14 Nov 2009 02:43:40 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=3349#comment-9826 Thanks for keeping us honest, Gerry.

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By: gerry http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/3349/comment-page-1#comment-9821 Fri, 13 Nov 2009 21:49:38 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=3349#comment-9821 Awesome.

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By: Raphy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/3349/comment-page-1#comment-9810 Fri, 13 Nov 2009 05:21:11 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=3349#comment-9810 Thanks Gerry. I was trying to figure out which pages at retrosheet you were using when I discovered that
Retrosheet has a splits leader page. I had no idea that the page existed. You can find it here:
http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/MISC/XSL.htm

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By: gerry http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/3349/comment-page-1#comment-9809 Fri, 13 Nov 2009 05:06:35 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=3349#comment-9809 Raphy, I enjoy your posts, and Andy's, and others, and I hope you'll all keep that in mind when I'm being a pain in the ass. I think the most important place to mention "since 1954" is the first time in the essay where it's relevant, and you didn't do that, so I got on my hobby horse. I was careless and overlooked that you included the obligatory phrase in the "Lou Brock" sentence, and had I not made that mistake I'd have cut you a little more slack (but only a little - I have a reputation to maintain).

My source is Retrosheet. I looked up a few guys who had high single season hit totals during the Retrosheet years, and clicked on "Splits," and, voila. If I actually knew my way around computing I would find some way to download all of Retrosheet (if they would let me) and then run it through some clever script looking for large numbers in the Home and Road splits, but as it is all I know how to do is look up a few guys one at a time and report back on what I find.

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By: Raphy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/3349/comment-page-1#comment-9808 Fri, 13 Nov 2009 03:07:37 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=3349#comment-9808 Reading the post again, I didn't mention since 1954 enough.
Sorry Gerry.

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By: Raphy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/3349/comment-page-1#comment-9804 Fri, 13 Nov 2009 01:58:11 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=3349#comment-9804 Gerry I mentioned since 1954 in the post. I'm sorry if I didn't do it often enough.
"Lou Brock had the most games with a hit in a season (since 1954)"
I could mention it every time I discuss a search, but it would get tedious.
The focus was using PI in a new way.
Yes, for now it is limited to games since 1954, but that is evident to anyone who wants to do a Gamefinder search.

BTW - what is the source for your information?

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By: gerry http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/3349/comment-page-1#comment-9803 Fri, 13 Nov 2009 00:19:17 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=3349#comment-9803 "Suppose we wanted to find the player with the most hits on the road in a single season." Single season SINCE 1954, that is. Darren Erstad's 135 hits at home in 2000 falls well short of George Sisler's 150 hits at home in 1920. Sisler also had 130 away in 1922, which puts him high on that list. Lefty O'Doul had 144 at home in 1929. Bill Terry had 130 on the road in 1930. Al Simmons had 129 at home and 124 on the road in 1925. Hornsby had a very balanced 126 at home and 124 away in 1922. He had 136 at home in 1924. Chuck Klein had 143 at home in 1930 and again in 1932. I haven't found anyone with more hits on the road than Suzuki's 145, but there are a lot of places I haven't looked.

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