Posted by Neil Paine on October 5, 2010
As you probably know, our regular-season play-by-play data stretches back to 1950 -- which is amazing and to the credit of Retrosheet that anything close to that amount of information is available. But did you know that our postseason boxscores have play-by-play accounts for the entirety of the World Series era?
That's right, we have play-by-play descriptions of baseball games that happened 107 years ago. Not only that, but we have Win Probability statistics and graphs for those games! I don't know about you, but I think that's pretty amazing. In fact, basically anything you can do in a 2010 box score, you can do for postseason games going back to 1903.
So if you ever wondered how much WPA Babe Ruth cost the Yankees when he was caught stealing to end the 1926 World Series, we can answer that and many more questions. Play around for a while in the Postseason Section, and you may find a whole new way to look at games that happened a century ago.