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1919 Box Scores, Splits & More

Posted by Sean Forman on March 28, 2011

August 2, 1919 Philadelphia Phillies at Chicago Cubs Box Score and Play by Play - Baseball-Reference.com.

Thanks to the phenomenal work of RetroSheet, we now have 1919 box scores, gamelogs and splits on the site.  The play index has also been updated with 1919 data where appropriate.

In addition, a couple dozen previously undiscovered play-by-play accounts have been added for more recent  seasons and numerous bugs have been fixed both in our scripts and in the retrosheet data.

Please let us know if you come across any bugs or things that need to be fixed.

18 Comments | Posted in Announcements, Box Scores, Game Finders, Gamelogs, Innings Summary, Insane ideas, Minor Leagues, Pitcher vs. Batter, Play Index, Season Finders, Stats, Streak Finders

10 for 10: #9 Gamelogs, Box Scores and Splits Now for 1920 to Yesterday

Posted by Sean Forman on July 13, 2010

This post is the ninth in our series of ten new features for our tenth anniversary.

Thanks to the heroes at RetroSheet, we now have access to box scores and gamelogs for every major league game from 1920-2009, and play-by-play going back to 1950. Ninety years of major league history and more than 150,000 games. That includes over 80% of the batting seasons in major league history (back to 1871), 74% of the team seasons, and full careers for 72% of all major league players.

8 Comments | Posted in 10 for 10, Box Scores, Event Finders, Game Finders, Gamelogs, Innings Summary, Pitcher vs. Batter, Play Index, Season Finders, Uncategorized

Length of extra inning games

Posted by Andy on November 6, 2007

A few days ago when I posted about run-scoring by inning, there was a cool blog post written about the length of games in extra innings. Read that one first, then come back here for some more data.

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Scoring by inning: AL vs NL (PART 1)

Posted by Andy on November 4, 2007

Reader MikeC asked about scoring by inning in the two leagues, and whether it was different, so I did a quick analysis.

1 Comment | Posted in Innings Summary, Splits

Blowing 9th-inning leads

Posted by Andy on November 3, 2007

Yesterday, I wrote about the PI's Team Inning Summary function, and here's another thing you can do with it.

For each year, I looked at run scoring for all teams (in total) and extracted the total number of games that a team had a lead going into the 9th inning and then ended up behind at the end of the 9th inning (i.e. losing the game.) Click through for detailed results.

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Scoring by Innings

Posted by Andy on November 2, 2007

The PI has a neat feature about team scoring and records by inning. It can be reached from the main PI page.

Here are the runs score for all teams in 2007:

Runs Scored by inning.

 Inning   #    0  Any    1    2    3    4   ≥5  Most Total  Avg Avg/9inn
+------+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+-----+----+
    1   4862 3276 1586  845  394  191  100   56   11 2921  0.60 5.41
    2   4862 3507 1355  782  337  133   54   49    8 2357  0.48 4.36
    3   4862 3445 1417  736  360  174   78   69    8 2670  0.55 4.94
    4   4862 3434 1428  757  362  182   63   64   10 2631  0.54 4.87
    5   4862 3427 1435  717  379  187   82   70   11 2777  0.57 5.14
    6   4858 3363 1495  764  367  205   90   69   11 2869  0.59 5.32
    7   4856 3500 1356  723  331  169   71   62    8 2519  0.52 4.67
    8   4854 3525 1329  695  334  151   77   72   11 2534  0.52 4.70
    9   3754 2819  935  524  237  100   42   32    7 1640  0.44 4.00
   10    440  323  117   79   20   12    3    3    8  185  0.46 4.13
   11    246  180   66   49   11    3    2    1    5   93  0.41 3.72
   12    128   89   39   25    6    2    4    2    6   70  0.58 5.24
   13     62   44   18   10    5    3    0    0    3   29  0.51 4.61
   14     30   21    9    6    1    2    0    0    3   14  0.50 4.50
   15     12    8    4    2    1    0    0    1    5    9  0.75 6.75
   16      6    5    1    1    0    0    0    0    1    1  0.18 1.59
   17      4    2    2    1    1    0    0    0    2    3  0.75 6.75
+------+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+-----+----+
        43560 30968 12592 6716 3146 1514  666  550   11 23322  0.54 4.83

So, for example, let's say you want to know how many times a team scored 1 run in the 7th inning of a game. Well, you go down the list to Inning # 7, then read across to the column for "1" and you see it happened 723 times in 2007.

There are so many interesting things we can glean from the data above:

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Looking at historical inning reports

Posted by gsears on July 11, 2007

One of the really cool things about PI are the inning reports you can get for each team since 1957.

For example, did you know that the all-time-great '98 Yankees peaked in the 4th and 5th innings offensively (with a minor revival in the 9th), but their pitching was tops in the first and last innings. The 1st inning productivity is odd because that is the most productive inning, offensively speaking, over history, because managers work so hard to manufacture their entire lineup to focus around it, often costing production in the second and even third innings. But the Yankees held offenses back the best in the first. The 9th inning production can be explained in one word: Mariano.

Two more somewhat interesting inning reports:

  • The '86 Tigers, for reasons I cannot explain or imagine, exploded in the 7th inning offensively.
  • Last year's historically bad Royals did not help themselves late in games. Thanks to their Hall of Fame-caliber, sterling bullpen, Kansas City would have coughed up 7.61 runs per game if every inning was the 8th inning. Wow. But even better than that, the starting pitchers decide to out-do the 'pen: If every inning was the 3rd inning for the Royals in 2006, Kansas City would have yielded 7.67 runs per game.

Take the time to check out some fun inning reports of your own. This post took about five searches to find three interesting things, so it doesn't take long to enjoy yourself.

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Yankees Call Up Edwar Ramirez

Posted by Steve Lombardi on July 1, 2007

Baseball-Reference.com's Play Index Team Inning Summary for the Yankees, so far, this year, shows us the following - in terms of how the Yankees are allowing runs this season, per inning:

Inning   #    0  Any    1    2    3    4   ≥5  Most Total  Avg Avg/9inn   

+------+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+-----+----+   

    1     77   58   19   11    4    4    0    0    3   31  0.40 3.62   

    2     77   57   20   11    6    1    2    0    4   34  0.44 3.97   

    3     77   51   26   15    9    1    1    0    4   40  0.52 4.68   

    4     77   47   30   17    9    3    1    0    4   48  0.62 5.61   

    5     77   55   22    9    7    3    1    2    8   49  0.64 5.73   

    6     77   62   15    7    5    1    2    0    4   28  0.36 3.27   

    7     77   48   29   14    3    7    4    1    5   62  0.81 7.25   

    8     77   57   20   12    4    1    1    2    7   39  0.51 4.56   

    9     56   45   11    7    2    1    1    0    4   18  0.33 2.95   

   10      4    4    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0  0.00 0.00   

   11      3    2    1    1    0    0    0    0    1    1  0.43 3.86   

   12      2    2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0  0.00 0.00   

   13      2    1    1    1    0    0    0    0    1    1  0.60 5.40   

+------+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+-----+----+   

         683  489  194  105   49   22   13    5    8  351  0.52 4.64

It's pretty clear that the worst innings for the Yankees, this season to date, in terms of allowing runs are the 7th, 5th, and 4th innings.

If you look at Brian Bruney 2007 Pitching Splits you'll see that he's pitched in the 7th inning 18 times for the Yankees so far this year - and allowed batters to reach base 37% of the time.  Scott Proctor? 23 times and 37.2%.  Mike Myers?  18 times and 38.2%.  Kyle Farnsworth almost never pitches the 7th - so, he's out of this one.  (Maybe the numbers would be worse in the 7th for New York if Farnsie did throw more in that frame?)   Luis Vizcaino? 14 times and 40%. 

As you can see, it's been a team effort in terms of getting torched in the 7th for New York this season:  Proctor, Myers, Vizcaino, and Bruney have all chipped in.

Since Yankees starters (read: Mussina, Clemens and Igawa) rarely make it through seven, the Yankees need to find someone to cover that frame for them - if they're going to start winning ballgames.

Maybe Edwar Ramirez is the answer?

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