3174Re: Games played
- Sep 1, 2006Hello all,
Looking through the archives, I see that John asked the question I
was about to ask, but I don't see where it was ever answered.
Basically the question is: How do you determine games played for
those appearing in both the batting and pitching tables?
I merged the batting and pitching tables (from the Lahman Access
version) and found this:
Batting.G = Pitching.G 28,885 cases
Batting.G < Pitching.G 2,521 cases
(All but 6 of these are 1997-2004. 2005 has none of these cases)
Batting.G > Pitching.G 5492 cases
(These are spread evenly across all years and appear to reflect
normal examples of position players doing some pitching. For these I
assume that Batting.G is the correct number of games played.)
Anybody got solution?
--- In email@example.com, "john_rickert"
> Is there any plan to put players games played in the baseball
> Before 1998, everyone's games played was included in the Batting
> but since then, the pitchers' totals are no longer listed ineither section.
> e.g. last year, Johann Santana appeared in 34 games.(presumably
> In the batting section Santana is listed as batting in 2 games
> interleague games)Kieschnick.
> in the pitching section, he is listed as pitching in 34 games.
> Randy Johnson appeared in 35 games.
> Johnson is listed as batting in 33 games, pitching in 35.
> Brooks Kieschnick appeared in 77 games.
> Kieschnick is listed as batting in 75 games, pitching in 32.
> How do we determine the actual number of games played for
>pitcher who makes some
> And these are all obvious players. Most years, there is some
> pinch running/pinch fielding appearance. How do we find these forthe years since inter-
> league play started?
> A less obvious player is Jason Simontacchi, who played in 15 games.
> Simontacchi is listed as batting in 14 games, pitching in 13.
> john rickert
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