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3544RE: [baseball-databank] New Files uploaded

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  • Rickert, John H
    Apr 3, 2008
      back from the flu, I uploaded the database again, but my fielding tables lines in Fielding.csv look like


      (with no composite OF line that I could find)
      and earlier
      without the nice breakdowns.

      So I must still be overlooking something obvious.
      feeling silly,
      jonh rickert

      -----Original Message-----
      From: baseball-databank@yahoogroups.com on behalf of Sean Forman
      Sent: Fri 3/28/2008 10:22 AM
      To: baseball-databank@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [baseball-databank] New Files uploaded

      I uploaded the new files this morning. It isn't a new file per se, but a
      new version of the Fielding table with the new columns and rows added.


      On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 9:51 AM, John H. Rickert <rickert@...>

      > Where exactly are the files, I missed them on the databank page and
      > Yahoo groups page?
      > What careless mistake did I make in overlooking the file?
      > (the fielding table I got was the old one from yesterday)
      > Thanks for making these great additions!
      > I hope to devour them soon.
      > Sean Forman wrote:
      > >
      > > I didn't quite make it by opening day, but there is a new set of files
      > > I uploaded this morning.
      > >
      > > The fielding table has a number of important new additions.
      > >
      > > Using retrosheet (yay! retrosheet.org!) data I have added SB allowed,
      > > CS allowed, and WP allowed (all for C's) and GS and Innings Played
      > > (for all positions) back to 1956.
      > >
      > > I have added a composite OF line for years 1996-2007 that previously
      > > was just LF, CF, and RF lines.
      > > I have added LF, CF, and RF lines for 1956 to 1995.
      > >
      > > Please note that there are many player seasons where the sum of the
      > > LF, CF, and RF values will not equal the composite line. There are
      > > numerous reasons for this. Primarily, there are 1000's of errors in
      > > the fielding tables for the full season data. Late inning defensive
      > > replacements weren't always noted by the official scorer, so games
      > > played may be off and putouts may be wrongly attributed. Try not to
      > > let this unsettle you too much, but there are many, many discrepancies
      > > like this. The pitching and batting tables have some discrepancies,
      > > but many, many fewer.
      > >
      > > sean
      > >

      Sean Forman
      President, Sports Reference LLC
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