3713Re: [baseball-databank] Fixing Bat Hand Code
- Jan 5, 2009
> I'm concerned about both. I would have a similar concern for includingSpeaking for myself, I don't need a level of accuracy higher than what
> GB/FB data for the years in which retrosheet data is spotty. The
> is that we know which seasons have problems in that case, but for badj
> entries, we don't know (at least not without some insight from Dave Smith)
> what their level of accuracy is.
baseball-reference.com and retrosheet.org has. I'd much rather know that
Retrosheet thinks that Mike Maddux has swapped batting hands 3 times in
his career, and the years in which Retrosheet thinks this happened, than
to have a single MASTER record showing Maddux as a L, and to not have
anything in the BATTING table.
If we can envision BDB growing into having a series of splits BATTING
tables, then we'll have no choice but to have a BATTING_SPLIT_HAND, and
have up to 4 records for each player/team/season, as LH_LP, RH_LP, LH_RP,
RH_RP. I know that b-r and retro only shows this (at the player level) as
two records, but the league records (at least for retro.org, don't know
about b-r) shows it as 4 records.
Putting into DB form what is already on websites, as respected as b-r and
retro are, would be my acceptable level.
While I share some concern that Sean has, putting it out there, and
getting volunteers to clean up the data would be my preferred route.
Otherwise, until I posted about Mike Maddux, who would have known?
- << Previous post in topic Next post in topic >>