Re: Data problem at MLB.com
- Hi Tom,
MLB.com actually does present player statistics in two forms: by team,
and in a rolled up form. Take a look, for example, at Mark Bellhorn.
If you look up statistics for the whole major league (he's number 130
on this page):
You'll get the rolled up data by player
But, when you look up results by a specific player you get the results
I think that this is not a a mistake, but a deliberate decision to
make the data more clear. The intention of the whole league statistics
is to show player statistics for the whole season to show who won
awards. For that purpose, it makes sense to roll up by year.
Personally, I don't mind statistics rolled up by year. Unfortunately,
they're not suitable for Baseball Databank use.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Tangotiger <tangotiger@y...>
> I wrote the following to someone I know at MLB.com . I
> came across this, as I was trying to cross-reference
> data supplied to me by two different sources. I am
> now leery of writing any code to extract any data from
> any source, since there does not seem to be an
> "official" source for data online.
> You have some data problem on your site. Look at Mike
> Stanton, who played for Bos, NYY, and Was. On this
> page, it shows that he won 0 for Bos (1 IP), 1 for NYY
> (14 IP), and twice with Was:
> However, on the Redsox page, he is showing with 1 win
> and 2 losses, with 15 IP:
> It looks like his AL data is being collapsed into one
> record, merging Bos and NYY. You have this problem
> On a related note, is there any chance MLB.com can
> provide a downloadable complete set of batting,
> pitching, fielding stats?
> Thanks, Tom
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