Re: [baseball-databank] Re: Player ID for new players in 2008
- No need. Like I said, I sent it out somewhere, probably not here. Plus, I
sent out so many notes in those few days, who knows exactly what I was
saying. I should have been more economical with my posts.
In any case, I'm glad that you gave it a second review.
> Sorry, I just missed that note.---------------------------------------------
> On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 11:06 AM, Tangotiger <tom@...> wrote:
>> Hmmm... I made the announcement on my blog with the updated file, I
>> I made the announcement at Retrolist, and I guess I overlooked making
>> announcement here. Two out of three and all that...
>> Thanks to Sean for the alert.
>> The correct IDs, as well as the most up-to-date DB shell script, will
>> always be found here:
> Sean Forman
> President, Sports Reference LLC
The Book--Playing The Percentages In Baseball
- I should highlight that in that folder, I have the primary positions file
for every player/season.
What I did *not* do was for the BDB shell script to import that file
automatically. I could, but I didn't. The reason was for that shell
script to only import the data that directly corresponds to the "official"
tables in the BDB. (Note: it is very easy to import it manually, in
Access: just click NEW/Import Table.)
I could expand, for example, by including wOBA or LWTS, or creating a
"BattingNoStint" table to group the records to get rid of the stint field.
Really, there's no end to what we can do in terms of making the DB more
Perhaps I will make an exception for this particular case, simply because
it's a fairly involved process to try to get the primary position. If
there are other useful things that can be generated (that would require a
fairly involved process), please post it, and I'll consider it.
> The correct IDs, as well as the most up-to-date DB shell script, will
> always be found here: