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Re: [baseball-databank] Birth Dates differ between database and rosters

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  • KJOK
    Freddie Garcia s discrepancy is I think well known.  Apparently the date was originally mis-interpreted because 6/10 internationally is October 6th not June
    Message 1 of 4 , May 28, 2012
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      Freddie Garcia's discrepancy is I think well known.  Apparently the date was originally mis-interpreted because 6/10 internationally is October 6th not June 10th, so I believe the October 10, 1976 is now considered the official date, although whether it's correct is another story.
       
      THANKS,
      Kevin
      From: OrcomBoy <gfhill@...>
      To: baseball-databank@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Sunday, May 27, 2012 7:22 PM
      Subject: [baseball-databank] Birth Dates differ between database and rosters

       
      Good day,
      While I was merging the database with the current active rosters from mlb.com I came across the following discrepancies in birth dates:

      Name Birth ID MLB BD
      Ervin Santana 12/12/82 santaer01 1/10/83
      Erik Bedard 3/5/79 bedarer01 3/6/79
      Jose Arredondo 3/12/84 arredjo01 3/30/84
      George Kottaras 5/10/83 kottage01 5/16/83
      Freddy Garcia 10/6/76 garcifr02 6/10/75
      Humberto Quintero 8/2/79 quinthu01 8/8/79
      Matt Garza 11/26/83 garzama01 11/11/83
      Aaron Crow 11/10/86 crowaa01 11/11/86
      Gregor Blanco 12/24/83 blancgr01 12/12/83

      Has anyone encountered this before? Is there any way to determine which is correct? I was trying to calculate the average age by team, so I am using the MLB date for now, but I am curious to see which is correct.

      Thank you,
      Greg Hill



    • KJOK
      From David Vincent via Rod Nelson, the SABR Biographical database (which Baseball-Reference.com uses) has most of these resolved: Player SABR DB MLB.com
      Message 2 of 4 , May 29, 2012
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        From David Vincent via Rod Nelson, the SABR Biographical database (which Baseball-Reference.com uses) has most of these resolved:

        Player SABR DB MLB.com

        Santana 12/12/1982 same

        Bedard 03/05/1979 same

        Arredondo 03/12/1984 same

        Kottaras 05/16/1983 05/10/1983

        Garcia 10/06/1976 same

        Quintero 08/02/1979 same

        Garza 11/26/1983 same

        Crow 11/11/1986 11/10/1986

        Blanco 12/24/1983 same


        THANKS,
        Kevin Johnson
        www.seamheads.com


        --- In baseball-databank@yahoogroups.com, KJOK <kjokbaseball@...> wrote:
        >
        > Freddie Garcia's discrepancy is I think well known.  Apparently the date was originally mis-interpreted because 6/10 internationally is October 6th not June 10th, so I believe the October 10, 1976 is now considered the official date, although whether it's correct is another story.
        >
        > THANKS,
        > Kevin
        >
        >
        > >________________________________
        > > From: OrcomBoy <gfhill@...>
        > >To: baseball-databank@yahoogroups.com
        > >Sent: Sunday, May 27, 2012 7:22 PM
        > >Subject: [baseball-databank] Birth Dates differ between database and rosters
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > > 
        > >
        > >Good day,
        > >While I was merging the database with the current active rosters from mlb.com I came across the following discrepancies in birth dates:
        > >
        > >Name Birth ID MLB BD
        > >Ervin Santana 12/12/82 santaer01 1/10/83
        > >Erik Bedard 3/5/79 bedarer01 3/6/79
        > >Jose Arredondo 3/12/84 arredjo01 3/30/84
        > >George Kottaras 5/10/83 kottage01 5/16/83
        > >Freddy Garcia 10/6/76 garcifr02 6/10/75
        > >Humberto Quintero 8/2/79 quinthu01 8/8/79
        > >Matt Garza 11/26/83 garzama01 11/11/83
        > >Aaron Crow 11/10/86 crowaa01 11/11/86
        > >Gregor Blanco 12/24/83 blancgr01 12/12/83
        > >
        > >Has anyone encountered this before? Is there any way to determine which is correct? I was trying to calculate the average age by team, so I am using the MLB date for now, but I am curious to see which is correct.
        > >
        > >Thank you,
        > >Greg Hill
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        >
      • Sean Forman
        sean ... Sean Forman Sports Reference LLC, President http://www.sports-reference.com/ ... sean --- Sean Forman Sports Reference LLC, President
        Message 3 of 4 , May 29, 2012
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          sean
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          Sean Forman
          Sports Reference LLC, President
          http://www.sports-reference.com/



          On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 2:46 PM, KJOK <kjokbaseball@...> wrote:
           

          From David Vincent via Rod Nelson, the SABR Biographical database (which Baseball-Reference.com uses) has most of these resolved:

          Player SABR DB MLB.com

          Santana 12/12/1982 same

          Bedard 03/05/1979 same

          Arredondo 03/12/1984 same

          Kottaras 05/16/1983 05/10/1983

          Garcia 10/06/1976 same

          Quintero 08/02/1979 same

          Garza 11/26/1983 same

          Crow 11/11/1986 11/10/1986

          Blanco 12/24/1983 same

          THANKS,
          Kevin Johnson
          www.seamheads.com

          --- In baseball-databank@yahoogroups.com, KJOK <kjokbaseball@...> wrote:
          >
          > Freddie Garcia's discrepancy is I think well known.  Apparently the date was originally mis-interpreted because 6/10 internationally is October 6th not June 10th, so I believe the October 10, 1976 is now considered the official date, although whether it's correct is another story.
          >
          > THANKS,
          > Kevin
          >
          >
          > >________________________________
          > > From: OrcomBoy <gfhill@...>


          > >To: baseball-databank@yahoogroups.com
          > >Sent: Sunday, May 27, 2012 7:22 PM
          > >Subject: [baseball-databank] Birth Dates differ between database and rosters
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > > 
          > >
          > >Good day,
          > >While I was merging the database with the current active rosters from mlb.com I came across the following discrepancies in birth dates:
          > >
          > >Name Birth ID MLB BD
          > >Ervin Santana 12/12/82 santaer01 1/10/83
          > >Erik Bedard 3/5/79 bedarer01 3/6/79
          > >Jose Arredondo 3/12/84 arredjo01 3/30/84
          > >George Kottaras 5/10/83 kottage01 5/16/83
          > >Freddy Garcia 10/6/76 garcifr02 6/10/75
          > >Humberto Quintero 8/2/79 quinthu01 8/8/79
          > >Matt Garza 11/26/83 garzama01 11/11/83
          > >Aaron Crow 11/10/86 crowaa01 11/11/86
          > >Gregor Blanco 12/24/83 blancgr01 12/12/83
          > >
          > >Has anyone encountered this before? Is there any way to determine which is correct? I was trying to calculate the average age by team, so I am using the MLB date for now, but I am curious to see which is correct.
          > >
          > >Thank you,
          > >Greg Hill
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > >
          >


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