A recent post on the Beyond the Boxscore blog pointed me to another blog entry on Statspeak called Building a sabermatrician’s workbench. And as the web will do, I was in turn pointed to Baseball-Databank.org.
I’m not new to MySQL databases or SQL queries, but the existence of a free baseball database was news to me, so I downloaded and imported the beast. It’s quite an interesting blob of data and you can use it to analyize and discover tidbits about your favorite teams and players. (more…)