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    I was just wondering how many of you have the Sabermetric Baseball Encyclopedia software published by Lee Sinins?? I find this product, which has been been acclaimed by such people as Peter Gammons and Jayson Stark, to be an indispensible tool for the serious baseball fan.
    Buck O'Neil: The Monarch of Baseball

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    I guess I should have added. I have no vested interest in this product. I do not know nor am I related to the author, etc.

    This is simply a superb product that I think all serious fans should have.
    Buck O'Neil: The Monarch of Baseball

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    • #3
      Originally posted by KCGHOST
      I was just wondering how many of you have the Sabermetric Baseball Encyclopedia software published by Lee Sinins?? I find this product, which has been been acclaimed by such people as Peter Gammons and Jayson Stark, to be an indispensible tool for the serious baseball fan.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by KCGHOST
        I was just wondering how many of you have the Sabermetric Baseball Encyclopedia software published by Lee Sinins?? I find this product, which has been been acclaimed by such people as Peter Gammons and Jayson Stark, to be an indispensible tool for the serious baseball fan.
        If you love this game and the numbers, you've got to have this one. There are so many ways to enter numbers in so many formats to come up with all sorts of stats. I don't know how long it's been around but I've had one since 2003, it's the greatest.

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        • #5
          Is it for your computer? Does it just have tons of interesting stats?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by AG1
            Is it for your computer? Does it just have tons of interesting stats?
            It is for a computer, it's a CD. It contains all kinds of hitting, pitching and fielding stats for individual players, teams and leagues, American League, National League. For those interested it also has stats for the Federal League, American Association and Player's League.

            You can break down stats by position, who hit the most home runs or other hitting stats for first baseman only, or third baseman or any position. Who hit the most home runs or any other hitting stat by right handed hitters, left handed hitters and even switch hitters. Who did the most in certain age groups and can even be broken down by body weight and even by height. Anyone interested, even by birth place, by state.

            Fielding, what outfielder, first baseman or any position had the highest fielding percentage, most assists and then you can break that down by those who were lefthanded throwers or right handed.

            No way to list all that this CD can do, I would be lost with out it.
            Last edited by SHOELESSJOE3; 01-29-2006, 06:41 AM.

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            • #7
              It sounds pretty sweet. Would it be available in stores or just available through the internet? How much?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by AG1
                It sounds pretty sweet. Would it be available in stores or just available through the internet? How much?
                It is only available online, at http://www.baseball-encyclopedia.com

                The regular package is $20 and there is a daily update subscription that is $25 for the year.
                Creator, sabermetric baseball encyclopedia. Powerful and easy to use. Exclusive sorting options and personalized league average lines. Over 75 stats, both sabermetric and traditional. Subscription package available to update daily through the 2006 season.

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                • #9
                  This looks pretty good actually.

                  I don't need it because I'm fluent in access and getting more skilled in MySQL, but for those of you who don't want to have to learn to do complex querying...this looks pretty sweet...

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                  • #10
                    sabrmetrics CD

                    Does anyone know if it will work on a MAC?

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                    • #11
                      I too can do everything that the Encyclopedia can do with access but it so much easier to do with the encyclopedia. I've bought it twice now will probably by it again in a few years. The one thing I wish it could do (because its the one thing I can't figure out how to do in Access)is do search's from beginning of career to x years. Or compile stats based on a set amount of years. For instance most home runs in a 10 year span, most home runs in first 10 years. Best compiled batting average for a 5 year stretch between 1960-1979 and so forth. Right now it can be done but it is tedious to do.

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                      • #12
                        The thing I wish this could do that I struggle to do correctly in access is sort a player's performance in descending order and then give me the sum of the X number of best single seasons. Try doing that in Access...it's a nine step process...LOL

                        When I was trying to evaluate career greatness the old fashioned way using PCA wins created figures and doing the Jamesian Top three seasons thing...I had to find the top season...end it for each player...then find the top season that was not the first top....enter that...then find the top season that was not either of the first two...what a pain.

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                        • #13
                          Yeah access is a pain involving 9 million queries which is why the encyclopedia can be real handy most of the time. I think it took me 6 queries just to get a list of career home run totals for every single player who played and did not hit 10 or more homers in a season. On top of that if you want to sort or filter based fielding positions woohee man is that a pain in the butt.

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                          • #14
                            I still haven't figured out a way to get my access to sort based on 5 best seasons or even first 8 or anything like that. If I do that I have to do it manually, which means I don't look into things like that very often on a large scale.

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                            • #15
                              It may not do it all but it does a good number of things, is easy to navigate and it's fast. All around, cheap and a great tool to have around

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