Web Site of the Week: Baseball-Reference.com
Posted by: Christine Bulson
With the All-Star game in July, the baseball season will be at its mid-point and fans will be interested in playoff possibilities for their teams. Baseball-Reference.com is the site for current statistics and historic information. The site appeared in 2000 evolving from the Big Bad Baseball Annual which ceased publication in 2000. BR is used by managers, owners, broadcasters, writers, fans and even players. It has pages for each team year-by-year and box scores for all games in Major League Baseball from 1919 to the present. A section, "BR Bullpen" is a baseball encyclopedia covering topics including the derivation of the term walk-off home run and famous walk-offs. Searching by player illustrates different careers- Johnnie Damon has played for eight teams in seventeen years while Mariano Rivera has played for only the New York Yankees for 17 years. Good luck to all and may the best team win the World Series!