Monthly Archives: July 2014

Having an OBP lower than Avg.

So, I was at the AAA All-Star game this past week, and I noticed that a player in the game (I wish I remember who now, but it was a bit hazy and their stats are no longer the same) had an OBP lower than their batting average at the time.

Now, looking at the formula for batting average:

H/AB

As well as OBP:

(H+BB+HBP)/(AB+BB+HBP+SF)

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Importing Retrosheet Game Logs

So, I recently ran into a case where I needed to import the Retrosheet Game Logs, and I’d figure I’d share the steps I used to do that.

First, download the .zip archives for the Game Logs (I used 1900-2013) from here:

Retrosheet Game Logs

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