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09/10/09 01:29 PM
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10/25/09 11:00 PM
I think if I release the next edition of 1901 before the end of the year, no one will think I've been too hasty, so late December seems easily
achievable. What remains primarily is checking dates on 46 more players out of a pool of 237 that had appeared in games
as substitutes. Thirty-five of these remaining players are pitchers and catchers, so it would seem to be an
insignificant matter. In some instances, I'm merely documenting Terry Simpkins' estimates of transaction dates
for the log. In other cases, I'm tweaking roster time with DNPs-did not
play-particularly because of the pederasty of the DMB game manager with handsome, left-handed lads.
Since late August, I've been mostly away from home, walking to and fro on the face of the earth. I've been home
since last night and will be leaving in a couple days until November 10. I haven't traveled with a laptop nor have
I been logging onto the internet, so I'm disconnected myself from much of the world. I have carried with me a box of books and papers to work on some DMB
database matters relating to Deadball fielding and stolen bases, so I consider these complex matters several times about every day, though my wife probably
thinks I'm mulling adverbs or the next restaurant.
The plan is to update 1901 SB estimates and range ratings sometime next year. I have a lot DMB projects to work on this
winter and the following spring including grinding out 1906 and 1907 transactions and lineups.
10/26/09 07:41 PM
10/28/09 01:55 PM
10/30/09 04:35 PM
I hope you didn't take my question as a criticism. You do great work and I was just curious about the 1901 season.
10/30/09 04:42 PM
Daniel Evensen wrote:
I should probably go back and do 1910 and 1911 instead. I could always buy those 1911 Strat cards and play along!
02/06/10 06:30 PM
Mr. Bofors, Whatever became of the work you were doing on the 1901 season?
On November 17, I shipped 1901 to a third party. Circumstances with version 10 caused it to be delayed. However, that problem was solved, so now I have 1901-020510, and future Deadball season upgrades will be quicker.I’m not sure how soon it will be out now, but this phase is fun. Presently, the CM is being worked on and the roster limits are being checked. Since mid-November, I think I did nothing on 1901, but I was working on these DMB projects. Here is my Show'N'Tell winter presentation:I completed 37,373 player-season records by position for estimated defensive innings (EDI) for 1886-1934. I need EDI for Deadball range ratings.I’m at least half-way through creating six editions of Forbes Field jpgs for 1909-1970 derived from the original blueprints owned by the city and by Pitt. These were obtained by Pittsburgh civil engineers that I’ve met after buying their 1/25 scale model. These guys surveyed the site in 1995, so I’ve learned that distance markers on outfield walls at old parks like Forbes, Wrigley, and Fenway may be estimates for entertainment purposes only and are not the purported actual measurements. The 1959-1970 Forbes jpg shows details of the light towers, flag pole, batting cage (left in play near the 457-ft marker), dugouts, bullpen areas, tarp, grass and dirt arrangments, and every bit of foul territory. I’ve started work on an Exposition Field jpg based on my personal library, Library of Congress photos, and an online fire insurance map from 1906.I’m improving my times caught stealing estimates (CS) and expanded the period from 1886 to 1950, and I’m working on a range ratings template for the Deadball era based on elements from Bill James Win Shares and Relative Range Ratings. Naturally, these mad projects are in a state of "punctuated equilibrium."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punctuated_equilibriumThe 1902 or 1906 season lineups will be done shortly. Daniel Evensen has contributed mightily to 1906, 1907, and 1909 and shipped huge files of The Sporting News from China (last summer).Below is a preview of many of the new features of the 1901 upgrade:Full daily lineupsTransactions worthy of a college thesisTwo attachments for documentation: a spreadsheet for the transactions, and an Access database that has all the player appearances for every game. All player appearances, pinch running, defensive subs, pinch hitters—whatever--have been tracked for every day of the season.
All 1110 games from the Retrosheet game log are included in the upgrade, not just games ending with win-loss decisions. An alternate, edited version will cut the no-decision games and similar hanky panky.Eighty-five percent of the missing batter strikeouts have been recovered by Jonathan Frankel and his research group. The rest I have estimated. These numbers have been imported. (His batting-strikeouts database was used to cross-check Terry Simpkins' lineups.)Player records show games started by position and estimated defensive innings. No other home brews have done this.
Saved lineups and depth charts are the real deal.All batting, pitching, and fielding stats were imported from Retrosheet. Some numbers like games played or games started have been changed when records show Retrosheet is apparently in error. Updated ballpark imagesSmaller upgrades will happen after I finish the estimated CS numbers, range ratings, and the Exposition Field jpg. I should send a copy to Stephen Drake in case I get hit by a train.Rob't
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