Baseball Statistics on the Internet

The Lahman Database – “complete batting and pitching statistics from 1871 to 2014, plus fielding statistics, standings, team stats, managerial records, post-season data, and more.”

Baseball Databank – ” a comprehensive record of all baseball statistical data in a form that makes them useful for researchers and product developers.”

Retrosheet – play-by-play account of baseball games

Spurious Correlations

Spurious Correlations is a website created by Tyler Vigen which features graphs and data of thousands of spurious correlations, and lets users create their own spurious correlations.

For example, who knew who well the number of people who drown after falling out of fishing boats is so well correlated with the marriage rate in Kentucky:


Spurious correlation - people who drowned after falling out of a fishing boat correlated with the marriage rate in Kentucky