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Old 04-24-2014, 01:24 PM   #1
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The Knowledge Thread

Hello all:-) Since I discovered OOTP last year I have learned so much about this simulation and about the game of Baseball in general from the very knowledgeable members of this community. I think it would be a good idea to try to get all of this knowledge about OOPT and Baseball into one thread.

This is why I am creating this thread. My goal is to have members share links, tips, or anything else that they think would be helpful to know about OOTP and Baseball in general. I will organize the information and edit this post to include it.

Examples: Helpful threads about OOTP, sites explaining Baseball strategy, recommended books about Baseball, fictional league idea, why certain statistics are important, etc.

Please Contribute Any Helpful Links or Information You Might Have

Thank you very much:-)

OOTP Community Wiki HomePage
http://ootpwiki.info/tiki-index.php?page=HomePage

OOTP 15 Online Manual
http://manuals.ootpdevelopments.com/...php?man=ootp15

Official Sites of Various Baseball Leagues:

The Official Site of Major League Baseball
MLB.com: The Official Site of Major League Baseball

The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
http://www.milb.com/index.jsp

Nippon Professional Baseball Official Website
http://www.npb.or.jp/eng/

Australian Baseball League Official Website
http://web.theabl.com.au/index.jsp

Official Site of The Mexican League Baseball
http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=l125

Baseball History

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...n-formats.html

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...tory-ootp.html

Shows the teams, nicknames, and affiliations by year for pretty much every minor league since 1901.
http://minorleaguesource.com/minor.html

A direct link to the page of SABR member Cliff Blau which summarizes the transaction rule changes MLB has undergone over the years.
http://members.dslextreme.com/users/brak2.0/rules.htm

Plenty of information on the ballparks of the past and present. Also include similar info for stadiums/arenas used in football, basketball, and hockey.
http://www.ballparks.com/baseball/index.htm

Features overhead diagrams of all major league ballparks since 1901, with some having multiple diagrams showing how the park changed over time.
http://www.andrewclem.com/Baseball/index.html

Follow the link on the main page to go to the spot hosting a variety of files containing financial data and information on not just MLB but also the other big professional sports.
https://sites.google.com/site/rodswebpages/codes

A wealth of real-world sports logos past and present.
http://www.sportslogos.net/

Online Baseball Communities and Blogs:

r/Baseball - Reddit
http://www.reddit.com/r/baseball/

Baseball Discussion forum made for serious baseball fans, historians, researchers.
http://www.baseball-fever.com/

Baseball. Insight. Daily.
http://www.hardballtimes.com/

MLB Trade Rumors
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

Baseball Statistical Sites:

Up-to-date Major and Minor League Statistics for each player, team, and league in baseball history.
Baseball-Reference.com - MLB Stats, Standings, Scores, History

Contains articles, statistical reports and also covers baseball history as well as current issues and events.
Baseball Statistics and Analysis | FanGraphs Baseball

Baseball Basics: Abbreviations:
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info...reviations.jsp

Glossary of Baseball statistical terms, abbreviations and how the are calculated
http://manuals.ootpdevelopments.com/...&page=glossary

Dictionary of Baseball Terms
http://www.sportingcharts.com/MLB/dictionary/

Box scores for MLB games from 1914-2013, along with plenty of other things:
Retrosheet.org

10 Statistics and Abbreviations a Serious Baseball Watcher Should Know
http://howtowatchsports.com/2009/07/...r-should-know/

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...o-you-use.html

The page at SABR's web site from which you can download for free a wide variety of past issues of the SABR publications The Baseball Research Journal and The National Pastime.
http://research.sabr.org/journals/archive/main

Sabermetrics 101 Wrap Up
http://www.lookoutlanding.com/2010/3...01-wrap-up-and

Baseball Strategy:

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...tribution.html

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...ml#post1163976

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...ml#post3181710

General OOTP Tips and Hints

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...-uniforms.html

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...e-numbers.html

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...justments.html

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...e-innings.html

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...me-voting.html

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...babe-ruth.html

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...down-news.html

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...immersion.html

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...al-player.html



Scouting/GM Tips:

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...ng-player.html

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...trategies.html

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...-approach.html

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...bad-teams.html

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...ers-trade.html

The Scouting Encyclopedia - Baseball News Hound
http://baseballnewshound.com/?page_id=268

Understanding the 20-80 Scale
http://tincaps.mlblogs.com/2014/02/0...e-20-80-scale/

Baseball Musings Lineup Analysis Tool:
http://www.baseballmusings.com/cgi-b...eupAnalysis.py

OOTP League Creations Ideas and Tips:

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...s-players.html

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...gue-guide.html

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...l-players.html

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...r-markets.html

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...41-post10.html

http://www.teamnames.net/fantasy/ran...name-generator

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...generator.html

Below is a list of U.S. metropolitan statistical areas and a 2010 market size rating.
http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...07-post14.html

Metro Notes (Fictional Baseball League) created by Jon Johnson (DreamTeams)
http://www.cjohnsonphoto.com/metros/metros.html

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...t-summary.html

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...arketcalc.html

OOTP Mods (Logos, Rosters, Photos, Etc)

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...yle-logos.html

8800+ Glossy Logos
http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...-logo-set.html

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...logo-sets.html

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...1-present.html

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...rms-logos.html

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...ee-taking.html

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...logo-sets.html

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...caa-logos.html

College Logos created by Matt Lee (truthserum607)
http://s55.photobucket.com/user/trut...?sort=4&page=1

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You missed a very important baseball statistics site: Retrosheet.org

On that site you can find box scores for MLB games from 1914-2013, along with plenty of other things.
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You missed a very important baseball statistics site: Retrosheet.org

On that site you can find box scores for MLB games from 1914-2013, along with plenty of other things.
Thank you so much Le Grande Orange for sharing your link. I have updated the first post and to include your link.

Do you have anymore to share? If so, please share them so I can include them. Thank you very much:-)
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Thank jazzrack for sharing the link to the wiki page. I added it as the first link in the first post of this thread:-) If you have any other links please share:-)
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Thank jazzrack for sharing the link to the wiki page. I added it as the first link in the first post of this thread:-) If you have any other links please share:-)
I created a sister page.

OOTP Community Wiki | The Knowledge Page

I need to sit down for a day or so and contemplate how best to start tying the wiki pages together, I have been so busy with the server and getting a base of pages & other examples that I have just kept putting it off, but it's reached a size now that I seriously need to make decisions then we can have more useful portal type pages for various subjects to share rather than a bunch of individual ones. it's going to take a good 18-24 months to start getting the wiki embedded into the culture around here so we are well aware it's not a short term project
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I created a sister page.

OOTP Community Wiki | The Knowledge Page

I need to sit down for a day or so and contemplate how best to start tying the wiki pages together, I have been so busy with the server and getting a base of pages & other examples that I have just kept putting it off, but it's reached a size now that I seriously need to make decisions then we can have more useful portal type pages for various subjects to share rather than a bunch of individual ones. it's going to take a good 18-24 months to start getting the wiki embedded into the culture around here so we are well aware it's not a short term project
Wow, thank you sooo much jazzrack for adding my thread to the OOTP Community Wiki. Also, thank you for taking the time to create a Community Wiki for OOTP. I have never created a Wiki, but can imagine how much time and effort it takes to make one and I commend you for that:-) I always find Wikis very helpful, and I am sure I will learn a lot from the OOTP Wiki.

I will make sure to keep updating this thread, and feel free to use any info you find useful for the wiki. If there is anything else I can do to help, please let me know:-)
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What I would do to help figure out how to start tying all the wiki pages together is look at wikis for others games and use that for inspiration. I did not come up with the idea for this thread, for example, all on my own. I got the idea from other video game forums that I have visited over the years. Somebody usually always creates a thread of useful links.

Also, look over the OOTP Manual and see how it is organize and that might help you to come up with sections and such. Hope this helps:-)
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I have a question about the link about the ideal distribution of minor leaguers in the OP. Why would you limit your minor league teams to such a small number of players? I've noticed that as the seasons go by, my minor league teams end up growing bigger and bigger (to around 50+ people on each team). Sure, a lot of these guys have little to no playing time but is there any reason to release them? Even for the seemingly hopeless prospects, there's always a chance they could suddenly show a lot of potential, which happens quite often in OOTP. Can it hurt at all to have a bunch of scrubs just sit on the bench if they are willing to?
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