It has been a while in the making but the custom search page for the injury database is now available. You will now be able to pick over everything with a fine-toothed comb and get the data you want right there on the screen. Here are just a few examples of why I built the custom page:

  • MLB teams – Get a taste of what some of you have been asking for. This should make it easier to examine any trouble areas quickly on player decisions if there is no time to review a player’s medical records.
  • Baseball writers – Researching about an injury with your editor breathing down your neck and a deadline hanging over your head? Now it’s not a problem. You can choose a specific injury, team, player, length, dates, and the options go on and on.
  • Fantasy players – want to get an idea of how two, three, four or more different pitchers have managed over the last 2 years. What about catchers or right fielders? Now it’s at your fingertips.
  • Baseball historians – My database includes injuries going back to the 1940s (and sometimes even earlier) so chances are it’s in there. With more than 45,000 injuries in the database right now and counting, you shouldn’t have trouble finding what you need. And if it’s not in there, email me about it. I’m probably fact checking before putting it in the database.

So first, you have to find it and thankfully it’s easily located on the floating menu bar at the top of your screens.

 

It will require you to register but there is a free and premium version, which you will see in the result section at the bottom of the post. When you first arrive on the page, you will be shown the different options as seen below.

 

 

You can choose to update any one of the fields and search for different teams and players as well. Simply choose an option from any of the fields with the arrow and you can find what you are looking for.

 

 

Unfortunately, right now you can only choose one option with the drop-down boxes but don’t worry, I’m working on giving you ways to be able to choose multiple options in each combo box. The good news though is that you can do this when choosing players and teams. Once you type 4 or more letters into each of the boxes, it will pull up a relevant list, with checkboxes for the options you wish to choose.

 

 

Once you check off which options you want and click the “Add To” button, they will be put into the list boxes to the right.

 

 

Once you figure out what you want to look for, click “search” and it will give you exactly what you’re looking for. The free level of access is on the top with the premium version on the bottom, with significantly more detail available.

 

 

 

 

Finally, if you are looking for a group of options without a resultset, it will tell you that there are no results found.

 

 

 

Hopefully, everyone will enjoy this new feature and use it to your advantage, whether it’s getting the story submitted earlier or finding that little bit of information needed for domination in this years fantasy league.

 

 

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