What makes Stathead such a powerful research tool is the depth and breadth of our databases, combined with the endless combinations of filters and search criteria at your fingertips. While some searches are straightforward, there's also many "hidden" tricks you can use to get the answer to questions that might seem unanswerable at first glance. Here's a few of our favorites to get you started. Check back frequently as we continue to add to this page.
How to find a team's best/worst record through X games of a season
Whether your favorite team gets off to a hot or cold start, it's interesting to track how they're doing compared to past seasons. And there's an easy way to do this using the Team Pitching (or Batting) Game Finder:
1. Go to the Team Pitching Game Finder
2. At the top, select Find Teams with Most Matching Games in a Season
3. On the left side, below the Seasons filter, you'll see a line that says "Span of Games". Click the red text "Show"
4. Enter the number of games "In team's first ____ game(s)"
5. In Team filters, choose Team and then select the team you want to look at.
6. Click Get Results
7. To find the best/worst record, click on the W-L% column to sort it descending/ascending. To sort chronologically, click on the Year column.
How to find the percentage of runs scored by home runs for a team
How to find MLB or League-wide splits trends season-by-season
For example, if you want to analyze MLB batting average in April for every season since 1901.
2. Sort by Year
3. In Choose Split Type, select the split trend you want to look at (i.e. Months), then choose the specific split (April).
4. In Team Filters, select League, then choose "Combine MLB Totals" (if you want MLB-wide stats) or "Combine League Totals" (if you want AL/NL stats)
5. Click Get Results