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Baseball Hacks by Joseph Adler

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Make Your Own Stats Book

Produce your own book of baseball statistics using Microsoft Access reports.

Every year, publishers release a set of new phonebook-size directories of baseball statistics. You can find the exact same statistics in free sources like the Baseball DataBank and Baseball Archive databases. (You can’t get any accompanying insight, though, which is why it can still be worth buying these books.)

I usually find electronic databases more convenient than printed copies, but sometimes paper is better. For example, if your fantasy baseball league does a live draft, you might find a prioritized list of players. This hack tells you how to use Microsoft Access to print a professional-looking statistics report.

To use this hack, you will need Microsoft Access. For the example here, we’ll only print batting statistics. We’ll limit this further to show only:

  • Players who played in the last year

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