AwardsSharePlayers: AwardsSharePlayers table

AwardsSharePlayersR Documentation

AwardsSharePlayers table

Description

Award voting for managers awards

Usage

data(AwardsSharePlayers)

Format

A data frame with 6879 observations on the following 7 variables.

awardID

name of award votes were received for

yearID

Year

lgID

League; a factor with levels AL ML NL

playerID

Player ID code

pointsWon

Number of points received

pointsMax

Maximum number of points possible

votesFirst

Number of first place votes

Source

Lahman, S. (2022) Lahman's Baseball Database, 1871-2021, 2021 version, https://www.seanlahman.com/baseball-archive/statistics/

Examples

# Vote tallies for post-season player awards

require("dplyr")

# Which awards are represented in this data frame?
unique(AwardsSharePlayers$awardID)

# Sort the votes for the Cy Young award in decreasing order.
# Until 1967, the award went to the best pitcher
# in both leagues.

cyvotes <- AwardsSharePlayers %>%
              filter(awardID == "Cy Young") %>%
              group_by(yearID, lgID) %>%
              arrange(desc(pointsWon))

# 2012 votes
subset(cyvotes, yearID == 2012)

# top three votegetters each year by league

cya_top3 <- cyvotes %>%
              group_by(yearID, lgID) %>%
              do(head(., 3))
head(cya_top3, 12)

# unanimous Cy Young winners
subset(cyvotes, pointsWon == pointsMax)

## CYA was a major league award until 1967
# Find top five pitchers with most top 3 vote tallies in CYA
# head(with(cya_top3, rev(sort(table(playerID)))), 5)

# Pre-1967
cya_top3 %>% 
  filter(yearID <= 1966) %>%
  group_by(playerID) %>%
  summarise(yrs_top3 = n()) %>%
  arrange(desc(yrs_top3)) %>%
  head(., 2)

# 1967+ (both leagues)
cya_top3 %>% 
  filter(yearID > 1966) %>%
  group_by(playerID) %>%
  summarise(yrs_top3 = n()) %>%
  arrange(desc(yrs_top3)) %>%
  head(., 5)

# 1967+ (by league)
cya_top3 %>% 
  filter(yearID > 1966) %>%
  group_by(playerID, lgID) %>%
  summarise(yrs_top3 = n()) %>%
  arrange(desc(yrs_top3)) %>%
  head(., 5)

# Ditto for MVP awards
# Top 3 votegetters for MVP award by year and league
MVP_top3 <- AwardsSharePlayers %>% 
              filter(awardID == "MVP") %>%
              group_by(yearID, lgID) %>% 
              arrange(desc(pointsWon)) %>%
              do(head(., 3))
tail(MVP_top3)

## Select players with >= 7 top 3 finishes
MVP_top3 %>% 
  group_by(playerID) %>%
  summarise(n_top3 = n()) %>%
  arrange(desc(n_top3)) %>%
  filter(n_top3 > 6)


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