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Baseball Play-by-Play database

Posted on 2007-04-08
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Hello Folks,

I'd like input on how you would go about designing/layout a play by play account of all the basbeall games in MLB. I really am in over my head on this one. This is my first project with access so please be gentle :)
I used excel for these types of projects but feel its time to move on to a more adequate program for this type of thing...

Each game has has approx 75-100 Events (Plate appearences, Stolen Bases, Wild Pitches etc...) per game.
Here are the tables i have so far.

Schedule - GameID (autonumber), Date, Home team, Away team.
PlayerList - Player ID(autonumber), FirstName,LastName,Bats, Throws, DOB,Position
UmpireList -UmpireID(autonumber),FirstName, LastName, Crew #
TeamList - TeamID(autonumber),TeamName, League

How would you folks go about organizing the play by play events for each GameID?
Is this one of the situations where normalization goes out the window?
Should i just have one table with all the games on it.(1600 games) listing each gameID 75-100 times with all of their respective events taking up a row?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated fellas..
Thanks
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Your plays would be a separate table that includes the GameID. You will also need to identify if the play event is for the offense or defense and you are going o need to time stamp the entry of your records (or manually enter the time of each event) so that you can *replay* the exact order.
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Thank you sir.

The timestamp is a great idea.
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