Baseball Play-by-Play database
Posted on 2007-04-08
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..