retrosheet: Import Professional Baseball Data from 'Retrosheet'

A collection of tools to import and structure the (currently) single-season event, game-log, roster, and schedule data available from In particular, the event (a.k.a. play-by-play) files can be especially difficult to parse. This package does the parsing on those files, returning the requested data in the most practical R structure to use for sabermetric or other analyses.

Version: 1.0.2
Depends: R (≥ 2.10)
Imports: RCurl (≥ 1.95-4.5), XML (≥ 3.98-1.1), data.table (≥ 1.9.4), stringi (≥ 0.4-1)
Published: 2015-04-13
Author: Richard Scriven [aut, cre]
Maintainer: Richard Scriven <rmscriven at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: README
CRAN checks: retrosheet results


Reference manual: retrosheet.pdf
Package source: retrosheet_1.0.2.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X Snow Leopard binaries: r-release: retrosheet_1.0.2.tgz, r-oldrel: retrosheet_1.0.2.tgz
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-release: retrosheet_1.0.2.tgz
Old sources: retrosheet archive