Retrosheet Software Tools for Event Files
The first three program files are
"zipped." Most likely you already have software to "unzip" (i.e. extract files
from a .zip archive) these files. For example, it is built into Windows XP.
If you do not have this capability, download PKUNZIP.EXE, the fourth program listed
All of these programs require PC DOS to run. If using Windows, you will have to open
a DOS window to get a command prompt. Macintosh users may be able to run these
programs using Windows or DOS emulation software.
Creates play-by-play data file suitable for import into database
programs, spreadsheets, and custom written programs. Enter the DOS
command "bevent -h" for more information. [version update: 4/24/2013]
- BOX.EXE: Generates
traditional box scores from Retrosheet data files. Enter the DOS command
"box -h" for more information. [version update: 4/24/2013]
- BGAME.EXE: Makes a
summary of constant items for each game such as date, day or night, and
the score. Enter the DOS command "bgame -h" for more information.
[version update: 4/24/2013]
Expands compressed data files from the ".zip" file archive. The DOS
command "pkunzip name.zip" will write all the files in the archive
name.zip to your hard disk. The DOS command "pkunzip 1967al.zip *.ev*"
will extract only the Retrosheet event files (game data) from the
archive 1967al.zip and write them on your hard drive. Enter the DOS
command "pkunzip -h" for a list of the command options. [last update:
Page Updated: 4/24/2013
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