March 1, 2017
Workout Wednesday: World Series Game 7 - Pitch-By-Pitch
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I love this graphic! So much information packed in a compact space. But I couldn't find the data anywhere. What I decided to do instead was look at game 7 of the 2016 World Series. It's talked about as one of the greatest games of all time, so I thought I'd create something similar, but on a pitch-by-pitch basis.
I was able to find the data on Brooks Baseball. I then imported it into Google Sheets for each pitcher and then unioned them all in Tableau. I'd recommend you just use the TDE I've created this week as I've removed all of the extra columns you won't need. You can download it here.
Here are the requirements:
- Each inning should be an individual row
- Within each inning, show every pitch from left to right
- The home team (Cleveland Indians) pitched first, so their bars should point up. Followed by the visiting team (Chicago Cubs), which should point down.
- Each pitch is color coded based on the outcome - Ball, Strike, or In Play
- The final outcome of each batter should be displayed as a shape and color coded. See the subtitle in my viz. Note that the open circle is filled in the middle with white so that the bar can't be seen through it.
- Match my tooltips
- Include the data source at the bottom
- Match my title and subtitle
- Viz must be a single worksheet
- Viz should be 450x800
- Optional: Match my font, Rubik in this case.
That's it! This shouldn't be as challenging as some of the past challenges I've posted. For me, this was more about trying to replicate a viz I liked. If you don't understand the fields or get stuck, ask for help. Good luck!