From SABR member Sean Lahman at SeanLahman.com on January 26, 2015:
A beta version of the 2014 database is available now from the download page in three formats: CSV, Microsoft Access and SQL.
I’m hoping that early adopters and hardcore database users can do some field testing and let me know if there are any problems to be resolved. Please send any feedback to my by email or post your questions/comments/concerns to our discussion group.
Two changes to the schema that you should be aware of, particularly if you’re using the data in an existing third party application. Two fields have been removed from the Batting table (G_batting and G_Old), and the SchoolsPlayers table has been replaced with a new, more robust table called CollegePlaying. More details are available in the readme file.
Thanks to Ted Turocy and Hans VanSlooten for their assistance in making this update possible.
Read the full article here: http://www.seanlahman.com/2015/01/lahman-database-2014-beta/
Originally published: January 28, 2015. Last Updated: January 28, 2015.