Template:Infobox MLB player

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Infobox MLB player
[[Image:{{{image}}}|alt={{{alt}}}]]
{{{caption}}}
{{{team}}} — No. --
{{{position}}}
{{{positionplain}}}
Born: {{{birth_date}}}
{{{birth_place}}}
Died: {{{death_date}}}
{{{death_place}}}
Bats: {{{bats}}} Throws: {{{throws}}} 
MLB debut
{{{debutdate}}}, {{{debutyear}}} for the {{{debutteam}}}
Last MLB appearance
{{{finaldate}}}, {{{finalyear}}} for the {{{finalteam}}}
Career statistics
(through {{{statyear}}})
{{{stat1label}}}     {{{stat1value}}}
{{{stat2label}}}     {{{stat2value}}}
{{{stat3label}}}     {{{stat3value}}}
{{{stat4label}}}     {{{stat4value}}}
{{{stat5label}}}     {{{stat5value}}}
{{{stat6label}}}     {{{stat6value}}}
Teams
{{{teams}}}
Career highlights and awards
{{{highlights}}}
Member of the National
Empty Star.svg Empty Star.svg Empty Star.svg Baseball Hall of Fame Empty Star.svg Empty Star.svg Empty Star.svg
Induction     {{{hofdate}}}
Vote     {{{hofvote}}}
Election Method     {{{hofmethod}}}
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This template can be used to add at-a-glance comparative information to articles on Major League Baseball players.

Team colors are now added to the infobox automatically when a team is entered into the team field. The colors are taken from Template:Baseball primary color, Template:Baseball secondary color, Template:Baseball alternative primary color and Template:Baseball alternative secondary color.

Usage[change | change source]

Copy and paste the template below:

{{Infobox MLB player
| name        = 
| image       = 
| position    = 
| birthdate   = <!-- {{birth date and age|YYYY|MM|DD}} -->
| birthplace  = 
| deathdate   = <!-- {{death date and age|YYYY|MM|DD|YYYY|MM|DD}} (death date then birth date) -->
| deathplace  = 
| bats        = 
| throws      = 
| debutdate   = 
| debutyear   = 
| debutteam   = 
| finaldate   = 
| finalyear   = 
| finalteam   = 
| stat1label  = 
| stat1value  = 
| stat2label  = 
| stat2value  = 
| stat3label  = 
| stat3value  = 
| teams       = 
}}

To use the full version, use this template:

{{Infobox MLB player
| name        = 
| image       = 
| image_size  = 
| alt         = 
| caption     = 
| team        = 
| number      = 
| position    = 
| positionplain = 
| birthdate   = <!-- {{birth date and age|YYYY|MM|DD}} -->
| birthplace  = 
| deathdate   = <!-- {{death date and age|YYYY|MM|DD|YYYY|MM|DD}} (death date then birth date) -->
| deathplace  = 
| bats        = 
| throws      = 
| debutdate   = 
| debutyear   = 
| debutteam   = 
| finaldate   = 
| finalyear   = 
| finalteam   = 
| statyear    = 
| stat1label  = 
| stat1value  = 
| stat2label  = 
| stat2value  = 
| stat3label  = 
| stat3value  = 
| stat4label  = 
| stat4value  = 
| stat5label  = 
| stat5value  = 
| stat6label  = 
| stat6value  = 
| highlights  = 
| teams       = 
| hofdate     = 
| hofvote     = 
| hofmethod   = 
| hoffuture   = (set to true if the player has been announced but not inducted)
}}

Parameters[change | change source]

Please refer to Wikipedia:WikiProject Baseball/Player style advice for guidance on what to include in an MLB player's infobox.

Note that all of these parameters are optional—it is better not to include one than to include misleading or incomplete information. For a nineteenth-century player about whom almost nothing is known, it may be better to forgo the infobox completely than to have an empty skeleton.

Field Name Description
name name of player
image filename of the image of the player, not preceded by "Image:" (optional)
image_size width of image in pixels, don't use unless smaller than 200 (optional, defaults to 200)
alt alt text for image, for visually impaired readers; see WP:ALT
caption caption text for image (optional)
team current team
number current uniform number
position the position(s) primarily played by the player now (active players) or in their career (retired players): Pitcher, Catcher, First baseman, Second baseman, Third baseman, Shortstop, Left fielder, Center fielder or Right fielder.
birthdate For living players: {{birth date and age|YYYY|MM|DD}}, where YYYY is the year, MM is month, and DD is day
For deceased players: {{birth date|YYYY|MM|DD}}, where YYYY is the year, MM is month, and DD is day
deathdate NOTE: Only if the player is deceased: {{death date and age|YYYY|MM|DD|YYYY|MM|DD}}, with death date followed by birth date, where YYYY is the year, MM is month, and DD is day
bats Left, Right, Switch, or Unknown
throws Left, Right, or Unknown
debutdate debut date (Month and day only)
debutyear debut year
debutteam debut team
statyear the year or date that the stats listed below apply to
stat1label the most important statistic for evaluating this player. Will vary according to what the player is most well known for.
stat1value the value of that statistic.
stat2label another statistic (up to six can be used--in exceptional cases!)
stat2value etc.
stat3label
stat3value
stat4label
stat4value
stat5label
stat5value
stat6label
stat6value
highlights list of career highlights; see Wikipedia:WikiProject Baseball/Player style advice#Infobox for guidance
teams list of teams (former and present) the player has played for, with their years. Note that the "formerteams" option is deprecated and should be converted to teams. Teams should be shown in chronological order (years played in parentheses), like this:
  • Washington Senators (1939–1942, 1945–1949)
  • Boston Red Sox (1949–1952)
  • Washington Senators (1952–1953)
  • Detroit Tigers (1956)
hofdate if the player is a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, enter the date (or at least year) that he was elected. Setting this tag will make a Hall of Fame banner appear. (note that {{Infobox baseball biography}} also has these fields and may be more appropriate)
hofvote put details of the HoF vote (if any) here.
hofmethod put details of the method elected (veteran's committee, Negro league, etc.) here. Leave blank if a standard vote
hoffuture declare this variable (any value, but "true" is an obvious choice) for players who have elected to the HoF but who have not yet been inducted. This variable will modify the HoF banner to say "Incoming Member"; the purpose of this is to reduce arguments from editors about whether or not to include the HoF section before the induction date.

Examples[change | change source]

All Options On (+HoF)
Alt text
Caption
Team Name — No. 99
Position
Bats: Bats Throws: Throws 
MLB debut
June 1, 2000 for the Team Name
Career statistics
(through 2005)
Batting average     .340
Runs batted in     586
Home runs     233
Teams
*First Team Name (20002003)
  • Second Team Name (20032004)
  • Current Team Name (2005–present)
Member of the National
Empty Star.svg Empty Star.svg Empty Star.svg Baseball Hall of Fame Empty Star.svg Empty Star.svg Empty Star.svg
Induction     March 20, 2007
Vote     88% (first ballot)
Election Method     Veteran's Committee
No Teams Listed
Alt text
Caption
Team Name — No. 99
Position
Bats: Bats Throws: Throws 
MLB debut
June 1, 2000 for the Team Name
Career statistics
(through 2005)
Batting average     .340
Runs batted in     586
Home runs     233
No Stats
Alt text
Caption
Team Name — No. 99
Position
Bats: Bats Throws: Throws 
MLB debut
June 1, 2000 for the Team Name
Teams
*First Team Name (20002003)
  • Second Team Name (20032004)
  • Current Team Name (2005–present)
No Stats, No Teams
Alt text
Caption
Team Name — No. 99
Position
Bats: Bats Throws: Throws 
MLB debut
June 1, 2000 for the Team Name
Two Stats
Alt text
Caption
Team Name — No. 99
Position
Bats: Bats Throws: Throws 
MLB debut
June 1, 2000 for the Team Name
Career statistics
(through 2005)
Batting average     .340
Runs batted in     586
Teams
*First Team Name (20002003)
  • Second Team Name (20032004)
  • Current Team Name (2005–present)
No Caption
Alt text
Team Name — No. 99
Position
Bats: Bats Throws: Throws 
MLB debut
June 1, 2000 for the Team Name
Career statistics
(through 2005)
Batting average     .340
Runs batted in     586
Home runs     233
Teams
*First Team Name (20002003)
  • Second Team Name (20032004)
  • Current Team Name (2005–present)
No Image
Team Name — No. 99
Position
Bats: Bats Throws: Throws 
MLB debut
June 1, 2000 for the Team Name
Career statistics
(through 2005)
Batting average     .340
Runs batted in     586
Home runs     233
Teams
*First Team Name (20002003)
  • Second Team Name (20032004)
  • Current Team Name (2005–present)
All Options Off
Team Name — No. 99
Position
Bats: Bats Throws: Throws 
MLB debut
June 1, 2000 for the Team Name


Microformat[change | change source]

The HTML markup produced by this template includes an hCard microformat, which makes the person's details parsable by computers, either acting automatically to catalogue articles across Wikipedia or via a browser tool operated by a reader, to (for example) add the subject to an address book or database. For more information about the use of microformats on Wikipedia, please see the microformat project.

Date-of-birth ("bday") information will only be included in the microformat if {{Birth date}}, {{Birth date and age}}, or {{Birth-date}} are used in the infobox. (but do not use these if the date is before 1583 CE).

To include a URL, use {{Url}}

hCard uses HTML classes including:

  • adr
  • agent
  • bday
  • birthplace
  • category
  • country-name
  • deathdate
  • deathplace
  • extended-address
  • family-name
  • fn (required)
  • given-name
  • honorific-prefix
  • honorific-suffix
  • label
  • locality
  • n
  • nickname
  • note
  • org
  • role
  • url
  • vcard

Please do not rename or remove these classes; nor collapse nested elements which use them.

TemplateData[change | change source]

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Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Default Auto value Status
Name name Name of Player. string empty empty required
Image image Image of Player wiki-page-name empty empty optional
position position Position at which the player playes string empty empty optional
Image alternative text alt Alt text to display if the image specified by image_name does not display for whatever reason string empty empty optional
Image caption caption Caption for the image. string empty empty optional
Pseudonym pseudonym Name used by the artist(artist name) string empty empty optional
Birth Name birth_name Nomenclature at the time of birth string empty empty optional
Birth Date birthdate Date of birth and age of player line empty empty optional
Birth Place birthplace Player's place of birth string empty empty optional
Death Date deathdate Date of death of player line empty empty optional
Death Place deathplace Player's place of death string empty empty optional
Bats bats Arm that is used by the player to bat string empty empty optional
Throws throws Arm that is used by the player to throw string empty empty optional
Debut Date debutdate Date of debut of the player(Month and date) line empty empty optional
Debut Year debutyear Year of debut number empty empty optional
Debut Team debutteam Team for which the player made his debut string empty empty optional
Final Date finaldate Date of the final match played by the player(Month and date) line empty empty optional
Final Year finalyear Year of final match number empty empty optional
Final Team finalteam Team for which the player played his final game string empty empty optional
Stat1Label stat1label Most important statistic for evaluating the player string empty empty optional
Stat1Value stat1value Value of the statistic string empty empty optional
Teams teams Teams that the player played for string empty empty optional

See also[change | change source]