Need help opening URL and retrieving data to worksheet

jerman2001ca

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Complete newbie to any kind of VBA/excel macro stuff, but really hoping someone here can give me a hand with an ugly (for me; probably easy for a VBA wizard) project.

I have a worksheet that contains a few hundred URLs in the first column, each linking to a different person profile in a database (profile look something similar to this Matt Carpenter Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com, containing particulars like first name, last name, DOB etc.). What I need to do is open each URL, retrieve the data contained in three fields (ex. "Bats", "Throws", and "position" from the above example), and put it into the next three columns next to its particular URL in my workbook.

Can anyone give me any help? I've been doing this the old-fashioned way for a few hours and getting pretty fed up.
 

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jerman2001ca

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I should add that the URLS are all the same up until a unique sequence of 4-5 characters at the end of the URL.
 

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