HBPs in first World Series plate appearance

October 22nd, 2014 by pbr

Lorenzo Cain got hit by a pitch in his first World Series plate appearance last night, making him the first player to get hit in his first attempt at batting in the World Series since October 22, 2005 when Jeff Bagwell got hit by Jose Contreras.

Here are all the players who took a plunk in the first World Series plate appearance of their career:
Lorenzo Cain 10/21/2014
Jeff Bagwell 10/22/2005
Orlando Cabrera 10/23/2004
Todd Pratt 10/21/2000
Jose Canseco 10/15/1988
Roy Howell 10/12/1982
Joe Christopher 10/6/1960
Sandy Amoros 9/30/1955
Al Smith 9/29/1954
Lloyd (Little Poison) Waner 10/5/1927
Mike Gazella 10/7/1926
Max Carey 10/7/1925
Jimmy O’Connell 10/13/1923
Johnny Rawlings 10/5/1921
Morrie Rath 10/1/1919
Roger Bresnahan 10/9/1905

Utley takes 169th plunk

September 29th, 2014 by pbr

Nothing says “I just like winning baseball games” than quite like taking HBPs in the final game of the season, trying to grit-out that last game before the offseason so teams that don’t make the postseason can at least have one final victory.

Chase Utley picked up his 169th career plunk yesterday, moving into a tie for 16th place on the all time HBP list with Alex Rodriguez. Utley has now been hit more times for the Phillies than the next two most plunked Phillies combined. Mike Lieberthal got hit 88 times for Philadelphia, and Ed Delahanty once held the Phillies record with 80. With Derek Jeter retiring, and Jason Giambi’s future uncertain, Utley is positioned to be the active leader in HBPs starting next season (or tied for the active lead if Alex Rodriguez plays).

The most plunked batters born on September 29th

September 29th, 2014 by pbr

79 hbp – Harry Steinfeldt, born 09/29/1877, 163rd all time, played from 1898 to 1911
32 hbp – Rob Deer, born 09/29/1960, 904th all time, played from 1984 to 1996
32 hbp – Tim Flannery, born 09/29/1957, 904th all time, played from 1979 to 1989
24 hbp – Dave Orr, born 09/29/1859, 1261st all time, played from 1883 to 1890
20 hbp – Rich Reese, born 09/29/1941, 1519th all time, played from 1964 to 1973
20 hbp – Gene Richards, born 09/29/1953, 1519th all time, played from 1977 to 1984

active leader:
7 hbp – Shelley Duncan, born 09/29/1979, 3080th all time, played from 2007 to 2013

pitching plunk leaders born on September 26th

September 26th, 2014 by pbr

41 hbp – Bobby Shantz, born 09/26/1925, 627th all time, played from 1949 to 1964
30 hbp – Bert Humphries, born 09/26/1880, 1008th all time, played from 1910 to 1915
22 hbp – Aaron Myette, born 09/26/1977, 1444th all time, played from 1999 to 2004
20 hbp – Brian Shouse, born 09/26/1968, 1575th all time, played from 1993 to 2009
20 hbp – Doug Sisk, born 09/26/1957, 1575th all time, played from 1982 to 1991

active leader: 17 hbp – Christopher Archer, born 09/26/1988, 1809th all time, played from 2012 to 2014

The most plunked batters born on September 26th

September 26th, 2014 by pbr

43 hbp – Steve Buechele, born 09/26/1961, 566th all time, played from 1985 to 1995
28 hbp – Dave Martinez, born 09/26/1964, 1076th all time, played from 1986 to 2001
16 hbp – Rich Gedman, born 09/26/1959, 1824th all time, played from 1980 to 1992
15 hbp – George Anderson, born 09/26/1889, 1925th all time, played from 1914 to 1918
14 hbp – Dave Duncan, born 09/26/1945, 2037th all time, played from 1964 to 1976

active leader: nobody

pitching plunk leaders born on September 25th

September 25th, 2014 by pbr

57 hbp – Dave Weathers, born 09/25/1969, 340th all time, played from 1991 to 2009
51 hbp – Joel Pineiro, born 09/25/1978, 437th all time, played from 2000 to 2011
45 hbp – Pat Malone, born 09/25/1902, 541st all time, played from 1928 to 1937
30 hbp – Johnny Sain, born 09/25/1917, 1008th all time, played from 1942 to 1955
18 hbp – Steve Arlin, born 09/25/1945, 1724th all time, played from 1969 to 1974

active leader:
15 hbp – Vance Worley, born 09/25/1987, 2004th all time, played from 2010 to 2014

The most plunked batters born on September 25th

September 25th, 2014 by pbr

79 hbp – Dick Harley, born 09/25/1872, 163rd all time, played from 1897 to 1903
49 hbp – Phil Rizzuto, born 09/25/1916, 448th all time, played from 1941 to 1956
33 hbp – Glenn Hubbard, born 09/25/1957, 864th all time, played from 1978 to 1989
31 hbp – Rocco Baldelli, born 09/25/1981, 947th all time, played from 2003 to 2010
28 hbp – Tony Womack, born 09/25/1969, 1076th all time, played from 1993 to 2006

active leader:
6 hbp – Wil Nieves, born 09/25/1977, 3322nd all time, played from 2002 to 2014

Gomez gets 19th plunk

September 24th, 2014 by pbr

Carlos Gomez became the 5th Brewer ever to get hit by 19 pitches in a season last night when he was hit by Aroldis Chapman. That leaves Gomez one plunk behind Jon Jay for the 2014 most plunkable player award – so the Brewers may have lost the division to the Cardinals already, but the plunk race is still in play. Gomez joins Fernando Vina, Geoff Jenkins, Prince Fielder and Rickie Weeks among the Brewers who have assembled 19 plunk seasons (though weeks did it twice).

Joe Mauer broke a streak of 1150 plate appearances without an HBP, getting hit by Andrew Chafin

pitching plunk leaders born on September 24th

September 24th, 2014 by pbr

32 hbp – Jim Acker, born 09/24/1958, 928th all time, played from 1983 to 1992
10 hbp – Scott Carroll, born 09/24/1984, 2633rd all time, played from 2014 to 2014
9 hbp – Nate Cornejo, born 09/24/1979, 2788th all time, played from 2001 to 2004
9 hbp – Jeff Karstens, born 09/24/1982, 2788th all time, played from 2006 to 2012
9 hbp – Paul Spoljaric, born 09/24/1970, 2788th all time, played from 1994 to 2000

active leader: Scott Carroll

The most plunked batters born on September 24th

September 24th, 2014 by pbr

87 hbp – Rafael Palmeiro, born 09/24/1964, 128th all time, played from 1986 to 2005
78 hbp – Kevin Millar, born 09/24/1971, 169th all time, played from 1998 to 2009
42 hbp – Bernard Gilkey, born 09/24/1966, 591st all time, played from 1990 to 2001
38 hbp – Hubie Brooks, born 09/24/1956, 700th all time, played from 1980 to 1994
31 hbp – Ben Broussard, born 09/24/1976, 947th all time, played from 2002 to 2008

active leader: 23 hbp – John McDonald, born 09/24/1974, 1312nd all time, played from 1999 to 2014