Alcantara hit in 16th inning

July 30th, 2014 by pbr

Cubs rookie Arismendy Alcantara took his first major league HBP in the 2nd inning of yesterday’s game against the Rockies, and he took his 2nd major leauge HBP in the 16th inning of that game. That’s the latest plunk of the 2014 season. 8 batters had been hit in the 13th inning before yesterday, but no one in 2014 had been hit in the 14th inning or later until Tyler Matzek hit Alcantara last night.

Ben Revere broke a streak of 817 plate appearances without getting hit by a pitch – Dilon Gee managed to be the first pitcher since 2012 to hit Revere.

Josh Willingham got hit by a pitch for the 109th time in his career, and the 2nd time while facing James Shields. Willingham is not tied with Manny Ramirez and Sherry Magee for 61st place on the all time HBP list.

pitching plunk leaders born on July 30th

July 30th, 2014 by pbr

70 hbp – Joe Nuxhall, born 07/30/1928, 203rd all time, played from 1944 to 1966
33 hbp – Steve Trout, born 07/30/1957, 890th all time, played from 1978 to 1989
17 hbp – Carl Doyle, born 07/30/1912, 1806th all time, played from 1935 to 1940
16 hbp – Mickey Mahler, born 07/30/1952, 1901st all time, played from 1977 to 1986
15 hbp – Ricky Horton, born 07/30/1959, 2000th all time, played from 1984 to 1990

active leader:
9 hbp – Dylan Axelrod, born 07/30/1985, 2771st all time, played from 2011 to 2013

Clay Buchholz continues to dislike Anthony Gose

July 29th, 2014 by pbr

Clay Buchholz hit Anthony Gose with a pitch in last night’s game, and that wouldn’t be very notable if not for the fact that Buchholz hit Gose twice in his last start, 5 days before. Gose now has 4 HBPs this season – 3 from Buchholz.

pitching plunk leaders born on July 29th

July 29th, 2014 by pbr

106 hbp – Earl Moore, born 07/29/1879, 70th all time, played from 1901 to 1914
43 hbp – Chad Billingsley, born 07/29/1984, 583rd all time, played from 2006 to 2013
40 hbp – Ken Kravec, born 07/29/1951, 650th all time, played from 1975 to 1982
20 hbp – Roy Henshaw, born 07/29/1911, 1565th all time, played from 1933 to 1944
20 hbp – Mike Williams, born 07/29/1969, 1565th all time, played from 1992 to 2003

active leader: Chad Billingsley

The most plunked batters born on July 29th

July 29th, 2014 by pbr

63 hbp – Chief Meyers, born 07/29/1880, 265th all time, played from 1909 to 1917
48 hbp – Luis Alicea, born 07/29/1965, 462nd all time, played from 1988 to 2002
31 hbp – Don Wert, born 07/29/1938, 942nd all time, played from 1963 to 1971
28 hbp – Dan Driessen, born 07/29/1951, 1072nd all time, played from 1973 to 1987
26 hbp – Felix Mantilla, born 07/29/1934, 1166th all time, played from 1956 to 1966
26 hbp – George Cutshaw, born 07/29/1887, 1166th all time, played from 1912 to 1923

active leader: 1 hbp – Chad Billingsley, born 07/29/1984, 5843rd all time, played from 2006 to 2013

Royals throw 1900th plunk

July 28th, 2014 by pbr

In yesterday’s Indians-Royals game, Bruce Chen hit Carlos Santana, And Jason Frasor hit Mike Aviles. Those were the 1899th and 1900th plunks ever thrown by Royals pitchers. So they have that going for them. 156 of those 1900 plunks have been thrown at the Indians.

pitching plunk leaders born on July 28th

July 28th, 2014 by pbr

33 hbp – Freddie Fitzsimmons, born 07/28/1901, 890th all time, played from 1925 to 1943
23 hbp – Vida Blue, born 07/28/1949, 1366th all time, played from 1969 to 1986
18 hbp – Duke Esper, born 07/28/1868, 1720th all time, played from 1890 to 1898
9 hbp – Chad Paronto, born 07/28/1975, 2771st all time, played from 2001 to 2009
6 hbp – Bob Milacki, born 07/28/1964, 3367th all time, played from 1988 to 1996

active leader: nobody

The most plunked batters born on July 28th

July 28th, 2014 by pbr

19 hbp – Ted Lepcio, born 07/28/1930, 1578th all time, played from 1952 to 1961
19 hbp – Bob Wood, born 07/28/1865, 1578th all time, played from 1898 to 1905
18 hbp – Elmer Miller, born 07/28/1890, 1646th all time, played from 1912 to 1922
13 hbp – Freddie Fitzsimmons, born 07/28/1901, 2119th all time, played from 1925 to 1943
11 hbp – Carmelo Martinez, born 07/28/1960, 2391st all time, played from 1983 to 1991

active leader:
8 hbp – Darin Ruf, born 07/28/1986, 2886th all time, played from 2012 to 2014

Chase Utley gets 164th

July 27th, 2014 by pbr

Phillies veteran 2nd baseman Chase Utley was plunked by Brad Zeigler yesterday, improving Utley’s career total to 164. That’s the 18th most plunks ever by a major league player, and the 4th most by a left handed batter. He needs one more to tie Kid Elberfeld for 17th place, and 20 more to be the most plunked left handed batter ever.

pitching plunk leaders born on July 27th

July 27th, 2014 by pbr

41 hbp – Max Scherzer, born 07/27/1984, 622nd all time, played from 2008 to 2014
39 hbp – Johnny Kucks, born 07/27/1933, 682nd all time, played from 1955 to 1960
38 hbp – Charley Hall, born 07/27/1884, 713rd all time, played from 1906 to 1918
28 hbp – Shane Rawley, born 07/27/1955, 1083rd all time, played from 1978 to 1989
27 hbp – Rube Walberg, born 07/27/1896, 1139th all time, played from 1923 to 1937

active leader: Max Scherzer