Thursday, April 30, 2009

Hit Batsmen records by ballpark

Here's the list of pitchers who have hit the most batters in each current major league ballpark, with data through April 29, 2009:
Parkrecord
Angel Stadium of AnaheimChuck Finley - 38
AT&T Park (Giants)
Jason Schmidt - 11
Busch Stadium (Cardinals)
Jason Marquis - 13
Chase Field (D-backs)
Randy Johnson - 44
Citi Field (Mets)
Oliver Perez - 1,
John Maine - 1,
Nelson Figueroa - 1,
Bobby Parnell - 1,
Jordan Zimmermann - 1,
Matt Lindstrom - 1,
Yovani Gallardo - 1
Citizens Bank Park (Phillies)
Brett Myers - 16
Comerica Park (Tigers)
Justin Verlander - 19
Coors Field (Rockies)
Pedro Astacio - 29
Dodger Stadium
Chan Ho Park - 42
Dolphin Stadium (Marlins)
Dontrelle Willis - 25,
Kevin Brown - 25
Fenway Park (Red Sox)
Tim Wakefield* - 80
Great American Ball Park (Reds)
Aaron Harang - 18
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (Twins)
Brad Radke - 34
Kauffman Stadium (Royals)
Mark Gubicza - 29
Miller Park (Brewers)
David Bush - 19
Minute Maid Park (Astros)
Roy Oswalt - 22
Nationals ParkJohn Lannan - 6
Oakland Coliseum (A's)
Barry Zito - 33
Oriole Park at Camden YardsScott Erickson - 31
PETCO Park (Padres)
Jake Peavy - 18
PNC Park (Pirates)
Kip Wells - 22
Progressive Field (Indians)
Charles Nagy - 24
Rangers Ballpark in ArlingtonKenny Rogers - 31
Rogers Centre (Blue Jays)
Roy Halladay - 26,
Todd Stottlemyre - 26
Safeco Field (Mariners)
Jamie Moyer - 27
Tropicana Field (Rays)
Paul Wilson - 24
Turner Field (Braves)
Greg Maddux - 26
U.S. Cellular Field (White Sox)
Mark Buehrle - 26
Wrigley Field (Cubs)
Carlos Zambrano* - 43
New Yankee StadiumCliff Lee - 1,
Carl Pavano - 1,
Damaso Marte - 1,
A.J. Burnett - 1,
Rafael Perez - 1,
Masahide Kobayashi - 1

* - The Wrigley and Fenway records can't be confirmed, but there isn't much chance Wakefield's 80 has been beaten by anyone. Roger Clemens is the only other Red Sox pitcher who hit over 80 batters in his career, and he only had 41 at Fenway, including his time with Toronto and the Yankees. On the Wrigley record, Charlie Root hit 73 batters for the Cubs between 1926 and 1941, which is one more than Zambrano's total, so their's a good chance he could have done better than Zambrano's 43 hit batters at home.

Many of these records are very breakable this season. The Miller Park record was broken on Wednesday when Dave Bush passed Ben Sheets, but Sheets has 18 so he could easily get the record back in his next home start. Kevin Correia is 1 hit batter away from Jason Schmidt's record at AT&T park. John Lannan's record at Nationals stadium has three other players within 2 plunks of it. And if Pedro Martinez re-signs with the Red Sox and hits 44 batters at Fenway Park, he'll tie Wakefields total. It could happen. Paul Maholm is only two plunks behind Kip Wells PNC Park record too.

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