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The most plunked batters born on April 15th

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

78 hbp – Jeromy Burnitz, born 04/15/1969, 168th all time, played from 1993 to 2006
51 hbp – Willie Davis, born 04/15/1940, 404th all time, played from 1960 to 1979
44 hbp – Milton Bradley, born 04/15/1978, 532nd all time, played from 2000 to 2011
33 hbp – Ed Abbaticchio, born 04/15/1877, 852nd all time, played from 1897 to 1910
25 hbp – Ed Bailey, born 04/15/1931, 1191st all time, played from 1953 to 1966

active leader:
1 hbp – Adeiny Hechavarria, born 04/15/1989, 5804th all time, played from 2012 to 2014

Pierzynski plunked for 115th time

Monday, April 14th, 2014

David Phelps of the Yankees hit AJ Pierzynski last night pushing AJ’s career total to 115. That puts him in a tie with Jimmy Dykes and Sherm Lollar for 51st place all time.

Brewers pitcher Kyle Lohse got hit by pitch for the 4th time in his career, on a pitch from Pirate Charlie Morton. Lohse has 4 career plunks which makes him the active leader in HBPs among pitchers.

Hunter Pence became the first batter this year to get hit by a pitch on his birthday. Tyler Chatwood of the Rockies delivered that birthday wellwish.

pitching plunk leaders born on April 14th

Monday, April 14th, 2014

137 hbp – Greg Maddux, born 04/14/1966, 29th all time, played from 1986 to 2008
30 hbp – Mike Trombley, born 04/14/1967, 990th all time, played from 1992 to 2002
28 hbp – Kyle Farnsworth, born 04/14/1976, 1072nd all time, played from 1999 to 2013
26 hbp – Steve Avery, born 04/14/1970, 1191st all time, played from 1990 to 2003
26 hbp – Carlos Perez, born 04/14/1971, 1191st all time, played from 1995 to 2000

active leader: Kyle Farnsworth

The most plunked batters born on April 14th

Monday, April 14th, 2014

107 hbp – Pete Rose, born 04/14/1941, 65th all time, played from 1963 to 1986
69 hbp – Brad Ausmus, born 04/14/1969, 226th all time, played from 1993 to 2010
29 hbp – Gregg Zaun, born 04/14/1971, 1020th all time, played from 1995 to 2010
18 hbp – David Justice, born 04/14/1966, 1628th all time, played from 1989 to 2002
17 hbp – Marty Keough, born 04/14/1935, 1698th all time, played from 1956 to 1966

active leader:
1 hbp – Kyle Farnsworth, born 04/14/1976, 5804th all time, played from 1999 to 2013

pitching plunk leaders born on April 13th

Monday, April 14th, 2014

75 hbp – Mark Leiter, born 04/13/1963, 175th all time, played from 1990 to 2001
51 hbp – Vean Gregg, born 04/13/1885, 426th all time, played from 1911 to 1925
49 hbp – Claude Hendrix, born 04/13/1889, 464th all time, played from 1911 to 1920
23 hbp – Ben Cantwell, born 04/13/1902, 1352nd all time, played from 1927 to 1937
11 hbp – Ricardo Rincon, born 04/13/1970, 2441st all time, played from 1997 to 2008

active leader: nobody

Napoli and Kouzmanoff both reach the 50 plunk mark

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Mike Napoli reached the 50 plunk mark yesterday when he took an HBP from Yankees releiver Matt Thornton. That was the 3rd fastest plunk recorded so far this season at 95.6mph.

Kevin Kouzmanoff also got his 50th HBP, collecting his from Jarred Cosart. That was the first major league plunk for Cosart.

Paul Maholm threw plunk number 75 of his career, hitting Mark Trumbo. That ties Maholm with Willie Mitchell for 2nd place among pitchers born in Mississippi. He’s 5 hit batters behind Roy Oswalt among Mississippians. Trumbo broke a streak of 916 plate appearances without taking an HBP – he hadn’t been hit since August 5, 2012

And Adam Dunn got his 80th career plunk on a pitch from Justin Masterson.

The most plunked batters born on April 13th

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

165 hbp – Kid Elberfeld, born 04/13/1875, 16th all time, played from 1898 to 1914
94 hbp – Jake Stahl, born 04/13/1879, 94th all time, played from 1903 to 1913
57 hbp – Herman Long, born 04/13/1866, 312nd all time, played from 1889 to 1904
54 hbp – Red Killefer, born 04/13/1885, 352nd all time, played from 1907 to 1916
17 hbp – Hunter Pence, born 04/13/1983, 1697th all time, played from 2007 to 2014

active leader: Hunter Pence

Hank Conger takes walkoff plunk for the win

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Mets reliever Jeurys Familia could have picked a better time to throw his first major league plunk, but Hank Conger picked a very good time for his first RBI HBP. Conger took a Familia plunk in the bottom of the 11th inning to win the game, after Familia issued an intentional walk to load the bases.

The Washington Nationals Tanner Roark hit batters in the first, second and third inning yesterday making him the first pitcher to accomplish that feat of plunkitude since Javier Vazquez on June 9, 2006. Roark hit Freddie Freeman in the 1st, Dan Uggla in the 2nd and Justin Upton in the 3rd.

Reed Johnson added another HBP to his collection yesterday, reaching a career total of 126 on a 90mph donation from Antonio Bastardo. That ties him with Aaron Rowand for 42nd place in Major League history, 1 plunk behind Scott Rolen.

Scott Feldman hit two Rangers to bring his league leading plunk total to 5. Mitch Moreland and Kevin Kouzmanoff were Feldman’s latest victims. Kouzmanoff holds the Padres’ career plunk record, but he needs about 50 more to take the Rangers record.

pitching plunk leaders born on April 12th

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

156 hbp – Vic Willis, born 04/12/1876, 16th all time, played from 1898 to 1910
58 hbp – Addie Joss, born 04/12/1880, 320th all time, played from 1902 to 1910
44 hbp – Bill Bailey, born 04/12/1888, 559th all time, played from 1907 to 1922
38 hbp – Johnny Antonelli, born 04/12/1930, 706th all time, played from 1948 to 1961
35 hbp – D.J. Carrasco, born 04/12/1977, 793rd all time, played from 2003 to 2012

active leader:
3 hbp – Brad Brach, born 04/12/1986, 4252nd all time, played from 2011 to 2013

The most plunked batters born on April 12th

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

97 hbp – Mike Macfarlane, born 04/12/1964, 86th all time, played from 1987 to 1999
58 hbp – Paul Lo Duca, born 04/12/1972, 303rd all time, played from 1998 to 2008
25 hbp – Sam Agnew, born 04/12/1887, 1191st all time, played from 1913 to 1919
25 hbp – Eric McNair, born 04/12/1909, 1191st all time, played from 1929 to 1942
19 hbp – Walt Moryn, born 04/12/1926, 1562nd all time, played from 1954 to 1961

active leader: 15 hbp – Brennan Boesch, born 04/12/1985, 1894th all time, played from 2010 to 2013