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pitching plunk leaders born on August 20th

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

55 hbp – Andy Benes, born 08/20/1967, 363rd all time, played from 1989 to 2002
52 hbp – Pete Schneider, born 08/20/1895, 410th all time, played from 1914 to 1919
46 hbp – Mark Langston, born 08/20/1960, 526th all time, played from 1984 to 1999
31 hbp – Jose Paniagua, born 08/20/1973, 968th all time, played from 1996 to 2003
27 hbp – George Zuverink, born 08/20/1924, 1143rd all time, played from 1951 to 1959

active leader: nobody

Utley plunked for 166th time

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Chase Utley has only been hit by 3 pitches while facing Seattle Mariners pitchers, including the time Roenis Elias hit Utley last night. However, Chase Utley has been hit 163 times by other teams, so he has 166 for his career. That’s one more plunk than Kid Elberfeld ever got, so Utley is now alone in 17th place on the all time list. He’s 2 plunks behind Derek Jeter for 16th place, 17 plunks behind Jake Beckley for 1st place among left handed batters, and 119 plunks behind Craig Biggio for 2nd place all time. Utley has been hit 10 times this season, making this his 8th season with double digit plunks.

Justin Masterson hit Mike Leake in the Cardinals-Reds game, bringing his season total to 14. That’s 5 plunks behind Charlie Morton for the season lead.

pitching plunk leaders born on August 19th

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

72 hbp – Woody Williams, born 08/19/1966, 194th all time, played from 1993 to 2007
59 hbp – Ron Darling, born 08/19/1960, 306th all time, played from 1983 to 1995
51 hbp – Chris Capuano, born 08/19/1978, 434th all time, played from 2003 to 2014
38 hbp – Tex Carleton, born 08/19/1906, 715th all time, played from 1932 to 1940
34 hbp – George Ferguson, born 08/19/1883, 854th all time, played from 1906 to 1911

active leader: Chris Capuano

Marte gets 14th for share of the lead

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Pirates baseball magnet Starling Marte got hit by Rafael Soriano last night, bringing Marte’s season total to 14. That ties him with Jon Jay for the major league lead. Marte’s career rate of plate appearances per plunk is now 28.02, which ranks 2nd among active players with 1000 plate appearances. Carlos Quentin gets hit every 25.57 plate appearances.

Jeremy Guthrie threw his 13th plunk of the season, landing a baseball on Eduardo Escobar. Guthrie leads the American League in plunks, but he’s 6 short of Charlie Morten for the overall major league lead.

pitching plunk leaders born on August 18th

Monday, August 18th, 2014

101 hbp – Burleigh Grimes, born 08/18/1893, 84th all time, played from 1916 to 1934
51 hbp – Gus Dorner, born 08/18/1876, 434th all time, played from 1902 to 1909
23 hbp – Lowell Palmer, born 08/18/1947, 1367th all time, played from 1969 to 1974
18 hbp – Max Lanier, born 08/18/1915, 1722nd all time, played from 1938 to 1953
18 hbp – Albie Lopez, born 08/18/1971, 1722nd all time, played from 1993 to 2003

active leader:
5 hbp – Justin Wilson, born 08/18/1987, 3616th all time, played from 2012 to 2014

The most plunked batters born on August 18th

Monday, August 18th, 2014

58 hbp – Buck Weaver, born 08/18/1890, 308th all time, played from 1912 to 1920
37 hbp – Bobby Higginson, born 08/18/1970, 732nd all time, played from 1995 to 2005
36 hbp – Sam Wise, born 08/18/1857, 763rd all time, played from 1881 to 1893
35 hbp – Roberto Clemente, born 08/18/1934, 798th all time, played from 1955 to 1972
33 hbp – Wally Gerber, born 08/18/1891, 862nd all time, played from 1914 to 1929

active leader: 10 hbp – Evan Gattis, born 08/18/1986, 2546th all time, played from 2013 to 2014

Jay jumps into MPP race lead with 4 plunks in 2 days

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Jon Jay got hit by two pitches yesterday, and this isn’t a rerun – he got hit by 2 pitches on Friday as well. Jay is the first batter to get hit by 4 pitches in two days since April 16th and 17th 2005 when Reed Johnson got hit 3 times in one game and 1 in the next by the Rangers.
Since 1920, only 7 batters, including Jay, have been hit 4 times in the span of two games. Jay now sits in first place in the race for the 2014 Most Plunkable Player award, with 14 HBPs on the season.

Shin-Soo Choo also got hit by a pitch yesterday, for his 12 of the season and 93rd career plunk.

pitching plunk leaders born on August 17th

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

56 hbp – Brett Myers, born 08/17/1980, 352nd all time, played from 2002 to 2013
43 hbp – John Buzhardt, born 08/17/1936, 583rd all time, played from 1958 to 1968
33 hbp – Skip Lockwood, born 08/17/1946, 891st all time, played from 1969 to 1980
32 hbp – Mike Maroth, born 08/17/1977, 924th all time, played from 2002 to 2007
30 hbp – Chad Qualls, born 08/17/1978, 1001st all time, played from 2004 to 2014

active leader: Chad Qualls

The most plunked batters born on August 17th

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

74 hbp – Jorge Posada, born 08/17/1971, 195th all time, played from 1995 to 2011
50 hbp – Bill Keister, born 08/17/1871, 428th all time, played from 1896 to 1903
34 hbp – Dustin Pedroia, born 08/17/1983, 836th all time, played from 2006 to 2014
29 hbp – Boog Powell, born 08/17/1941, 1030th all time, played from 1961 to 1977
27 hbp – Johnny Rawlings, born 08/17/1892, 1122nd all time, played from 1914 to 1926

active leader: Dustin Pedroia

Utley lands 165th, Johnson gets 131st

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Phillies veteran plunk target Chase Utley was hit by a Javier Lopez pitch last night, in the top of the 10th inning with the bases loaded. That was Utley’s 5th RBI plunk, and the 165th HBP of his career. Kid Elberfeld got hit by 165 pitches in his career, and he was the 17th most plunked batter ever, which means Utley is also the 17th most plunked batter ever. That’s 77 more plunks than any other player in Phillies history.

Reed Johnson experienced the 131st plunk of his career last night, delivered by Trevor Cahill. He’s 37th on the all time list, one plunk behind Damion Easley.

Mike Zunino was hit for the 13 time this season, tying him with Carlos Gomez, Starling Marte and Russel Martin for the major league lead. He’s 2 plunks ahead of Shin-Soo Choo for the American League most plunkable player award race. He’s only the 4th Mariner to get hit 13 times in a season. Craig Biggio got hit by over 13 pitches in a season 10 times, but every Mariner ever has only reached 13 plunks in a season 4 times.

Jon Jay and Alex Gordon both reached 50 plunks yesterday.