HBPs of Note: June 19, 2009
Congratulations to Aaron Rowand – he was hit by a Scott Feldman pitch last night, bringing his career total to 100. He’s the 66th major leaguer to reach triple digits in plunks, and the first member of the 100 plunk club born after 1976.
Melvin Mora also reached a 100 plunk milestone yesterday. He’s been hit 103 times in his career, but yesterday’s plunking by Antonio Bastardo was his 100th with Orioles. He’s still 48 plunks short of Brady Anderson‘s record for Orioles career plunks, but Mora is now one of just two active players who has been hit 100 times for his current team. (Derek Jeter is the other.)
Jason Giambi got his 163 career plunk, and Jamey Wright threw career plunk number 131, which was also Ryan Ludwick‘s 20th. Wright holds a 46 plunk lead for the Oklahoma record, with Jeff Suppan in 2nd place at 85.