Archive for February 14th, 2011

HBPs as a DH

Monday, February 14th, 2011

You probably would have guessed that the all time leader in being hit by pitches as a designated hitter is Don Baylor – but would you have guessed that he still has a 99 plunk lead over 2nd place in that category?

Here are the all time leaders in plunks by a DH:
Don Baylor – 165
Edgar Martinez – 66
Jason Giambi – 62
Travis Hafner – 61
Hal McRae – 58
Brian Downing – 57
Frank Thomas – 57
Jose Canseco – 42
Mike Sweeney – 35
Josh Phelps – 29
Brad Fullmer – 27
David Ortiz – 26
Jonny Gomes – 26
Cliff Johnson – 26
Manny Ramirez – 25
Randy Bush – 25
Paul Molitor – 23
Greg Luzinski – 22
Jim Thome – 20
Tony Oliva – 20
Olmedo Saenz – 20
Vladimir Guerrero – 20
Carl Everett – 20
Frank Robinson – 19
Ron Kittle – 18
Oscar Gamble – 18
Cecil Fielder – 18
Jim Rice – 17
Andre Dawson – 16
Reggie Jackson – 16
Dmitri Young – 15
Jose Guillen – 15
Gary Sheffield – 15
Ken Phelps – 15
Reggie Jefferson – 15
Gene Larkin – 14
John Jaha – 14
Frank Catalanotto – 14
Mike Stanley – 14
Tim Salmon – 13
Kevin Reimer – 13
Jim Leyritz – 13
Larry Sheets – 12
Nick Johnson – 12
Dave Kingman – 12
Rafael Palmeiro – 12
Milton Bradley – 12
Rusty Staub – 12
George Bell – 12

Here are the single season leaders since 1973 (Baylor’s 34 in 1986 stand as the single season record):
2010 – Travis Hafner – 11
2009 – David Ortiz – 5
2008 – Milton Bradley – 9
2007 – Gary Sheffield – 8
2006 – Jason Giambi, Travis Hafner – 7
2005 – Jason Giambi – 10
2004 – Travis Hafner – 16
2003 – Josh Phelps – 15
2002 – Brad Fullmer – 11
2001 – Olmedo Saenz – 11
2000 – Mike Sweeney, Brad Fullmer – 6
1999 – John Jaha, Marty Cordova – 9
1998 – Frank Thomas – 6
1997 – Edgar Martinez – 11
1996 – Edgar Martinez, Carlos Delgado – 8
1995 – Edgar Martinez – 8
1994 – Julio Franco, Jose Canseco – 5
1993 – Andre Dawson – 12
1992 – Brian Downing – 7
1991 – Brian Downing – 8
1990 – Brian Downing – 6
1989 – Brian Downing – 6
1988 – Brian Downing – 14
1987 – Don Baylor – 27
1986 – Don Baylor – 34
1985 – Don Baylor – 24
1984 – Don Baylor – 23
1983 – Don Baylor – 12
1982 – Don Baylor – 7
1981 – Don Baylor – 7
1980 – Hal McRae – 6
1979 – Rusty Staub, Cliff Johnson – 5
1978 – Don Baylor – 9
1977 – Hal McRae – 9
1976 – Hal McRae – 8
1975 – Tony Oliva – 13
1974 – Frank Robinson – 10
1973 – Frank Robinson – 9

Here are the team record holders for DH plunks, in order of most plunks:
Mariners – Edgar Martinez – 66
Indians – Travis Hafner – 61
Yankees – Don Baylor – 59
Royals – Hal McRae – 58
Red Sox – Don Baylor – 57
Angels – Brian Downing – 42
White Sox – Frank Thomas – 41
Twins – Randy Bush – 25
Blue Jays – Josh Phelps – 25
Rays – Jonny Gomes – 24
A’s – Olmedo Saenz – 17
Tigers – Dmitri Young – 15
Rangers – Brian Downing – 15
Orioles – Larry Sheets – 12
Brewers – Paul Molitor – 11
Marlins – Kevin Millar – 4
Astros – Craig Biggio – 4
Rockies – Larry Walker – 3
Dodgers – Olmedo Saenz – 3
Pirates – Ryan Doumit – 3
Braves – Andres Galarraga – 2
Reds – Ken Griffey, Adam Dunn, Jonny Gomes – 2
Giants – Barry Bonds – 2
Cardinals – Scott Spiezio – 2
Diamondbacks – Steve Finley, Rusty Ryal, Yamil Benitez – 1
Cubs – Aramis Ramirez, Derrek Lee, Jason Dubois – 1
Nationals – Fernando Tatis, Carl Everett, Adam Dunn, Jeffrey Hammonds, Daryle Ward, Cristian Guzman – 1
Mets – Todd Hundley, Mike Piazza, Paul Lo Duca, Cliff Floyd, Chris Carter – 1
Phillies – Jeremy Giambi, Kevin Jordan, Ben Francisco – 1
Padres – Ryan Klesko, Phil Nevin – 1

Molitor’s record with the Brewers is probably the most unbreakable of that batch.

And, here are the pitchers who have plunked the most DHs in the history of DHing.
Tim Wakefield – 20
Charlie Hough – 15
Frank Tanana – 15
Kenny Rogers – 14
Randy Johnson – 14
Todd Stottlemyre – 13
Jamie Moyer – 13
Dave Stieb – 13
Mark Langston – 13
Roger Clemens – 12
C.C. Sabathia – 12
Scott Erickson – 12
Jarrod Washburn – 12
Mike Mussina – 12
Jeff Weaver – 12
Jim Acker – 11
Jack Morris – 11
Mike Boddicker – 11
Jason Johnson – 11
Bert Blyleven – 11
Daniel Cabrera – 11
Mike Smithson – 10
Bill Swift – 10
Frank Viola – 10
Pedro Martinez – 10
Freddy Garcia – 10
David Wells – 10
Kevin Brown – 9
Dennis Martinez – 9
Mark Buehrle – 9
Bob Wells – 9
Orlando Hernandez – 9
Tim Hudson – 9
Aaron Sele – 9
Nolan Ryan – 9
Dave Stewart – 9
Mark Clear – 9
Ervin Santana – 9
Mark Gubicza – 9
Mike Witt – 9
Steve Sparks – 8
Mariano Rivera – 8
Cliff Lee – 8
Jaime Navarro – 8
Jason Grimsley – 8
Bill Castro – 8
Milt Wilcox – 8
NatE. Robertson – 8
Jim Slaton – 8
Kevin Appier – 8
Tom Candiotti – 8
Floyd Bannister – 8
Danny Darwin – 8