Archive for September 13th, 2011

single season HBP records by team

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Last weekend Sean Rodriguez broke the single season HBP record, and if you can believe it, they didn’t stop the game to give him the ball or hold a short ceremony honoring the achievement. Same with Justin Upton last week when he became the first right-handed Diamondback to get hit by 17 pitches. It’s an outrage. It’s a scandal. At least it would be if anyone but me had noticed. I’m assuming the problem is that people just haven’t taken the time to look up all the single season HBP records for each team, broken down by left handed batters, right handed batters and switch hitters. Don’t worry about it. I did the work for you. Just make sure to properly honor Maicer Izturis if he gets one more plunk this year, making him the single season record holder for Angels switch hitters.

Team Left Handed Batters Right Handed Batters Switch Hitters
Angels 15
Brad Fullmer (2002)
27
David Eckstein (2002)
8
Luis Alicea (1997), Dave Hollins (1997), Maicer Izturis (2011)
Dbacks 18
Andy Fox (1998)
17
Justin Upton (2011)
10
Augie Ojeda (2008)
Braves 14
Dan Brouthers (1889)
25
Andres Galarraga (1998)
29
Tommy Tucker (1891)
Orioles 24
Brady Anderson (1999)
20
Bobby Grich (1974), Melvin Mora (2002)
8
Don Buford (1970), Jimmy Austin (1913)
Red Sox 14
Mo Vaughn (1995, 1996)
35
Don Baylor (1986)
13
Carl Everett (2001)
Cubs 11
Dick Harley (1903), Billy Maloney (1905)
23
Bill Dahlen (1898)
15
Cliff Carroll (1891)
White Sox 21
Juan Pierre (2010)
23
Minnie Minoso (1956), Carlos Quentin (2011)
13
Buck Weaver (1916)
Reds 15
Bobby Tolan (1969), Ival Goodman (1938)
24
Jason LaRue (2004)
11
Pete Rose (1975)
Indians 17

Shin-Soo Choo (2009), Travis Hafner (2004), Grady Sizemore (2007)

20
Ryan Garko (2007)
13
Carlos Baerga (1992)
Rockies 14
Larry Walker (1995, 1997, 2001)
21
Eric Young (1996)
6
Walt Weiss (1996)
Tigers 17
Heinie Manush (1923)
24
Bill Freehan (1968)
11
Dmitri Young (2003)
Marlins 17
Carlos Delgado (2005)
16
Josh Willingham (2007)
9
Bret Barberie (1994), Quilvio Veras (1995)
Astros 10
Nellie Fox (1964), Luis Gonzalez (1993)
34
Craig Biggio (1997)
13
Lance Berkman (2001)
Royals 23
David DeJesus (2007)
18
Angel Berroa (2003), Mike Macfarlane (1994)
9
Willie Wilson (1986)
Dodgers 18
Alex Cora (2004)
20
Hughie Jennings (1900)
19
Dan McGann (1899)
Brewers 25
Fernando Vina (1998)
25
Rickie Weeks (2010)
12
Devon White (2001)
Twins 20
Doc Gessler (1911)
25
Kid Elberfeld (1911)
15
Gene Larkin (1988)
Mets 13
John Olerud (1997)
13
Ron Hunt (1963)
7
Carl Everett (1997)
Yankees 22
Jason Giambi (2008)
24
Don Baylor (1985)
13
Mark Teixeira (2010)
A’s 15
Eddie Collins (1911)
20
Don Baylor (1976), Jason Kendall (2005)
14
Wally Schang (1915)
Phillies 27
Chase Utley (2008)
19
Aaron Rowand (2007)
19
Dave Hollins (1992)
Pirates 21
Jake Beckley (1895)
31
Jason Kendall (1997, 1998)
13
Ryan Doumit (2005)
Padres 11
Sean Burroughs (2003)
15
Kevin Kouzmanoff (2008)
7
Quilvio Veras (1997)
Mariners 9
Russell Branyan (2009), Rob Ducey (1998)
19
Jose Guillen (2007)
8
Randy Winn (2003, 2004)
Giants 25
Eddie Burke (1893)
26
Ron Hunt (1970)
22
Charlie Babb (1903)
Cardinals 31
Steve Evans (1910)
29
Chief Roseman (1890)
24
Dan McGann (1900)
Rays 12
Carlos Pena (2008)
15
Sean Rodriguez (2011)
8
Kevin Stocker (1998), Felix Martinez (2000)
Rangers 13
Mike Epstein (1968)
16
Alex Rodriguez (2001)
14
Mark Teixeira (2003)
Blue Jays 19
Carlos Delgado (2003)
22
Shea Hillenbrand (2005)
11
Tony Fernandez (1998)
Nationals 15
Mack Jones (1969)
50
Ron Hunt (1971)
25
F.P. Santangelo (1997)

Lilly hit Montero again

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Ted Lilly threw a pitch that hit Miguel Montero last night, and that wouldn’t be very interesting except that Lilly already hit Montero twice this year. That ties Lilly and Montero with Nick Blackburn and Carlos Quentin for the most HBPs this year for a single pitcher/batter matchup. Prior to this year, no pitcher had hit the same batter three times in a season since 2009 when Ryan Dempster took offense to other people sharing his first name and hit Ryan Braun three times. There haven’t been two 3-plunk matchups in the same season since 2007 when Justin Verlander hit Casey Blake three times, Daisuke Matsuzaka hit Alex Rodriguez three times and Roy Oswalt hit Josh Willingham three times. The only modern incident of a batter getting hit 4 times in a season by the same pitcher was in 1995 when Tom Candiotti hit Jeff Kent 4 times.

Roy Oswalt hit Carlos Lee for the 2nd time this season, giving the former Astros ace 25 plunks at Minute Maid Park. Lee has only taken 3 plunks this year. Overall, that was the 76th of Oswalt’s career.

BACON race update:
Jacoby Ellsbury – .838
Robinson Cano – .827
Ryan Braun – .818
Miguel Cabrera – .815
Jose Reyes – .814