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Longest Active Plunkless Streaks – Pitchers

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Coming out of spring training, it’s been a long time since most pitchers have hit a batter in a major league game. But none of them have gone quite as long as Rafael Betancourt without seeing one of his pitches bounce off an opposing batter. Betancourt hasn’t hit a batter since August 3, 2003, and he’s faced 2,217 batters since then without hitting any of them.
Below is the list of the longest active streaks of consecutive batters faced without hitting anyone.

Pitcher Date of last
hit batter
Batters Faced Since Last Batter Plunked
Rafael Betancourt (COL) 08/03/2003 2217 Marcus Thames
Mike Adams (TEX) 06/10/2004 1196 Casey Kotchman
Shaun Marcum (MIL) 09/26/2010 864 Luke Scott
Hisanori Takahashi (ANA) Never 797 No one
Mat Latos (CIN) 04/11/2011 795 Scott Rolen
Brandon McCarthy (OAK) 09/27/2009 756 Jason Bartlett
Yovani Gallardo (MIL) 04/22/2011 751 Humberto Quintero
Koji Uehara (TEX) Never 696 No one
Andrew Bailey (BOS) Never 682 No one
J.A. Happ (HOU) 04/10/2011 660 Giancarlo Stanton
Scott Richmond (TOR) 08/10/2008 658 Asdrubal Cabrera
Tyler Clippard (WAS) 04/30/2010 636 Cameron Maybin
Mark Lowe (TEX) 09/09/2008 627 Josh Hamilton
Rafael Perez (CLE) 08/20/2009 606 Maicer Izturis
Josh Outman (COL) 09/23/2008 563 Milton Bradley
Chris Ray (CLE) 05/01/2009 549 Alex Rios
Grant Balfour (OAK) 08/07/2009 539 Mike Sweeney
Justin Verlander (det) 06/19/2011 515 Matt Pagnozzi
Adam Wainwright (STL) 06/19/2010 511 Conor Jackson
Robinson Tejeda (CLE) 07/07/2009 509 Brandon Inge

The most plunked batters born on April 3rd

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

44hbp – Ryan Doumit, born 04/03/1981, 510th all time, played from 2005 to 2011
38hbp – Quilvio Veras, born 04/03/1971, 659th all time, played from 1995 to 2001
37hbp – Mike Lansing, born 04/03/1968, 693rd all time, played from 1993 to 2001
33hbp – Guy Hecker, born 04/03/1856, 827th all time, played from 1882 to 1890
18hbp – Bobby Hill, born 04/03/1978, 1582nd all time, played from 2002 to 2005