Archive for April 19th, 2012

Jason Marquis throws 80th

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Jason Marquis threw the 80th plunk of his career last night, celebrating the milestone by hitting Canadian Yankee Russell Martin. That was the 3,950th plunk ever thrown by a Twins pitcher.

Craig Gentry of the Rangers became the first player this year to get plunked with the bases loaded as a pinch hitter. Franklin Morales threw that one, making Gentry the first Ranger with a pinch-hit RBI plunk since April 28, 2007 when Frank Catalanotto did it. That was Morales’ 10th career plunk.

Carlos Villanueva hit Jose Molina yesterday, and that pitch was the 21st career plunk for both players.

The most plunked batters born on April 19th

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

36hbp – Whitey Kurowski, born 04/19/1918, 728th all time, played from 1941 to 1949
21hbp – Brent Mayne, born 04/19/1968, 1397th all time, played from 1990 to 2004
16hbp – Rick Miller, born 04/19/1948, 1744th all time, played from 1971 to 1985
15hbp – Spike Owen, born 04/19/1961, 1842nd all time, played from 1983 to 1995
15hbp – Joe Mauer, born 04/19/1983, 1842nd all time, played from 2004 to 2012