On Friday, Kevin Youkilis recorded his 45th HBP at Fenway Park, on the 100th Anniversary of the park. That was a nice moment but it would have been even better if he got one more and broke the record. Well, a day later the Yankees helped him finish his ascent to sole possession of the Fenway Park record. David Phelps plunked Youkilis in the 3rd inning of yesterday’s game giving him 46 career plunks at Fenway, breaking Carlton Fisk‘s park record. It was Phelps first major league plunk, and he made it a historic one. Youkilis leads all active batters with 14 plunks against the Yankees.
James Shields threw his 40th career plunk yesterday, hitting Josh Willingham. He’s the 3rd pitcher to hit 40 batters for the Rays, and he needs to hit just 4 more to break Victor Zambrano‘s record for most plunks in Rays franchise history. Willingham’s plunk was his 78th.