Archive for April 26th, 2012

174 for Giambi

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Jason Giambi is still playing major league baseball, in case you hadn’t heard from him in a while, and yesterday he was hit by a pitch. That was his 174th career plunk, and that’s the 12th best plunk total ever achieved and the 2nd best plunk total ever achieved by a left handed batter. He’s only 9 HBPs behind Jake Beckley, who currently ranks as the most plunked left handed batter ever, with 183.

Chris Parmalee, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Tyler Pastornicky all recorded their first career plunks last yesterday. Welcome to the league.

Aroldis Champman hit Brett Pill with a pitch clocked at 97.8 mph, making that the fastest moving plunk so far this season.

The most plunked batters born on April 26th

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

76hbp – Jack Barry, born 04/26/1887, 173rd all time, played from 1908 to 1919
38hbp – Joe Crede, born 04/26/1978, 662nd all time, played from 2000 to 2009
33hbp – Amos Otis, born 04/26/1947, 828th all time, played from 1967 to 1984
33hbp – Geoff Blum, born 04/26/1973, 828th all time, played from 1999 to 2012
29hbp – Sean Rodriguez, born 04/26/1985, 995th all time, played from 2008 to 2012