Archive for April 27th, 2012

Rays record 800th HBP

Friday, April 27th, 2012

At Tropicana Field yesterday, the Angels were visiting the home team, and going into the game the Rays had been hit by 799 since they joined the league in 1998. In the 2nd inning, Jerome Williams hit BJ Upton marking plunk number 800 for the Rays. BJ Upton has been on the batter 2.25% of the occasions when a Rays batter was plunked. Upton’s 18 plunks rank him 13th in the Rays franchise history, tied with Julio Lugo.

Adam Dunn was plunked by Felix Doubront, bringing Dunn’s career total to 76. Also yesterday, Nick Johnson got his 73rd career plunk, on a pitch from Luis Perez.

The most plunked batters born on April 27th

Friday, April 27th, 2012

78hbp – Frank Catalanotto, born 04/27/1974, 159th all time, played from 1997 to 2010
48hbp – Rogers Hornsby, born 04/27/1896, 437th all time, played from 1915 to 1937
37hbp – Enos Slaughter, born 04/27/1916, 700th all time, played from 1938 to 1959
24hbp – Hy Myers, born 04/27/1889, 1219th all time, played from 1909 to 1925
23hbp – Willie Upshaw, born 04/27/1957, 1270th all time, played from 1978 to 1988