Archive for May 9th, 2012

90th plunk for Aramis Ramirez

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

The Brewers continue to lead the major leagues in getting hit by pitches, getting their 16th and 17th plunks of the season last night against the Reds. The first of those was a 1st inning plunk thrown by Homer Bailey to Aramis Ramirez. That happened to be Ramirez’s 90th career plunk, though it was his 1st with the Brewers. Ramirez is the 109th major leaguer to reach the 90th plunk mark. The Brewers other plunk in the game was also a multiple of 10, being Nyjer Morgan‘s 40th career plunk. He’s the 640th major leaguer to reach 40 career plunks.

The Phillies continued their ‘Welcome to the Majors’ tour with Joe Blanton throwing Mike Nickeas‘ first career plunk. No doubt he was jealous of the press attention devoted to the Mets 29 year old rookie who has played in two previous seasons and had nearly reached 100 career plate appearances without being hit by a pitch. The Phillies have thrown the first career plunks of 3 different batters this season, and that’s tied with the Dodgers for most debut plunks thrown this year.

The most plunked batters born on May 9th

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

79hbp – Prince Fielder, born 05/09/1984, 153rd all time, played from 2005 to 2012
51hbp – Billy Jurges, born 05/09/1908, 386th all time, played from 1931 to 1947
35hbp – Ron Jackson, born 05/09/1953, 767th all time, played from 1975 to 1984
27hbp – Floyd Robinson, born 05/09/1936, 1087th all time, played from 1960 to 1968
24hbp – Tony Gwynn, born 05/09/1960, 1219th all time, played from 1982 to 2001