Archive for May 11th, 2012

Foul Ball Friday

Friday, May 11th, 2012

2012 Foul Ball team leaders through May 10

Red Sox 890
Diamondbacks 842
A’s 839
Braves 833
White Sox 825
Phillies 823
Rangers 821
Tigers 820
Giants 816
Mariners 813
Blue Jays 794
Cubs 792
Nationals 786
Brewers 780
Cardinals 779
Mets 776
Angels 771
Orioles 765
Yankees 762
Dodgers 759
Pirates 749
Reds 746
Astros 729
Indians 728
Rays 727
Padres 723
Rockies 722
Royals 712
Twins 706
Marlins 667

2012 foul balls against (by pitching team)

Orioles 902
Tigers 837
Rays 830
Braves 827
Red Sox 823
Mariners 809
Pirates 802
Giants 799
Royals 796
Cubs 792
White Sox 788
Diamondbacks 787
Reds 783
Rangers 782
Padres 778
Yankees 773
Marlins 772
Brewers 769
Dodgers 763
Mets 761
Nationals 758
Phillies 755
Indians 750
A’s 745
Astros 735
Blue Jays 732
Rockies 728
Cardinals 713
Angels 710
Twins 696

Foul Ball individual leaders (season totals)

Frederick Freeman 137
Josh Reddick 134
Derek Jeter 120
Ryan Braun 117
Dustin Pedroia 114
Alexei Ramirez 112
Adrian Gonzalez 109
Michael Cuddyer 108
Cliff Pennington 107
Danny Espinosa 107
Emilio Bonifacio 107

Shoppach 50th plunk arrives

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Kelly Shoppach is now the 2nd most plunked batter in the league after picking up his 4th of the season last night. Derek Lowe delivered that one, giving Shoppach a career total of 50 HBPs. Congratulations to Shoppach for reaching the half century mark.

Jose Bautista got his 45th career plunk on a Jason Marquis throw and Sean Rodriguez picked up plunk number 30 on a pitch from CC Sabathia.

Sabathia and Lowe’s plunks to Rodriguez and Shoppach were both their 74th hit batter. Marquis’ was his 81st.

And, Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg got hit by a pitch, the first of his career.

The most plunked batters born on May 11th

Friday, May 11th, 2012

50hbp – Charlie Gehringer, born 05/11/1903, 399th all time, played from 1924 to 1942
22hbp – Gene Hermanski, born 05/11/1920, 1318th all time, played from 1943 to 1953
16hbp – Jerry Martin, born 05/11/1949, 1745th all time, played from 1974 to 1984
9hbp – Jim Connor, born 05/11/1863, 2598th all time, played from 1892 to 1899
8hbp – Milt Pappas, born 05/11/1939, 2769th all time, played from 1957 to 1973