Archive for May 13th, 2012

RA Dickey gets RBI plunk

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Mets pitcher RA Dickey was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded yesterday, making him the first pitcher to pick up an RBI plunk since Micah Owing did that on September 6, 2009. The last time a Mets pitcher took a plunk with the bases loaded was May 20, 2004 when Jae Weong Seo got hit by Jason Marquis. Dickey had never been hit by a pitch before, and he’s the 345th Met to have at least 1 plunk.

Ryan Braun extended his consecutive games with a plunk streak to 2, getting hit yesterday by Chris Volstad. Braun now leads the National League in plunks with 4 this year.

The most plunked batters born on May 13th

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

43hbp – Leon Wagner, born 05/13/1934, 532nd all time, played from 1958 to 1969
36hbp – Johnny Roseboro, born 05/13/1933, 731st all time, played from 1957 to 1970
32hbp – Larry Gardner, born 05/13/1886, 870th all time, played from 1908 to 1924
31hbp – Juan Beniquez, born 05/13/1950, 910th all time, played from 1971 to 1988
19hbp – Jimmy Archer, born 05/13/1883, 1523rd all time, played from 1904 to 1918