Archive for May 15th, 2012

Choo ties major league lead with 5th

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Shin-Soo Choo got his 5th plunk of the year in last night’s game against Minnesota, tying him with the league lead with Minnesota outfielder Josh Willingham. That HBP was also the 4100th plunk in Cleveland Indians history.

Francisco Cordero of the Blue Jays hit Rays infielder Will Rhymes, making that the 100th time the Jays have hit the Rays with a pitch. That was Rhymes’ first career HBP, after 352 plunk free plate appearances.

Russell Martin picked up the 40th plunk of his career, making him the 4th player born in Ontario Canada to reach that mark. He’s tied for 3rd place in Ontario history with Jack Graney.

The most plunked batters born on May 15th

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

33hbp – George Brett, born 05/15/1953, 829th all time, played from 1973 to 1993
26hbp – Justin Morneau, born 05/15/1981, 1135th all time, played from 2003 to 2012
25hbp – Billy North, born 05/15/1948, 1168th all time, played from 1971 to 1981
16hbp – Steve Yerkes, born 05/15/1888, 1745th all time, played from 1909 to 1916
14hbp – A.J. Hinch, born 05/15/1974, 1941st all time, played from 1998 to 2004