Archive for May 28th, 2012

Indians and White Sox hit each other 6 times

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Gavin Floyd hit 3 Indians yesterday, including Casey Kotchman’s 39th plunk, and Hector Santiago threw Kotchman’s 40th plunk, but the Indians got in two return plunks bringing the games total to 6. That’s a pretty good game. Floyd now leads the majors with 8 hit batters – no other pitcher has hit more than 6.

Hanley Ramirez joined Kotchman in getting his 40th plunk yesterday, with Ramirez getting his from Matt Cain.

Jamie Moyer threw his 146th career plunk, hitting Reds pitcher Mat Latos. That makes him the oldest pitcher ever to plunk the opposing pitcher. But then, most of what Jamie Moyer does makes him the oldest pitcher to do that thing he did.

The most plunked batters born on May 28th

Monday, May 28th, 2012

61 hbp – Kirk Gibson, born 05/28/1957, 275th all time, played from 1979 to 1995
24 hbp – Jhonny Peralta, born 05/28/1982, 1220th all time, played from 2003 to 2012
19 hbp – Mike Difelice, born 05/28/1969, 1525th all time, played from 1996 to 2008
10 hbp – Bill Doran, born 05/28/1958, 2448th all time, played from 1982 to 1993
8 hbp – Bill Barrett, born 05/28/1900, 2773rd all time, played from 1921 to 1930