Archive for May 30th, 2012

Alex Rodriguez plunked 161 times

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Ernesto Frieri joined the “Pitchers Who Have Plunked Alex Rodriguez” club as the 131st member last night, throwing Rodriguez’s 161st career plunk. 89 of those 161 have occurred since Rodriguez joined the Yankees, and that’s the 4th most in team history. Rodriguez is now 4 plunks behind Kid Elberfeld for 15th place on the all time HBP list. (I suspect the “Pitchers who have thought about plunking Alex Rodriguez” club is much larger.)

Quintin Berry got his first major league plunk last night, making him the 530th batter ever plunked for the Tigers. Cole DeVries became the 485th pitcher in Twins history to hit a batter, and Jared Hughes became the 586th Pirate to hit a batter.

Ricky Romero threw his 35th career plunk for the Blue Jays, hitting Matt Weiters. That’s enough to put Romero into a tie for 5th place on the Blue Jays all time list, even with Chris Carpenter.

The most plunked batters born on May 30th

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

109hbp – Manny Ramirez, born 05/30/1972, 57th all time, played from 1993 to 2011
45hbp – Rube Oldring, born 05/30/1884, 493rd all time, played from 1905 to 1918
20hbp – Mike Donlin, born 05/30/1878, 1462nd all time, played from 1899 to 1914
6hbp – Amos Rusie, born 05/30/1871, 3198th all time, played from 1889 to 1901
5hbp – Charlie Frank, born 05/30/1870, 3484th all time, played from 1893 to 1894