Hunter Pence and Kendry Morales both got hit by a pitch yesterday, and they were both born in 1983. Pence was the 999th plunk ever recorded by a batter born in 1983 and Morales’s plunk was the 1000th. 1983 is the 25th year which produced batters who have been hit a total of 1000 times, and it’s the most recent. Batters born in 1981 have only been hit 799 times, and batters born in 1984 have been hit 630 times.
The Padres went into yesterday’s game with a league low 7 HBPs thrown, but they were facing the Brewers, who had been hit 33 times this season and 12 times on Fridays. The result of that matchup was that Corey Hart got his 5th HBP of the season and Aramis Ramirez was hit for the 4th time. That brings the Brewers season total to 35 and the Padres have hit 9, which is still the fewest in the majors. Ramirez is now up to 93 for his career.
Mike Trout picked up his 4th career HBP, and he’s still the only batter born in 1991 who has been hit by a pitch in the majors.