Archive for July 15th, 2012

Jones 13th inning HBP the key to Orioles victory

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Adams Jones took a 2-out 13th inning plunk from Joquin Benoit in the Orioles-Tigers game yesterday, and that put him on base to score the winning run when Taylor Teagarden homered 4 pitches later. That’s just the third 13th inning HBP this year, and no one has been hit later than the 13th inning.

Tyler Thornburg threw his first major league plunk, hitting Rod Barajas. That pitch happened to be the 200th plunk ever seen in a Piraters-Brewers game. He’s the 285th player in Brewers history to hit a batter.

Aaron Laffey hit Shelley Duncan with the bases loaded in the Indians-Blue Jays game yesterday, and that was the 4th time Laffey has thrown an RBI plunk. Among active pitchers, only Jamey Wright has hit more batters with the bases loaded (5). That was Duncan’s first bases loaded HBP.

The A’s moved a step closer to 4000 plunks, when Brandon Moss got hit by Cole DeVries yesterday. That was the 3,998 HBP in A’s franchise history. They will be the 6th American League franchise to reach the 4000 plunk milestone, coming soon to an A’s game.

The most plunked batters born on July 15th

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

230hbp – Dan McGann, born 07/15/1871, 7th all time, played from 1896 to 1908
50hbp – Kirt Manwaring, born 07/15/1965, 404th all time, played from 1987 to 1999
32hbp – Bubbles Hargrave, born 07/15/1892, 873rd all time, played from 1913 to 1930
29hbp – Miguel Olivo, born 07/15/1978, 1000th all time, played from 2002 to 2012
21hbp – Donn Clendenon, born 07/15/1935, 1405th all time, played from 1961 to 1972