Archive for August 19th, 2012

1800 for KC, Rangers throw 2300th

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

Among the 13 batters hit by pitches yesterday was Billy Butler of the Royals. That plunk was th 1800th time a Royal has been hit by a pitch in a regular season game. Historic plunk number 1800 for the Royals was delivered by Jake Peavy.

In Toronto, Roy Oswalt hit Edwin Encarnacion, and that pitch was the 2300th ever thrown by the Texas Rangers franchise. And, in Anaheim, Fernando Rodney hit Howie Kendrick, and that plunk was the 999th ever thrown by the Rays.

The most plunked batters born on August 19th

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

96hbp – Gary Gaetti, born 08/19/1958, 82nd all time, played from 1981 to 2000
10hbp – Estel Crabtree, born 08/19/1903, 2461st all time, played from 1929 to 1944
9hbp – J.J. Hardy, born 08/19/1982, 2621st all time, played from 2005 to 2012
9hbp – Mike Phillips, born 08/19/1950, 2621st all time, played from 1973 to 1983
8hbp – Terry Harper, born 08/19/1955, 2793rd all time, played from 1980 to 1987