Archive for October, 2012

The most plunked batters born on October 31st

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

72 hbp – Bert Daniels, born 10/31/1882, 202nd all time, played from 1910 to 1914
46 hbp – David Dellucci, born 10/31/1973, 488th all time, played from 1997 to 2009
43 hbp – Mike Napoli, born 10/31/1981, 542nd all time, played from 2006 to 2012
39 hbp – Fred McGriff, born 10/31/1963, 652nd all time, played from 1986 to 2004
32 hbp – Mike Gallego, born 10/31/1960, 878th all time, played from 1985 to 1997

The most plunked batters born on October 30th

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

94hbp – Ed Delahanty, born 10/30/1867, 91st all time, played from 1888 to 1903
66hbp – Buck Freeman, born 10/30/1871, 235th all time, played from 1891 to 1907
63hbp – Dave Valle, born 10/30/1960, 257th all time, played from 1984 to 1996
47hbp – Jason Bartlett, born 10/30/1979, 469th all time, played from 2004 to 2012
28hbp – Jim Ray Hart, born 10/30/1941, 1050th all time, played from 1963 to 1974
28hbp – Luis Matos, born 10/30/1978, 1050th all time, played from 2000 to 2006

Infante hit in 9th, Giants win World Series

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Omar Infante became the 29th player ever plunked in the 9th inning of a World Series game, but he couldn’t stay in the game to take first base and the Tigers couldn’t drive him home.  He would have been the winning run, reaching base with 2 outs in the 9th, but as it turned out, the Giants won in the 10th.  That was the first time Infante has been hit by a pitch in a postseason game, and it was Santiago Casilla’s first postseason plunk as well.

The Giants hit 8 batters in this year’s postseason, 2 short of the record.

Congratulations to the World Series champion Giants!

The most plunked batters born on October 27th

Monday, October 29th, 2012

54 hbp – <strong><a target=”_blank” href=”http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/doughpa01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.plunkeveryone.com”>Patsy  Dougherty</a></strong>, born 10/27/1876, 347th all time, played from 1902 to 1911
37 hbp – <strong><a target=”_blank” href=”http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/barrysh01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.plunkeveryone.com”>Shad  Barry</a></strong>, born 10/27/1878, 707th all time, played from 1899 to 1908
34 hbp – <strong><a target=”_blank” href=”http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/ricede01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.plunkeveryone.com”>Del  Rice</a></strong>, born 10/27/1922, 812nd all time, played from 1945 to 1961
30 hbp – <strong><a target=”_blank” href=”http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/roberbi01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.plunkeveryone.com”>Bip  Roberts</a></strong>, born 10/27/1963, 966th all time, played from 1986 to 1998
28 hbp – <strong><a target=”_blank” href=”http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/lummi01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.plunkeveryone.com”>Mike  Lum</a></strong>, born 10/27/1945, 1050th all time, played from 1967 to 1981

The most plunked batters born on October 28th

Monday, October 29th, 2012

272 hbp – Tommy Tucker, born 10/28/1863, 3rd all time, played from 1887 to 1899
50 hbp – Nate McLouth, born 10/28/1981, 406th all time, played from 2005 to 2012
24 hbp – Doc Lavan, born 10/28/1890, 1229th all time, played from 1913 to 1924
17 hbp – Lenny Harris, born 10/28/1964, 1663rd all time, played from 1988 to 2005
17 hbp – Tim Bogar, born 10/28/1966, 1663rd all time, played from 1993 to 2001
13 hbp – Frank Smith, born 10/28/1879, 2061st all time, played from 1904 to 1915
12 hbp – Chet Chadbourne, born 10/28/1884, 2188th all time, played from 1906 to 1918
8 hbp – Bill Wilson, born 10/28/1867, 2804th all time, played from 1890 to 1898

The most plunked batters born on October 29th

Monday, October 29th, 2012

34hbp – Jesse Barfield, born 10/29/1959, 812nd all time, played from 1981 to 1992
17hbp – Will Venable, born 10/29/1982, 1663rd all time, played from 2008 to 2012
15hbp – Solly Hofman, born 10/29/1882, 1861st all time, played from 1903 to 1916
4hbp – Earl Yingling, born 10/29/1888, 3826th all time, played from 1911 to 1918
3hbp – Jim Bibby, born 10/29/1944, 4235th all time, played from 1972 to 1984
3hbp – Happy Finneran, born 10/29/1890, 4235th all time, played from 1912 to 1918

Prince Fielder takes 277th plunk in World Series history

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Madison Bumgarner hit Prince Fielder last night in game 2 of the World Series, making that the 277th time a World Series batters has been hit by a pitch, and the 50th plunk in a game 2 of the World Series.  That was Fielder’s 3rd postseason HBP, and he’s now the 7th batter to have at least one postseason plunk in the Division Series, LCS, and World Series rounds.  Chuck Knoblauch, Chase Utley, Jason Varitek, Alex Rodriguez, Edgar Renteria and Luis Gonzalez are the others.  Knoblauch is the only one to get hit in three rounds in the same year though.

Bumgarner has hit 2 batters in the postseason now, and the Giants have hit 41 in franchise history. The Giants have hit 7 postseason batters this year, leaving them 3 short of the record for most batters hit in a single postseason campaign.  The 2011 Yankees, 2004 Red Sox and Cardinals, and 2005 Astros all hit 10 batters.

The most plunked batters born on October 26th

Friday, October 26th, 2012

63 hbp – Toby Harrah, born 10/26/1948, 257th all time, played from 1969 to 1986
53 hbp – Mike Hargrove, born 10/26/1949, 362nd all time, played from 1974 to 1985
38 hbp – Kid Gleason, born 10/26/1866, 672nd all time, played from 1888 to 1912
38 hbp – Dick Hoblitzel, born 10/26/1888, 672nd all time, played from 1908 to 1918
23 hbp – Lee Tannehill, born 10/26/1880, 1280th all time, played from 1903 to 1912

The most plunked batters born on October 25th

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

49 hbp – Jack Doyle, born 10/25/1869, 425th all time, played from 1889 to 1905
34 hbp – Bobby Thomson, born 10/25/1923, 812nd all time, played from 1946 to 1960
34 hbp – Al Cowens, born 10/25/1951, 812nd all time, played from 1974 to 1986
16 hbp – Rowland Office, born 10/25/1952, 1758th all time, played from 1972 to 1983
16 hbp – Joe Wood, born 10/25/1889, 1758th all time, played from 1908 to 1922

The most plunked batters born on October 24th

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

83hbp – F.P. Santangelo, born 10/24/1967, 140th all time, played from 1995 to 2001
71hbp – Ossie Bluege, born 10/24/1900, 209th all time, played from 1922 to 1939
43hbp – Jay Faatz, born 10/24/1860, 542nd all time, played from 1884 to 1890
38hbp – Gene Larkin, born 10/24/1962, 672nd all time, played from 1987 to 1993
23hbp – Ned Williamson, born 10/24/1857, 1280th all time, played from 1878 to 1890
23hbp – Rafael Belliard, born 10/24/1961, 1280th all time, played from 1982 to 1998