Archive for June, 2013

The most plunked batters born on June 30th

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

105 hbp – Mark Grudzielanek, born 06/30/1970, 68th all time, played from 1995 to 2010
64 hbp – Tony Fernandez, born 06/30/1962, 249th all time, played from 1983 to 2001
22 hbp – Davy Jones, born 06/30/1880, 1336th all time, played from 1901 to 1918
21 hbp – Ron Swoboda, born 06/30/1944, 1416th all time, played from 1965 to 1973
10 hbp – Roberto Ortiz, born 06/30/1915, 2494th all time, played from 1941 to 1950

active leader:
8 hbp – Mike Carp, born 06/30/1986, 2831st all time, played from 2009 to 2013

pitching plunk leaders born on June 30th

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

138 hbp – Chan Ho Park, born 06/30/1973, 28th all time, played from 1994 to 2010
49 hbp – Bud Black, born 06/30/1957, 458th all time, played from 1981 to 1995
16 hbp – Manny Salvo, born 06/30/1913, 1873rd all time, played from 1939 to 1943
11 hbp – Johnny Miljus, born 06/30/1895, 2423rd all time, played from 1915 to 1929
9 hbp – Hal Smith, born 06/30/1902, 2723rd all time, played from 1932 to 1935

active leader:
5 hbp – Ryan Cook, born 06/30/1987, 3535th all time, played from 2011 to 2013

pitching plunk leaders born on June 29th

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

66 hbp – Ed Seward, born 06/29/1867, 230th all time, played from 1885 to 1891
56 hbp – Bob Shaw, born 06/29/1933, 342nd all time, played from 1957 to 1967
56 hbp – Patsy Flaherty, born 06/29/1876, 342nd all time, played from 1899 to 1911
50 hbp – Rick Honeycutt, born 06/29/1954, 443rd all time, played from 1977 to 1997
34 hbp – Jack Sutthoff, born 06/29/1873, 837th all time, played from 1898 to 1905
34 hbp – Dizzy Trout, born 06/29/1915, 837th all time, played from 1939 to 1957

active leader:
1 hbp – Tom Koehler, born 06/29/1986, 5361st all time, played from 2012 to 2013

The most plunked batters born on June 29th

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

59 hbp – Bobby Veach, born 06/29/1888, 288th all time, played from 1912 to 1925
48 hbp – Harmon Killebrew, born 06/29/1936, 449th all time, played from 1954 to 1975
39 hbp – Heinie Reitz, born 06/29/1867, 655th all time, played from 1893 to 1899
32 hbp – Pedro Guerrero, born 06/29/1956, 885th all time, played from 1978 to 1992
29 hbp – Burgess Whitehead, born 06/29/1910, 1015th all time, played from 1933 to 1946

active leader: Nobody

2013 Foul Ball leaders

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Here are the batters who have hit the most foul balls during their plate appearances this season:
Miguel Cabrera – 288
Jacoby Ellsbury – 285
Starling Marte – 275
Adam Jones – 275
Dustin Pedroia – 272
Jay Bruce – 270
Brett Gardner – 269
Shin-Soo Choo – 266
Robinson Cano – 266
Torii Hunter – 266
Brandon Belt – 262
Justin Morneau – 261
Carlos Gomez – 259
Carlos Gonzalez – 258
Starlin Castro – 256
Dominic Brown – 251
Victor Martinez – 248
Chris Davis – 248
Adrian Beltre – 247
Matt Holliday – 247
Alexei Ramirez – 246
Howie Kendrick – 245
Frederick Freeman – 244
Melky Cabrera – 243
Joey Votto – 243
Elvis Andrus – 242
Mike Napoli – 242
Paul Goldschmidt – 242
Josh Hamilton – 241
Gerardo Parra – 240
Alfonso Soriano – 239
Dexter Fowler – 238
Alejandro De Aza – 238
David Wright – 238
Josh Donaldson – 236
Jed Lowrie – 231
Brandon Phillips – 231
J.P. Arencibia – 230
Pablo Sandoval – 229
Miguel Montero – 226
Matt Carpenter – 226
Daniel Nava – 225
Mark Reynolds – 225
Jimmy Rollins – 224
Alex Gordon – 223
Ian Desmond – 221
Carlos Santana – 220
Anthony Rizzo – 220
Yadier Molina – 220
Alcides Escobar – 219

And, here are the batters who have hit the fewest (200 PA minimum):

Chase Utley – 103
Jeff Keppinger – 110
Tyler Flowers – 118
Maicer Izturis – 119
Yonder Alonso – 119
John Jaso – 123
Omar Infante – 123
Pedro Florimon Jr. – 125
Alberto Callaspo – 125
Matt Kemp – 126
Ben Revere – 126
Angel Pagan – 127
Josh Rutledge – 128
A.J. Ellis – 128
Michael Bourn – 130
A.J. Pollock – 130
Lance Berkman – 131
Kurt Suzuki – 131
Russell Martin – 135
Justin Smoak – 136
Shane Victorino – 136
Carl Crawford – 136
Troy Tulowitzki – 137
Ruben Tejada – 139
Drew Stubbs – 140
Welington Castillo – 141
Aaron Hicks – 142
Adam Lind – 144
Ike Davis – 146
Marcell Ozuna – 146
Chris Young – 147
Jason Heyward – 147
Cody Ross – 148
Conor Gillaspie – 148
Chris Iannetta – 148
Chris Denorfia – 149
Josh Reddick – 150
David Ortiz – 150
Carlos Beltran – 150
David Freese – 150
Chris Johnson – 150
Ryan Zimmerman – 150
Eric Young – 151
Carlos Quentin – 152
Michael Saunders – 153
Placido Polanco – 153
Adeiny Hechavarria – 153
Raul Ibanez – 154
Rickie Weeks – 155
David DeJesus – 155
Lyle Overbay – 155

Rickie Weeks gets 112th HBP

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Rickie Weeks has now been plunked 17 times by the Chicago Cubs, and twice by Matt Garza. Garza plunked Weeks in the 3rd inning with a 92.6mph pitch. With 112 career plunks, Weeks now has sole possession of 54th place on the all time list for career HBPs, and he has moved ahead of Luis Gonzalez for 8th place among batters with the astrological sign Virgo. He’s the 18th batter ever to get hit 112 times for a single team, and he’s been hit 55 times at Miller Park now. Garza is the 9th 29 year old pitcher to plunk Weeks.

Austin Jackson got plunked for the first time this season, breaking a streak of 468 plate appearances without an HBP. Adrian Beltre broke a 344 plate appearance plunkless streak as well yesterday.

pitching plunk leaders born on June 28th

Friday, June 28th, 2013

31 hbp – Al Downing, born 06/28/1941, 952nd all time, played from 1961 to 1977
29 hbp – Mike Lynch, born 06/28/1880, 1020th all time, played from 1904 to 1907
27 hbp – Fred Gladding, born 06/28/1936, 1120th all time, played from 1961 to 1973
27 hbp – Fred Talbot, born 06/28/1941, 1120th all time, played from 1963 to 1970
18 hbp – Greg Keagle, born 06/28/1971, 1689th all time, played from 1996 to 1998

active leader: nobody

The most plunked batters born on June 28th

Friday, June 28th, 2013

267 hbp – Don Baylor, born 06/28/1949, 4th all time, played from 1970 to 1988
67 hbp – Richard Hidalgo, born 06/28/1975, 232nd all time, played from 1997 to 2005
63 hbp – Brandon Phillips, born 06/28/1981, 260th all time, played from 2002 to 2013
56 hbp – Corey Koskie, born 06/28/1973, 324th all time, played from 1998 to 2006
35 hbp – Chris Speier, born 06/28/1950, 779th all time, played from 1971 to 1989

active leader: Brandon Phillips

Chase Utley still knows how to take a plunk

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

On Monday night the Phillies lost an extra inning game, watching Carlos Quentin help the game winning rally in the 10th inning with an HBP. Last night it was Chase Utley‘s turn to spark a game winning rally with his HBP. Utley got hit leading off the 13th inning, and came around to score the go-ahead run that would turn out to be the game winner. That plunk was Utley 153rd career HBP. He’s the 21st most plunked player of all time, and is now one plunk behind Fred Clarke and Brady Anderson on the all time list. But, Utley has only been hit two times this season, so he seems to be waiting for the right moments, like last night, to take his plunks. Tommy Layne threw that 13th inning plunk, and it was just the 5th plunk of his career.

Albert Pujols also got hit by a pitch last night, for the 86th of his career, delivered by Tigers pitcher Jose Alvarez. That was the 2,099th plunk in Angels team history. Pujols got hit by the 6th pitch of his career on June 26, 2001.

pitching plunk leaders born on June 27th

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

95 hbp – Rube Benton, born 06/27/1890, 100th all time, played from 1910 to 1925
17 hbp – Jim Johnson, born 06/27/1983, 1777th all time, played from 2006 to 2013
15 hbp – Bill Daley, born 06/27/1868, 1971st all time, played from 1889 to 1891
10 hbp – Lou Kretlow, born 06/27/1921, 2568th all time, played from 1946 to 1956
7 hbp – Hank Behrman, born 06/27/1921, 3090th all time, played from 1946 to 1949

active leader: Jim Johnson