Napolean Lajoie 79, Travis Hafner 78. That’s the score for the top two HBP getters in Indians franchise history after Hafner was plunked by Philip Humber. Hafner needs just one more plunk to claim a share of the Indians plunk record which has stood since 1914. Hafner holds the record for plunks by a batter born in North Dakota, and Lajoie holds the Rhode Island record for plunks with 134 (only 79 of them were while he played with the Indians).
In St. Louis, AJ Burnett threw his 99th career plunk, hitting Jon Jay. That leaves Burnett one well placed throw away from joining the 100 plunk club, after he watch Tim Hudson join the club against his team last week. That was Burnett’s first plunk since joining the Pirates. Jon Jay has now been hit 11 times, and that ranks 12th among players with only 6 letters in their first and last name, tied with Irv Ray.
Jonathan Sanchez hit Miguel Cabrera yesterday, and that was the 40th career plunk for both of them. Adam Jones also got his 40th plunk yesterday, but that was thrown by Ivan Nova, who has only hit 9 batters.
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