Hafner tied Indians franchise record!!

May 8th, 2012 by pbr

Travis Hafner got plunked by the White Sox last night, his 11th against that team, and the 79th plunk of his career.   That ties Hafner with Napoleon Lajoie for the Indians franchise plunk record.  That record has stood since 1914, but Hafner has now tied it.  The White Sox have contributed more to that than any other team, with their 11 plunking of Hafner.  There are now 6 active players who hold at least a share of the plunk record and two more active players who hold the plunk record for a team they used to play for.  That was also the 44th time Hafner has been plunked at Progressive Field, extending his park record.

Reed Johnson also got plunked yesterday, bringing his career total to 115.  He’s now tied with Sherm Lollar and Jimmie Dykes for 48th place on the all time list.  Also in that game, David DeJesus got his 85th.

Carlos Zambrano hit two batters yesterday, for his 94th and 95th career plunks.  One of those was to fellow Venezuelan Jose Altuve, and it was the 1800th plunk to ever land on a Venezuelan.

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