batters plunked in first plate appearance, since 1969

Alex Castellanos got hit by a pitch in his first major league plate appearance last night, and it sounds like he’d be joining a pretty rare club. But, as it turns out, he’s the 24th player since 1969 to do that, and the list includes last night’s Dodgers’ starter Chad Billingsley.

Below is the list, with the pitcher who hit them.

Date Batter Pitcher
05/31/2012 Alex Castellanos (LAN) Kameron Loe (MIL)
09/06/2011 Matt Dominguez (FLO) Pedro Beato (NYN) (pinch hitter)
06/04/2011 Brian Dinkelman (MIN) Luke Hochevar (KCA)
06/09/2007 Sean Gallagher (CHN) Peter Moylan (ATL) (relief pitcher)
06/06/2007 Sean Barker (COL) Chad Qualls (HOU) (pinch hitter)
09/04/2006 Scott Moore (CHN) Paul Maholm (PIT) (pinch hitter)
08/29/2006 Delmon Young (TBA) Freddy Garcia (CHA)
06/15/2006 Chad Billingsley (LAN) Chris Young (SDN) (starting pitcher)
07/09/2005 Adam Greenberg (CHN) Valerio De Los Santos (FLO) (only MLB plate appearance)
05/28/2005 Kelly Shoppach (BOS) Buddy Groom (NYA)
07/16/1997 Ryan Long (KCA) Gary Haught (OAK)
04/01/1997 Steve Bieser (NYN) Tim Scott (SDN) (pinch hitter)
05/23/1996 Jose Malave (BOS) Mike Jackson (SEA)
04/19/1996 Tony Graffanino (ATL) Joey Hamilton (SDN) (2nd consecutive hit batter)
07/14/1995 George Williams (OAK) Charles Nagy (CLE)
05/27/1991 Rich Amaral (SEA) Kevin Appier (KCA)
09/05/1989 Jeff Datz (DET) Jeff Montgomery (KCA)
06/19/1989 Dana Williams (BOS) Donn Pall (CHA) (pinch hitter)
09/06/1983 Skeeter Barnes (CIN) Mark Calvert (SFN) (2nd HBP in the 7th inning)
09/10/1977 Ron Washington (LAN) Pedro Borbon (CIN)
09/02/1975 Don Werner (CIN) Dave Freisleben (SDN) (pinch hitter)
07/21/1970 Carmen Fanzone (BOS) Ken Tatum (CAL) (pinch hitter)
05/17/1969 John Ellis (NYA) Tom Murphy (CAL)

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