Aramis Ramirez joins 100 plunk club!!!

September 10th, 2012 by pbr

John McGraw and Dan McGann for the 1900 Cardinals, Sherm Lollar and Nellie Fox in 1960, Derek Jeter and Jason Giambi in 2005, and Rickie Weeks and Aramis Ramirez in 2012. Those are the only pairs of teammates in baseball history to cross the 100 career plunk mark in the same season. Ramirez broke the 100 plunk barrier in the 8th inning yesterday when Cardinals reliever Mitchell Boggs hit him. He’s the 74th batter to get hit by 100 pitches in his career, and he’s tied with Henry Larkin for 73rd place on the all time list for career HBPs. The Brewers have now been hit 82 times this year, which ties them with the 2006 Brewers for the biggest single season plunk total in franchise history.

Alex Rodriguez got hit by another pitch yesterday, giving him a career total of 166. That moves him ahead of Kid Elberfeld into sole possession of 15th place on the all time list for career plunks. Jake Arietta threw that ones for the Orioles. Freddy Garcia also hit JJ Hardy in that game, and the Yankees-Baltimore matchup has produced the most plunks in the league this year with 23.

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