Plunk leaders by Pope

February 11th, 2013 by pbr

Below is a list of which batters were hit by the most pitches under the reign of each roman catholic pope.

Benedict XVI
April 19, 2005 to February 28, 2013
Chase Utley – 131
Aaron Rowand – 102
Carlos Quentin – 97
Rickie Weeks – 94
Kevin Youkilis – 78
Prince Fielder – 78
Jason Giambi – 77
Jason Kendall – 76
Reed Johnson – 76
Alex Rodriguez – 75
Josh Willingham – 75
Jose Guillen – 75

John Paul II
October 16, 1978 to April 2, 2005
Craig Biggio – 256
Andres Galarraga – 178
Jason Kendall – 177
Don Baylor – 171
Fernando Vina – 157
Brady Anderson – 154
Chuck Knoblauch – 139
Larry Walker – 129
Jeff Bagwell – 127
Chet Lemon – 125

John Paul I
August 26, 1978 to September 28, 1978
Bob Randall – 4
Chris Chambliss – 3
Willie Stargell – 3
Mike Schmidt – 3
Richie Hebner – 3
Bob Bailor – 3
Don Money – 3
Bake McBride – 2
Don Baylor – 2
Thurman Munson – 2
Bucky Dent – 2
Tom Veryzer – 2
Alan Trammell – 2
Butch Wynegar – 2
Jerry Turner – 2
Tim Corcoran – 2
Ron Cey – 2
John Wathan – 2
Andre Dawson – 2
Willie Randolph – 2
Omar Moreno – 2
Phil Garner – 2
Jay Johnstone – 2
Bob Horner – 2
Graig Nettles – 2
Greg Luzinski – 2
Reggie Jackson – 2
Carney Lansford – 2
Mark Belanger – 2
Jerry Royster – 2
Eric Soderholm – 2
Rick Burleson – 2
Bobby Grich – 2
Derrel Thomas – 2

Paul VI
June 21, 1963 to August, 1978
Ron Hunt – 240
Frank Robinson – 112
Bill Freehan – 112
Don Baylor – 90
Cesar Tovar – 88
Joe Torre – 78
Pete Rose – 73
Reggie Jackson – 71
Mike Epstein – 70
Sal Bando – 70

John XXIII
October 28, 1958 to June 3, 1963
Minnie Minoso – 53
Frank Robinson – 44
Nellie Fox – 37
Norm Cash – 35
Joe Cunningham – 32
Orlando Cepeda – 31
Jim Landis – 31
Jim Gentile – 28
Sherm Lollar – 27
Woodie Held – 25

Pius XII
March 2, 1939 to October 9, 1958
Minnie Minoso – 134
Nellie Fox – 91
Sherm Lollar – 88
Eddie Yost – 76
Andy Pafko – 75
Jackie Robinson – 72
Solly Hemus – 61
Frankie Crosetti – 59
Bill Nicholson – 52
Eddie Robinson – 50

Pius XI
February 6, 1922 to February 10, 1939
Jimmie Dykes – 90
Kiki Cuyler – 85
Bing Miller – 76
Ossie Bluege – 71
Heinie Manush – 70
Joe Sewell – 68
Dick Bartell – 65
Bucky Harris – 59
Johnny Mostil – 57
Frankie Crosetti – 55
George Burns – 55

Benedict XV
September 3, 1914 to January 22, 1922
(Note: Benedict XV became pope during the 1914 season, and day by day game logs are not available on Retrosheet for that year, so the numbers shown are the players’ possible totals, depending on how many of their 1914 plunks occurred after September 3rd)
Art Fletcher – 78-91
Buck Herzog – 58-67
Wally Schang – 52-61
Heinie Groh – 44-57
Cy Williams – 44-46
George Burns – 43-55
Jack Fournier – 40-43
Bucky Harris – 40
Buck Weaver – 39-44
Tris Speaker – 36-43
Doc Johnston – 35-40
Zack Wheat – 34-37
Ray Schalk – 30-38

Pius X
August 4, 1903 to August 20, 1914
(Note: Pius X became pope during the 1903 season, and died during the 1914 season. Day by day game logs are not available on Retrosheet for either year, so the numbers shown are the players’ possible totals, depending on how many of their 1914 plunks occurred before August 20, and how many of their 1903 plunks were after August 4th.)
Kid Elberfeld – 109-124
Jake Stahl – 92-94
John Titus – 90-94
Steve Evans – 87-97
Jim Delahanty – 87-90
Frank Chance – 85-95
Art Devlin – 84
Doc Gessler – 78-92
Dan McGann – 76-88
Sherry Magee – 75-78

Leo XIII
February 20, 1878 to July 20, 1903
(Note: Leo XIII died during the 1903 season. Day by day game logs are not available on Retrosheet for that year, so the numbers shown are the players’ possible totals, depending on how many of their 1903 plunks occurred before July 20th.)
Hughie Jennings – 286-287
Tommy Tucker – 272
Curt Welch – 173
Jake Beckley – 163-164
Dan McGann – 142-154
Dummy Hoy – 134
Steve Brodie – 132
John McGraw – 131-134
Fred Clarke – 115-120
Bill Joyce – 108

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