Samuel Deduno became the 11th pitcher ever to hit 3 Brewers in one game last night, and he pushed the Brewers past an important milestone. Deduno hit Norichika Aoki for the Brewers 1999th plunk, then Rickie Weeks for number 2000th in Brewers history, and finally he hit Jean Segura for the 2001st* plunk in Brewers history. The Brewers first 2000 plunks split 1,047 in road games, and 953 in home games. In the home games, the Brewers were hit 533 times at County Stadium, 401 times at Miller Park, and 19 times at Sick’s Stadium when they were known as the Seattle Pilots. 98 of the Brewers 2000 plunks have been thrown by the Twins, and 47 of those have been in road games. The Brewers have been hit 6 times at Target Field, and Rickie Weeks had been the target of 3 of those. Weeks ranks 6th on the Target Field plunk list, despite not playing in the same league as the Twins.
Rickie Weeks’ plunk was a Brewers record 110th, meaning he has accounted for 5.5% of all Brewers HBPs. Weeks is now tied for 57th place in MLB plunk history, with George Burns.
The Brewers are the 19th franchise to get hit by 2000 pitches, and they’re the first among the 1969 expansion teams to reach 2000.
*-correction – an earlier miscalculation had Segura’s plunk listed as 2000, when in fact Rickie Weeks plunk last night was number 2000.
Tags: HBPs of note