Jeter gets 169th plunk – ties Arod

September 12th, 2014 by pbr

Giancarlo Stanton was not actually hit by a pitch last night, even though you probably already saw video of a pitch hitting him in the face. While Stanton did take a pitch in the face, the umpire said he was swinging – so no HBP for him or Reed Johnson who finished the at-bat and also got hit while swinging for a non-HBP.

Derek Jeter – known for getting hit by pitches that didn’t actually hit him – received plunk number 169 of his career, tying him with Bradley Boxberger. Jeter is now tied for 15th place on the all time list, tied with Alex Rodriguez.

AJ Burnett threw plunk number 130 of his career last night, hitting Starling Marte. He’s tied for 32nd place all time, with Jesse Tannehill and George Mulin. Marte is up to 17 plunks this season, 2 behind league leader Jon Jay who also got hit yesterday.

Jon Jay collected his 19th HBP of the season, delivered by Johnny Cueto. Jay currently leads all 2014 batters in plunks.

Dan Murphy broke a 1092 PA plunkless streak, getting hit by Matt Thornton.

pitching plunk leaders born on September 12th

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92 hbp – Mickey Lolich, born 09/12/1940, 108th all time, played from 1963 to 1979
55 hbp – Bob Groom, born 09/12/1884, 366th all time, played from 1909 to 1918
27 hbp – Russ Christopher, born 09/12/1917, 1146th all time, played from 1942 to 1948
19 hbp – Ole Olsen, born 09/12/1894, 1650th all time, played from 1922 to 1923
19 hbp – Spud Chandler, born 09/12/1907, 1650th all time, played from 1937 to 1947

active leader:
15 hbp – Clayton Richard, born 09/12/1983, 2003rd all time, played from 2008 to 2013

Jay takes most plunkable player lead with 18th

September 11th, 2014 by pbr

Jon Jay is now the first Cardinal to get hit 18 times in a season since the great Fernando Vina in 2002. Jay was hit by Reds pitcher Sam Lecure in the 8th inning last night, giving him a one plunk lead over teammate Matt Holliday in the 2014 plunk race. Holliday and Jay are the first pair of Cardinals to have 17 plunks in the same season since 1900 when Dann McGann and John McGraw got hit 24 and 23 times.

Starling Marte kept himself in the conversation for the 2014 most plunkable player award, collecting his 16th of the year last night. Jerome Williams hit Marte in the 1st inning of yesterday’s Pirates-Phillies game.

pitching plunk leaders born on September 11th

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81 hbp – Frank Kitson, born 09/11/1869, 146th all time, played from 1898 to 1907
35 hbp – Bill Hogg, born 09/11/1881, 802nd all time, played from 1905 to 1908
31 hbp – Dave Roberts, born 09/11/1944, 970th all time, played from 1969 to 1981
24 hbp – Ernie Koob, born 09/11/1892, 1311st all time, played from 1915 to 1919
12 hbp – Larry Bearnarth, born 09/11/1941, 2333rd all time, played from 1963 to 1971

active leader:
10 hbp – Andrew Cashner, born 09/11/1986, 2627th all time, played from 2010 to 2014

The most plunked batters born on September 11th

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132 hbp – Steve Brodie, born 09/11/1868, 36th all time, played from 1890 to 1902
60 hbp – Ellis Burks, born 09/11/1964, 290th all time, played from 1987 to 2004
42 hbp – Don Slaught, born 09/11/1958, 589th all time, played from 1982 to 1997
32 hbp – Jacoby Ellsbury, born 09/11/1983, 903rd all time, played from 2007 to 2014
24 hbp – Eduardo Perez, born 09/11/1969, 1259th all time, played from 1993 to 2006

active leader: Jacoby Ellsbury

pitching plunk leaders born on September 10th

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190 hbp – Randy Johnson, born 09/10/1963, 5th all time, played from 1988 to 2009
104 hbp – Barney Pelty, born 09/10/1880, 75th all time, played from 1903 to 1912
50 hbp – Danys Baez, born 09/10/1977, 457th all time, played from 2001 to 2011
15 hbp – Kameron Loe, born 09/10/1981, 2003rd all time, played from 2004 to 2013
11 hbp – Preston Hanna, born 09/10/1954, 2478th all time, played from 1975 to 1982

active leader:
Kameron Loe

The most plunked batters born on September 10th

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38 hbp – Roger Maris, born 09/10/1934, 698th all time, played from 1957 to 1968
35 hbp – Neil Walker, born 09/10/1985, 800th all time, played from 2009 to 2014
30 hbp – Dusty Miller, born 09/10/1868, 990th all time, played from 1889 to 1899
30 hbp – Harry Niles, born 09/10/1880, 990th all time, played from 1906 to 1910
29 hbp – Nick Green, born 09/10/1978, 1030th all time, played from 2004 to 2013
29 hbp – Joey Votto, born 09/10/1983, 1030th all time, played from 2007 to 2014

active leader: Neil Walker

Zunino reaches 15 plunks

September 9th, 2014 by pbr

Mariners catcher Mike Zunino now has a commanding lead in the American League Most Plunkable Player race, taking his 15th plunk of the year last night. He’s only the 3rd Mariner ever to get hit 15 times in a season, and if he could get hit 4 more times this season, he would tie Jose Guillen for the Mariners single season record (19). He’s also the first player with a last name beginning with Z ever to get hit by 15 pitches in a season, putting him just behind Eric Young and Kevin Youkilis if you take every player with a 15 plunk season and sort them alphabetically.

Dominic Brown broke a streak of 929 plate appearances without an HBP, getting hit by Jared Hughes yesterday.

The most plunked batters born on September 9th

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137 hbp – Frank Chance, born 09/09/1876, 31st all time, played from 1898 to 1914
48 hbp – Doc Johnston, born 09/09/1887, 467th all time, played from 1909 to 1922
45 hbp – Dots Miller, born 09/09/1886, 518th all time, played from 1909 to 1921
42 hbp – Todd Zeile, born 09/09/1965, 588th all time, played from 1989 to 2004
31 hbp – Frankie Frisch, born 09/09/1898, 946th all time, played from 1919 to 1937

active leader:
9 hbp – Will Middlebrooks, born 09/09/1988, 2710th all time, played from 2012 to 2014

pitching plunk leaders born on September 9th

September 9th, 2014 by pbr

61 hbp – Joey Hamilton, born 09/09/1970, 286th all time, played from 1994 to 2003
49 hbp – Mike Hampton, born 09/09/1972, 474th all time, played from 1993 to 2010
49 hbp – Waite Hoyt, born 09/09/1899, 474th all time, played from 1918 to 1938
39 hbp – Hugh Mulcahy, born 09/09/1913, 685th all time, played from 1935 to 1947
32 hbp – Edwin Jackson, born 09/09/1983, 925th all time, played from 2003 to 2014
32 hbp – Felix Rodriguez, born 09/09/1972, 925th all time, played from 1995 to 2006

active leader: Edwin Jackson