pitching plunk leaders born on August 18th

August 18th, 2014 by pbr

101 hbp – Burleigh Grimes, born 08/18/1893, 84th all time, played from 1916 to 1934
51 hbp – Gus Dorner, born 08/18/1876, 434th all time, played from 1902 to 1909
23 hbp – Lowell Palmer, born 08/18/1947, 1367th all time, played from 1969 to 1974
18 hbp – Max Lanier, born 08/18/1915, 1722nd all time, played from 1938 to 1953
18 hbp – Albie Lopez, born 08/18/1971, 1722nd all time, played from 1993 to 2003

active leader:
5 hbp – Justin Wilson, born 08/18/1987, 3616th all time, played from 2012 to 2014

The most plunked batters born on August 18th

August 18th, 2014 by pbr

58 hbp – Buck Weaver, born 08/18/1890, 308th all time, played from 1912 to 1920
37 hbp – Bobby Higginson, born 08/18/1970, 732nd all time, played from 1995 to 2005
36 hbp – Sam Wise, born 08/18/1857, 763rd all time, played from 1881 to 1893
35 hbp – Roberto Clemente, born 08/18/1934, 798th all time, played from 1955 to 1972
33 hbp – Wally Gerber, born 08/18/1891, 862nd all time, played from 1914 to 1929

active leader: 10 hbp – Evan Gattis, born 08/18/1986, 2546th all time, played from 2013 to 2014

Jay jumps into MPP race lead with 4 plunks in 2 days

August 17th, 2014 by pbr

Jon Jay got hit by two pitches yesterday, and this isn’t a rerun – he got hit by 2 pitches on Friday as well. Jay is the first batter to get hit by 4 pitches in two days since April 16th and 17th 2005 when Reed Johnson got hit 3 times in one game and 1 in the next by the Rangers.
Since 1920, only 7 batters, including Jay, have been hit 4 times in the span of two games. Jay now sits in first place in the race for the 2014 Most Plunkable Player award, with 14 HBPs on the season.

Shin-Soo Choo also got hit by a pitch yesterday, for his 12 of the season and 93rd career plunk.

pitching plunk leaders born on August 17th

August 17th, 2014 by pbr

56 hbp – Brett Myers, born 08/17/1980, 352nd all time, played from 2002 to 2013
43 hbp – John Buzhardt, born 08/17/1936, 583rd all time, played from 1958 to 1968
33 hbp – Skip Lockwood, born 08/17/1946, 891st all time, played from 1969 to 1980
32 hbp – Mike Maroth, born 08/17/1977, 924th all time, played from 2002 to 2007
30 hbp – Chad Qualls, born 08/17/1978, 1001st all time, played from 2004 to 2014

active leader: Chad Qualls

The most plunked batters born on August 17th

August 17th, 2014 by pbr

74 hbp – Jorge Posada, born 08/17/1971, 195th all time, played from 1995 to 2011
50 hbp – Bill Keister, born 08/17/1871, 428th all time, played from 1896 to 1903
34 hbp – Dustin Pedroia, born 08/17/1983, 836th all time, played from 2006 to 2014
29 hbp – Boog Powell, born 08/17/1941, 1030th all time, played from 1961 to 1977
27 hbp – Johnny Rawlings, born 08/17/1892, 1122nd all time, played from 1914 to 1926

active leader: Dustin Pedroia

Utley lands 165th, Johnson gets 131st

August 16th, 2014 by pbr

Phillies veteran plunk target Chase Utley was hit by a Javier Lopez pitch last night, in the top of the 10th inning with the bases loaded. That was Utley’s 5th RBI plunk, and the 165th HBP of his career. Kid Elberfeld got hit by 165 pitches in his career, and he was the 17th most plunked batter ever, which means Utley is also the 17th most plunked batter ever. That’s 77 more plunks than any other player in Phillies history.

Reed Johnson experienced the 131st plunk of his career last night, delivered by Trevor Cahill. He’s 37th on the all time list, one plunk behind Damion Easley.

Mike Zunino was hit for the 13 time this season, tying him with Carlos Gomez, Starling Marte and Russel Martin for the major league lead. He’s 2 plunks ahead of Shin-Soo Choo for the American League most plunkable player award race. He’s only the 4th Mariner to get hit 13 times in a season. Craig Biggio got hit by over 13 pitches in a season 10 times, but every Mariner ever has only reached 13 plunks in a season 4 times.

Jon Jay and Alex Gordon both reached 50 plunks yesterday.

pitching plunk leaders born on August 16th

August 16th, 2014 by pbr

44 hbp – Rick Reed, born 08/16/1964, 563rd all time, played from 1988 to 2003
32 hbp – Hank Robinson, born 08/16/1887, 924th all time, played from 1911 to 1918
20 hbp – Gene Brabender, born 08/16/1941, 1567th all time, played from 1966 to 1970
20 hbp – Yu Darvish, born 08/16/1986, 1567th all time, played from 2012 to 2014
20 hbp – Xavier Hernandez, born 08/16/1965, 1567th all time, played from 1989 to 1998

active leader: Yu Darvish

The most plunked batters born on August 16th

August 16th, 2014 by pbr

39 hbp – Baby Doll Jacobson, born 08/16/1890, 674th all time, played from 1915 to 1927
32 hbp – Bret Barberie, born 08/16/1967, 900th all time, played from 1991 to 1996
29 hbp – Willie Clark, born 08/16/1872, 1029th all time, played from 1895 to 1899
28 hbp – Hick Carpenter, born 08/16/1855, 1074th all time, played from 1879 to 1892
28 hbp – Gene Woodling, born 08/16/1922, 1074th all time, played from 1943 to 1962

active leader:
21 hbp – Ryan Hanigan, born 08/16/1980, 1448th all time, played from 2007 to 2014

pitching plunk leaders born on August 15th

August 15th, 2014 by pbr

63 hbp – Oliver Perez, born 08/15/1981, 259th all time, played from 2002 to 2014
54 hbp – Bill Sherdel, born 08/15/1896, 376th all time, played from 1918 to 1932
37 hbp – Les Sweetland, born 08/15/1901, 739th all time, played from 1927 to 1931
36 hbp – Joey Jay, born 08/15/1935, 775th all time, played from 1953 to 1966
27 hbp – Mike James, born 08/15/1967, 1143rd all time, played from 1995 to 2002

active leader: Oliver Perez

The most plunked batters born on August 15th

August 15th, 2014 by pbr

91 hbp – John Warner, born 08/15/1872, 107th all time, played from 1895 to 1908
47 hbp – Scott Brosius, born 08/15/1966, 487th all time, played from 1991 to 2001
45 hbp – Doggie Miller, born 08/15/1864, 517th all time, played from 1884 to 1896
42 hbp – Charlie Comiskey, born 08/15/1859, 584th all time, played from 1882 to 1894
30 hbp – Chris Brown, born 08/15/1961, 990th all time, played from 1984 to 1989

active leader:
2 hbp – Jarrod Dyson, born 08/15/1984, 4899th all time, played from 2010 to 2014