pitching plunk leaders born on July 24th

July 24th, 2014 by pbr

26 hbp – Jose Valverde, born 07/24/1979, 1200th all time, played from 2003 to 2013
20 hbp – Jerry Augustine, born 07/24/1952, 1564th all time, played from 1975 to 1984
19 hbp – Jesse Stovall, born 07/24/1875, 1643rd all time, played from 1903 to 1904
17 hbp – Duane Pillette, born 07/24/1922, 1804th all time, played from 1949 to 1956
12 hbp – Nate Bump, born 07/24/1976, 2318th all time, played from 2003 to 2005

active leader:
Jose Valverde

The most plunked batters born on July 24th

July 24th, 2014 by pbr

106 hbp – Barry Bonds, born 07/24/1964, 69th all time, played from 1986 to 2007
61 hbp – Jack Clements, born 07/24/1864, 284th all time, played from 1884 to 1900
50 hbp – Tommy McCarthy, born 07/24/1863, 424th all time, played from 1884 to 1896
15 hbp – Joe Oliver, born 07/24/1965, 1912nd all time, played from 1989 to 2001
8 hbp – Chris Lindsay, born 07/24/1878, 2884th all time, played from 1905 to 1906

active leader:
4 hbp – Scott Van Slyke, born 07/24/1986, 3906th all time, played from 2012 to 2014

Wright throws 154th – Martin takes over 2014 lead

July 23rd, 2014 by pbr

Veteran pitcher Jamey Wright hit Russell Martin and Andrew McCutcheon last night for his 153rd and 154th plunks thrown. 154 puts Wright in a tie with Don Drysdale for 18th place in Major League batter plunking history. Martin also got hit by Josh Beckett in that game, pushing his 2014 HBP total to 13. That’s 2 plunks ahead of any other player this season.

The most plunked batters born on July 23rd

July 23rd, 2014 by pbr

59 hbp – Nomar Garciaparra, born 07/23/1973, 294th all time, played from 1996 to 2009
49 hbp – Ival Goodman, born 07/23/1908, 441st all time, played from 1935 to 1944
30 hbp – Ginger Beaumont, born 07/23/1876, 987th all time, played from 1899 to 1910
26 hbp – Pee Wee Reese, born 07/23/1918, 1165th all time, played from 1940 to 1958
24 hbp – Hod Ford, born 07/23/1897, 1254th all time, played from 1919 to 1933

active leader: nobody

Aramis Ramirez joins top 50

July 22nd, 2014 by pbr

Aramis Ramirez got hit by a Mat Latos pitch last night giving him 118 career plunks. That ties him with AJ Pierzynski for 50th place on the all time list. That was the 3rd time Latos has hit Ramirez, and that was the first plunk Latos has thrown this year.

Danny Valencia broke a streak of 1372 plate appearances without an HBP, getting hit by Chris Sale yesterday. Valencia had never been hit in the majors, so now he has 1 in 1372 plate appearances.

pitching plunk leaders born on July 22nd

July 22nd, 2014 by pbr

129 hbp – Dave Stieb, born 07/22/1957, 34th all time, played from 1979 to 1998
57 hbp – Jesse Haines, born 07/22/1893, 338th all time, played from 1918 to 1937
55 hbp – Ryan Vogelsong, born 07/22/1977, 362nd all time, played from 2000 to 2014
43 hbp – Scott Sanderson, born 07/22/1956, 583rd all time, played from 1978 to 1996
29 hbp – George Baumgardner, born 07/22/1891, 1038th all time, played from 1912 to 1916

active leader: Ryan Vogelsong

The most plunked batters born on July 22nd

July 22nd, 2014 by pbr

74 hbp – Mike Sweeney, born 07/22/1973, 194th all time, played from 1995 to 2010
62 hbp – Jack Glasscock, born 07/22/1857, 275th all time, played from 1879 to 1895
50 hbp – Cliff Johnson, born 07/22/1947, 424th all time, played from 1972 to 1986
41 hbp – Doc Cramer, born 07/22/1905, 607th all time, played from 1929 to 1948
40 hbp – Juan Uribe, born 07/22/1979, 639th all time, played from 2001 to 2014

active leader: Juan Uribe

Morton throws 17th of the season – on July 19th.

July 20th, 2014 by pbr

Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton has now hit 17 batters this season, after hitting Charlie Blackmon in yesterday’s game against the Rockies. The last Pirates pitcher to hit 17 in a season was Ed Doheney in 1903. Hitting 17 batters by July 19th hasn’t been done since – sometime before Retrosheet has data. Howard Emke reached 17 on July 22nd in 1923 (he hit Ira Flagstead 3 times in that game). But nobody in the live ball era hit 17 batters by July 19th until Charlie Morton in 2014.

pitching plunk leaders born on July 20th

July 20th, 2014 by pbr

55 hbp – Mike Witt, born 07/20/1960, 362nd all time, played from 1981 to 1993
20 hbp – Stephen Strasburg, born 07/20/1988, 1563rd all time, played from 2010 to 2014
13 hbp – Don Black, born 07/20/1916, 2198th all time, played from 1943 to 1948
10 hbp – Oscar Graham, born 07/20/1878, 2616th all time, played from 1907 to 1907
2 hbp – John Lamb, born 07/20/1946, 4775th all time, played from 1970 to 1973
2 hbp – Mark Lee, born 07/20/1964, 4775th all time, played from 1988 to 1995
2 hbp – Kevin Siegrist, born 07/20/1989, 4775th all time, played from 2013 to 2014

active leader: Stephen Strasburg

The most plunked batters born on July 20th

July 20th, 2014 by pbr

70 hbp – Heinie Manush, born 07/20/1901, 221st all time, played from 1923 to 1939
59 hbp – Tony Oliva, born 07/20/1938, 294th all time, played from 1962 to 1976
49 hbp – Bengie Molina, born 07/20/1974, 440th all time, played from 1998 to 2010
25 hbp – Charles Johnson, born 07/20/1971, 1199th all time, played from 1994 to 2005
11 hbp – Jake Fox, born 07/20/1982, 2390th all time, played from 2007 to 2011
11 hbp – Alexi Casilla, born 07/20/1984, 2390th all time, played from 2006 to 2013

active leader: Alexi Casilla