The most plunked batters born on August 28th

August 28th, 2014 by pbr

127 hbp – Carlos Quentin, born 08/28/1982, 42nd all time, played from 2006 to 2014
71 hbp – Tony Gonzalez, born 08/28/1936, 215th all time, played from 1960 to 1971
51 hbp – Joe Yeager, born 08/28/1875, 413rd all time, played from 1898 to 1908
48 hbp – Darren Lewis, born 08/28/1967, 467th all time, played from 1990 to 2002
41 hbp – Dode Paskert, born 08/28/1881, 614th all time, played from 1907 to 1921

active leader: Q!

pitching plunk leaders born on August 27th

August 27th, 2014 by pbr

51 hbp – Doc McJames, born 08/27/1874, 436th all time, played from 1895 to 1901
37 hbp – Phil Collins, born 08/27/1901, 741st all time, played from 1923 to 1935
32 hbp – Mike Maddux, born 08/27/1961, 925th all time, played from 1986 to 2000
23 hbp – Justin Miller, born 08/27/1977, 1369th all time, played from 2002 to 2010
12 hbp – Jim York, born 08/27/1947, 2325th all time, played from 1970 to 1976

active leader:
7 hbp – Billy Buckner, born 08/27/1983, 3157th all time, played from 2007 to 2013

The most plunked batters born on August 27th

August 27th, 2014 by pbr

69 hbp – Jim Thome, born 08/27/1970, 227th all time, played from 1991 to 2012
57 hbp – Brian McRae, born 08/27/1967, 317th all time, played from 1990 to 1999
49 hbp – Joe Cunningham, born 08/27/1931, 446th all time, played from 1954 to 1966
44 hbp – Ed Hahn, born 08/27/1875, 540th all time, played from 1905 to 1910
38 hbp – Buddy Bell, born 08/27/1951, 696th all time, played from 1972 to 1989

active leader: 9 hbp – Jordy Mercer, born 08/27/1986, 2707th all time, played from 2012 to 2014

Jon Jay reaches 15 plunks with walkoff

August 20th, 2014 by pbr

Jon Jay put himself back in the lead in the 2014 most plunkable player race, staying in front of a 9th inning JJ Hoover pitch last night, with the bases loaded and the game tied. That plunk won the game for the Cardinals, but more importantly gave Jay 15 plunks on the season to lead the majors. That’s the Cardinals 2nd walkoff plunk this season, making them the only team in the last 50 years to have 2 game winning HBPs in the same season.

AJ Burnett passed Kenny Rogers on the all time plunk list, throwing #127 and #128 of his career. Burnett is now 38th on the all time list for hitting batters. Burnett has hit 12 batters this season,

Mike Zunino took his 14th plunk of the season, extending his lead for the American League most plunkable player award.

The most plunked batters born on August 20th

August 20th, 2014 by pbr

57 hbp – Todd Helton, born 08/20/1973, 317th all time, played from 1997 to 2013
50 hbp – Graig Nettles, born 08/20/1944, 429th all time, played from 1967 to 1988
30 hbp – Tom Brunansky, born 08/20/1960, 990th all time, played from 1981 to 1994
14 hbp – Kal Daniels, born 08/20/1963, 2025th all time, played from 1986 to 1992
14 hbp – Al Lopez, born 08/20/1908, 2025th all time, played from 1928 to 1947

active leader: 1 hbp – Matt Hague, born 08/20/1985, 5857th all time, played from 2012 to 2014

pitching plunk leaders born on August 20th

August 20th, 2014 by pbr

55 hbp – Andy Benes, born 08/20/1967, 363rd all time, played from 1989 to 2002
52 hbp – Pete Schneider, born 08/20/1895, 410th all time, played from 1914 to 1919
46 hbp – Mark Langston, born 08/20/1960, 526th all time, played from 1984 to 1999
31 hbp – Jose Paniagua, born 08/20/1973, 968th all time, played from 1996 to 2003
27 hbp – George Zuverink, born 08/20/1924, 1143rd all time, played from 1951 to 1959

active leader: nobody

Utley plunked for 166th time

August 19th, 2014 by pbr

Chase Utley has only been hit by 3 pitches while facing Seattle Mariners pitchers, including the time Roenis Elias hit Utley last night. However, Chase Utley has been hit 163 times by other teams, so he has 166 for his career. That’s one more plunk than Kid Elberfeld ever got, so Utley is now alone in 17th place on the all time list. He’s 2 plunks behind Derek Jeter for 16th place, 17 plunks behind Jake Beckley for 1st place among left handed batters, and 119 plunks behind Craig Biggio for 2nd place all time. Utley has been hit 10 times this season, making this his 8th season with double digit plunks.

Justin Masterson hit Mike Leake in the Cardinals-Reds game, bringing his season total to 14. That’s 5 plunks behind Charlie Morton for the season lead.

pitching plunk leaders born on August 19th

August 19th, 2014 by pbr

72 hbp – Woody Williams, born 08/19/1966, 194th all time, played from 1993 to 2007
59 hbp – Ron Darling, born 08/19/1960, 306th all time, played from 1983 to 1995
51 hbp – Chris Capuano, born 08/19/1978, 434th all time, played from 2003 to 2014
38 hbp – Tex Carleton, born 08/19/1906, 715th all time, played from 1932 to 1940
34 hbp – George Ferguson, born 08/19/1883, 854th all time, played from 1906 to 1911

active leader: Chris Capuano

Marte gets 14th for share of the lead

August 18th, 2014 by pbr

Pirates baseball magnet Starling Marte got hit by Rafael Soriano last night, bringing Marte’s season total to 14. That ties him with Jon Jay for the major league lead. Marte’s career rate of plate appearances per plunk is now 28.02, which ranks 2nd among active players with 1000 plate appearances. Carlos Quentin gets hit every 25.57 plate appearances.

Jeremy Guthrie threw his 13th plunk of the season, landing a baseball on Eduardo Escobar. Guthrie leads the American League in plunks, but he’s 6 short of Charlie Morten for the overall major league lead.

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