pitching plunk leaders born on April 16th

April 16th, 2014 by pbr

105 hbp – Jim Lonborg, born 04/16/1942, 72nd all time, played from 1965 to 1979
68 hbp – Dutch Leonard, born 04/16/1892, 217th all time, played from 1913 to 1925
33 hbp – Curt Young, born 04/16/1960, 882nd all time, played from 1983 to 1993
22 hbp – Antonio Alfonseca, born 04/16/1972, 1425th all time, played from 1997 to 2007
18 hbp – Jim Devlin, born 04/16/1866, 1707th all time, played from 1886 to 1889

active leader:
2 hbp – Paco Rodriguez, born 04/16/1991, 4736th all time, played from 2012 to 2014

The most plunked batters born on April 16th

April 16th, 2014 by pbr

157 hbp – Fernando Vina, born 04/16/1969, 18th all time, played from 1993 to 2004
39 hbp – Rich Rollins, born 04/16/1938, 660th all time, played from 1961 to 1970
38 hbp – Paul Waner, born 04/16/1903, 684th all time, played from 1926 to 1945
22 hbp – Piggy Ward, born 04/16/1867, 1345th all time, played from 1883 to 1894
8 hbp – Bernie Allen, born 04/16/1939, 2859th all time, played from 1962 to 1973

active leader:
1 hbp – Nolan Arenado, born 04/16/1991, 5805th all time, played from 2013 to 2014

Seager and Moss both get 15th plunk

April 15th, 2014 by pbr

Yes, it’s a slow plunk news day.

Only three batters were hit by pitches yesterday – Colby Lewis hit Kyle Seager in the Rangers-Mariners game, bringing Lewis’s career total to 30 and Seager’s to 15.

In the Angels-A’s game, Joe Smith hit Brandon Moss giving Moss 15 career plunks. Smith has hit 20 in his career, and that plunk was number 1992 in the history of Angels Stadium of Anaheim.

Danny Espinosa got hit by Kevin Slowey in the Nationals-Marlins game, increasing Espinosa’s career total to 36. That puts him in a tie with Jose Vidro for 10th place in Nationals history, but he’s still 78 plunks behind Ron Hunt for the franchise record. Kevin Slowey has hit 21 people.

pitching plunk leaders born on April 15th

April 15th, 2014 by pbr

75 hbp – Darby O’Brien, born 04/15/1867, 175th all time, played from 1888 to 1891
68 hbp – Woodie Fryman, born 04/15/1940, 217th all time, played from 1966 to 1983
29 hbp – John Danks, born 04/15/1985, 1027th all time, played from 2007 to 2014
27 hbp – Aaron Laffey, born 04/15/1985, 1127th all time, played from 2007 to 2013
26 hbp – King Cole, born 04/15/1886, 1191st all time, played from 1909 to 1915

active leader:
John Danks

The most plunked batters born on April 15th

April 15th, 2014 by pbr

78 hbp – Jeromy Burnitz, born 04/15/1969, 168th all time, played from 1993 to 2006
51 hbp – Willie Davis, born 04/15/1940, 404th all time, played from 1960 to 1979
44 hbp – Milton Bradley, born 04/15/1978, 532nd all time, played from 2000 to 2011
33 hbp – Ed Abbaticchio, born 04/15/1877, 852nd all time, played from 1897 to 1910
25 hbp – Ed Bailey, born 04/15/1931, 1191st all time, played from 1953 to 1966

active leader:
1 hbp – Adeiny Hechavarria, born 04/15/1989, 5804th all time, played from 2012 to 2014

Pierzynski plunked for 115th time

April 14th, 2014 by pbr

David Phelps of the Yankees hit AJ Pierzynski last night pushing AJ’s career total to 115. That puts him in a tie with Jimmy Dykes and Sherm Lollar for 51st place all time.

Brewers pitcher Kyle Lohse got hit by pitch for the 4th time in his career, on a pitch from Pirate Charlie Morton. Lohse has 4 career plunks which makes him the active leader in HBPs among pitchers.

Hunter Pence became the first batter this year to get hit by a pitch on his birthday. Tyler Chatwood of the Rockies delivered that birthday wellwish.

pitching plunk leaders born on April 14th

April 14th, 2014 by pbr

137 hbp – Greg Maddux, born 04/14/1966, 29th all time, played from 1986 to 2008
30 hbp – Mike Trombley, born 04/14/1967, 990th all time, played from 1992 to 2002
28 hbp – Kyle Farnsworth, born 04/14/1976, 1072nd all time, played from 1999 to 2013
26 hbp – Steve Avery, born 04/14/1970, 1191st all time, played from 1990 to 2003
26 hbp – Carlos Perez, born 04/14/1971, 1191st all time, played from 1995 to 2000

active leader: Kyle Farnsworth

The most plunked batters born on April 14th

April 14th, 2014 by pbr

107 hbp – Pete Rose, born 04/14/1941, 65th all time, played from 1963 to 1986
69 hbp – Brad Ausmus, born 04/14/1969, 226th all time, played from 1993 to 2010
29 hbp – Gregg Zaun, born 04/14/1971, 1020th all time, played from 1995 to 2010
18 hbp – David Justice, born 04/14/1966, 1628th all time, played from 1989 to 2002
17 hbp – Marty Keough, born 04/14/1935, 1698th all time, played from 1956 to 1966

active leader:
1 hbp – Kyle Farnsworth, born 04/14/1976, 5804th all time, played from 1999 to 2013

pitching plunk leaders born on April 13th

April 14th, 2014 by pbr

75 hbp – Mark Leiter, born 04/13/1963, 175th all time, played from 1990 to 2001
51 hbp – Vean Gregg, born 04/13/1885, 426th all time, played from 1911 to 1925
49 hbp – Claude Hendrix, born 04/13/1889, 464th all time, played from 1911 to 1920
23 hbp – Ben Cantwell, born 04/13/1902, 1352nd all time, played from 1927 to 1937
11 hbp – Ricardo Rincon, born 04/13/1970, 2441st all time, played from 1997 to 2008

active leader: nobody

Napoli and Kouzmanoff both reach the 50 plunk mark

April 13th, 2014 by pbr

Mike Napoli reached the 50 plunk mark yesterday when he took an HBP from Yankees releiver Matt Thornton. That was the 3rd fastest plunk recorded so far this season at 95.6mph.

Kevin Kouzmanoff also got his 50th HBP, collecting his from Jarred Cosart. That was the first major league plunk for Cosart.

Paul Maholm threw plunk number 75 of his career, hitting Mark Trumbo. That ties Maholm with Willie Mitchell for 2nd place among pitchers born in Mississippi. He’s 5 hit batters behind Roy Oswalt among Mississippians. Trumbo broke a streak of 916 plate appearances without taking an HBP – he hadn’t been hit since August 5, 2012

And Adam Dunn got his 80th career plunk on a pitch from Justin Masterson.