Jason Giambi is the 11th most plunked major leaguer ever, and yesterday he got hit by Sergio Romo of the Giants. That gives Giambi a career total of 180 HBPs and leaves him 3 plunks away from tying Jake Beckley as the most plunked left handed batter ever. Beckley got hit 183 times from 1888 to 1907. Giambi has been hit by 28 of 30 major league teams, including 4 times by the Giants.
Rickie Weeks has been hit 100 times by teams that aren’t the Cubs, but yesterday the Cubs hit him for the 18th time, bringing his career total to 118. If Weeks had been hit by the rest of the league at the same rate the Cubs have hit him, he’d have 170 career plunks. Weeks is now tied with Jason Kendall as the 3rd most plunked Cubs opponent of the last 50 years, behind Craig Biggio‘s 19 and Ron Hunt‘s 25 plunks against the Cubs. That plunk was also Weeks’ 59th at Miller Park.
The Orioles have been hit in 5 consecutive games, which ties their longest streak of the live ball era. They’ve had 5 game plunk streaks in 1997, 2002, 2003 and 2010, but they’ve never reached 6 games with a plunk.
Prince Fielder also got hit by a pitch yesterday, bringing his total to 106. The Mariners are the 27th team to plunk Prince, and he just needs to get hit by the Tigers, Orioles and Brewers to have been plunked by every team.