Wednesday, April 27, 2005

No pitches to get hit by

The Quest was interrupted by rain last night. Kip Wells - discussed yesterday - will be back out today (weather permitting) trying not to hit Biggio. He's only been hit once on April 27th, back in 2002 by Atlanta's Kevin Gryboski. Houston won that one.

So far this year Mr. Biggio has been hit 3 times, which is the same number of pitches the entire rest of his team have taken. During the span of his career, through 2004, Biggio has taken 25.4% of the Astros' plunkings. Impressive as that is, it's only 10th all time. Ron Hunt took 38.2% of his teams hit-by-pitches over the course of his career, and David Eckstein (not even much of a target) is the active leader with 27.1%.


Player% of teams HBP





HBP





teamHBP








span
Ron Hunt38.2%





243





636








1963-1974
Whitey Alperman31.2%





39





125








1906-1909
Don Baylor29.8%





267





897








1970-1988
Tommy Tucker29.1%





272





936








1887-1899
David Eckstein27.1%





76





280








2001-2004
Jack Gleason26.8%





11





41








1877-1886
Jason Kendall26.4%





177





671








1996-2004
Chet Lemon26.3%





151





574








1975-1990
Charlie Babb25.7%





45





175








1903-1905
Craig Biggio25.4%





256





1009








1988-2004


(Through 2004)

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