Sunday, April 24, 2005

Plunk Biggio - the beginning

It is not widely known, as far as I can tell, that the Houston Astros second baseman Craig Biggio is closing in on an all time major league baseball record set over 100 years ago. He needs to be hit by a pitch 28 more times to break the career record for hit-by-pitches.
I think this is pretty amazing and needs to be further publicized. The name of this blog should not be taken as an endorsement of throwing at Craig Biggio, but getting hit by a pitch is part of the game. Whether he's leaning in and taking one for the team, or just battling for his spot in the batters box, something must be said for Biggio's toughness for standing in there after being struck so many times.
So, this blog is devoted for that pursuit of the record. Hopefully he'll make it this year, and I hope some other people, Astros fans and media, get on board with this and give the proper respect for this quest.


At 4/25/2005 11:35:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kudos to the author! This site has been needed for a long time and it's good to see that Biggio is finally getting the recognition for the accomplishments he has worked so hard to achieve, as well as providing up-to-date insightful analysis to the millions and millions of fans who have been thirsting for this knowledge.

I know I will finally be able to sleep well at night.

At 4/27/2005 05:09:00 PM, Blogger Linkmeister said...

I had no idea. I thought Baylor and Hunt had put this (Modern Era) record beyond reach.

At 4/27/2005 05:46:00 PM, Anonymous Kyle said...

This is great idea. It is too bad there isn't some stat for pine-tar gunk buildup on helmet, because I'm sure Biggio would be the reigning king.

Astros fans everywhere owe you a great debt of gratitude.

At 4/28/2005 11:46:00 AM, Blogger Sarah said...

Heh. This is awesome. :) Now if only someone could, you know, get a hit to score him after he gets on base thanks to a bean ball. Sigh.

At 4/29/2005 05:20:00 PM, Blogger Chance said...

This is the most amazing Blog I have ever read. Shoot me an email at cmcclain AT


At 6/09/2005 11:45:00 AM, Anonymous bg al said...

terrific blog spot. i looked everywhere but couldn't find out how many times Biggio scored after being hit.


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