Tuesday, May 31, 2005

another stunning coincidence

Yesterday, Craig Biggio collected his 262nd hit by pitch 6,127 days after Don Baylor became the third player to record 262 career HBPs back on August 20, 1988. The pitcher who plunked Baylor that day nearly 15 years ago started a minor league game yesterday for the Brockton Rox of the independent Can-Am league. That's right, Oil Can Boyd, who dished out Don Baylor's plunk number 262, began his most recent "comeback" on the same day that Craig Biggio recorded plunk 262.
If The Can lives his dream and makes it back to the majors, and happens to plunk Craig Biggio he would become the 7th pitcher to drill both Biggio and Baylor. The current members of that club are Tom Candiotti, Jose DeLeon, Danny Jackson, Mark Portugal, Frank Tanana, and Bob Tewksbury.

5 Comments:

At 5/31/2005 01:26:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow - that is amazing stuff.

Any chance one of the Hughie Jennings plunkers can muster enough strength to take the mound against Biggio just once?

'Cause THAT would be an amazing coincidence as well. Or just amazing.

 
At 5/31/2005 01:40:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Any chance one of the Hughie Jennings plunkers can muster enough strength to take the mound against Biggio just once?"

The MLBPA collective bargaining agreement currently forbids raising the dead by either black magic or mad science, but who knows what the owners might give up for a marketing tool like that next time they go to the bargaining table?

 
At 5/31/2005 02:10:00 PM, Blogger Laurence said...

You do know that you've pretty much gotten any Houston blogging award locked up at this point.

 
At 5/31/2005 03:18:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Raising the dead is a possibility -
If you plunk it, he will come...

 
At 6/01/2005 09:36:00 AM, Blogger perchorin said...

If there was an Astros blogging award, wouldn't this be the only candidate? I haven't been able to find anything else other than a guy who plays poker and sometimes throws in a sentence or two about the 'stros games.

 

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