Friday, June 03, 2005

Friday with the NL champs

The defending National League champions will visit Biggio's yard starting today, and Chris Carpenter will lead off the series pitching for St. Louis. Carpenter plunked Biggio last year on April 14th to become the second pitcher born in New Hampshire to do so. New Hampshire may sound like a place much to small to have produced 2 of the 200 pitchers to have hit Craig Biggio with a pitch, but they are actually only 5th in Biggio plunkers produced per capita. With a population of nearly 1.3 million as of last year, New Hampshire has produced 1 Biggio plunker per 650,000 of current population. Alaska has produced Biggio plunkers at nearly twice that per capita rate.
StateBiggio PlunkersPop.(July 04)per capita
Hawaii31262840 0.0000024
North Dakota16343660.0000016
New Hampshire212995000.0000015

Craig Biggio has never been hit by a pitch on June 3rd.


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