Thursday, June 16, 2005

Late swing

In non-plunk related Biggio milestone news, last Tuesday, in the top of the 7th, Craig Biggio recorded his 1500th career strikeout when Pedro Martinez sent him down swinging on 7 pitches. 1500 strikeouts might not be a milestone you really want to reach (like 263 HBPs), but only 6 players in the 1500 strikeout club have fewer strikeouts per at bat: Eddie Murray, Willie Mays, Andre Dawson, Frank Robinson, Dave Winfield, and Ricky Henderson.

Edit: Biggio is currently 36th on the all time strikeouts list.

Lowest 11* strikeouts per at bat among players with 1500 or more strikeouts:
Eddie Murray0.134
Willie Mays0.140
Andre Dawson0.152
Frank Robinson0.153
Dave Winfield0.153
Rickey Henderson0.155
Craig Biggio0.159
Dave Parker0.164
Lou Brock0.167
Gary Gaetti0.179
Dwight Evans0.189

*This is a convention defying top 11 list only because I didn't want to leave out Dwight Evans, who I feel is left out all too often.


At 6/17/2005 09:49:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here here for the salute to Dwight Evans. History will continue to forget who played right field for the Sox. Trot who?

A Red Sox plunk related question. What are Bronson Aroyo's stats for his young carrer? He seems to have learned how to throw inside (and behind) from Pedro Martinez. Are his stats above average, or have I been blinded by all his high profile plunks (the ones that lead to brawls)

At 6/17/2005 07:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the total number of players that have been struck out 1500 times in their career? (I think that's needed to get Biggio's ranking in perspective)


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