Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Speaking of elevation

On average, Craig Biggio's 266 plunks have occured at an elevation of 457 feet above sea level. 156 have come within 50 feet of sea level, 42 were between 50 and 500 feet, 49 between 500 and 1000 feet, and 19 have come at altitudes greater than 1000 feet. (Try to guess the 4 parks he's been hit at which are over 1000 feet - none are Mile High Stadium)
11 different pitchers have plunked Biggio exclusively at elevations greater than 1000 feet above sea level, and 6 of those have only hit him above 5000 feet. None of those 11 have plunked Biggio more than once.
12 different pitchers have kept all there Biggio plunking at elevations lower than 40 feet. Of those 12, only AJ Burnett has hit him twice.
2004 was Biggio's highest year, geographically speaking, for average plunks at 945 feet. In 1990, the average elevation of Biggio's HBPs was 33 feet 4 inches, making that his lowest average year.
YearElevation*Plunks
200494515
2001695.528
2003685.727
2000634.416
1998615.923
2002528.317
1996503.927
1992336.47
1997297.434
1989198.36
1995184.522
1999158.611
1994137.58
19938810
20057910
1991652
199033.33

*in feet above sea level

7 Comments:

At 6/28/2005 10:20:00 PM, Anonymous OswaltBabe said...

#267! Jason Jennings! in the 5th!

 
At 6/28/2005 10:20:00 PM, Anonymous matth said...

HE GOT HIT, HE GOT HIT, HE GOT HIT!

 
At 6/28/2005 10:21:00 PM, Blogger Dan Laugharn said...

WOOHOO!

 
At 6/28/2005 10:22:00 PM, Anonymous OswaltBabe said...

ooh wow...now it's bases loaded with 1 out...go STROS!!! Let Biggio score #95!!!!!

 
At 6/28/2005 10:23:00 PM, Anonymous OswaltBabe said...

It's a grand slam for Ensberg and #95 scored for Bidge after a hit!!!

 
At 6/28/2005 10:36:00 PM, Anonymous dm said...

...and I missed it - not able to watch the game tonight due to some ridiculous business meeting. Clearly I have screwed-up priorities. I'll comfort myself with the anticipation of witnessing number 287, perhaps as soon as september...

 
At 6/28/2005 10:55:00 PM, Anonymous Oswaltbabe said...

Hope #268 happens tonight...I think #287 will have to wait for next year...LOL

 

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