Thursday, June 30, 2005

Unvital statistics

With the modern record in the rearview mirror, and the all time record and title unification a while off, it's time to get down to some hard statistics that you really need to know. The average weight of pitchers who have hit Craig Biggio with a pitch is 200.22 pounds - 3.64 pounds heavier than the average weight of all players who pitched during the span of Biggio's career. Pitchers drilling Biggio while visiting Houston have weighed slightly less, 198.72 pounds, than plunkers at road parks - 201.86 pounds. In total, Biggio's 268 plunks have had 53,460 pounds of pitchers behind them - about the same weight as 7.5 Cadillac Escalades.

Jeff Juden (265) is listed as the heaviest pitcher who has plunked Biggio, and Miguel Batista the least massive (160)*.

Here's the average weight of the pitchers who have plunked Biggio for each team:
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Yankees
225
Mets
208.59
Twins
208
A's
205
Cubs
204.79
Brewers
204.63
Padres
203.42
Cardinals
203.33
Rockies
202.97
Royals
201.67
Expos
201.5
Pirates
200.05
Indians
200
Giants**
199.37
White Sox
197.5
Marlins
197
Phillies
196.36
D-backs
193.75
Dodgers
193.58
Reds
192.68
Braves
190
Rangers
186.25
Orioles
182.5


*All weights are as listed at some unknown point in time, and may not reflect any actual measurement. For example, that weight listed for the Yankees is supposed to be David Wells. But, perhaps we can assume that all the made up weights listed for players average out to something near reality.

**The original version of this post omited results for the Giants, for no known reason, causing mass confusion on the comment board - or maybe just in this author.

7 Comments:

At 6/30/2005 07:46:00 PM, Anonymous oswaltbabe said...

Here's an interesting stat I found. Biggio has never been plunked by a pitcher in the San Francisco Giants uniform! The following American League teams have also never joined in the Plunk Biggio-mania:

Detroit Tigers
Anaheim Angels (sorry calling them the LA/Ana whatever just doesn't work for me)
Seattle Mariners
Boston Red Sox
Toronto Blue Jays
Tampa Bay Devil Rays

 
At 6/30/2005 08:06:00 PM, Blogger pbr said...

Hey, who's spreading these lies? While Biggio hasn't been plunked by the Giants since their new park opened, he has been hit by them, and I'm pretty sure they weren't pitching naked.

But the rest is true.

I'm obviously not providing the world with enough Biggio hit-by-pitch data.

 
At 6/30/2005 08:17:00 PM, Blogger pbr said...

oh, it was me. I'll have to fix that post

 
At 6/30/2005 11:26:00 PM, Anonymous Alli said...

Congrats to Bidge! :D

Dude, your site cracked me up. Mind if add it to my favorite links list on my LiveJournal? If you wanna check it out, my ID is painting_music. Just thought I'd ask cause dude, this site rocks. ;D!

 
At 6/30/2005 11:26:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a wacky site! LOL. Found your blog after hearing about you guys via the color announcers during the Astros-Reds game today. Although they said "plunkbiggio.com", which took me to a crappy holding page. But good ol Google listed you guys at the top. Just thought you should know.

 
At 6/30/2005 11:30:00 PM, Anonymous Taryn said...

So, 206 bones in the body, and Biggio was hit 268 times... that must suck, at least 1 HBP for every bone in your body.

The reason the Red Sox didn't hit him is because they have class, which is why I love them!

 
At 6/30/2005 11:31:00 PM, Anonymous Taryn said...

oh yes, i don't know you, but i was just randomly reading things

 

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