Thursday, June 02, 2005

win streak?

Craig Biggio didn't get hit by a pitch last night, but went 1-3 with a walk, and the Astros have now won 5 of their last 7 games. Adam Everett recorded his 23rd career HBP. He may not look like he's on a track to catch Biggio, but Biggio didn't get to 23 HBPs until his 6th season in the majors, so there is still hope if you're an Adam Everett fan (maybe you should start a blog about it).

In other news, here's a nice article from Don Baylor's perspective about the modern HBP record. Baylor says "I could have been hit another 100 times if I hadn't gotten out of the way". So true in all parts of life. Once again, people seem to dismiss the 19th century players, and I probably would too if Biggio didn't have a shot at breaking the all time record, but I still point to the MLB stats site which lists Hughie Jennings as the all time record holder.

The Astros are off today, so Biggio won't have a chance to chip into Don Baylor's modern record for HBPs on June 2nd. Biggio has never been plunked on the 2nd day of June, but Baylor had 2.

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