Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Double Header plunks

(This was supposed to go up yesterday, but I didn't quite have time to finish it)
The Astros play relatively few double headers since they play home games in places with roofs. During Biggio's career the Astros have only had 25 double headers. In 2001 and 2002 they went entire seasons without any double headers. Yesterday was the Astros' second double header this month, making it the first time they've had 2 in a month since 1999 and the first time they've had 2 in a season since 2001. Craig Biggio has played in both games on 18 of those 25 days, and in those 36 games he has only been hit by a pitch twice. On double header days when he only played 1 game, he has never been plunked. He has never been hit in both games of a double header.

4 Comments:

At 7/20/2005 10:51:00 PM, Blogger Two Dogs said...

My question is "Where in Hell do you find this?" Highlight of my day.

 
At 7/21/2005 12:41:00 AM, Blogger TheBentKangaroo said...

Once you have an Excel spreadsheet with the time, date, opponent, etc. of every single plunk in his career, the rest is just simple research.

Actually, creating the spreadsheet is just simple research. Just a little time consuming. And what a great public service it is. I'll be happy, but a little sad, the day Biggio passes Jennings, as it will likely mean the end of this blog.

 
At 7/21/2005 08:52:00 AM, Blogger Two Dogs said...

I read every day just to see the various statistics. Makes my damn day.

 
At 7/22/2005 02:48:00 PM, Anonymous Lionstone said...

"Once you have an Excel spreadsheet with the time, date, opponent, etc. of every single plunk in his career, the rest is just simple research."
You can't be serious. A spreadsheet? No, it takes an honest-to-goodness database to turn out these kind of stats without taking a large chunk of the writer's time. Even a toy database like Access could do the job.

Psh. A spreadsheet. *snicker*

 

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