Friday, July 22, 2005

Political Plunkings

Craig Biggio has been hit by a pitch 232 times while the Republican Party has controlled the House of Representatives, and only 36 times while the Democrats have held a majority in Congress. He has been hit 122 times on days when Congress was in session, 110 of those were under Republican control. Dennis Hastert has been Speaker of the house during 57 of those plunks while Congress was in session, the most of any Speaker, but Newt Gingrich was close behind with 53. In total, Biggio has been plunked 126 times during Hastert's term as Speaker, 106 under Gingrich, 34 under Thomas Foley, and twice during James Wright's term.
Biggio has been plunked 195 times while the Republican's had a majority in the Senate, and 73 times when Democrats held the majority. He was hit 151 times during the Clinton administration, 99 times so far during George W.'s term, and 18 times under the original President Bush. Biggio's 151 plunks during the Clinton presidency trails only Ron Hunt's 165 during the Nixon era for most HBPs during a presidency. Don Baylor had 149 under Reagan, but Hughie Jennings and Tommy Tucker had there careers split up by Presidents McKinley, Cleveland and Benjamin Harrison.

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