Thursday, July 07, 2005

what's in a name part 2, the prequel

If Woody Williams hits Craig Biggio with a pitch today, he'll be the first Woody to do so. There have been 8 pitchers in major league history name Woody, but Woody Williams is the only Woody who has pitched during Biggio's career.
Biggio has been hit by 8 different Marks, 6 Johns, 5 Matts, Mikes, Steves, and Jeffs.
281 Bills have pitched in major league history, the most of any first name, but only one has hit Craig Biggio with a pitch.
Biggio has been hit by 2 out of the 3 Calvins* who ever pitched, missing (or missed by) only Calvin Jones who played for just two seasons for Seattle. He has been hit by 18 different pitchers who are the only pitcher in history with their first name.

Also, though this would have fit better with part 1, it's worth noting that Biggio was never plunked by Eric Plunk, though he was walked by Bob Walk - and plunked by Bob Walk and walked by Eric Plunk.

*There has never been a pitcher named Hobbes, first or last.


At 7/09/2005 07:06:00 PM, Blogger Two Dogs said...

If there is anything funnier than THESE statistics, I just don't know what it could be. Damn fine work.


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