what's in a name
Yesterday I mistakenly stated that if Dennys Reyes hit Craig Biggio that he would have been hit by 3 out of the 4 pitchers named Reyes to plunk Biggio. It turns out there are only 3 players who ever pitched named Reyes, and Dennys would have made it a perfect 3 for 3.
Biggio has never been hit by 3 different players with the same last name, but he has been hit by both pitchers who ever pitched with the last name Benes, Kim, Leiter and Valdes. He has been hit by 2 out of 6 name Wells and Reed, 2 out of 9 pitchers named Perez, 2 out of 12 Jacksons and 2 out of 22 Andersons.
The 2 most common last names of all time for pitchers are Smith (63), and Johnson (46) but Biggio has never been hit by a pitcher with either name. Smith has also been the most common last name among pitchers in Biggio's playing career with 18. There have been 12 pitchers named Williams, Davis, and Jones playing during Biggio's career but he has been hit by only 1 of each.
(All above stats exclude 2005 rookies, purely for my convenience)