Freddy Van Dusen signing day
Unfortunately, getting hit by a throw on the way to first base isn't a stat that has ever been tracked, so Craig Biggio will have to continue his hunt for the 271 pitch with his name on it this weekend. Today Ben Sheets pitches for the Brewers. He hit Biggio with a pitch June 29, 2001. The Brewers' Scott Karl hit Biggio on August 20, 1998, and the Cubs' Kyle Farnsworth hit him on August 20, 2002.
Today is also the 50th anniversary of Fred Van Dusen's signing with the Phillies. Hopefully the last 50 years have been kinder to Freddy than the few weeks following August 20, 1955, but he can still say he made it to the show once upon a time - I'm sure a good number of people who never had one at all would trade their major league career for his.
Tomorrow Victor Santos goes for the Brewers. He has never hit Craig Biggio with a pitch, and Biggio has never been hit on August 21.