really important world series stats
Long time readers of this site will no doubt remember that Craig Biggio has been hit most often by pitchers with the astrological sign Sagittarius, and the chinese zodiac sign of the snake. Readers who are skilled with astrology may have known that already. But, among pitchers who hit batters in the World Series, its Libras and Rams who are in the lead. 21 pitchers born in the year of the Ram have hit a total of 27 batters in the World Series, and 20 pitchers born under Libra have hit a total of 29 batters in World Series games.
World Series plunks by Pitcher's Chinese Zodiac sign:
World Series plunks by Pitcher's astrological sign:
As for the batters who take one for the team, Virgos and those born in the year of the Dog have been hit the most. 25 batters with the sign Virgo have been hit 31 times, and 21 players born in the year of the Dog have been hit a total of 27 times. And, just for the sake of taking a joke too far, its batters born in the year of the Horse who have had the greatest success scoring runs after reaching base on a World Series plunk, doing so on 36% of HBPs. Libras have scored on about 31% of plunk induced base running opportunities.
World Series plunks by Batter's Chinese Zodiac sign:
World Series plunks by Batter's astrological sign: