Tuesday, October 25, 2005

world series game 3 notes

Including switch hitters facing right handed pitchers, more lefthanded batters (20) have been hit in game 3 than any other World Series game.

The oldest player ever hit in game 3 of the Worlds Series was Harry Davis, who was 37 years and 3 months old when he was hit by a pitch on October 20, 1910. Craig Biggio could break that record if he gets hit tonight. The only two players older than Biggio to get hit in any World Series game are Hal McRae and Doc Cramer.

The average age of batters hit in the World Series is 29.6, while the average age of batters hit in game 3 is 30.4. The average age of plunk throwing pitchers in the World Series is also 29.6, but the game 3 average age for plunk throwing pitchers is 29.2.

World Series Game 3 plunks:
2004 - Jeff Suppan hit Mark Bellhorn
2003 - Josh Beckett hit Hideki Matsui, Braden Looper hit Derek Jeter
2002 - Aaron Fultz hit Adam Kennedy
2001 - Roger Clemens hit Reggie Sanders
2000 - Rick Reed hit Scott Brosius, Dennis Cook hit David Justice
1993 - Bobby Thigpen hit Rickey Henderson
1989 - Atlee Hammaker hit Dave Henderson
1984 - Greg Harris hit Kirk Gibson
1981 - Dave Righetti hit Pedro Guerrero
1979 - Enrique Romo hit Al Bumbry
1977 - Tommy John hit Lou Piniella
1967 - Nelson Briles hit Carl Yastrzemski
1963 - Don Drysdale hit Joe Pepitone
1962 - Don Larsen hit Bill Skowron
1959 - Larry Sherry hit Billy Goodman
1957 - Don Larsen hit Andy Pafko
1955 - Bob Turley hit Sandy Amoros
1953 - Carl Erskine hit Yogi Berra twice
1952 - Preacher Roe hit Billy Martin
1951 - Jim Hearn hit Phil Rizzuto, Vic Raschi hit Eddie Stanky
1949 - Tommy Byrne hit Pee Wee Reese
1947 - Karl Drews hit Gene Hermanski
1939 - Bump Hadley hit Ernie Lombardi
1935 - Chief Hogsett hit Billy Jurges
1934 - Paul Dean hit Marv Owen, Tommy Bridges hit Ernie Orsatti
1932 - Jakie May hit Joe Sewell
1928 - Tom Zachary hit Taylor Douthit
1925 - Alex Ferguson hit Max Carey, Firpo Marberry hit Kiki Cuyler
1922 - Jack Scott hit Babe Ruth
1921 - Jesse Barnes hit Mike McNally
1918 - Hippo Vaughn hit George Whiteman
1916 - Carl Mays hit Hy Myers
1913 - Joe Bush hit Art Fletcher
1912 - Hugh Bedient hit Buck Herzog
1910 - Harry McIntire hit Harry Davis
1909 - Ed Willett hit Tommy Leach and Fred Clarke
1906 - Jack Pfiester hit Ed Hahn
1905 - Christy Mathewson hit Andy Coakley who hit Roger Bresnahan
1903 - Cy Young hit Honus Wagner

October 25 World Series plunks:
1987 WS - Joe Magrane hit Don Baylor
1986 WS - Rick Aguilera hit Bill Buckner
1981 WS - Rich Gossage hit Ron Cey
1911 WS - Jack Coombs hit Fred Merkle


At 10/25/2005 05:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd be interested in knowing the average age of all players in the World Series. My guess would be that it is ~29.6.

If the plunkees/plunkers are older on average is that because they have been around a while and understand the gamesmanship of the plunk? If they are younger, is it because they are more nervous?

At 10/25/2005 06:09:00 PM, Anonymous Bud_Selig_Is_A_Pinhead said...

Is it possible to plunk Bud Selig for the roof must be open edict????

He says that the Astros consistent policy is to open it when the temps get under 80, but how can you have a consistent policy of what you do in cold weather if the Astros usually never get to play in late October? It is likely going to be in the 40s by games' end, with no cloud cover today, it is going to cool off fast.

So we get a roof to make games comfy and then have to shiver through our first world series. We play a cold weather team in the cold. Oh joy.

If 81 year old George Herbert Walker Bush contracts pneumonia, it is on Bud Selig's head.

Besides, Houston women are way hotter than Chicago's--they will be bundled up if the roof is open. You'd think Fox would want more skin because they are into that sort of thing.


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