Wednesday, March 15, 2006

WBC Notes

For those of you following the WBC, you probably already know that 12 pitchers participating in the event have hit Craig Biggio with a pitch a total of 19 times. Team USA includes Al Leiter, Dontrelle Willis and Jake Peavy who have thrown 6 of Biggio's 273 hbps. Korea has Chan Ho Park, Sunny Kim, and Byung-Hyun Kim. Those three have hit Biggio 5 times, including Byung-Hyun Kim's pitch that moved Biggio past Don Baylor on the all time HBPs list. Miguel Batista and Salomon Torres of the Dominican Republic have combined for 3 HBPs against Biggio, and Venezuala's Jorge Julio and Carlos Zambrano have also combined to throw 3 pitches which struck him. Puerto Rico has Pedro Feliciano, and the Netherlands has Calvin Maduro, who have each plunked Biggio once.
Of the 12, only Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Batista have hit a batter in WBC play so far.

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