Friday, April 28, 2006


Brandon Claussen keeps the Reds streak alive. 15 straight seasons plunking Biggio. 1st pitch og the at-bat, 1 out in the 3rd.

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At 4/28/2006 08:47:00 PM, Anonymous cletus j. "bubba" huckabee jr. said...

Now if you as me, and plenty folk do now and again, that there plunking was originally scheduled to make contact with one of Craig “Target” Biggio’s extremities back during the Milwaukee series. I know because my new prognostication system done prognosticated it would. Don’t commence to thinking that my system is at fault, because Madam Wong is my new secret weapon. Madan Wong has shown me how to read chicken entrails in my quest to predict plunkings and that hen’s gizzard most definitely pointed towards Milwaukee – not Cincinnati. I’m headed back out to the shed, but trust me on this one…. Something is wrong in the cosmos.

At 4/28/2006 10:22:00 PM, Blogger pbr said...

The cosmos? Not the cosmos!!!

At 4/28/2006 11:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

alright, so is his OBP affected by getting HBP's? and if so, how much does that raise his career OBP?

At 4/29/2006 08:10:00 AM, Blogger pbr said...

Well HBPs are part of the OBP calculation, so I assume you know that they have some effect and are looking for OBP in plunked games vs not plunked games, right?
I've always found OBP to be very strange because it's defined as (H+HBP+BB)/(AB+BB+HBP+SF). I have no idea way sacrifice flies are included, but not sacrifice bunts, or intentional walks. It's not a big deal, except that it makes me forget the formula all the time.
Through 2005, Biggio's OBP was .353 in games when he didn't get hit, .501 in games when he got hit once, and .653 in games when he got hit twice - or .514 when he gets hit at least once. His career OBP is .370.

Last night's game would have only lowered his career OBP since he went 0-4 with 1 hbp - an 0.200 OBP for the game. But, since Biggio has nearly 10000 career at bats, that one game would only dropped his career OBP by 0.000075 - just a 0.02% decline.

At 5/05/2006 11:01:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, why does MLB sit have Biggio with 277 HBP? What have they miscounted?§ion1=1§ion2=1&statSet2=1§ion3=1&statSet3=1&statSet1=2

At 5/05/2006 12:55:00 PM, Blogger pbr said...

yes, they're wrong. check here for the explaination. Also, if you check Biggio's page on or or they'll all have the correct 276 figure.


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