fastest plunks in the NL west
On July 4, 1998, Brian Anderson became the first Diamondback to hit Craig Biggio with a pitch. It was only the second game Biggio played against the D-backs, but that merely ties Arizona for 2nd place on the list of franchises who took the fewest games to plunk Biggio. The Milwaukee Brewers and Oakland A's both hit Craig Biggio in the first game in which they faced him. The Pirates and White Sox, like the Diamondbacks waited just 1 game before hitting him.
However, in that July 4th game in 1998, Brian Anderson plunked Biggio twice. Craig Biggio was not hit twice faster by any other team. Biggio got his second plunk against the White Sox in his 3rd game against them. It took 5 games to get hit twice by Baltimore, and Milwaukee moved to the National League before hitting Biggio for the second time in their 6th meeting.
Here is the list of how many games Biggio played against each team before recording his first HBP against them. Seattle, Toronto, Boston, Tampa Bay, Detroit and the Angels have yet to plunk Biggio.
|Team||Games before 1st HBP|
And here is the list of games played before Biggio's 2nd plunk against each team. Oakland, Cleveland, Minnesota, and the Yankees have only hit Biggio once.
|Team||Games before 2nd HBP|