Friday, April 14, 2006

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.
TeamGames before 1st HBP
MIL0
OAK0
ARI1
CHA1
PIT1
BAL2
NYA2
MIN3
CIN5
KCA6
NYN10
SLN10
TEX10
FLO11
CLE12
SFN14
COL19
MON26
SDN32
CHN40
PHI54
ATL59
LAN85


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.
TeamGames before 2nd HBP
ARI1
CHA2
BAL4
MIL5
NYN13
FLO21
PIT23
COL25
MON35
CHN41
SLN54
SFN63
CIN63
ATL76
SDN76
PHI77
LAN94

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