Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Giant unplunked streak

The San Francisco Giants haven't hit Craig Biggio with a pitch since May 15, 1999. Since then, Biggio has played 38 unplunked games against the Giants. That is his longest active unplunked streak against a single team, but it's only the 10th longest such streak of his career. The Dodgers played 85 games against Biggio, beginning on June 27, 1988 (his second Major League game), before they plunked him for the first time on May 9, 1994. Atlanta faced Biggio in 59 games before they first hit him on July 27, 1992. The Cincinnati Reds, after delivering Biggio's first HBP on April 22, 1989, faced him in 57 games before hitting him again on August 2, 1992.

The current streak is only the second longest for Biggio against the Giants. He played 48 unplunked games against them between plunks on July 30, 1989 and June 12, 1992.

If Biggio gets plunked by the Giants during the series beginning tonight, ownership of the longest active streak of not plunking Biggio will fall to the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs have played 31 games against Craig Biggio without plunking him since Glendon Rusch hit him on June 1, 2004.

Here are the top 10 consecutive game streaks for teams not hitting Craig Biggio with a pitch.
TeamStreak DatesUnplunked games
Dodgers06/27/1988-05/09/199485
Braves09/22/1988-07/27/199259
Reds
04/23/1989-08/02/199257
Phillies07/14/1988-06/08/199354
Giants
08/04/1989-06/12/199248
Pirates
05/03/1991-07/23/199445
Padres
07/29/1990-05/21/199343
Cardinals
09/03/1989-07/17/199343
Cubs
08/22/1988-07/26/199240
Giants
05/16/1999-present38

5 Comments:

At 4/11/2006 05:17:00 PM, Anonymous DM said...

What pitcher has gone the longest period of time between two days when he hit Biggio with a pitch?

 
At 4/12/2006 08:59:00 AM, Blogger pbr said...

okay DM, you're getting all your answers in multiple choice format (until I get bored with that and just go back to answering them normally). And, this fits in with the San Francisco theme.

The pitcher who took the longest break between plunking Biggio is either:
A. Salomon Torres
B. Jeff Brantley
C. Mark Gardner
D. Shawn Estes

 
At 4/12/2006 07:35:00 PM, Anonymous DM said...

Cool, I was always good at multiple choice.

So I'm gonna go with B, Jeff Brantley. Do I get a gold star?

 
At 4/12/2006 08:31:00 PM, Blogger pbr said...

Nope, it was Salomon Torres (9/21/93, 5/12/03)
Nearly 10 years between plunks.

 
At 4/13/2006 02:01:00 PM, Anonymous DM said...

That would have been my second choice :)

 

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