Wednesday, April 12, 2006

plunks on 2 sides

If Matt Morris hits Craig Biggio with a pitch tonight he will become the 17th pitcher to plunk Biggio for 2 different teams. Of the 16 pitchers who have done that already, 7 of them hit Biggio at least once while pitching for the Giants. No other team has had as many Biggio plunkers who also recorded one for another team. The Mets are second in that category with 4, followed by the Rockies with 3, and the Marlins, Brewers, Expos, Phillies, Pirates and Padres all had 2.
The most recent member to join this club was Chris Hammond who hit Craig Biggio with a pitch on August 23, 2005 for San Diego after doing so for Florida in 1998.

Jamey Wright could become the first pitcher ever to plunk Biggio for 3 different teams, but it looks like he'll miss the Astros in the rotation if the Giants don't change things around due to the rain out.

Here's the complete list of pitchers who have hit Biggio for 2 teams:
PitcherTeams (plunks)
Pedro AstacioMets, Rockies (6)
Jeff BrantleyGiants, Cardinals
Paul ByrdPhillies, Braves
Mark ClarkMets, Cubs
Mark GardnerGiants (3), Expos (2)
Chris HammondPadres, Marlins
Orel HershiserGiants, Dodgers (2)
Mark LeiterGiants (2), Phillies
Al LeiterMets (2), Marlins
Mark PortugalGiants, Reds
Armando ReynosoMets, Rockies
Todd RitchiePirates, Brewers
Kirk RueterGiants, Expos
Salomon TorresGiants, Pirates
Jay WitasickPadres, Royals
Jamey WrightBrewers, Rockies (3)


At 4/12/2006 03:39:00 PM, Blogger Jeff said...

This is the best blog I have ever seen. I'll link to it from mine:

I also run an Astros blog for my employer at

At 4/13/2006 11:29:00 AM, Anonymous dremiel said...

I imagine Julian Taveras will be on this list before too long.

At 4/13/2006 12:28:00 PM, Blogger pbr said...

Tavares would have to get traded twice to make the list of pitchers who have plunked Biggio for 2 different teams. Tavares has never hit Craig Biggio with a pitch, and he's currently employed by Boston. The Astros don't play Boston this year, and probably won't next year if the interleague rotation doesn't change (the Astros should play the AL west next year).
But, I'm sure Tavares would try to hit Biggio if the voices in his head told him to.

At 4/13/2006 10:12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

your statistics never cease to impress


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