Tuesday, May 09, 2006

closing in on Hank Aaron

Craig Biggio moved within 6 doubles of Hank Aaron for 9th place on the all-time doubles list, but he didn't move any closer to Hughie Jennings' 287 plunks, and the Astros lost their 4th consecutive game, 7-5. His next attempt will take place at Dodger Stadium tonight against starting pitcher Jae Seo. Jae Seo has never plunked Biggio, and Biggio has been hit 40 times since the last time he was hit by the Dodgers - September 3, 2003 by Kevin Brown.
Today is the 12th anniversary of Biggio's first plunk against the Dodgers. Tom Candiotti hit Craig Biggio with a pitch on May 9, 1994. The Astros are 7-5 when Biggio gets plunked by the Dodgers.

Biggio's only other May 9th plunk came in 1995 by Pirates pitcher Jon Lieber.

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