Friday, May 26, 2006

more Piracy notes

The Pittsburgh Pirates have had more pitchers (20) hit Craig Biggio than any other team, as noted here, but they also hold the distinction of plunking Biggio more times in May than any other team. The Pirates have plunked Biggio 9 times in May, which is second only to the Rockies 11 plunks in June for the most by any team in a single month. The Pirates also share the July Biggio plunking title with the Giants. In total, for the 1988-2005 seasons, the Pirates pitchers have hit 151 batters in May, second only to September (162) in team plunks thrown. 151 May plunks ranks 8th among MLB franchises over that same period, behind Boston (165), Oakland (165), the Phillies (165), Seattle (163), Expos/Nats(160), the Angels(155), and the Dodgers (153).

Here's the team by team break down of Biggio's plunks, by month:
AprilMayJuneJuly
Rockies - 7
Cardinals - 6
Marlins - 5
Reds - 4
Brewers - 4
Mets - 4
Giants - 4
Padres - 2
Pirates - 2
Expos/Nats - 2
D-backs - 1
Braves - 1
Dodgers - 1
Pirates - 9
Cubs - 8
Phillies - 5
Expos/Nats - 4
Mets - 4
Reds - 4
Dodgers - 4
Marlins - 4
Rockies - 4
Cardinals - 4
Giants - 3
Padres - 2
Brewers - 2
Braves - 1
D-backs - 1
Rockies - 11
Brewers - 4
Padres - 4
Cardinals - 4
Rangers - 4
Mets - 3
Dodgers - 3
D-backs - 3
Reds - 3
Braves - 2
Orioles - 2
Phillies - 2
Pirates - 2
Giants - 1
Twins - 1
Yankees - 1
A's - 1
Expos/Nats - 1
Marlins - 1
Cubs - 1
Giants - 6
Pirates - 6
Padres - 4
D-backs - 4
Cardinals - 4
Reds - 3
Royals - 3
Mets - 3
Expos/Nats - 2
Rockies - 2
Cubs - 2
Braves - 2
Marlins - 1
Indians - 1
Dodgers - 1
Brewers - 1
AugustSeptemberOctober
Expos/Nats - 6
Cubs - 5
Reds - 3
Rockies - 3
Brewers - 3
Mets - 3
Padres - 3
Giants - 3
Phillies - 3
Marlins - 2
White Sox - 2
Braves - 1
D-backs - 1
Pirates - 1
Rockies - 5
Cardinals - 5
Reds - 4
Phillies - 4
Cubs - 3
Marlins - 3
Dodgers - 3
Pirates - 2
Giants - 2
Brewers - 2
Mets - 1
Cardinals - 2





Also, following up on last Thursday's post about #1 movies while Biggio was plunked, on July 12, 2003 the Pittsburgh Pirates plunked Craig Biggio while the reigning #1 movie was Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. This makes the Pirates the only team to plunk Biggio while a movie with their name in the title was #1 at the box office. Although, the Rockies did plunk Biggio while The Rock was #1.

1 Comments:

At 5/26/2006 10:12:00 PM, Anonymous pbr's brother said...

To go off on a tangent, was the all-star game played while Star Wars was #1?

 

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