The Rockies' 3-plunk club
When today's Colorado Rockies starter Jason Jennings hit Craig Biggio with a pitch last June 28th, he became the 5th Rockies pitcher to plunk Biggio 3 or more times. Pedro Astacio, Jamey Wright, Steve Reed, and Shawn Chacon are the others, although Astacio could be counted twice since he plunked Biggio 6 times for the Rockies. There are 15 pitchers who have hit Biggio with a pitch 3 or more times, but only 12 hit him 3 times for the same team. The only other team with more than 1 3-timer is the Cubs - Frank Castillo and Kerry Wood. The other pitchers who hit Biggio three times with the same team are Chan Ho Park (LA), Pete Harnisch (Reds), Joey Hamilton (Padres), Mark Gardner (Giants), and Andy Benes (Cardinals).
Because so many Rockies have plunked Biggio multiple times, they rank tied for third in number of pitchers to hit Biggio, despite plunking Biggio 7 more times than any other team. Only 18 pitchers have accounted for the Rockies 32 plunks. On average, pitchers who plunk Biggio for the Rockies hit him 1.78 times.
The Phillies hold the record for most times plunking Biggio without a pitcher having the same pitcher do it twice, with 14.
Here's the team by team list by number of plunking pitchers, and the average plunks per plunker:
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