Wednesday, June 28, 2006

most plunked day of the week - league-wide

Craig Biggio has been hit most often on Saturdays (52 times), but league wide, from 1988 to 2005, Sunday has been the most plunked day of the week with 3,998. Saturday came in a close second with 3,990 plunks, but in terms of plate appearances per plunk, Saturday is third behind Sunday and Tuesday. Monday came in last in both categories.
In the American League, Saturday has been the day on which the most batters have been plunked, and also the most frequent in plate appearances per plunk, but the National League follows the league-wide trend with Sunday leading both categories. In interleague play, Sunday has had the most HBPs but Tuesday has the most frequent plunks per plate appearance.

League-wide day of week HBP totals 1988-2005:

Plunks by day of week
Plate Appearances per plunk by day
WeekdayTotal HBPs
WeekdayPlate appearance per plunk
Sunday3,998
Sunday124.83
Saturday3,990
Tuesday124.85
Friday3,866
Saturday125.2
Tuesday3,743
Thursday125.77
Wednesday3,616
Friday128.25
Thursday2,834
Wednesday129.7
Monday2,437
Monday133.84


National League day of week HBP totals 1988-2005 (not including interleague):

Plunks by day of week
Plate Appearances per plunk by day
WeekdayTotal HBPs
WeekdayPlate appearance per plunk
Sunday1852
Sunday126.83
Saturday1798
Tuesday128.53
Tuesday1764
Thursday129.27
Friday1741
Saturday129.96
Wednesday1681
Monday133
Thursday1323
Friday133.52
Monday1190
Wednesday135.86


American League day of week HBP totals 1988-2005 (not including interleague):

Plunks by day of week
Plate Appearances per plunk by day
WeekdayTotal HBPs
WeekdayPlate appearance per plunk
Saturday1887
Saturday122.37
Sunday1818
Tuesday123.81
Friday1809
Thursday123.82
Tuesday1772
Wednesday125.66
Wednesday1771
Sunday126.28
Thursday1384
Friday126.58
Monday1135
Monday136.23


Interleague day of week HBP totals 1997-2005:

Plunks by day of week
Plate Appearances per plunk by day
WeekdayTotal HBPs
WeekdayPlate appearance per plunk
Sunday328
Tuesday102.44
Friday316
Sunday105.48
Saturday305
Friday108.8
Tuesday207
Wednesday110.29
Wednesday164
Thursday110.71
Thursday127
Saturday114.71
Monday112
Monday118.44


(for the most recent analysis of Biggio's plunks per plate appearance by day of the week, check here.)

3 Comments:

At 6/28/2006 02:31:00 PM, Blogger dr2 said...

Has biggio ever been plunked on birthdates of well known people or deathdates?

 
At 6/28/2006 05:32:00 PM, Blogger pbr said...

Well I suppose it depends on who you consider well known - if you look at this site you can find fairly long lists of birth and death dates for every day of the year. Today's births include King Henry the 8th, Mel Brooks, Gilda Radner, American League plunk king Don Baylor, John Elway, John Cusack, and Mary Stuart Masterson. Today's deaths include Twilight Zone host Rod Serling, the guy who played Sgt Carter on Gomer Pyle, and Archduke Ferdinand, who might not be nearly so famous if his death hadn't been credited with kicking off world war I. Also, baseball hall of famers Mickey Cochrane and Home Run Baker.

 
At 6/28/2006 09:28:00 PM, Anonymous DM said...

See, now a Biggio plunk has never been blamed for starting a war, has it? There's something to aspire to.

 

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