Monday, July 10, 2006

all star break

Craig Biggio delayed the All-Star break for a few innings with a 9th inning pinch hit sacrifice fly which tied the game, but St. Louis struck again and eventually won 7-5 in 12 innings. Biggio's sacrifice fly was the 75th of his career, but he's still 54 short of that record (but they've only been separately tracking sacrifice flies for around 50 years).
But, the All-Star break is now upon us so we'll have to wait until Thursday for Craig Biggio to resume his historic chase for the all time hit by pitch record when the Astros will be travelling to Florida to face the Marlins.
Biggio has never been plunked on July 10th, but Lance Painter hit him on July 11, 1998 and Kip Wells hit him on July 12, 2003.

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At 7/10/2006 12:23:00 PM, Blogger Tom said...

Has Biggio ever been plunked in the All Star game? Are there any interesting All Star plunk stats? Would an All Star HPB even count toward the record?


At 7/10/2006 03:13:00 PM, Blogger pbr said...

All Star HBP data is coming tomorrow. Biggio was hit in the 1998 All Star Game by Roger Clemens, at Coors Field (his most plunked-at road park). And no, that doesn't count toward his 279 regular season plunks.

Biggio is tied with 28 other players for most All Star game plunks. All tied at 1. Scott Rolen is the only one playing in the game this year who has been plunked before, but I suppose someone else could break the record with a 2 plunk game. (Rolen and Biggio are the only active players with All Star plunks)


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