Friday, September 22, 2006

another plunk record

Sometime last night, a National League batter recorded the 981st HBP of the season. That broke the single season record for most HBPs in the National League. Last year's 980 HBPs had been the most ever in the NL, but there is plenty of time this year for NL batters to reach 1000 total plunks.

The American League batters, on the other hand, have only been hit 744 times this season. They'll need to get hit another 73 times by the end of the season to reach last year's total of 817. It looks like the AL batters will have their lowest total HBPs since the 2000 season.

Combined, the two leagues will need to get hit another 73 times to reach last years total of 1797.

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