Tuesday, April 10, 2007

more plunk management

Yesterday's discussion of managers may have left you, the reader, with a number of questions like "Yeah, but which managers has Craig Biggio played against and been hit by a pitch against the most?" or "How many different managers has Biggio played against and how many hit him?" or "Who cares about any of this?". Well, some of those questions will be answered today. But not the last one.

Biggio has faced 76 opposing managers in his 2,717 career games, and he's been hit by a pitch against 58 of them. He hasn't played more than 26 games against any manager without getting plunked at least once - Don Zimmer holds that record. 11 different managers have overseen Biggio's plunkings for more than one team, but Davey Johnson is the only manager to watch his team plunk Biggio from three different teams dugouts (Reds, Mets, and Dodgers). Biggio has been hit the most in games against Tony LaRussa's Cardinals - 21 times, but he's also played more games against LaRussa than any other manager (156). Not surprisingly, Biggio has had more hits against LaRussa than any other manager (170).

Here's the full list of managers Biggio has played against, with HBPs and Hits against each one, and the teams they've each managed. The number in parenthesis is the breakdown of plunks by team, where applicable.

Opp. ManagerGamesHBPHitsTeam (HBP)
Tony LaRussa15621170Cardinals
Dusty Baker14820165Giants (17), Cubs (3)
Don Baylor9717128Rockies (13), Cubs (4)
Jim Leyland12613158Pirates (8), Marlins (5),
Rockies (0), Tigers (0)
Bruce Bochy9712106Padres
Lloyd McClendon721177Pirates
Davey Johnson691155Dodgers (5), Reds (4),
Mets (2)
Clint Hurdle271139Rockies
Jim Riggleman881096Cubs (8), Padres (2)
Felipe Alou1139125Expos (9), Giants (0)
Jack McKeon80964Reds (6), Marlins (3),
Padres (0)
Bobby Cox1548155Braves
Terry Francona33833Phillies
Buddy Bell27831Rockies (8), Tigers, Royals
Buck Showalter48758Rangers (4), D-backs (3)
Bobby Valentine43640Mets
Davey Lopes25630Brewers
Ned Yost57560Brewers
Phil Garner23530Brewers (5, 1 in AL), Tigers (0)
Jim Fregosi66475Phillies
Joe Torre58482Cardinals (3), Yankees (1)
Dallas Green34439Mets
Dave Miley31440Reds
Frank Robinson30428Expos (3), Nationals (1)
Bob Melvin18417D-backs (4), Mariners (0)
Art Howe15411Mets (3), A's (1)
Tom Lasorda1073116Dodgers
Gene Lamont37331Pirates
Rene Lachemann32340Marlins
Jim Lefebvre31331Cubs (3), Brewers (0)
John Boles22320Marlins
Bob Brenly17313D-backs
Tony Muser12314Royals
Roger Craig74284Giants
Lou Piniella58257Reds (2), Mariners (0),
Devil Rays (0), Cubs (0)
Bob Boone46254Reds (2), Royals (0)
Jim Tracy47254Dodgers (2), Pirates (0)
Jerry Narron32238Rangers (1), Reds (1)
Jeff Torborg25222Marlins (2), Expos (0),
Mets (0)
Larry Bowa24229Phillies
Bill Russell21221Dodgers
Willie Randolph16214Mets
Mike Jorgensen928Cardinals
Terry Bevington324White Sox
Greg Riddoch41143Padres
Buck Rodgers27119Expos
Ray Knight21122Reds
Charlie Manuel18118Indians (1), Phillies (0)
Whitey Herzog17115Cardinals
Bud Harrelson17117Mets
Tom Kelly14119Twins
Jerry Royster13113Brewers
Pete Rose1216Reds
Mike Hargrove12115Baltimore (1), Indians (0)
Tom Runnells10110Expos
Bruce Kimm9110Cubs
Al Pedrique617D-backs
Lee Mazzilli312Baltimore
Don Zimmer26025Cubs
Russ Nixon23019Braves
Nick Leyva19020Phillies
Tom Trebelhorn12020Cubs
Jerry Manuel9012White Sox
Grady Little807Red Sox, Dodgers
Jim Essian709Cubs
Lee Elia707Phillies
Tony Perez709Reds, Marlins
Joe Girardi604Marlins
Tommy Helms607Reds
Ron Gardenhire302Twins
Pete Mackanin301Pirates
Larry Parrish306Tigers
John Gibbons303Blue Jays
Ozzie Guillen203White Sox
Mike Scioscia203Angels
Glenn Hoffman203Dodgers

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