Out of reach?
The all time record? No. Despite what the linear projection on the side bar shows on this site, there is still every reason to believe Craig Biggio will break the all time HBP record this season. All the linear projection says is that he won't make it at a pace of 1 plunk every 37 games. There's no real reason to believe that the next 37 games will only yield one HBP, or the 37 games after that will only see Biggio plunked once. But, there's another 125 games to be played this season, and Biggio hasn't gone 125 Astros games without getting hit at least 5 times since the '91/'92 seasons - getting from plunk 10 to 15 took him 134 games. He's been hit 5 times in 10 games or less 28 times. So 288 plunks is no stretch this year.
What may be out of reach, though it's not out of the question, is the all time record for any TWO players in a franchise's history. There is only one currently active MLB franchise and one defunct 19th century franchis whose top 2 players combined for more HBPs than Biggio has collected alone. Jason Kendall was hit 177 times while he played for the Pirates, breaking Honus Wagner's team record of 107 career plunks, so the two of them have 284 HBPs for their Pittsburgh careers. That ranks 2nd among active franchise for two player plunks totals, behind the combination of Craig Biggio and - anyone else whose been plunked more than twice for the Astros. Biggio has combined with YOU for only 1 less HBP than that (although I'm assuming you didn't play for the Astros). The Astros top pair in most every category, Biggio and Jeff Bagwell, have a combined total of 411 plunks for their team, but Biggio is 2 plunks away from being ahead of any two players for any other active franchise. He should be able to get by that mark this season.
The longer shot is the all time two-person record for a franchise. Hughie Jennings had 205 of his 287 career plunks for the National League Baltimore Orioles, which folded in 1899. The old time Orioles 2nd place plunk victim was John McGraw who was hit 88 times, so their combined total is 293. That's only 10 plunks away, but Biggio only got hit 9 times last season. Biggio could be the best 2 players at getting hit by a pitch for a single franchise by the end of the season, but it will take run of get-hitting like he hasn't shown since 2005.
Here's the list of the top franchise duos in HBPs.
|Astros||411||Craig Biggio - 283|
Jeff Bagwell -128
|Orioles (1882-1899)||293||Hughie Jennings - 205|
John McGraw - 88
|Pirates||284||Jason Kendall - 177|
Honus Wagner - 107
|Astros||283||Craig Biggio - 283|
Matt Albers - 0
|White Sox||270||Minnie Minoso - 145|
Nellie Fox - 125
|Orioles (current)||234||Brady Anderson - 148|
Melvin Mora - 86
|Yankees||233||Derek Jeter - 119|
Frankie Crosetti 114
|Braves||228||Tommy Tucker 150|
Andruw Jones 78
|Giants||216||Art Fletcher 132|
Barry Bonds 84
|Reds||212||Frank Robinson 118|
John Reilly 94
|Cubs||207||Frank Chance 137|
Ernie Banks 70
|Tigers||201||Bill Freehan 114|
Chet Lemon/Damion Easley 87
The teams on that list, excluding the Cubs, are also the only franchises that can come up with 3 players whose combined plunk total is higher than Biggio's.