made-up records falling
Craig Biggio played the 2,554th game of his career in which he didn't get hit by a pitch last night, but that's not a record of any kind. He also hit his 664th double - which is the post-Nixon administration record, and his 291st homer - which is the most by anyone with with over 268 HBPs, and his 3,036th hit - which is the most hits by anyone since the release of Van Halen's 1984 album. And, he hit the 53rd lead-off home run of his career, which is the National League all-time record for home runs leading off games. But, he didn't get hit by a pitch, and the Astros lost 11-6.
Tonight the Nationals will give the starting pitcher's job to left-hander Mike Bacsik. Bacsik has hit ten batters in his career, but he's never plunked Craig Biggio. If you were looking for someone who has plunked Biggio August 22nd, you'd have to find Chris Hammond - he's the only pitcher who has plunked Biggio on this date, doing so in 2005.