Wednesday, August 08, 2007

plunks by division

The Astros have played 113 games this season and Craig Biggio still hasn't been hit by a pitch against a team in the NL Central division. This is the first year since 1996 in which Biggio has recorded 3 plunks without any of them being thrown by a divisional rival, and 1994 is the only other such year. Biggio has only had two season in which he didn't get hit at least once by a team in his own division - 1988 when he didn't get hit at all, and 1991 when he was plunked just twice (both by NL east teams).

106 of Biggio's 285 career plunks have been thrown by teams in the Astros division (the NL Central since 1994, and the NL West before that). His season high for divisional plunks is 16 in 2001, but that is 1 of only 3 season in which he got plunked more times by teams in the division than by the rest of the league. And, the division the Astros play in has only been the top division in plunking Biggio in 9 of the past 18 seasons. The NL West has been the top Biggio plunkers 4 times since the Astros left that division, and the NL East teams led 5 seasons, with 1 more that was a tie. But, since 2001 when the league really unbalanced the schedules, the Central division has plunked Biggio the most often in all but one season.

Also, the NL West still holds a slim lead over the Central for Biggio's career plunks by division, 96 to 94. The Pirates, Cardinals, Reds, Cubs, Braves and Brewers have all plunked Biggio as members of two different divisions and the Brewers did it as members of both leagues.

yearIDNLWNLCNLEALWALCALE
19892
4


19901
2


1991

2


19924
3


19935
5


1994422


19957114


19961377


199710615
3
19988104
1
1999235
1
20001051


20017162
3
20021952

200371143
2
2004465


2005844

1
20062421

20071
2


total969478683

The divisions multiplied in 1994.

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