Wednesday, August 29, 2007

plunks by manager

Since someone asked, here's the breakdown of Biggio's HBPs by Astros manager:
ManagerSpanGames*HBP:BGOHBP:BGO per game
Hal Lanier1986-198848600
Art Howe1989-1993810280.035
Terry Collins1994-1996421570.135
Larry Dierker1997-2001**7831080.138
Matt Galante**6/14/99 - 7/11/992740.148
Jimy Williams2002 - 7/11/2004***411550.134
John Tamargo***5/31/2002100
Phil Garner7/16/04 - 8/27/07530330.062
Cecil Cooper8/28/07 - ?100

* - the Games column is the number of Astros games managed by each manager, whether Biggio played in them or not - since it would have generally been the manager's responsibility to put Biggio into those games.
** - Matt Galante managed 27 games in 1999, filling in for Larry Dierker
*** - John Tamargo mangaged 1 game in place of Jimy Wiliams, on May 31, 2002.


As you can see, Phil Garner's record of getting Biggio hit by pitches was the worst since Art Howe. Larry Dierker got the most plunks out of (or into) Biggio, but on a per game basis, he didn't get Biggio hit too much more frequently than Terry Collins or Jimy Williams. Matt Galante's brief tenure got Biggio hit most frequently per Astros game - if he'd been managing all of Biggio's 2,824 games and kept getting Biggio plunked at that rate, Biggio would have about 418 HBPs.

New Astros manager Cecil Cooper was born in the Chinese year of the Ox, and Biggio has been hit a total of 90 times while being managed by those born in the year of the Ox. But, he's been hit 136 times for managers born in the year of the Dog. I mention this only because Craig Biggio has been plunked twice on days when I've posted crazy crap about astrology (here and here).

4 Comments:

At 8/29/2007 02:59:00 PM, Blogger Brad said...

hmm, you have more accurate infor on the managers than mlb.com.

http://houston.astros.mlb.com/hou/history/managers.jsp

how odd.

 
At 8/29/2007 03:03:00 PM, Blogger Brad said...

*except for the dates on garner and coop

 
At 8/29/2007 04:07:00 PM, Blogger pbr said...

Oh hey, I forgot "07" isn't spelled with a 4.

But MLB.com's info is correct in that those are the Astros records during the spans of each managers tenure - it's just that a couple of them didn't manage all the games during there tenure. My info, as usual, came from retrosheet.org (although the misspelling of 07 was entirely my own).

 
At 8/29/2007 04:31:00 PM, Blogger Brad said...

btw, here is a biggio and bagwell plunk. i know you mentioned them both being plunked in your post on bagwell day.
http://www.astrosdaily.com/video/1995Sep5_CincyBrawl_2.mpeg

 

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