Wednesday, September 05, 2007

wednesdays and other notes.

Brewers 2nd-baseman Rickie Weeks got hit by 4 pitches in 3 games against the Cubs last week, which brings him to 43 career HBPs - as many as Craig Biggio has on Wednesdays. That makes Weeks the 99th active player, and the 503rd all time with as many career HBPs as Biggio has on Wednesdays. But, Wednesdays rank only 4th on Biggio's list of most plunked-on days of the week.

If Biggio had only been hit on one day of the week through his career, he'd still be in the top 150 of active players, unless that day were Thursday. And, 4 of the 7 days of the week are still in the top 100. Only 62 active players have been hit more times in their career than Biggio has been hit on Saturdays, and only 12 active players have more plunks than Biggio has had just on weekends. Only 60 players in major league history have more career plunks than Biggio's combined total for Saturdays and Sundays (99).

In othere news, Jose Reyes of the Mets was hit by a pitch for the first time this season on September 1, which leaves Brian Roberts as the only threat to Sandy Alomar's record of 739 plate appearances in a season with 0 HBPs. Roberts is on pace for about 732 at the moment.


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