I understood everything, except this…
Calling for high and low pitches was abolished.
Comment by nu?! bully baroooooo — August 23, 2012 @ 1:27 am
I wonder if there’s ever actually been a successful big leaguer who specialized in being hit by pitches…?
Comment by Ruki Motomiya — August 23, 2012 @ 10:09 am
Craig Biggio retired after being only 2 HBP away from the record with 285. He lead the league 5 times.
That 285 number is insanely high, only 21 MLB players in history ever topped 150 HBP and only 7 players have topped 200.
The true HBP legend is Ron Hunt, who was plunked an astounding 50 times in 1971 and led the league in the stat for seven consecutive years from 68-74. He finished with 243 HBP and surely would have broken the record if he lasted longer than his 12 years in the league.