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Re: PlunkBiggio.com

Postby Madison » Sun Jul 08, 2007 7:53 am

JTWood wrote:
The Big Train wrote:Lol, add Joe Smith of the Mets to the list... he had never faced Biggio before and he nailed him with his first pitch. ;-D

LMAO! Seriously? That's awesome. Perfect timing!

2 more! ;-D ;-D


3,000 hits? Check. ;-D
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Re: PlunkBiggio.com

Postby bigken117 » Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:53 pm

I'm not sold on Biggio making the Hall simply for 3000 hits. He has had an impressive career but I've never thought "Biggio is a force..." When he breaks the all time HBP record, that would push me over the top
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Re: PlunkBiggio.com

Postby JTWood » Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:16 am

bigken117 wrote:I'm not sold on Biggio making the Hall simply for 3000 hits. He has had an impressive career but I've never thought "Biggio is a force..." When he breaks the all time HBP record, that would push me over the top
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Re: PlunkBiggio.com

Postby teddy ballgame » Tue Jul 24, 2007 2:03 pm

He's retiring after this year. He needs 3 more to break the record. :-o
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Re: PlunkBiggio.com

Postby StlSluggers » Tue Jul 24, 2007 2:07 pm

teddy ballgame wrote:He's retiring after this year. He needs 3 more to break the record. :-o

Uh oh... C'mon Craig! You can't quit when you're this close.
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Re: PlunkBiggio.com

Postby JTWood » Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:22 am

Just 3 to go - it would seem like so little to ask if we didn't know that there have been 350 players in Major League history who had over 500 plate appearances and never got hit by 3 pitches in their whole career.
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Re: PlunkBiggio.com

Postby JTWood » Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:03 am

I would imagine that the site will be going down now. An excerpt from the parting post:

Three year ago it seemed like a sure thing. Even in March of this year, it seemed like Craig Biggio couldn't possibly avoid getting hit by six pitches even if he took his elbow pad off and actually started getting out of the way of inside fastballs. Well, like the sportscasters like to say, that's why they play the games - to see who gets hit by pitches.

Hughie Jennings record of 287 plunks may have just withstood the best - or at least most excessively documented - assault it will ever face. It's entirely possible that his record will stand forever, with Craig Biggio's 285 just below it. Jennings got hit 287 times in an age before helmets, and with a pitchers mound closer than the current 60 feet 6 inches, but pitchers may not have thrown quite as hard then. And, while he played before modern painkillers, it was probably more socially acceptable make full use of the popular painkillers of the day (like whiskey). Only 18 players have made it even half way to 287 plunks. Only 7 have passed 200, only 4 have passed 250 and only 2 have reached 285.

So, while we might be disappointed that we didn't get to see someone break the 104 year old record for getting hit by pitches, it's tough to be disappointed by the career of Craig Biggio. 3,060 hits, 668 doubles, 1844 runs scored, 414 steals, 291 homers, 20 seasons for one team.
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Re: PlunkBiggio.com

Postby Madison » Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:45 am

I'm surprised as well that Biggio didn't make it. Thought for sure he'd bust that record this season before retiring.

On another note, the 20 seasons with one team is pretty cool. Pretty rare nowadays too, which is a shame. I mean I understand due to money and stuff, but it sure would be nice to see players stay with one team for their whole careers more often.
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Re: PlunkBiggio.com

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:01 pm

in a year of milestones, this one coming up short was a major disappointment!
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Re: PlunkBiggio.com

Postby brewcrew4you » Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:14 pm

In the last Brewer-Astro game, I went and was screaming for the Brewer pitchers to hit him, to no avail.
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