FanPost

Youk ties Rice for 2nd place on Red Sox career HBP list




Yesterday, Kevin Youkilis took an HBP from David Hernandez in the 10th inning against Baltimore, making that his 64 career plunk. That ties him with Jim Rice on the Red Sox career HBP list, and leaves him just 7 plunks shy of Mo Vaughn's record total of 71. Since Youk got hit a career high 16 times last season, there's every reason to expect that 2010 will end with Kevin Youkilis as the most plunked batter in Red Sox franchise history. In order to see how Youk has stacked up against Vaughn in the art of HBPs, below is a side by side comparison of Youk's career HBP splits against Mo Vaughn's Red Sox totals (Not including Mo's work with other teams). It's worth mentioning that Mo Vaughn frequently wore a very large arm protector, which would not have been legal in any of the seasons since Youk joined the league. The league banned the use of giant arm protectors in 2000, although some players (Barry Bonds) used a grandfather clause to continue using them. This is where I'm obliged to mention that Craig Biggio, the modern master of the plunk and Seton Hall teammate of Vaughns, conformed to the new arm guard rule after 2000, even though he could have used the grandfather clause and kept the huge police-dog-training-sleeve style guard.
HBPs by pitching team
TeamMoYouk
Yankees712
Mariners134
Orioles59
Tigers95
Blue Jays77
A's62
Brewers70
Rays07
White Sox15
Angels74
Twins41
Indians22
Royals21
Cardinals02
Phillies01
Mets01
Marlins01
Rangers10
Total7164


HBPs by pitcher splits
PitcherMoYouk
Lefthanders3713
Righthanders3451
Lefthanded Venezuelans11
Cubans03
New Yorkers51
Americans6450
Roosters*510
Last initial S510
Mike Mussina11
*- Pitchers born in the Chinese year of the Rooster

HBPs by Situation
SituationMoYouk
Bases Loaded12
1st inning147
9th inning56
extra innings12
no outs2021
1 out2022
2 outs3121
Run scored*1626
in red sox wins4344
in red sox losses2820
in losses to the hated yankees47
at Fenway3733
at Yankee Stadia (old and new)55
Full Moon21
Sundays99
Saturdays1610
Odd numbered days of the month4132
Even numbered days of the month3032
April910
May1012
June1215
July116
August1114
September187
*- Runs Scored indicates instances where the player scored a run after reaching base on the HBP, although in some instances it may have been a pinch-runner who did the actual scoring.

Mike Mussina is the only pitcher who plunked both Youkilis and Vaughn while they played for the Red Sox, although Andy Pettitte has hit them both, but got Vaughn while he played for the Mets. Mussina plunked Vaughn while pitching for the Orioles, and Youk as a Yankee. Hopefully this information will help you further enjoy watching Kevin Youkilis ascend into the Red Sox history books, in this grittiest of fashions. Perhaps after he gets this record, next year he'll go after the team's single season record - 35 by Don Baylor in 1986. (That's also the AL single season record, and only David Eckstein has gotten within 10 HBPs of it since it was set. Eckstein had 27 in 2002.)
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Over the Monster

You must be a member of Over the Monster to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Over the Monster. You should read them.

Join Over the Monster

You must be a member of Over the Monster to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Over the Monster. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker