Thursday, May 4, 2017
Hit-by-Pitch in the News
I heard a lots on sports radio about the hit-by-pitch incident between the Red Sox and Orioles. I decided to check out some stats on the HBPs. Do they happen more or less than in the past?
I created this chart using data from the Sean Lahman's baseball database. Being hit by a pitch is at it's highest level in 100 years. There is a lot to read into this chart. I will leave that to you or maybe I will look at it another day.
Only Don Baylor and Ron Hunt had more than 100 HBP from 1970 - 1983.