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    Re: Shin Soo Choo and the HBP

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    I wonder what the single season record is?
    It's 50. Ron Hunt was HBP that many times in 1971. Ouch! I truly hope Choo doesn not break that record.
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    Re: Shin Soo Choo and the HBP

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    I wonder what the single season record is?
    The record is 51 by Hughie Jennings in 1896. The modern-era record is 50 by Ron Hunt in 1971. Jennings, by the way, was hit 175 times between 1895 and 1898.

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/le...P_season.shtml

    Here's an interesting piece on Ron Hunt's 1971 season:

    http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/po...ul-1971-season
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    Re: Shin Soo Choo and the HBP

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    I wonder what the single season record is?
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/le...P_season.shtml

    Modern record is Ron Hunt's 50 in 1971.



    Here are a number of other HBP records.
    http://www.baseball-almanac.com/recbooks/rb_hbp2.shtml

    NL record for most at bats in a season without being HBP belongs to now Red Cesar Izturis back in 04.

    Edit: I see others beat me to it. Too much time spent reviewing Cesar Izturis facts.

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    Re: Shin Soo Choo and the HBP

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    The record is 51 by Hughie Jennings in 1896. The modern-era record is 50 by Ron Hunt in 1971. Jennings, by the way, was hit 175 times between 1895 and 1898.

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/le...P_season.shtml

    Here's an interesting piece on Ron Hunt's 1971 season:

    http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/po...ul-1971-season
    I didn't realize Jennings had the overall record. Hard to imagine getting hit more than 50 times in a season. Thanks for that article about Hunt too. 1971 was the 1st season I can remember following MLB. Hunt's HBP record always stood out for me among many things from that season.
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    Re: Shin Soo Choo and the HBP

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    I didn't realize Jennings had the overall record. Hard to imagine getting hit more than 50 times in a season. Thanks for that article about Hunt too. 1971 was the 1st season I can remember following MLB. Hunt's HBP record always stood out for me among many things from that season.
    I hear 1971 and ask myself "Why were the Reds so bad that year."

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    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    I hear 1971 and ask myself "Why were the Reds so bad that year."
    Injuries. And lack of speed.
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    Re: Shin Soo Choo and the HBP

    I'm not questioning Choo's toughness or belittling his 10 HBP, but there are a good handful that just barely grazed his uniform. It is not like he is taking all of them square in the back. I can only recall one that hit him square.

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    Choo's got nothing on this guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKam View Post
    I'm not questioning Choo's toughness or belittling his 10 HBP, but there are a good handful that just barely grazed his uniform. It is not like he is taking all of them square in the back. I can only recall one that hit him square.
    Hit by pitch is a hit by pitch - grazing the uniform is considered by the rules as HBP. I don't think anyone has suggested that this is solely because he's tough as a rock. I think he's willing to stand in there and if he gets hit, so be it. On base is on base.
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