Tag Archives: Batter

  • ASU Batter Gets Hit by Pitch, Tosses Ball Back to Pitcher (Video)

    ASU Batter Gets Hit by Pitch, Tosses Ball Back to Pitcher (Video)

    Let’s give props to ASU batter Johnny Sewald, who realizes that not every hit-by-pitch is a malicious act of war. Two days ago, he was squaring off against Washington State pitcher Layne Bruner when he got oh-so-gently beaned. The ball just sorta stuck to him, so rather than go through the formality of handing the […]

  • The 13 Single-Season ‘Hit By Pitch’ Leaders

    The 13 Single-Season ‘Hit By Pitch’ Leaders

    Has it seemed to you that MLB batters are getting hit by pitches a lot more often these days? Well, there’s good news: you’re not crazy. I did a little digging and discovered that Major League Baseball is currently experiencing a true beanball renaissance. In the 1890s, the average players HBP per game was .419. […]