Today’s Random Player From The Baseball Project That May Or May Not Amount To Anything is Ron Hunt. Hunt was a light hitting second baseman (.347 career Slg., 39 career HR), but was tough to strikeout (382 career K’s), and had a knack for getting hit by pitches. He once said “Some people give their bodies to science; I give mine to baseball.” and took that motto to heart. After getting hit by 51 pitches in the first five years of his career, he led the National League in that category in each of his final seven seasons. His “peak” came in 1971, his first year with the Montreal Expos, when he set the modern record by getting drilled 50 times. In all he was plunked 243 times in his career, which is remarkable considering he was not exactly a terrifying power hitter.

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