One of the most commonly heard discussions amongst baseball historians is how players used to get hit far more often in the past. Does this chart prove it, disprove it, or keep the discussion indifferent? Share your opinion on Baseball Fever.
The American League single season record for hit by pitch was set in 1986 by Don Baylor of the Boston Red Sox. The National League single season record for hit by pitch was set in 1896 by Hughie Jennings of the Baltimore Orioles.
Hall of Famer Hughie Jennings holds three of the top ten positions for single season hit by pitch marks. Is he also the career leader for hit by pitch? Click the link to find out and see which active player is closing in on his current position.