Did you know that Don Baylor can often be heard discussing hit by pitch anecdotes? Here are two from May 27, 2005, News Tribune: "One year in Texas, I hit an outside-corner slider from Ferguson Jenkins and pulled it down the line for a double. My next at-bat, he threw a fastball at my chin. It was his way of saying, 'You can’t have both sides of the plate on me.' " and another "Andy Messersmith drilled me once, then looked at me and said, 'Don’t you think it’s about time? You’re ten-for-ten against me.' I didn’t realize it. I had to go look it up – and he was right."
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The National League single season record for hit by pitch was set in 1896 by Hughie Jennings of the National League Baltimore Orioles. The American League single season record for hit by pitch is on this page. Is either the Career Leader for Hit by Pitch?