Atlanta Braves history: their most whacked hitters ever
Last year, we watched catcher Tyler Flowers get thumped on a regular basis, but does where does he rank in the long annals of Braves franchise history?
For the Atlanta Braves, several players have fallen victim to the “hit-by-pitch” on more than enough occasions. Flowers was punished a team-high 20 times in 2017, 11 more in 2016.
From the late 1800’s to the 21st century, here are the top 5 Atlanta Braves players that lead the franchise in the painful, hit-by-pitch category:
#5 Fred Tenney
Tenney played first base, outfield, and catcher for the Boston Beaneaters, Boston Doves, and Boston Rustlers from 1894-1907. During his tenure with the franchise before moving to other teams, Tenney accumulated 53 HBP’s.
Yes, the team name changed that much during that small time span: The Boston Beaneaters was the name of the franchise from 1882-1906, the Boston Doves was the team’s name from 1907-1910, and the Boston Rustlers was the team name in 1911.