Atlanta Braves history: their most whacked hitters ever

SAN DIEGO, CA - JUNE 28: Tyler Flowers #25 of the Atlanta Braves is hit with a pitch during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on June 28, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JUNE 28: Tyler Flowers #25 of the Atlanta Braves is hit with a pitch during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on June 28, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) /
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KISSIMMEE, FL – FEBRUARY 22: Andruw Jones #25 poses during the Atlanta Braves Photo Day on February 22, 2007 at The Ballpark at Disney’s Wide World of Sports in Kissimmee, Florida. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
KISSIMMEE, FL – FEBRUARY 22: Andruw Jones #25 poses during the Atlanta Braves Photo Day on February 22, 2007 at The Ballpark at Disney’s Wide World of Sports in Kissimmee, Florida. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

#2  Andruw Jones

Andruw Jones was not only known for his fielding ability and long ball threat, but he takes the cake as #2 on Atlanta’s list of players with the 2nd most HBP’s.

Jones is a10-time Gold Glove winner and 5-time All Star center fielder for the Braves.  He is also on the ballot this year for the Hall of Fame.

During his 11-year stint with the Braves from 1996-2007, he tallied a painful 83 HBP’s.

That’s a big number… but it doesn’t even rival our #1 horsehide target:

#1  Tommy Tucker

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Tucker was the Boston Beaneaters first baseman from 1890-1896, and playing with both Tenney and Lowe for several years in the mid 1890’s. In his 7-years of eating beans in Boston, he got “beaned” exactly 150 times.

That’s an average of 21 hit-by-pitches every season while averaging 130 games per season. This means Tucker averaged 1 HBP every 6 games for 7 years with the Beaneaters! Talk about tough as nails…

But Boston wasn’t Tucker’s only team.  He was bruised elsewhere, too.  On the all-time leader board, Tucker ranks #3 overall in HBP with a total of 272, only behind Craig Biggio (285), and Hughie Jennings (287).