July 18, 1970

On July 18, 1970, major league baseball player Ron Hunt of the San Francisco Giants was hit by a pitched ball for the 119th time in his career, breaking the major league record for baseball played after 1900. He played until 1974 and finished with a record of 243 times hit by a pitched ball. His record would stand until 1988 when major leaguer Don Baylor broke it with 267. Outside of pro baseball, the record for most times hit in the head with balls was set by Elton John during his 1980 World Tour.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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