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Ron Hunt
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Baseball Player
    (February 23, 1941- )
    Born in St. Louis, Missouri
    Second baseman for the New York Mets (1963-66), Los Angeles Dodgers (1967), San Francisco Giants (1968-70), Montreal Expos (1971-74) and St. Louis Cardinals (1974)
    Two-time All-Star (1964, 1966)
    Led the National League in being hit by pitches seven straight seasons (1968-74)
    Set the post-1900 record for a season with 50 hit-by-pitches (1971)
    Some batters hit for power. Some hit for average. Hunt just got hit.
    Several opposing managers, including Leo Durocher and Sparky Anderson, protested that he was deliberately getting hit by pitches.
    He admitted, 'The pitchers in my day had tremendous control, much better than today's hurlers. I really had to work at getting dinged.... I really had to blouse my uniform and lean over the plate for some of them.'
    He was the first Met to be elected a starter at the All-Star Game, which occurred when the game was played at the newly-opened Shea Stadium (1964).
    He was willing to take one for the team to get on base.
    He quipped, 'Some people give their bodies to science. I give mine to baseball.'

Credit: C. Fishel


    In 2017, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 16 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 9 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 17 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 35 Votes: 54.29% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 17 Votes: 41.18% Annoying
 
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