As you might have heard, or not, depending on how closely you follow career HBP totals, Paul Konerko broke into the 100 plunk club on Sunday when he was hit by Samuel Deduno. 100 HBPs!
Konerko is the 79th player in MLB history to get hit by 100 pitches, and if he can collect 3 more for the White Sox, he would be the 25th player to take 100 plunks for one franchise. If someone ever asks you how Paul Konerko got hit by 100 pitches, a good answer would be "one at a time". He's been hit by a pitch in 98 different games, and by 96 different pitchers. He's only been hit twice in the same game two times, and only 4 pitchers have hit him twice. Nobody has hit him 3 times, and among players who have gotten hit by 100 pitches since 1969, only Konerko, Vlad Guerrero and Mark Grudzielanek never got hit 3 times by the same pitcher. (Konerko did get hit 3 times by Roberto Hernandez, but that was two different Roberto Hernandezes, and the one who hit him twice was the Roberto Hernandez who was Fausto Carmona).
In the 98 games Konerko has been hit by a pitch, his teams have won 68 and lost 30. The White Sox are 67-28 when Konerko takes an HBP (though just 1-1 when he's hit twice). He's been hit 46 times US Cellular field, and is currently tied with Carlos Quentin (Q!) for the park HBP record. In the 45 games he's been plunked at that park, the White Sox are 30-15. Konerko is 5-0 against the Cubs and 5-0 against the Blue Jays when plunked. The Royals have hit him the most times, with 13, but the Royals have only plunked Konerko and won the game 3 times out of 13 tries. The Tigers have made the 2nd biggest contribution with 10 plunks, and the White Sox have won 70% of those games.
Of the 100 times Konerko has reached base on a plunk, he came around to score 26 times. He's been hit 7 times with the bases loaded, and that ties him for the most RBI plunks of any active player, with Jason Giambi and AJ Pierzynski. That's the same number of RBI plunks Craig Biggio had among his 285 career HBPs. Since 1969, only Don Baylor, Jason Kendall and Andres Galarraga have had more bases loaded plunks. Also, Konerko's 11 interleague plunks rank tied for 28th in interleague play plunk history, half way to Jason Kendall's interleague record of 22 HBPs.
Below is the full list of Paul Konerko's HBPs. The dates have links to the box score of each game.