Walking the 8th place hitter

 

Among Chicago Cubs in the modern era, can you name the players with the most intentional walks in a season they hit less than 5 homers?

 

 Cnt Player            IBB HR  H  Year Age
+----+-----------------+---+--+---+----+---+
    1 Don Kessinger      18  0 151 1973  30 
    2 Hobie Landrith     15  4  69 1956  26 
    3 Joe Girardi        11  1 113 1990  25 
    4 Daryle Ward         8  3  36 2007  32 
    5 Dave Rosello        8  1  55 1976  26 

 

With the exception of pinch hitter Darlye Ward, these were normally 8th place hitters.  Albeit, some of these hitters deserved the walk more than others. 

One Response to “Walking the 8th place hitter”

  1. In MLB history, is there a player ever to be intentionally walked 18 or more times, with 0 home runs, in 577 at bats or more? Don’t even know how to research that one, maybe the baseball reference guy might have the answer.

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