Mets break obscure MLB record after getting hit by three pitches Wednesday
The New York Mets may want to consider changing their team colors from orange and blue to black and blue.
A Mets batter was hit by a pitch for the 106th time this season Wednesday afternoon, breaking the modern record for most times plunked in a season.
Last year's Cincinnati Reds set the record with 105, narrowly beating out the Los Angeles Dodgers, who were hit by 104 pitches in 2021.
Both teams surpassed Cleveland from 2008, whose players were beaned 103 times.
The Mets entered the day tied with that Cleveland team, but Mark Canha apparently really wanted to make history.
He was hit by two pitches Wednesday to tie the record. In the ninth inning, Luis Guillorme was hit by a slider in the foot, breaking the record.
It was the eighth time the Mets have been hit by at least three pitches in a game this season,
and Mets manager Buck Showalter asked a ball boy to keep the now notorious ball that set the new record.
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