The Bill Chuck Files: Three for Thursday

There were 1494 batters hit by pitches last season (1554 last season), the fewest since 1449 were hit in 1997.

When scoring five runs or more last season, the Rockies were 31-25; the Braves were 34-1, the Dodgers were 27-1, and the Mariners were 19-1.

Ichiro Suzuki is just 394 hits shy of 3000, he also had 1278 hits in Japan.