because I thought he didn't have enough appearances: Aroldis Chapman.
52 innings to hit 24 hitters. Plus he walked 35 hitters. That's 59 guys combined in 52 innings.
I remember texting with friends when his stats were highlighted during a Pads telecast. 24 in 52 innings is such an anomaly.
Serious guess: Kerry Wood. I just know he plunked a ton of batters in 2003
Serious guess: Don Drysdale
Sal "The Barber" Maglie.
Randy Johnson. Before he got his control.
Along those lines, I considered Sandy Koufax, who struggled with control early in his career. But I’ll put my chips in with Johnson.
Edit to add after looking it up… RJ was not a terrible guess, but still wrong.
Could not have been more wrong bringing up Koufax, with 18 career HBPs. But he did lead the league in wild pitches one year; that must have been what was in my head.
Scared the shit out of John Kruk. And didn't even come close to hitting him.
Serious guess: Nolan Ryan
Nolan Ryan (maybe lightning will strike twice)
Second guess: Dock Ellis
Only because I think I read it somewhere. Could be my imagination.
Lots of hitters have more than 24