When Chris Davis started zero for 3 at some point of the Baltimore Orioles’ Monday night win in opposition to the Oakland Athletics, he didn’t simply upload to a slow start to the 2019 season wherein he’s reached base simply four instances in 32 plate appearances.
The one-time slugger also showed his place in records—the bad kind. Davis completed 0 for 5, formally taking sole ownership of the longest hitless streak in league records. He has not reached base with success beyond forty-nine at-bats relationship back to Sept. 14, 2018.
In honor of Davis’ fantastic fall to infamy, here are a examination of 10 of the maximum undesirable records in all of the sports, with the Orioles slugger’s new feat most of the series of misfortunes:
Longest MLB hitless streak
We start with our ultra-modern addition in Davis, who’s now long past 49 immediately at-bats without a single hit. At first look, it doesn’t appear loopy that someone — even an All-Star — ought to pass that long without a base knock. Slumps show up, mainly in baseball, now not most effective because of the slog of 162 video games but because of modern-day pitching prowess. And yet, when you actually reflect consideration on it, this truly isn’t very good. Set apart the reality that Davis cranked fifty-three homers advert hit .286 lower back in 2013 — or, on the turn facet, that he is a career .231 hitter — and this report remains wild. It equals out to 14 video games with a .000 average. Not best.
Longest NFL dropping streak
Believe it or not, this one doesn’t belong to the Cleveland Browns. Although the pre-Baker Mayfield days have been even worse in Cleveland than you keep in mind, with the team logging two 17-sport dropping streaks from 2015-17, you have to predate the Super Bowl era to apprehend this horrific boy. The Chicago Cardinals (who now call Arizona home) misplaced a whopping 29 instantly games within the Nineteen Forties. After a 3-2 start in the 1942 season, the Cards completed on a zero-6 slide then had returned-to-back zero-10 seasons earlier than “enhancing” to 1-nine in 1945. World War II might have played a part in the struggles. The group even merged temporarily with the Pittsburgh Steelers at one factor; however, 1945’s one-win campaign also marked the Cardinals’ twentieth directly without a playoff look.
Fastest boxing knockout loss
Guinness World Records says Mike Collins needed four seconds to drop Pat Brownson in a November 1947 Golden Gloves event in Minneapolis. He threw one punch, nearly without delay after the bell rang, to take his fight. Russell “Ducky” Rees, a Welsh boxer, has also claimed a four-second knockout of Des Sowden in 2000. If you get knocked out, you may as well get it over with fast.
Longest championship drought
The Chicago Cubs made records by beating the Cleveland Indians in the 2016 World Series. The win ended their 108-12 months stretch without a title. That’s a file so ridiculous that people in destiny generations won’t trust it. Think about it: In the time between Cubs championships, there were 19 one-of-a-kind U.S. Presidents, two World Wars, 14 MLB expansions, and, nicely, pretty much anything else you could cram into nearly 11 decades. The NFL’s Arizona Cardinals (71 years) are presently enduring the longest energetic championship drought.
Worst profession free-throw percentage
Ben Wallace is a Hall of Fame-caliber participant — a four-time All-Star, 4-time Defensive Player of the Year, and one-time NBA champion. But his professional loose-throw percentage of forty-one .4 is the absolute worst amongst all gamers with at the least 1, two hundred shot attempts. He is a case in point that you may be awful at foul shots and nonetheless be a remarkable basketball player. Still, goodness gracious, you’ll suppose even the NBA’s worst free-throw shooter might nevertheless be capable of hit extra than 41 percent of attempts from the foul line.
Biggest blowout loss
Unless you issue in Ireland’s 290-run loss to New Zealand in 2008 One Day International cricket, this doubtful honor belongs to Cumberland College (now University), which someway managed to lose 222-zero in a football sport towards Georgia Tech in 1916. The backstory explains why things were given out of control: Cumberland seemingly discontinued its football software before the season but wasn’t allowed to cancel its recreation vs. Georgia Tech, so the Bulldogs (extra like Bullpuppies, am I proper?) trotted out a bunch of fill-ins — replacements who possibly wanted they had by no means signed up for such an epic beat-down.
Most mistakes in one MLB season
Former Philadelphia Phillies, Detroit Tigers, and Boston Beaneaters (now the Atlanta Braves) shortstop Herman Long had a record 122 fielding errors at some point in the 1889 season — a mark tied the following season with the aid of longtime 1/3 baseman Billy Shindle. MLB seasons still consisted of approximately a hundred and fifty video games at that point, so Long and Shindle were not that some distance off from averaging blunders per game. Just for reference, 2018’s errors leaders inside the AL and NL combined for 46 errors.
Most interceptions were thrown in an NFL/AFL season.
George Blanda was an incredibly durable and prestigious soccer player, the last 26 years as a quarterback and kicker, incomes severa awards, which includes NFL Man of the Year and AFL MVP, alongside the manner. He also threw 42 interceptions all through the 1962 season, a turnover-satisfied document that nobody’s come near matching in 30 years (crazy side note: Blanda still earned All-AFL honors that 12 months). There were 14 ordinary-season games in 1962, so Blanda averaged three selections in keeping with recreation.
Worst MLB single-season record
The Cleveland Spiders’ remaining season turned into 1899, and we recognize why: They completed 20-134. With a 1-40 stretch to shut the yr, this group changed into arguably one of the worst in all of expert sports activities, amassing a road file so horrific it can not even be crushed with present-day season scheduling — a virtually horrendous mark of eleven-one zero one. How does that even occur? You almost surprise if they simply by chance gained those eleven street games even as seeking to live winless away from domestic.
Longest MLB scoreless streak
If you thought, Chris Davis’ streak changed into horrific, wait until you get a load of these numbers from the Cubs and Philadelphia A’s. The teams that did not plate a run for forty-eight direct innings in 1968 and 1906. It truly is like going more than five entire nine-inning video games without scoring a single run for you math wizards available. The Kansas City Royals came near matching this in 2017 when their personal scoreless streak hit 43 innings.