Orioles’ Chris Davis Sets MLB Record for Consecutive Hitless At Bats

Raiders' owner Mark Davis. Photo by Christopher Trim/Csm/REX/Shutterstock

The Baltimore Orioles’ Chris Davis is currently mired in what is officially the worst slump in the history of Major League Baseball.

After going 0 for 5 in the Orioles’ 12-4 win over the Oakland A’s on Monday, Davis became the first player in the history of the sport to go 49 consecutive at-bats without recording a hit.

The former superstar’s streak began in the 2018 season, back on September 14th in a game against the same team, the A’s.

Chris Davis’s career has taken a downhill turn in recent years, as the formerly prodigious slugger has had major problems with making contact at the plate.

Davis, who twice led the Major Leagues in home runs in 2013 and 2015, was given a 7-year, $161 million contract by the Orioles before the start of the 2016 season. He has failed to live up to expectations during the length of the contract, which still owes Davis over $100 million.

The first baseman was statistically the worst player in baseball last season after posting -3.1 fWAR and a .168/.243/.296 batting line. He struck out in nearly one-third of his at-bats.

Davis added another dubious title to his resume on Monday, the latest debacle in what has become a disastrous contract for Baltimore.