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How a Hitless Chris Davis is Like a $15 Dessert

On Sept. 14, 2018, Chris Davis, who had been hitless in his last 17 at-bats, got a 2-1 changeup from White Sox pitcher James Shields, and jumped on it. Davis lined the ball through the shift into right field, hustling his way to second for a double.

Since that day, Davis, a 33-year-old slugger for the Baltimore Orioles who once hit 53 home runs in a season, has known nothing but ignominy. He went hitless in his final 21 at-bats of the 2018 season, clinching the worst batting average for a qualified player in major league history (.168).

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