Chris Davis made history on Monday night. It just was. It just was not the type of history Davis desired to make.
With a new record low of just 6,585 fans at Camden Yards, Davis replaces Eugenia Velez as the definition of futility at the place for non-pitchers.
Velez began his stream with nine at-bats for the Giants in 2010 before adding another 37 at-bats without a hit in 2011 with the Dodgers.
Davis began the night with a line out to A’s right fielder Stephen Piscotty. In his second at-bat he would line out to left to Robbie Grossman. He would line out to the track with Grossman making the catch to set the new record.
Davis was not done. He would add a strike out to go 0-for-48.
It has been a hard fall for Davis after leading the majors with 53 homers in 2013 and again in 2015 with 47. Davis signed a seven-year deal worth $161 million after 2015 and ended 2018 with a record low .168 average for qualified batters.