You Are Here > Baseball-Reference.com > Blog >

SITE NEWS: We are moving all of our site and company news into a single blog for Sports-Reference.com. We'll tag all B-R content, so you can quickly and easily find the content you want.

Also, our existing B-R blog rss feed will be redirected to the new site's feed.

Baseball-Reference.com » Sports Reference

For more from Andy and the gang, check out their new site High Heat Stats.

Well, They Were Sorta Batted In…

Posted by Steve Lombardi on December 31, 2009

How 'bout this list via Baseball-Reference.com's Play Index Batting Season Finder - since 1901, most career RBI for those players with zero career hits:

Rk Player RBI H From To Age G PA AB R 2B 3B HR BB IBB SO HBP SH SF GDP SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS Pos Tm
1 Roy Luebbe 3 0 1925 1925 24-24 8 18 15 1 0 0 0 2 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .118 .000 .118 /*2 NYY
2 Armando Benitez 2 0 1994 2008 21-35 762 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 *1 BAL-NYM-SEA-NYY-FLA-SFG-TOT-TOR
3 Hoge Workman 2 0 1924 1924 24-24 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 BOS
4 Henry Bostick 2 0 1915 1915 20-20 2 8 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .125 .000 .125 /*5 PHA
5 Bill McCarthy 2 0 1906 1906 24-24 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 BSN
6 Mariano Rivera 1 0 1995 2009 25-39 917 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 *1 NYY
7 Brian Sanches 1 0 2006 2009 27-30 89 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 PHI-WSN-FLA
8 R.J. Swindle 1 0 2008 2009 24-25 9 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 PHI-MIL
9 Dave Borkowski 1 0 1999 2008 22-31 181 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 *1 DET-BAL-HOU
10 Brady Raggio 1 0 1997 2003 24-30 29 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 STL-ARI
11 Courtney Duncan 1 0 2001 2002 26-27 38 5 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .400 .000 .400 /*1 CHC
12 Mike Gulan 1 0 1997 2001 26-30 11 18 15 3 0 0 0 3 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .167 /5 STL-FLA
13 Alan Mills 1 0 1990 2001 23-34 474 6 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .167 *1 NYY-BAL-LAD-TOT
14 Yohanny Valera 1 0 2000 2000 23-23 7 13 10 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .167 /*2 MON
15 Pedro Martinez 1 0 1993 1997 24-28 122 12 9 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .100 .000 .100 *1 SDP-HOU-TOT-CIN
16 Ken Ramos 1 0 1997 1997 30-30 14 15 12 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .133 .000 .133 /79 HOU
17 Al Osuna 1 0 1990 1996 24-30 218 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 *1 HOU-LAD-SDP
18 Jose Nunez 1 0 1987 1990 23-26 78 15 11 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .083 .000 .083 /*1 TOR-CHC
19 Mark Ross 1 0 1982 1990 24-32 27 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 HOU-PIT-TOR
20 Andres Santana 1 0 1990 1990 22-22 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*6 SFG
21 Manny Hernandez 1 0 1986 1989 25-28 16 12 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 HOU-NYM
22 Don Schulze 1 0 1983 1989 20-26 76 13 7 2 0 0 0 3 0 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .300 .000 .300 /*1 CHC-CLE-NYM-SDP-NYY
23 Dick Scott 1 0 1989 1989 26-26 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*6 OAK
24 Jeff Calhoun 1 0 1984 1988 26-30 118 8 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .125 .000 .125 *1 HOU-PHI
25 Sap Randall 1 0 1988 1988 27-27 4 15 12 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .133 .000 .133 /*3D9 CHW
26 Johnny Abrego 1 0 1985 1985 22-22 6 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 CHC
27 Stu Pederson 1 0 1985 1985 25-25 8 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /79 LAD
28 Tom Wieghaus 1 0 1981 1984 24-27 8 13 11 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .077 .000 .077 /*2 MON-HOU
29 Lee Graham 1 0 1983 1983 23-23 5 7 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*8 BOS
30 Larry Littleton 1 0 1981 1981 27-27 26 27 23 2 0 0 0 3 0 6 0 0 1 2 0 0 .000 .111 .000 .111 /*789 CLE
31 Steve Davis 1 0 1979 1979 25-25 3 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*45 CHC
32 Mark Williams 1 0 1977 1977 23-23 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 /9 OAK
33 Willie Prall 1 0 1975 1975 25-25 3 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 CHC
34 Daryl Patterson 1 0 1968 1974 24-30 142 37 35 0 0 0 0 2 0 23 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .054 .000 .054 *1 DET-TOT-PIT
35 Otis Thornton 1 0 1973 1973 28-28 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*2 HOU
36 Danny Lazar 1 0 1968 1969 24-25 17 8 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 .000 .143 .000 .143 /*1 CHW
37 Cecil Perkins 1 0 1967 1967 26-26 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 NYY
38 Corky Withrow 1 0 1963 1963 25-25 6 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /79 STL
39 Ramon Conde 1 0 1962 1962 27-27 14 19 16 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .158 .000 .158 /*5 CHW
40 Ben Johnson 1 0 1959 1960 28-29 21 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 CHC
41 Charlie Beamon 1 0 1956 1958 21-23 28 19 17 1 0 0 0 1 0 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .056 .000 .056 /*1 BAL
42 Nellie King 1 0 1954 1957 26-29 95 28 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 5 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 PIT
43 Jim Willis 1 0 1953 1954 26-27 27 16 14 1 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .067 .000 .067 /*1 CHC
44 Ed Chandler 1 0 1947 1947 25-25 15 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 /*1 BRO
45 Cal Dorsett 1 0 1940 1947 27-34 8 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 CLE
46 Dick Mulligan 1 0 1941 1947 23-29 25 23 18 0 0 0 0 4 0 9 0 1 0 1 1 0 .000 .182 .000 .182 /*1 WSH-TOT-BSN
47 Chet Johnson 1 0 1946 1946 28-28 5 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 SLB
48 Paul Schreiber 1 0 1922 1945 19-42 12 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 BRO-NYY
49 Frank Kalin 1 0 1940 1943 22-25 7 9 7 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .222 .000 .222 /79 PIT-CHW
50 Jesse Landrum 1 0 1938 1938 25-25 4 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*4 CHW
51 Bill Phebus 1 0 1936 1938 26-28 13 18 10 1 0 0 0 7 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .412 .000 .412 /*1 WSH
52 Bill Andrus 1 0 1931 1937 23-29 6 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*5 WSH-PHI
53 Red Bullock 1 0 1936 1936 24-24 12 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 PHA
54 Les Rock 1 0 1936 1936 23-23 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*3 CHW
55 Howard Craghead 1 0 1931 1933 23-25 15 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 CLE
56 Larry Boerner 1 0 1932 1932 27-27 21 18 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 BOS
57 Jim McLaughlin 1 0 1932 1932 30-30 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*5 SLB
58 Ralph Judd 1 0 1927 1930 25-28 21 18 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 WSH-NYG
59 Milt Steengrafe 1 0 1924 1926 26-28 16 16 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 CHW
60 Sid Womack 1 0 1926 1926 29-29 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*2 BSN
61 Tom Glass 1 0 1925 1925 27-27 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 PHA
62 Pat Burke 1 0 1924 1924 23-23 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*5 SLB
63 Buddy Crump 1 0 1924 1924 22-22 1 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*8 NYG
64 Paul Castner 1 0 1923 1923 26-26 6 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 CHW
65 Walt Golvin 1 0 1922 1922 28-28 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*3 CHC
66 John Jenkins 1 0 1922 1922 25-25 5 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /64 CHW
67 Jesse Baker 1 0 1919 1919 24-24 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         /*6 WSH
68 Walt Smallwood 1 0 1917 1919 24-26 8 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 NYY
69 John Sullivan 1 0 1919 1919 25-25 4 4 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250 /*1 CHW
70 Charlie Whitehous 1 0 1914 1919 20-25 25 22 19 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .095 .000 .095 /*1 IND-NEW-WSH
71 Herb Hall 1 0 1918 1918 25-25 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 DET
72 Earl Howard 1 0 1918 1918 25-25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         /*1 STL
73 Guy Cooper 1 0 1914 1915 21-22 12 8 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 TOT-BOS
74 Desmond Beatty 1 0 1914 1914 21-21 2 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*6*5 NYG
75 Bill Lathrop 1 0 1913 1914 21-22 25 18 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .059 .000 .059 /*1 CHW
76 Fred House 1 0 1913 1913 22-22 19 11 10 1 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .091 .000 .091 /*1 DET
77 Paul Maloy 1 0 1913 1913 21-21 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         /*1 BOS
78 Ona Dodd 1 0 1912 1912 25-25 5 10 9 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .100 .000 .100 /*54 PIT
79 Doc Shanley 1 0 1912 1912 22-22 5 10 8 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200 /*6 SLB
80 Harry Smith 1 0 1912 1912 22-22 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 CHW
81 Jim Duggan 1 0 1911 1911 26-26 1 5 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200 /*3 SLB
82 Jake Smith 1 0 1911 1911 24-24 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 PHI
83 Ray Brown 1 0 1909 1909 20-20 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 CHC
84 Harry Redmond 1 0 1909 1909 21-21 6 20 19 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*4 BRO
85 Bill McGill 1 0 1907 1907 27-27 2 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 SLB
86 Joseph Myers 1 0 1905 1905 23-23 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 PHA
87 Conny McGeehan 1 0 1903 1903 20-20 5 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*17 PHA
88 Nig Fuller 1 0 1902 1902 24-24 3 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*2 BRO
89 Dad Hale 1 0 1902 1902 22-22 11 24 20 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .167 /*1 TOT
90 Lou Schiappacasse 1 0 1902 1902 21-21 2 6 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .167 /*9 DET
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 12/31/2009.

 

.

Yup, there's alotta pitchers on this list - but, it's not all pitchers. And, catcher Roy Luebbe stands alone at the top of the list for most career RBI (3) in the modern era (1901-forward) for any batter with zero big league hits to his credit. Speaking of position players on this list, dig Larry Littleton: 27 career PA, 0 hits and 1 RBI. Well, at least he got that ribbie...

All told, there are 35 non-pitchers on this list. Click here to see those alone.

Lastly, I would like to wish all the readers of blog a very happy and healthy new year. And, may all your resolutions for 2010 come true!

This entry was posted on Thursday, December 31st, 2009 at 5:25 pm and is filed under Season Finders. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

15 Responses to “Well, They Were Sorta Batted In…”

  1. JohnnyTwisto Says:

    I feel like I missed something exciting in the comments of PI Tag 2. Did Imashark go insane? You guys gotta give the loyal readers a clue...

  2. Nothing that exciting. He just posted a question asking for the 267th player in a list that includes 4 players. As you would expect the question involved a bizarre series of requirements. The requirements didn't bother me. However, the fact that he clearly did not even bother checking his question, combined with his history of posting just to be annoying led me to believe that he was trying to disrupt the blog. (He also used a silly word, which might have been insulting to another commenter, but I assume that he was just being silly.) I marked the post as spam and ImAShark3 will no longer work. Don't fret, I'm sure there will be an ImAShark4 any minute now.

  3. JohnnyTwisto Says:

    Personally, I hope he takes it to another level, like ImJustaDolphinMaam27

  4. TheGoofyOne Says:

    I'll never forget Mariano Rivera's RBI, a walk against Francisco Rodriguez. Two best closers in the game, and the one at the plate wins? Insane.

  5. Censorship sucks.

    If I may be so bold as to offer a point of view, I *think* what ImAShark(n) is getting as is the tendency of some of the posters here to use the neat toys to create completely irrelevant lists that do nothing to enhance one's knowledge or understanding of the game.

  6. jksesq1 - ImAShark is not getting at anything. His posts are frequently utter nonsense. He has a history of posting obscenities for the purpose of just posting obscenities. He spent at least 5 posts arguing that Derek Jeter's name rhymes with better. This is just one example in a series of nonsense that has been going on for years.

    While you may not like censorship, I assume that the goal of this blog is simply to provide people with some form of entertainment. If the purpose of a thread is to allow people to take turns posting trivia questions, then someone who posts a trivia question with no answer is undermining the thread and preventing people from enjoying it. Therefore, I assumed that his post was detrimental to thread and deleted it.

    To be honest, I created the PI tag threads because I came across a few facts, that I thought were interesting, but not lengthy enough to include in posts of their own. None of these facts will enhance your knowledge or understading the game, but I don't think that is the main purpose of the blog. The blog is simply there to provide entertainment. Some people may only be entertained by thorough analysis and in-depth long term studies, but I think such people prefer to read blogs that are more sabermetrically inclined. I believe that there are also many people who enjoy baseball for the curiosities that it produces. I think that this what we usually aim to do with our posts. If you disagree, you are certainly welcome and we would even enjoy your input. However, do it in a legitimate way. Sabotaging a thread is juvenile and inconsiderate.

  7. I totally agree with Raphy on this. This one user has been very problematic and is clearly acting as a troll.

  8. damthesehigheels Says:

    I could not agree with Raphy & Andy more. If you look back, 99% of what ImAShark wrote was completely irrelevant and just trolling in the complete essence of the term trolling.

  9. rico petrocelli Says:

    Just to weigh in as a sideline participant and outlier, I love the endless analyses you guys put forth. I'm honored to be in the conversation, and he should be too. i always seem to just miss how disruptive the Shark is being. It's hard to imagine being a twisted nemesis to a brillant-yet-nerdy baseball blog, but you guys have found him, grown him, earned him. He's a stat stalker. Or maybe stat sharker. The dialogue demands interaction, so it would be culturally aberrant to just ignore him. Here's a toast for 2010 that he behaves.

    Meanwhile, I was checking out Vada Pinson.
    Who else has career 250SB and career 250HR?
    Is he a HOF almost? And what kind of name is that anyway?

    Rico

  10. Re: Bill McCarthy

    how do you get two RBIs in one plate appearance without a hit?

  11. DoubleDiamond Says:

    Regarding two RBIs in one plate appearance without a hit - I have heard of guys scoring from second on sacrifice flies, so maybe there were guys on both 2nd and 3rd who scored on the same one.

    As for the use of the "neat toys to create completely irrelevant lists," this is one of the reasons I come here almost every day! As long as there's a variety of topics no continued focus on one team (such as the one whose nickname comes last alphabetically) or one player (such as any whose last names rhyme with Pete Rose's given first name), I tend to find great enjoyment in reading the stuff here.

    I didn't have much time to experiment with the Play Index during the time it was offered for free, so I now have to consider whether I will be able to pay something to be able to use it again. One thing I'd like to know - Is the fee charged for Play Index only to recoup its costs, or is there also a little bit (or even a lot) built in to make some money for the web site in general? It's somewhat ironic that Baseball Reference was the first web site (and is still one of the very few web sites) to which I have paid some money to help support, in this case, by sponsoring a couple of pages. If the fee charged for Play Index is done only to recoup its costs, I can understand paying additional money for it. But if all or part of the fee is to support the web site in general, I think that some of us sponsors should get a price break on it.

  12. DoubleDiamond Says:

    Since posting yesterday, I have discovered that there is a discount for people who have at least $35 in sponsorships. I have $20 right now, and there have been a few other players I've been thinking of sponsoring. If Joe Sambito ever becomes available (according to his page, the sponsorship expired 02-16-2009, but it still shows up), I want to do both him and Steve Bowling, who is currently available. No major leaguer was born on the same day I was, but these two guys come the closest.

  13. DoubleDiamond - If you click on "Alert me" on Sambito's page it says that it expires on 02-28-2010.
    Also from your comment it sounds like you were born on June 27th. Have you considered the following former Phillie players who share your birthday.
    Johnny Estrada
    Ricardo Jordan
    Jackie Gutierrez
    Al Porto

  14. DoubleDiamond Says:

    I have considered sending birthday greetings to some guys who share my birthday, whether alive or dead, by sponsoring their pages. The two I remember from my childhood are former Washington Senators Ed Hobaugh (available) and Wayne Terwilliger (already sponsored). It's interesting that there have been two Terwilligers who have played major league baseball, both from Michigan, and both born on June 27, 19 years apart. They're not noted as being relatives. I could imagine that they could be father and son - the Griffeys and Bondses were about that far apart in age. They could even be brothers in a large family (or half brothers), like the Pacioreks or the Fowlers. But more likely, if there is any relationship, it's more distant.

  15. Re: Bill McCarthy

    It was part of that wild 18-8 game on 4/21/1906.
    It's the only game he played in.

    http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/M/Pmccaw101.htm