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D’oh! Nuts!

Posted by Steve Lombardi on January 31, 2010

Via Baseball-Reference.com's Play Index Batting Game Finder -

From 1954 to 2009, players with seven or more regular season games where they had six or more ABs with zero hits or walks:

Rk Player #Matching PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP
1 Luis Aparicio 16 Ind. Games 103 103 0 0 0 0 1 0 9 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 1
2 Tony Taylor 11 Ind. Games 68 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 1
3 Pete Rose 11 Ind. Games 69 68 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 .000 .014 .000 .014 0 0 0 1 1
4 Willie Davis 11 Ind. Games 69 68 0 0 0 0 1 0 14 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 0 0 0 1
5 Don Kessinger 10 Ind. Games 63 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 0 0 0 0
6 Andre Dawson 9 Ind. Games 55 54 0 0 0 0 4 0 17 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 0 1
7 Maury Wills 8 Ind. Games 49 49 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
8 Billy Williams 8 Ind. Games 52 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
9 Devon White 8 Ind. Games 50 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
10 Lou Whitaker 8 Ind. Games 49 48 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 .000 .020 .000 .020 0 0 0 1 0
11 Edgar Renteria 8 Ind. Games 51 49 0 0 0 0 3 0 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 2 0 0 1
12 Lloyd Moseby 8 Ind. Games 51 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 .000 .020 .000 .020 0 0 0 1 3
13 Davey Lopes 8 Ind. Games 49 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 1
14 Lance Johnson 8 Ind. Games 50 49 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 0 0 0 2
15 Jim Gilliam 8 Ind. Games 52 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 1
16 Lou Brock 8 Ind. Games 49 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 1
17 Roberto Alomar 8 Ind. Games 48 48 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 1
18 Tim Wallach 7 Ind. Games 43 42 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 0 0
19 Cesar Tovar 7 Ind. Games 45 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
20 Joe Torre 7 Ind. Games 44 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
21 Ozzie Smith 7 Ind. Games 46 45 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 0 0 0 1
22 Steve Sax 7 Ind. Games 43 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
23 Cookie Rojas 7 Ind. Games 44 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 1
24 Ivan Rodriguez 7 Ind. Games 42 42 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 2
25 Bobby Richardson 7 Ind. Games 44 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 0 0 0 0
26 Vada Pinson 7 Ind. Games 44 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 3
27 John Mayberry 7 Ind. Games 47 46 0 0 0 0 1 0 12 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 0 2
28 Richie Hebner 7 Ind. Games 43 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 0 0 0 1
29 Dave Concepcion 7 Ind. Games 44 44 0 0 0 0 2 0 10 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
30 Dave Cash 7 Ind. Games 43 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 1
31 Larry Bowa 7 Ind. Games 45 45 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 1
32 Mark Belanger 7 Ind. Games 43 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 1/31/2010.

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Of course, guys like Willie Davis, Maury Wills, Don Kessinger, Luis Aparicio, Tommie Agee and Tony Taylor posted a lot of these games when pitchers ruled the earth and many batters were fitted for collars. Others like Andre Dawson, Devon White, Lou Whitaker, Edgar Renteria and Lloyd Moseby can't make that excuse.

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5 Responses to “D’oh! Nuts!”

  1. Two things:
    1. You should have done plate appearances appearences since it includes walks.
    2. What're you, Homes?

  2. WanderingWinder Says:

    ImAShark5, they clearly have no walks, so I don't see how that's a difference.

    What I would like to know is how Dawson got 4 RBI in those games - I see one SF and one GIDP, but I would imagine that's very unlikely to account for more than 2 RBI, and almost certainly not 4. If that's all it is, I'd be interested to know what the plays were that made that happen, and if not, how else did he get those RBI?

  3. Without checking, I would imagine there were a couple of fielder's choice type ground balls: less than two out, man on third scores on a slow roller, the infielder gets the sure out at first allowing the run to score. That's an RBI, but not a hit, walk or sacrifice. One of the oddities of baseball scorekeeping is that a fly ball out that scored a run is a "sacrifice" and an RBI, but a ground ball that scores a run is just an out, though still an RBI.

  4. Easy to check. One sac fly, three groundouts. This is why we have BR.com.

  5. Also, I'm pretty sure a hitter cannot get an RBI on a GIDP.