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Chris Davis went 0 for 54. It was the longest hitless streak in MLB history. The Baltimore Orioles slugger reached absolute rock bottom in an unforgiving sport, and the Chris Davis streak was an outcome. 0-54. It boggles the mind.

But there is a lesson to learned here. First and foremost, it deals with Statcast and expected batting average. Even though Chris Davis did in fact go 0 for 54, everything isn't quite as it seems. Statcast reveals just how unlucky he was. We'll also talk about the Shift, and how it relates to Davis's struggles. What happened to Chris Davis? You may ask. I'll do my best to answer.

In this episode of Baseball Bits, a Foolish Baseball production, I'll also talk about the good aspects of this unique streak. Even though he went through the worst slump in MLB history, he had the security of the Chris Davis contract. The Orioles themselves weren't competitive. And Davis handled the whole thing with class and poise. It really is a one in a million life lesson, and I intend to showcase that.
All Plate Appearances from the streak:
Soundtrack by William Kage:

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    • Belangerz

      Hello, could you make a video on Patrick Sandoval at the end of this season. He has had a very interesting year, he got his first start because ohtani could get the the game in time, he got the most swings and misses in a game this year and almost threw a no hitter. Could be an interesting video.

    • billy fraiser
      billy fraiser

      1 in a million??? Well, I mean (and yes I Googled it... it wasn't hard to Google) only about 18,918 players have ever played in MLB. So I guess no other player ties or beats his record in the next 981,082 player appearances in the MLB, then yeah you're title would actually be accurate. I understand that "One in a Million" is kind of a phrase, but I mean... people usually only use it when it's even at least a little but accurate.

    • Ninety Nine
      Ninety Nine

      every time you said, but it didn't it triggered me to want to blank you.

    • werx

      question: what’s ur favorite team

    • Noah Dorfsman
      Noah Dorfsman

      @Foolish Baseball I highly recommend checking out Inside the Game by Keith Law - it goes into managerial and baseball decisions, and what they teach us about ourselves from a psychology and decision-making standpoint

  • Gavin Ruthe
    Gavin Ruthe

    Not sure if focusing on someone’s failure makes for a good watch

  • Ben Herbert
    Ben Herbert

    The melted good-bye visually join because grandmother postmeiotically chase toward a succinct rhythm. hurried, open hose

  • Shammy-Thayne Maximiliana
    Shammy-Thayne Maximiliana

    “If the baseball can hit him he can hit the baseball” im donee😂😂😂😂😂

  • Life of Dark Mark
    Life of Dark Mark

    There's something to be said about a guy mucking up that badly and still being able to smile

  • Chris Harrison
    Chris Harrison

    He asked for the ball! Now i love Chris Davis.

  • Joshua Patrick
    Joshua Patrick

    I just realized something, when players reach the top then get massive contracts and fall off its fine because often times they were paid peanuts before that big contract.

  • Corsica Commander
    Corsica Commander

    I dont even watch baseball, and can only name a handful of players, but I love these videos

  • Angry Mob
    Angry Mob

    As a Yankee fan I usually enjoy watching the Orioles flail, but I felt bad for Chris, and props to him for going out there every day.

  • Ty Sparks
    Ty Sparks

    Love your channel, bro

  • Victor Tuber
    Victor Tuber

    GEEZ! Poor guy looks like he's playing EA's The Show with the screw-the-player flag in the on position (except that's 30% chance not 1 in a million). That's insane.

  • taufik .hidayat
    taufik .hidayat

    cody bellinger will be second chris davis would you make the videos for cody too

  • TeTe

    his swing looks so slow

  • Tony C
    Tony C

    the damn shift I tell you

  • Yaf Aref
    Yaf Aref

    The streak could’ve ended right there is stuck in my head now

  • Joshua Patrick
    Joshua Patrick


  • Yee tom
    Yee tom

    Excellent video, I remember that run big time. You talk about the shift.... do the same for Matt Carpenter, poor guy

  • DJSam Cano
    DJSam Cano

    Poor guy, i hope he could become famous and better in baseball.

  • doddsino

    Chris announced his retirement recently. Good luck with where your life takes you next, buddy!! You got this!

  • TheRedGlint4427

    Really not a fan of the booing. There are very few reasons to ever purposefully make someone feel like that in front of so many people and being in a slump is not one of them.

  • Oxzy

    😒 GOD BESS YOU |

  • Kids Sadeqi
    Kids Sadeqi

    Alternative Title: “16 minutes of Chris Davis could have ended his streak….buuuuuuttt he didn’t”

  • Stephen Dumeyer
    Stephen Dumeyer

    not only was he 0-54 but if you listen to what happened before the double, that's a 1-71 stretch

  • W. Dearth
    W. Dearth

    He got the last laugh. Retired with a sweetheart Bobby Bonilla-esque type deal that will keep him paid annually for many years to come.

  • Chase Wargo
    Chase Wargo

    so since people like yo believe that jeter is somehow overrated can u make a video on that

  • MrGrombie

    His issues imo, which is sht btw, but if anyone wanted to ask.... he had mind issues. Proper fundamentals, but he didn’t commit imo. A lot of those fat balls that out the fielders on the warning track looked like he didn’t even commit to slugging that ball out of the park. Also, he had no issues in the ground balls. He could have potentially made made some of those base runs with actual effort on the run. Rather than giving up before he was even tagged...

  • VAK29

    lol didnt he cry abt barry bonds hr record

  • Ijwb Suspect
    Ijwb Suspect

    But it didnt

  • Olaf The Mighty
    Olaf The Mighty

    Looks like he retired. What a crappy hitter

    • RussforMVP2021

      The fuck you mean "crappy hitter?"

  • James Thaddeus
    James Thaddeus

    Foolish can you do a Doc on the Indians Mariners game from Augist 5 2001 it would be amazing. Came back from 12 runs down with 9 outs left. Probably the most improbable comeback in a game ever.

  • Dom

    You need to make a video about prime Miggy. Im actually amazed you havent

  • Brandon Tozer
    Brandon Tozer

    I thought it was because of steroids but it was mostly the shift

  • Paul S.
    Paul S.

    Keep an eye out for Vogt on the Braves. He is fully capable of beating this streak.

  • Andy Socha
    Andy Socha

    chris was a good guy and god player its just the addorall ban and the shift piked him royaly and he was unlucky asf

  • LateForDinner

    You should do a Baseball Bits about the longest professional Baseball game. It is very easy to get lost in the perculiarness of the game, the factors on and off the field, and the players involved.

  • Bob Fisher
    Bob Fisher

    You should do a video on one-handed pitcher jim abbott!!

  • William Ruzzamenti
    William Ruzzamenti

    He releases this and then Davies retires 3 weeks later

  • John Smith
    John Smith

    "went yard" -- CRINGE

  • Christoph5782

    1:49 Is that braille on the jersey? Who thought that was a good idea lol

  • BenK2020

    The Orioles only recently started looking at analytics. Explains a lot actially

  • David Sposato
    David Sposato

    We need a Field of Dreams game deep dive

  • LB Twenty9
    LB Twenty9

    I hate the shift lol

  • Jane Lam
    Jane Lam

    That's some bad luck.

  • Julian G
    Julian G

    When I tell people that Davis is one of the most underrated players they look at me like I’m crazy… then I specify; Khris Davis with a K.

  • 無雙同好討論頻道

    Yeah, it is very frustrating that to hit well hit line drives right into the defensive shift resulting line outs, eg right into Nunez and Torres. Without the shift, these two balls in play will be base hits without a doubt, or maybe a double. I remember back in the day when he hits 53 homers in 2013. Later in his career he has declined terribly and consequently retiring from baseball.

  • Terence Hill
    Terence Hill

    I hope he enjoys his retirement. Sucks that he had to end it injured

  • justnone

    Chris Davis is an inspiration

  • Charm City Gamer
    Charm City Gamer

    And now Chris is retired. I pray this won't be his legacy.

  • One Punch Fan
    One Punch Fan

    This really hurt because we are still paying for Albert Belle:(

  • thomas

    and now he retired

  • Jonny Marshall
    Jonny Marshall

    I was at the game he ended the slump. Fenway gave him a standing ovation. It was hilarious.

  • B Gonzalez
    B Gonzalez

    As an intern for the then AAA Affiliate of the Giants i was offered new shoes that were a gift from Eugenio Velez. I declined lol.

  • DeePlays 9
    DeePlays 9

    This video made Chris Davis retire no doubt

  • Evan S.
    Evan S.

    Commenting After Chris Davis has announced his retirement from the Baltimore Orioles. Hoping this video immortalizes this baseball anomaly.

  • James Gentile
    James Gentile

    Any one else here after he retired

  • Trey Cherie
    Trey Cherie

    He just announced his retirement yesterday. Gonna miss that adderall era lol

  • Elg949

    He might be getting Booed but he still made 17 million so that's a W in my books

  • c0smicaustic

    Damn foolish sent Chris Davis to the retirement home

  • Geraldine Dempsey
    Geraldine Dempsey

    rube waddel

  • Geraldine Dempsey
    Geraldine Dempsey

    do a video on the rube

  • Nick Langan
    Nick Langan

    Every time I watch this channel I end playing Baseball Simulator 1000 afterwards... pick a super team and crush the yankees or red sox.

  • Logandak 15
    Logandak 15

    Foolish baseball made Chris Davis retire

  • Daniel Hamilton
    Daniel Hamilton

    Well, there he goes. Chris Davis announced his retirement following hip surgery prior to the 2021 season. Thank you, Chris Davis.

  • GKdunch

    you killed him, you shot him out of mlb lol

  • SeattleSherm

    The dude just retired lol

  • KurosakiHQ

    Just announced. Chris Davis retires from baseball. Let's not focus on the negatives. Let's remember his wild few years of slamming homers and his charity work.

  • Joe Lee
    Joe Lee

    Who else is here after Davis announced his retirement today?

  • luckyjinxer

    Is it too soon to call Sabathia nostalgic? Dude was one of the best big bois to toss. Him and Bartolo Colon. You should do a video on the least athletic extremely successful athletes in baseball history.

  • Paul

    Coming back to this video to wish Chris a happy retirement!

  • Pauly Nunnz
    Pauly Nunnz

    Chris Davis is retiring 😭 guy was a stud for majority of his career

  • MagicalBread

    How fitting. He announced his retirement today.

  • William Harmon
    William Harmon

    He was so devastated by this video that he decided to retire. Damn, FB!

  • BZ Baseball and Basketball
    BZ Baseball and Basketball

    And he just retired.

  • Bsbhotcorner

    Who’s here after he retired?

  • Joey Hudson
    Joey Hudson

    So sad to see the goat retire 😔

  • Huddle Latest Media
    Huddle Latest Media

    Now hes retired.

  • Brian Emerson
    Brian Emerson

    this is unfortunate timing

    • Foolish Baseball
      Foolish Baseball

      I would say it's great timing.

  • Mike Hawk
    Mike Hawk

    He just announced his retirement wow

  • Crackedgaming #1
    Crackedgaming #1

    Surprised he never changed his stances

  • Riley Hallock
    Riley Hallock

    But he didn’t

  • Sami GBR
    Sami GBR

    that’s not unusual, just look at little league. plenty of kids without hits for way longer.

  • Bridget Robinson
    Bridget Robinson

    The unwritten run genotypically fax because velvet conceptually squeeze besides a efficacious spinach. unhealthy, nosy break

  • Milkman

    I was going to give a like until I heard how you said the word “folks”….. then I couldn’t. There’s no U in “folks”

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    Uua tube


  • Jacob Mimms
    Jacob Mimms

    8:44 The probability is not calculated correctly. He's trying to show the chance of all 23 batted balls not being a hit, but the multiplication is of the probabilities that the batted balls "are" a hit. The resulting 1 in 1 000 000 probability is the probability of ALL of the batted balls being a hit. You should be multiplying together (1 - xBA) for each batted ball to get probability of none of the balls being a hit. This ends up being 1 in 1 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 or thereabouts (if all 23 xBAs are .900), so MUCH less probable than 1 in a 1 000 000 regardless, if you multiply any 23 probabilities, you're going to get a small number. It's very unlikely that 23 very likely things all happen, as shown by the math in this video.

    • Foolish Baseball
      Foolish Baseball

      I was multiplying together (1 - xBA). The multiplication shown aren''t xBA, they're 1 - xBA. The probability is calculated correctly.

  • Elliot Leone
    Elliot Leone

    If you don’t like baseball start doing karate skills translate pretty well

  • KFCOrBust

    LMAO the Baltimore boo was fucking amazing!

  • TwerkToSpec

    youre so gay

  • Cruz Hale
    Cruz Hale

    perfect perfect lineouts

  • Joseph Joestar
    Joseph Joestar

    We need a Salvador Perez baseball bits he is the anti Ted Williams

  • Daniel Hamilton
    Daniel Hamilton

    Chris Davis needs to man up. I've gone 13 years without getting a Major League hit.

  • gvipwjhiopjhf02098408fmn

    good video. terrible baltimore accent haha

  • Richard Reihl
    Richard Reihl

    I love the nord vpn Segway

  • Dylan Geck
    Dylan Geck

    So you’re telling me that Chris Davis led MLB in home runs from 2012-2016 and Khris Davis led MLB in home runs from 2016-2018


    Throughout this video Davis is swinging like he doesn't even want to play.

  • pregoatski

    chris davis is being paid till he’s 51

  • A.B.

    3:32 *one out

  • Zac Smith-Tulino
    Zac Smith-Tulino

    Can you make a video on some forgotten players? Like Grady Sizemore

  • Bailey Smith
    Bailey Smith

    Dude has been solid in spring training in recent years, just been struggling with injuries. he got his confidence back and then it all shut down again. i doubt he will be back again although not at his ability but rather injury

  • Terrifying Turtles
    Terrifying Turtles

    Cool video