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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:


  1. Foolish Baseball
    Foolish Baseball
    Ай мурун

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    1. Belangerz
      Ай мурун

      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.

    2. billy fraiser
      billy fraiser
      Ай мурун

      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.

    3. Ninety Nine
      Ninety Nine
      Ай мурун

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

    4. werx
      Ай мурун

      question: what’s ur favorite team

    5. Noah Dorfsman
      Noah Dorfsman
      Ай мурун

      @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

  2. Joshua Patrick
    Joshua Patrick
    Күн мурун

    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.

  3. Corsica Commander
    Corsica Commander
    2 күн мурун

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

  4. Angry Mob
    Angry Mob
    3 күн мурун

    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.

  5. Ty Sparks
    Ty Sparks
    9 күн мурун

    Love your channel, bro

  6. Victor Tuber
    Victor Tuber
    9 күн мурун

    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.

  7. taufik .hidayat
    taufik .hidayat
    9 күн мурун

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

  8. TeTe_
    13 күн мурун

    his swing looks so slow

  9. Tony C
    Tony C
    14 күн мурун

    the damn shift I tell you

  10. Yaf Aref
    Yaf Aref
    15 күн мурун

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

  11. Joshua Patrick
    Joshua Patrick
    16 күн мурун


  12. Yee tom
    Yee tom
    16 күн мурун

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

  13. DJSam Cano
    DJSam Cano
    17 күн мурун

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

  14. doddsino
    19 күн мурун

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

  15. TheRedGlint4427
    20 күн мурун

    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.

  16. Oxzy
    24 күн мурун

    😒 GOD BESS YOU |

  17. Kids Sadeqi
    Kids Sadeqi
    26 күн мурун

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

  18. Stephen Dumeyer
    Stephen Dumeyer
    27 күн мурун

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

  19. W. Dearth
    W. Dearth
    28 күн мурун

    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.

  20. Chase Wargo
    Chase Wargo
    28 күн мурун

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

  21. MrGrombie
    29 күн мурун

    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...

  22. VAK29
    29 күн мурун

    lol didnt he cry abt barry bonds hr record

  23. Ijwb Suspect
    Ijwb Suspect
    Ай мурун

    But it didnt

  24. Olaf The Mighty
    Olaf The Mighty
    Ай мурун

    Looks like he retired. What a crappy hitter

    1. RussforMVP2021
      24 күн мурун

      The fuck you mean "crappy hitter?"

  25. James Thaddeus
    James Thaddeus
    Ай мурун

    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.

  26. Dom
    Ай мурун

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

  27. Brandon Tozer
    Brandon Tozer
    Ай мурун

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

  28. Paul S.
    Paul S.
    Ай мурун

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

  29. Andy Socha
    Andy Socha
    Ай мурун

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

  30. LateForDinner
    Ай мурун

    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.

  31. Bob Fisher
    Bob Fisher
    Ай мурун

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

  32. William Ruzzamenti
    William Ruzzamenti
    Ай мурун

    He releases this and then Davies retires 3 weeks later

  33. John Smith
    John Smith
    Ай мурун

    "went yard" -- CRINGE

  34. Christoph5782
    Ай мурун

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

  35. BenK2020
    Ай мурун

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

  36. David Sposato
    David Sposato
    Ай мурун

    We need a Field of Dreams game deep dive

  37. LB Twenty9
    LB Twenty9
    Ай мурун

    I hate the shift lol

  38. Jane Lam
    Jane Lam
    Ай мурун

    That's some bad luck.

  39. Julian G
    Julian G
    Ай мурун

    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.

  40. 無雙同好討論頻道
    Ай мурун

    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.

  41. Terence Hill
    Terence Hill
    Ай мурун

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

  42. justnone
    Ай мурун

    Chris Davis is an inspiration

  43. Charm City Gamer
    Charm City Gamer
    Ай мурун

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

  44. One Punch Fan
    One Punch Fan
    Ай мурун

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

  45. thomas
    Ай мурун

    and now he retired

  46. Jonny Marshall
    Jonny Marshall
    Ай мурун

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

  47. B Gonzalez
    B Gonzalez
    Ай мурун

    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.

  48. DeePlays 9
    DeePlays 9
    Ай мурун

    This video made Chris Davis retire no doubt

  49. Evan S.
    Evan S.
    Ай мурун

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

  50. Ай мурун

    Chris Davis is done now (aka retired) ooooooooof.

  51. James Gentile
    James Gentile
    Ай мурун

    Any one else here after he retired

  52. Trey Cherie
    Trey Cherie
    Ай мурун

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

  53. Elg949
    Ай мурун

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

  54. c0smicaustic
    Ай мурун

    Damn foolish sent Chris Davis to the retirement home

  55. Geraldine Dempsey
    Geraldine Dempsey
    Ай мурун

    rube waddel

  56. Geraldine Dempsey
    Geraldine Dempsey
    Ай мурун

    do a video on the rube

  57. Nick Langan
    Nick Langan
    Ай мурун

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

  58. Logandak 15
    Logandak 15
    Ай мурун

    Foolish baseball made Chris Davis retire

  59. Ай мурун

    could you do a video on Carter Capps everything abt his journey and especially his delivery seems like a cool video

  60. Daniel Hamilton
    Daniel Hamilton
    Ай мурун

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

  61. GKdunch
    Ай мурун

    you killed him, you shot him out of mlb lol

  62. SeattleSherm
    Ай мурун

    The dude just retired lol

  63. KurosakiHQ
    Ай мурун

    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.

  64. Joe Lee
    Joe Lee
    Ай мурун

    Who else is here after Davis announced his retirement today?

  65. luckyjinxer
    Ай мурун

    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.

  66. Paul
    Ай мурун

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

  67. Pauly Nunnz
    Pauly Nunnz
    Ай мурун

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

  68. MagicalBread
    Ай мурун

    How fitting. He announced his retirement today.

  69. William Harmon
    William Harmon
    Ай мурун

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

  70. BZ Baseball and Basketball
    BZ Baseball and Basketball
    Ай мурун

    And he just retired.

  71. Bsbhotcorner
    Ай мурун

    Who’s here after he retired?

  72. Joey Hudson
    Joey Hudson
    Ай мурун

    So sad to see the goat retire 😔

  73. Huddle Latest Media
    Huddle Latest Media
    Ай мурун

    Now hes retired.

  74. Brian Emerson
    Brian Emerson
    Ай мурун

    this is unfortunate timing

    1. Foolish Baseball
      Foolish Baseball
      Ай мурун

      I would say it's great timing.

  75. Mike Hawk
    Mike Hawk
    Ай мурун

    He just announced his retirement wow

  76. Crackedgaming #1
    Crackedgaming #1
    Ай мурун

    Surprised he never changed his stances

  77. Riley Hallock
    Riley Hallock
    Ай мурун

    But he didn’t

  78. Sami GBR
    Sami GBR
    Ай мурун

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

  79. Bridget Robinson
    Bridget Robinson
    Ай мурун

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

  80. Milkman
    Ай мурун

    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”

  81. Uua tube
    Uua tube
    Ай мурун


  82. Jacob Mimms
    Jacob Mimms
    Ай мурун

    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.

    1. Foolish Baseball
      Foolish Baseball
      Ай мурун

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

  83. Elliot Leone
    Elliot Leone
    Ай мурун

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

  84. KFCOrBust
    Ай мурун

    LMAO the Baltimore boo was fucking amazing!

  85. TwerkToSpec
    Ай мурун

    youre so gay

  86. Cruz Hale
    Cruz Hale
    Ай мурун

    perfect perfect lineouts

  87. Joseph Joestar
    Joseph Joestar
    Ай мурун

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

  88. Daniel Hamilton
    Daniel Hamilton
    Ай мурун

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

  89. gvipwjhiopjhf02098408fmn
    Ай мурун

    good video. terrible baltimore accent haha

  90. Richard Reihl
    Richard Reihl
    Ай мурун

    I love the nord vpn Segway

  91. Ай мурун

    i think Chris Davis may have broke a mirror at least it seemed like that

  92. Dylan Geck
    Dylan Geck
    Ай мурун

    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

    Ай мурун

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

  94. pregoatski
    Ай мурун

    chris davis is being paid till he’s 51

  95. A.B.
    Ай мурун

    3:32 *one out

  96. Zac Smith-Tulino
    Zac Smith-Tulino
    Ай мурун

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

  97. Bailey Smith
    Bailey Smith
    Ай мурун

    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

  98. Terrifying Turtles
    Terrifying Turtles
    Ай мурун

    Cool video

  99. Declan Harris
    Declan Harris
    Ай мурун

    Interesting and cogent analysis as always. Have you ever thought about doing a video on the early 2010s SF Giants? They're stereotyped as this mediocre offensive team that was carried by its pitching. This could be true, but I wonder if the analytics tells a different story because they won 3 rings in 5 years with this strategy.

  100. Jared Johnson
    Jared Johnson
    Ай мурун

    My road to show player has done worse