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How $161m slugger Chris Davis ended up in the worst slump in MLB history

Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis just set a new record for the longest hitless streak in MLB history. It’s possible we’ve never seen a hitter this lost at the plate

The beauty of professional baseball is that it has been around for 150 years and yet, still, sometimes fans will witness something without precedent. Supposedly unbreakable records fall. At times players find themselves in situations that defy logic. And sometimes these aren’t moments of triumph, but of heartbreaking failure. In that regard, it’s hard not to feel a little sorry for the Baltimore Orioles’ $161m slugger Chris Davis, who on Monday night extended a streak of 47 consecutive at-bats without a hit, setting a new record for the longest hitless streak by a position player in major league history.

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