The players on the bench of the Orioles gave Davis a standing ovation after the punch, while he remained smiling at first base, and the Boston crowd also gave him a warm reception. To celebrate the moment himself, he even asked to keep baseball.
Davis had surpbaded the record of Eugenio Velez (46 ABs) established by the former utility of the Los Angeles Dodgers (46 ABs) in 2011.
However, not everything is sun for Davis, as he must now work to reach the base with his bat more often, especially if he wants to regain the support of frustrated Orioles fans. Although it is certainly on the way. Davis led all the hitters in the game, going 3 for 5, including two doubles, and hitting four runs. The break game raised its season average to .079.
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The good news also continues for fans, as a bar in downtown Baltimore is offering free drinks to celebrate the streak is over. Enjoy responsibly.
It's been a couple of tough years for Davis and the O's. The team still owes about $ 92 million in guaranteed money due to the extension of the contract it signed in the 2015 off-season. That contract will be paid in deferred payments until the 2037 season.
Last year, Davis also set an unflattering record after posting a .168 batting average over the course of 128 games and 522 plate appearances. That batting average is the worst for any qualified batter in Major League Baseball history since the league adopted the current schedule of 162 games.