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Former MLB All-Star Doesn't Have A Hit This Season, Is 0 For His Last 44

A view of the Blue Jays vs. Orioles game.

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 29: A general view during the second inning of the Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 29, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

From the 2008 Detroit Lions and 2017 Cleveland Browns to the 2014-15 and 2015-16 Philadelphia 76ers, there are many teams who have gained notoriety for their losing streaks. But Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has a streak of futility going that could blow those teams out of the water.

Following his 0-for-4 performance against the New York Yankees on Sunday, Davis has now gone hitless in 44 straight at bats. He is 0-for-23 this year and has failed to record a hit since mid-September of last season.

Per ESPN, Davis is only two at-bats without a hit away from tying the MLB record for futility. Former LA Dodgers player Eugenio Velez went o-for-46 during the 2011 season.

A former All-Star, Chris Davis recorded an MLB-leading 53 home runs and 138 runs batted in during the 2013 season. He finished third in the MVP voting that year and earned his first-ever Silver Slugger award.

After a rough 2014 campaign, Davis rebounded for an encore in 2015, where he once again led all of baseball with 47 home runs.

However, Davis is also renown for striking out. He has finished in the top ten in strikeouts in each of the last eight seasons. In 2015 and 2016 he even led Major League Baseball in strikeouts.

The Orioles host the Oakland Athletics tonight. Could we see a new streak for futility set tonight?

Stay tuned.