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Real Strikeout Kings

Pittsburgh’s Pete Schourek, hitless in 16 at-bats with nine strikeouts, is the worst hitting pitcher in the majors this season, but he’s well short of the record for most at-bats in a season without a hit. A look:

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Player, Year Team AB SO Bob Buhl, 1962 Chicago Cubs-Atlanta 70 36 Bill Wight, 1950 Chicago White Sox 61 17 Ron Herbel, 1964 San Francisco Giants 47 30 Karl Drews, 1949 St. Louis Browns 46 22 Ernie Koob, 1916 St. Louis Browns 41 24 Randy Tate, 1975 New York Mets 41 22 Joey Hamilton, 1994 San Diego Padres 40 24 Ed Rakow, 1964 Detroit Tigers 39 16 Darryl Kile, 1991 Houston Astros 38 21 Harry Parker, 1974 New York Mets 36 20

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Researched by HOUSTON MITCHELL / Los Angeles Times


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