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Nobody Home

An RBI record of ill repute
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AS OF LAST SUNDAY, Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph had gone 388 days without an RBI. That includes all 141 of his 2016 plate appearances, making him the first nonpitcher since 1920 to make at least 98 PAs and go a full season without driving in a run. He joins a list of players who have flourished at futility.

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LEAGUE

YEAR

TEAM

PLAYER

RECORD

NBA

1995--96

Nets

Yinka Dare

Games played without an assist, 58

NFL

1991

Jets

Al Toon

Targets without a receiving touchdown, 117

NHL

1967--68

Blackhawks

Gilles Marotte

Shots on goal without scoring, 153

NFL

1972

Colts

Boris Shlapak

Field goals attempted without a make, 8

NCAA BB

2007--08

NJIT

Team

Most losses without a win, 29