After writing about Joe Cleary, the player with the highest non-infinite ERA in major league history, Charlie Bevis of the SABR BioProject tells us the story of Skeeter Shelton, who has the lowest career batting average of anyone who got a hit.
Shelton went 1 for 40 for the 1915 Yankees. No, he was not a pitcher. Nor was he Wil Nieves.
This life story does not have a happy ending.
Randy Tate, a pitcher for the 1975 Mets, had the most ABs in a career without a hit: 41.