Quiz: The most X with no Y (solved)

(Congratulations to ReliefMan, who answered correctly almost before the words were out of my mouth.)

These 10 players are the all-time leaders in some career batting feat in the form of “the most X without any Y”:


1. Sam Rice

2. George Hendrick

3. Carl Everett

4.(tie) Ray Schalk

4.(tie) Doc Cramer

4.(tie) Max Bishop

4.(tie) Steve Balboni

8.(tie) Rennie Stennett

8.(tie) Royce Clayton

10. Charlie Hayes

BTW, this began from reading Darren Oliver’s transactions list, as recommended by PP. I saw that Oliver was once traded for Carl Everett, and then I noticed something on Everett’s main page, which led to this quiz. (This is not a hint.)

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Is it the most sacrifice flies without a sacrifice bunt in a season?


Most hits in the postseason with 0 HR?


(Actually 0 XBH, considering the totals are so low.)

Richard Chester

My PI search shows that you are correct. They all had at least 10 or more hits without an XBH.


And I thought I was onto something: Sam Rice has the most 30+ doubles seasons without ever having a 40+ one (10 such seasons, all consecutive!).

Sadly, I don’t think Steve Balboni is going to show up on any list like that.