Fifth Anniversary Recalls The Story Of Dusty Robinson And His Rusty Bat

On May 21, 2013, a player went hitless in eight bats, making for an appalling night at the plate. For the Minor class outfielder, it was the most purposeless hostile execution in the historical backdrop of sorted out baseball.

Not just did he abandon a hit in those eight excursions, yet he struck out seven times. That septet of whiffs left Dusty Robinson with the despicable record for most in a solitary amusement at the same time, with the colossal increment in strike outs in the ebb and flow arrangement of America’s distraction, it could possibly be broken this season.

Trust it or not, Robinson’s Stockdale Ports won that amusement, beating their California League equal in Lake Elsinore by the score of eleven to nine. It in all probability helped that Stockdale had the administrations of a shortstop named Addison Russell, who might go ahead to win the class Rookie of the Year grant that season.

Disregarding the record number of strikeouts he endured that diversion, Robinson himself was a key piece of the Ports offense that season. He drove the club with twenty one grand slams and sixty four runs batted in, numbers far superior to those of future Cubs star Russell.

Shockingly, his powerlessness to reach is reflected in his batting normal for that 2013 season, as Robinson completed that year hitting only .210. The multi year old was discharged by the association amid that winter, and needed to look for an occupation in autonomous ball.

He went through 2014 and 2015 with the Rockford Aviators of the Frontier League, and the accompanying season he suited up for the Schaumberg Boomers in a similar group. Robinson, in the wake of sinking to a .106 batting normal, was out of expert baseball a year ago.

Still just in his twenties, Robinson could reemerge some place in the amusement. All things considered, Major League Baseball is presently in a period where nobody squints an eye at how often a hitter whiffs. One of its most generously compensated stars, Giancarlo Stanton of the New York Yankees, simply a month ago struck out five times in a nine inning diversion.

Stanton was only a considerable lot of the reasons why April was the principal month in the historical backdrop of baseball in which the quantity of strikeouts was higher than the quantity of fair hits. The long stretch of May has so far demonstrated a similar pattern, so nobody will be astonished when Robinson’s record of seven strikeouts gets broken at the Big League level.