Eugenio Velez sets dubious mark

Updated: September 29, 2011, 1:08 AM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Eugenio Velez has broken a modern-day major league record for a non-pitcher by going hitless in his final 46 at-bats.

Velez grounded out to second as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the regular-season finale Wednesday night. He broke the record of 45 straight at-bats that belonged to Pittsburgh's Bill Bergen (1909), Dave Campbell of San Diego and St. Louis (1973) and Milwaukee's Craig Counsell this season.

Velez, who hasn't had a hit since May 2010, stayed in the game at second base, but did not bat again.


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