Khris Davis makes MLB history with crazy consistent batting average


ANAHEIM — Khris Davis may have just achieved the most unbreakable record in baseball.

For the fourth straight season, Davis finished with a .247 batting average.

"I'm just kind of shocked. It was meant to be. That's all I got," Davis said after the A's 5-4 loss to the Angels.

Davis went 0-for-2 in Sunday's finale to end the regular season 142-for-576, an average of .247. He becomes the first player in major league history to hit the same exact batting average four seasons in a row.

The only full season where Davis hasn't hit .247 was in 2014 with the Brewers, when he hit .244. For his career, he is actually batting .248.

"That is just tough to comprehend. Going into the last at-bat, I wasn't really sure if it would remain there. It feels like if he had 10 more at-bats, it would have remained there the way his last couple years have gone," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "I mean that's almost impossible to do. The power numbers have gone up. He's a better hitter, even though the average looks the same. I can't explain that. The baseball gods obviously want him to hit .247."

Oh by the way, Davis also became the first A's player to lead the majors in home runs since 1996, launching a career-high 48 along with 123 RBI, also a career best. It was his third straight season with 40-plus homers and 100-plus RBI.

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