Worst-Hitting Position Ever?

It’s no news that the Padres are getting nothing out of their second basemen this year, but did you know they could make history? Here’s something you don’t see every decade:

Sub-500 OPS by Position for Entire Team Since 1938*

Team Pos Year PA BA OBP SLG OPS
SF SS 1968 594 .193 .215 .222 436
SD 2B 2014 356 .151 .207 .238 444
Det SS 1977 539 .177 .219 .227 447
Hou SS 1963 619 .192 .225 .235 460
Det SS 1968 605 .163 .233 .227 461
Bal SS 1958 490 .181 .238 .232 470
NYA SS 1977 610 .189 .244 .234 478
NYA SS 1975 533 .183 .248 .229 478
Oak SS 1977 580 .207 .237 .256 492
Phi SS 1973 642 .210 .242 .250 492
NYN C 1967 583 .204 .237 .255 493
Tex 2B 1972 602 .193 .244 .252 496
Min C 1967 578 .190 .263 .233 497
Tex SS 1982 560 .205 .245 .252 497
NYN SS 1968 672 .205 .259 .239 498

*1938 is the first year such data are available; it could be even earlier.

This speaks for itself, but feel free to add your own commentary. If you’re at a loss for words, start with “damn” and go from there.

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  • KC

    Man, 1977 was a BAD year for SS.

    • 1968 wasn’t all that great either.

    • ballybunion

      Detroit may have gotten nothing from SS in 1968, but they won over 100 games and the World Series anyway!