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Chart Party: The saddest plate appearance of all time

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You're a pitcher. You’re pitching against someone who has never batted before, and isn't even trying to swing. All you have to do is throw three strikes over the plate. You are going to screw this up.

If we think about it a certain way, baseball’s lowest point occurred on Aug. 14, 2011, in Miami, Fla. The barely-attended game appeared to have little more than 500 people in the seats, which meant the game featured a fan-to-player ration of 10-1. Maybe it’s for the best that so few were there to witness baseball history’s saddest plate appearance, or maybe it’s a tragedy that more didn’t bear witness.

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