On July 21, 1945, Philadelphia’s George Kell set the American League record for most at-bats in one game without a hit. He went 0-10 in a 24-inning marathon between the Athletics and the Detroit Tigers.
Although Kell owns the American League record for most at-bats in a game without a hit, he does not hold the major league record. On May 1, 1920, in a 26-inning marathon between the Brooklyn Robins and the Boston Braves, Braves’ second-baseman Charlie Pick went 0-11. The game, which ended in a 1-1 tie, was the longest game in baseball history.