This afternoon in Kansas City, Dewayne Wise led off the top of the sixth inning with a base hit.
This was notable for a couple of reasons.
Two, it was a reminder that Dewayne Wise is still playing in the major leagues.
Those reminders always surprise me, although until today I was never sure exactly why.
Now I know. Wise entered today's game with a .264 career on-base percentage. Among outfielders with at least 1,000 plate appearances in the majors, Wise's .264 career on-base percentage is the lowest. Like, ever.
Here are the three lowest of all time:
.264 Dewayne Wise
.265 Ivan Murrell
.269 Ken Williams
It's probably a complete coincidence that Kenny Williams signs Dewayne Wise's paychecks.