You’ve probably heard about Luis Guillorme‘s epic PA yesterday. Here’s video from MLB.com
Luis Guillorme's 22-pitch at-bat against Jordan Hicks.
— MLB (@MLB) March 14, 2021
Today, Baseball-Reference’s Stathead newsletter talked about Guillorme’s trip to the plate and compared it to lengthy regular season PA. Since 1988, the beginning of “consistent pitch data” for B-R, there have only been two instances where a PA has lasted for 20 or more pitches.
The B-R list had nine appearances that lasted 18 or more pitches. In those trips to the plate, batters were 1-8 with a walk. The only hit was a homer, by noted power hitter deluxe Alex Cora.