What is the highest number of pitches to a batter in a single at bat?

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First of all their is no official record but, the answer your most likely looking for is Luke Appling. The legend has it that on one occasion, Appling fouled off 17 (other sources say 14) straight pitches before hitting a triple. The story goes on to say that he did it to get even with a team owner who wouldn't give him a box of baseballs to pass out to the fans. NOTE: I read in the original Bill James Historical Abstract that Roy Thomas once fouled off 22 pitches. John McGraw and Willie Keeler were both known for their ability to foul off pitches at will.
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