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Summer thread. I heard a conversation on the radio this morning and this was the topic. No one mentioned what to me is the obvious answer, Cy Young's 511 career wins. Most great pitchers don't even get to 511 career decisions anymore, much less 511 wins. It just seems like an impossibility that this record will ever be touched. Anyone think a record is more unbreakable?
Pre-WW2 records in baseball are completely meaningless.
i think that's the correct answer for individual records, although 56 game hitting streak may be tough in this day and age.
The Flyers 35-game unbeaten stream comes to mind too.
if you heard it on 105.7 the fan, they did mention it.. but still crazy
Cal's 2632 will never be broken
In the non-Baseball division, it is probably Wilt's 100 or whatever Wilt's rebound record is.
All of this will never be touched by another college basketball program in HISTORY.
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Another one: career coaching records in college fb and bb. Coaches just can't last as long as they used to (plus, it's far more unlikely that teams can have periods of decades without a dip in performance here and there -- even for the Dukes and USCs of the world).
Mike Powell beating Bob Beamon's long jump might be pretty damn hard to beat. Everyone though no one would catch Beamon.
In today's media age, it's going to be hard to beat many of the untouchables due to getting warn down by the media. By the time his 44 game hit streak ended, Rose was a miserable person and snapping at everyone.
So Joe Dimaggio 56 game hit streak and Ted Williams ,406 average are meaningless?
Williams' .406 is not a record
You are correct, but It was more to the point that everything that happened before the 1946 baseball season was meaningless.
Wilt's 20k women banged.
This. No one will even get close. It just makes more sense to give your players a day off occasionally to keep them healthy. I've heard many baseball guys speculate that Cal probably would've put up much better numbers had he played less in his career. I'd be surprised if anyone even got within 1,000 games of him.
I think Usain Bolt's 9.58 100m record could stand for a long time, unless he breaks it himself. There's just no one even close to him right now. The second best time ever is over a tenth of a second behind, which is an eternity in a race that short.
Federer's 10 straight GS finals and 23 straight semis might stand the test of time. The next best is not even half way there.
"Anyone who talks about Jordan Williams leaving knows nothing about basketball. Absolutely nothing" - Hogie 02/27/2011
by far the most over-rated 'record' in sports history.
I think gretzky's 51 game point streak is pretty far up there, but don't think it's as untouchable as DiMaggio or Cy Young. Johnny Unitas' consecutive TD streak is also quite impressive.
As far as team streaks, I think UCLA has to be the most untouchable and is amazing, regardless of how the tournament was set up back then. Also, the Celtics 9 in 11 years, while not technically a streak, is still probably safe.
bad answer imo
I've brought this one up before and I admit it's trivial.
Yogi Berra played in 75 World Series games....pretty safe bet nobody is going to do that again.
Drew Brees is only 5 games away from breaking Unitas' record
Secretariat raced into the ever glow of immortality in the 1973 Belmont Stakes. His victory, by one of the widest margins in the history of the American turf – 31 lengths ahead of his nearest challenger and in a world record time for the 1 1/2 miles distance – 2 minutes 24, remains one of the most memorable in sports history.... 2:24 has not been sniffed in 40 years
Yeah, but Johnny U did it in a time where the passing game wasn't as prolific and quarterbacks weren't protected like newborn infants. It will probably get broken, but for the era, it was damn impressive. The next longest streak before 1980 was something like 25 games.
They don't mean as much since the competition level was very weak.
I'd bet even money dimaggio gets beaten in my lifetime (I'm 20).
Not because it isn't a remarkable record, it is, but I guess it seems so much more finite and within the realm of possibility than others.
Give me cy young and wilts 100
Personal favorite is Cal but that isn't so much of a record as the others are. Though it won't get broken either.
Not that there's any way to make a meaningful bet or anything, but I'd absolutely take that bet at even money. It's lasted for 71 years already, and no one's come within 20% of it yet.
A .330 hitter getting 5 at-bats (not plate appearances a night) has something like a 1 in 5000 chance of starting a 56 game hit streak. Considering he'll play 2,000 games in his career and that there are several hitters that are really good in a given year, it doesn't seem so far fetched.
How about largest margin of victory in college football history? Georgia Tech once beat Cumberland by 222-0. I can't imagine that ever getting broken.
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