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View Poll Results: Which record will be the hardest to break?
Barry Bonds - 73 HR in one season 2 0.44%
Ty Cobb - .366 Career Batting Average 21 4.66%
Walter Johnson - 110 Career Shutouts 42 9.31%
Joe DiMaggio - 56 Game Hitting Streak 27 5.99%
Cal Ripken, Jr. - 2,632 Consecutive Games Played 40 8.87%
Pete Rose - 4,256 Career Hits 5 1.11%
Nolan Ryan - 5,714 Career Strikeouts 6 1.33%
Cy Young - 511 Career Wins 278 61.64%
New York Giants - 26 Game Unbeaten Streak 0 0%
The record I am thinking of isnt listed here. 30 6.65%
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:31 PM
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Default What is Major League Baseball's most unbreakable record?

Baseball is, in part, a numbers game. Some of the numbers have become so special that they were as much a part of the game as the players they were synonymous with.

Although the numbers below are no longer records, I believe most of you will associate each of them with a particular player.

755...2,130...4,191. OK, so the last number has apparently been downgraded. I'm sure we all get the idea.

So, please weigh in with your thoughts on what you consider to be the most unbreakable record in baseball.

Thanks, in advance, to everyone.

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Consecutive games played at 2632

As a side note, I don't put a lot of stock in Wikipedia but it does give a good starting point for research and once had a lot of fun reading through this post:
List of Major League Baseball records considered unbreakable
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Great thread, good options listed above...for me, it was between Cy Young's 511 wins and Ripken's Streak. in the end, i went with the 511 wins, just a ridiculous record to approach in today's game.
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I'll go with Johnny Vander Meer's back-to-back No Hitters. The thought of someone throwing 3 in a row to break the record is pretty crazy.

There are a bunch of pitching records that will never be broken, just with the way the pitchers are managed today:

Most wins in a season – 59 Old Hoss Radbourn
Most career complete games – 749 Cy Young
Most complete games in a season - 75 Wil White

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Old 04-23-2013, 12:38 PM
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511 wins.




You basically just have to average 25 victories out of your 32 starts for 20 years, and then it's still not enough.
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Unless teams go back to 4, or even 3 man rotations, throw away pitch and innings counts... Then allow their starters to make 10-20 relief appearances in a year (preferably entering in tie games), my vote goes to Cy's 511.
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Every single season record held by John Coleman:

48 losses
772 hits allowed
510 runs
291 earned runs
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Quote:
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I'll go with Johnny Vander Meer's back-to-back No Hitters. The thought of someone throwing 3 in a row to break the record is pretty crazy.

There are a bunch of pitching records that will never be broken, just with the way the pitchers are managed today:

Most wins in a season 59 Old Hoss Radbourn
Most career complete games 749 Cy Young
Most complete games in a season - 75 Wil White
I agree with everything Mark said, 100 percent.
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All of those stats are close to being unbreakable. I think the only ones that have a chance to be broken any time soon are the 56 game hit streak, and possibly the 26 game win streak.
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I voted for Cy Young although I think that 110 shutouts is equally unbreakable today.
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