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View Poll Results: Which record will be the hardest to break?
Barry Bonds - 73 HR in one season 2 0.43%
Ty Cobb - .366 Career Batting Average 23 4.98%
Walter Johnson - 110 Career Shutouts 43 9.31%
Joe DiMaggio - 56 Game Hitting Streak 28 6.06%
Cal Ripken, Jr. - 2,632 Consecutive Games Played 40 8.66%
Pete Rose - 4,256 Career Hits 5 1.08%
Nolan Ryan - 5,714 Career Strikeouts 7 1.52%
Cy Young - 511 Career Wins 284 61.47%
New York Giants - 26 Game Unbeaten Streak 0 0%
The record I am thinking of isn’t listed here. 30 6.49%
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:45 PM
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I voted for Cal Jr., but Bill Bergen's lifetime .170 batting average with over 2500 at bats would be hard to "beat!"
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As someone said above, the game has changed so that many of those pitching marks will be insanely hard to approach.

I'd be very curious to see how votes would shake out if the question were parsed into most unbreakable hitting record, single season record, career record, etc.
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:54 PM
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Adrian getting to 500 posts in less than six weeks.
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Most career steals of first base....Germany Schaefer - One!

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It's so hard to win 300 games anymore, but to get to 512 would be unthinkable unless we allow guys with bionic arms to pitch.
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Two come to mind....511 wins and a .366 lifetime average. Will never be broken. Hell nobody has even approached a .400 season since Teddy Ballgame, Cobb did it three times. Those two records are untouchable.

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Old 04-23-2013, 02:19 PM
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While the records listed may never be broken most atleast have the possibility of being broken. No one may break Ripken's record but players will play the required number of games and it is atleast possible to break it.

I doubt anyone bats .366 lifetime but players can be on the field to potentially do it.

I think Chesbro's 41 wins is the most unattainable because pitchers will not have 41 starts to even have a chance to break it. Last 34 starts were the most in MLB.
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:25 PM
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Default Chief Wilson's 36 triples in 1912

Chief Wilson's 36 triples in 1912 - With today's groomed fields and modern gloves, that record is unassailable.
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:26 PM
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Cobb's career batting average would be tough, but, barring radical rules change or radical steroids strain, I don't see anyone breaking Cy Young's 511 wins.
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:32 PM
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I think the only way any of the pitching marks, especially career/single season wins could ever be approached is if a team has a rubber armed knuckleballer and isn't afraid (meaning he's not a bonus baby) to use him on shorter rest than the rest of the staff (Wilbur Wood did this correct?). They'd also probably need to use him out of the bullpen where he'd be able to pick up 4-5 more wins per year.

That said, I still vote Cy's as most unbreakable, and agree Chesbro's 41 /Hoss's 59 (or 60) are unbreakable too.

Records like Ripken's streak, Rose's hits (Ichiro may well approach/pass it combining Japan/MLB meaning it is breakable), Dimaggio's 56 are superhuman.. but given another superhuman performance could all be reached/passed within the current style of today's game. 511/41 or 59/110 would all require fundamental changes in the way the game is played and the way players/pitchers are managed, coupled with superhuman.
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