site of ours this week is running a feature
on the inevitable debate that arises among sports
fans concerning the record that is the least likely
to ever be broken, many people are quick to cite
Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hit streak.
there are many other -- perhaps lesser-known
-- achievements by athletes or teams that are
likely to still be standing well into the future.
Here are the list of top unbreakable sports
records. We'll feature 2 records a day until
we get to #1 on Friday.
Ty Cobb's .366
career batting average - Baseball
The Georgia Peach played
24 seasons from 1905 to 1928, and outside of
his rookie year, he never hit below .316. Regardless
of one's opinion of Cobb as a person, his incredible
statistics are indisputable: he hit over .380
nine times, batted above .400 three times, and
finished with a career batting average of .366,
well ahead of Rogers Hornsby, whose .358 places
The closest active player
is Todd Helton of the Colorado Rockies, who
entered the 2005 season hitting .339, meaning
that Cobb's lofty average is in no danger of
being surpassed yet.
The most no-hitters, the
most points in a single game, and more
Nolan Ryan's 7
no-hitters - Baseball
Nolan Ryan broke into baseball
in 1966 as the second-youngest player in the
league. By the time he retired as Major League
Baseball's oldest in 1993, he had thrown seven
no-hitters, making him by far the all-time record
holder (Sandy Koufax sits second, with four).
Ryan's first no-no came on May 15, 1973, and
he recorded his second exactly two months later.
He then proceeded to record
one in each of the next two seasons, threw another
in 1981 to set the record, and then added one
no-hitter per season in 1990 and 1991 (made
all the more incredible by his advanced age
of 43 and 44 years old, respectively) to seal
his position on top.
by Q Wednesday