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Which Record Will Not Be Broken

Chief Wilson’s 36 triples in a single season
2
1%
Ray Chapman’s single-season sacrifice bunt record
1
1%
75 complete games in one season, by Will White
72
50%
Ty Cobb’s career batting average
0
No votes
Nolan Ryan’s seven career no-hitters
4
3%
New York Yankees five straight World Series titles
2
1%
Cy Young’s 511 victories and 749 complete games
52
36%
Cal Ripken’s 2,632 conseuctive-games played streak
8
6%
Johnny Vander Meer’s two consecutive no-hitters
4
3%
 
Total votes : 145

Re: Unbreakable Records

Postby Phatferd » Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:22 pm

mclusky wrote:
Phatferd wrote:This is hard. There are more than two out of that list that I think cannot be touched. I went with Complete Games and Cal Ripken. I just don't think that players are going to play for 18 seasons without having a day off or not getting injured. Managers are so afraid of losing their jobs they give their star players a day off here and there. Plus they are making tens of millions of dollars a year and they can't afford to go down to injury.

What's funny is that this is exactly the same argument that people used to make when arguing that Lou Gehrig's record was unbreakable, except put "millions" in place of "tens of millions."


I understand what you're saying, but Ripken shattered his record. He played about 5 more seasons worth of games than Gehrig. Things happen to people over the course of 18 years. Look it happened to Gehrig himself. I just don't think we are going to see anyone else come close to it. I could be wrong, I just don't see it happening in this day and age. Ripken played baseball in a different era (just before specialization took over) and when it did he was so far into his own streak that he was an exception to the rule.
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Re: Unbreakable Records

Postby Tavish » Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:22 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:i forget, why wasnt Denny McLain's 30 Wins in 68 on there instead of Newhouser's 29? was it because Denny is such a scumbag?

It was an oversight. Not sure if it would have fared better being 30 instead of 29.
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Re: Unbreakable Records

Postby Tavish » Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:27 pm

The only one on the original list that has absolutely zero chance of being broken is the CG record. Pitchers don't get 75 starts in a season even if the focus switched back to the 4-man rotation. You could almost put Cy's 511 wins there, but it is at least in the realm of possibility no matter how small. Maddux started 714 games in his career, so the players at least have an opportunity.
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Re: Unbreakable Records

Postby beatdrum » Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:14 pm

Tavish wrote:The only one on the original list that has absolutely zero chance of being broken is the CG record. Pitchers don't get 75 starts in a season even if the focus switched back to the 4-man rotation. You could almost put Cy's 511 wins there, but it is at least in the realm of possibility no matter how small. Maddux started 714 games in his career, so the players at least have an opportunity.

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Re: Unbreakable Records

Postby deerayfan072 » Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:27 pm

Tavish wrote:The only one on the original list that has absolutely zero chance of being broken is the CG record. Pitchers don't get 75 starts in a season even if the focus switched back to the 4-man rotation. You could almost put Cy's 511 wins there, but it is at least in the realm of possibility no matter how small. Maddux started 714 games in his career, so the players at least have an opportunity.


I put that one at 0% also. To break it you would have to have a 20 game season for 25 years and then get 12 more wins in the 26th season. That is impossible IMO with the way relief pitchers are used, pitch counts, and 5 man rotations.


If Maddux would have won 512 of those 714 that is a 72% win percentage, that would be insane :-°
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Re: Unbreakable Records

Postby Tavish » Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:30 pm

deerayfan072 wrote:
Tavish wrote:The only one on the original list that has absolutely zero chance of being broken is the CG record. Pitchers don't get 75 starts in a season even if the focus switched back to the 4-man rotation. You could almost put Cy's 511 wins there, but it is at least in the realm of possibility no matter how small. Maddux started 714 games in his career, so the players at least have an opportunity.


I put that one at 0% also. To break it you would have to have a 20 game season for 25 years and then get 12 more wins in the 26th season. That is impossible IMO with the way relief pitchers are used, pitch counts, and 5 man rotations.


If Maddux would have won 512 of those 714 that is a 72% win percentage, that would be insane :-°

It would definitely be insane. But possible (however minuscule) which the CG season isn't.
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Re: Unbreakable Records

Postby tah161 » Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:13 pm

Most of these wont be broken, but some you didnt mention.

Ricky Henderson's single season and carrer steals

Nolan Ryan carrer SO's.
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Re: Unbreakable Records

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:27 pm

tah161 wrote:Most of these wont be broken, but some you didnt mention.

Ricky Henderson's single season and carrer steals

Nolan Ryan carrer SO's.


Not in the poll, but they were mentioned. ;-)

Omaha Red Sox wrote:A few other records that we might never see broken:

Nolan Ryan's 5,714 strikeouts.
Rickey Henderson's 130 stolen bases in a season.
Orel Hershiser's 59 consecutive scoreless innings.
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Re: Unbreakable Records

Postby J35J » Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:29 pm

Omaha Red Sox wrote:
tah161 wrote:Most of these wont be broken, but some you didnt mention.

Ricky Henderson's single season and carrer steals

Nolan Ryan carrer SO's.


Not in the poll, but they were mentioned. ;-)

Omaha Red Sox wrote:A few other records that we might never see broken:

Nolan Ryan's 5,714 strikeouts.
Rickey Henderson's 130 stolen bases in a season.
Orel Hershiser's 59 consecutive scoreless innings.


How about Ripkens games played streak...I can't believe that wasn't mentioned! 8-o
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Re: Unbreakable Records

Postby Yoda » Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:36 pm

3 pages and no mention of Cy Young's W record? Also 3 HR games will never happen.
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