Jan 17 2011
In this day and age in sport it would appear that most records are meant to be broken. I mean let’s face it. Athletes are bigger, stronger, faster, and more skilled than most athletes in history. Granted everything has changed including rules, equipment, training, you name it. Still though the athletes of today are just better, period.
Still though, that doesn’t mean that some records will be broken. In fact there are many records that some think will stand the test of time.
Here are seven that I don’t think will ever be broken…..
Joe DiMaggio’s 56 game hitting streak
Jimmy Rollins is most recent player to come even remotely within striking distance, and he got up to 38 in 2005-2006. Still 18 games away. Pretty insane. I seriously doubt that in my lifetime there will be anyone who could come close to 56. Maybe Albert Pujols? And even him I doubt. The closest ever is 45, still 11 games short. That’s 2 more weeks of baseball getting a hit EVERY game. I just can’t see it.
Pete Rose’s Hits Record
4,256. Man that is simply insane. With the amount of injuries these days you think anyone will even come close to that? No chance. I mean do you really think that Derek Jeter can average 200 hits a season for the next SEVEN seasons? I don’t. I mean you’re talking longevity and a ridiculous batting eye. I just don’t see it happening.
Cal Ripken Jr’s Iron Man Streak
Do you realize how many games 2632 is? Holy dog shit. That’s 16.2 seasons without missing ONE game. Not for the flu. Not for a death in the family. Not for a baby being born. Not for anything. No active player has more than 600 right now.
Brett Favre’s Iron Man Streak
Of course he was shot up with pain killers the whole time but come on. No football player is going to match 297 games let alone a quarterback. That’s one record that will stand for at least the next 100 years.
Cy Young’s Win Total
511 Wins? Haha. No chance. I don’t really believe in wins all that much as a testament to great pitching. Howeve,r I will say that back in Cy Young’s day wins were certainly earned. These guys went more than six innings a time or two in their careers.
Kelly Slater’s Surfing Wins
Do you realize that of all the most dominant athletes in the history of sport none are more dominant than Kelly Slater in his? He has 10 world championship wins. The second to him? 4. No one is gonna catch him anytime soon, especially since he might have more left in him.
Oscar Robertson’s Triple Double Average
The only guy that has a prayer of doing this is Lebron James and now that he’s on the Heat, it ain’t gonna happen. Can Rajon Rando do it? Nope. He won’t get the rebounds. Maybe Russell Westbrook but seriously folks. Do you realize how hard it is to average a triple double in the NBA? It’s just not gonna happen.
*I doubt Nolan Ryan’s strikeout record will be matched either
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