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Hank Aaron's 755 career homeruns
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Joe DiMaggio's 56 game hitting streak
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13.64%
Cal Ripken's 2,632 consecutive games played
40
60.61%
Pete Rose's 4,256 career hits
1
1.52%
Barry Bond's 73 homeruns in a season
0
0%
Nolan Ryan's 5,714 career strikeouts
12
18.18%
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Which baseball record is least likely to be broken.

Old 04-07-04, 08:06 PM
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Which baseball record is least likely to be broken.

Quick easy poll.
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Cal by far followed by Joey D
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I voted for Cal.
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Cal followed closely by Dimaggio.
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Cal.
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Gotta go with the Yankee Clipper.
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Old 04-07-04, 08:26 PM
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The one record that's the least likely to be broken is Cy Young's 511 wins, but that's not on the list.

Of those, I went with Ryan. I just can't see it happening again. The others I could see happening, even if there's just a miniscule chance (Ripken and Dimaggio). The Rose record has a decent chance of being broken. The others I fully expect to see broken (Aaron, Bonds)
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I voted Cal, then Ryan.
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Originally posted by WildcatLH
The one record that's the least likely to be broken is Cy Young's 511 wins
yep, or wins in a season. I think its 41.
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Originally posted by wabio
I voted Cal, then Ryan.
You voted twice? What a cheater!
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DiMaggio or Ryan. I dont see pitchers lasting long enough or pitching enough games to ever come close.
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Originally posted by chrisih8u
yep, or wins in a season. I think its 41.
Not even close. How about 59 wins.

Of the top 100 single-season win totals in MLB history, the most recent was in 1916.
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Originally posted by DarkElf
Not even close. How about 59 wins.

Of the top 100 single-season win totals in MLB history, the most recent was in 1916.

Holy shit. That will never be broken. Some teams dont even win close to that.
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it had sounded like barry didnt want to make a run at aaron's record before.. so I would have said that one..
but before this season, he said he is going all out and wants it..
that gives me the impression that he will do what it takes.. we'll just see if his body falls apart and forces him to the AL to finish off the record
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I think Cy Young's records for wins and losses in a career are both unbreakable
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Originally posted by WildcatLH
The one record that's the least likely to be broken is Cy Young's 511 wins, but that's not on the list.

Of those, I went with Ryan. I just can't see it happening again. The others I could see happening, even if there's just a miniscule chance (Ripken and Dimaggio). The Rose record has a decent chance of being broken. The others I fully expect to see broken (Aaron, Bonds)

I concur with everything you said. I just don't see anyone getting the number of innings necessary to toss that many Ks and approach Ryan. You never know what can happen re: Ripken and Dimaggio.
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Ryan - Roger Clemens is the closest of this era and he is still 1,600+ away. Wow.
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No on will ever get near Cy's records so it was probably wise not to include them in the poll.

Out of the choices in the poll - I had to go w/ Ripken.
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I voted for Nolan because he was my favorite player at the time he retired and his record might not be broken. At the same time Cals record might never be broken.

No way I could vote for Hank because if Bonds gets pitched to he will break it.
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Cal for sure. Who's been voting for Aaron's record? Do they really think Bonds won't catch it? Or are they worried about steroids bringing him down before he gets there?
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In order from most likely to be broken to least likely:

Bonds: 73
Aaron: 755
Rose: 4256 (203 hits for 20 years straight)
DiMaggio: 56
Nolan: 5714 (300 strikeouts for 19 years straight!)
Cal: 2632 (playing every single game for 16 1/4 years)
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Joe DiMaggio's 56 game hitting streak followed by Cal's streak, I'd add Nolan Ryan's 7 no hitters
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Ripken followed by Nolan Ryan.
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Originally posted by Quake1028
Ryan - Roger Clemens is the closest of this era and he is still 1,600+ away. Wow.
That's what I was going to say. Clemens is one of the best power/strikeout pitchers ever, and has had a LONG career, long enough for 300 wins, and he's still 8 solid seasons away, or 5 amazing seasons away, from tying this record.

Of the "modern" records (Cy Young's records are of course untouchable), I think this one will stand until something dramatically changes the game.
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I'll say Ty Cobbs records for stealing home. I think his best was 3 times in one game.
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