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Old 06-28-05, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by cdollaz
Wilt's record is unbreakable. Hell, there are whole teams that couldn't score 100 in a game if you gave them 5 quarters to do so. Plus, players today are much more evenly matched. Wilt was a freak back then and could do anything he wanted. That type of uneven talent will never happen again.


Except when he went up against Russell.
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Originally Posted by Joeboo835
and wasn't there someone who was on pace to break it well into August, but dropped off the last month of the season? This was in the last 15 years or so. I can't remember the name.
Delgado was on pace to break it a couple of years ago. He had over 100 RBI at the All-Star break, iirc.
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Originally Posted by B.A.
Delgado was on pace to break it a couple of years ago. He had over 100 RBI at the All-Star break, iirc.
I think Juan Gone had a first half like that a number of years ago, as well.
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Originally Posted by brizz
Gretzky and Lemieux are very much alone at the top of that list....no one will ever score like they did again....not the way hockey is played now. scoring leaders today barely break 100 pts.

2003-04 Martin St. Louis 94
2002-03 Peter Forsberg 106
2001-02Jarome Iginla 96
2000-01 Jaromir Jagr 121
1999-00 Jaromir Jagr 96
1998-99 Jaromir Jagr 127
1997-98 Jaromir Jagr 102
1996-97 Mario Lemieux 122
1995-96 Mario Lemieux 161
I think your statement is rather bold. 10 years ago Mario had 161. We're not talking some ancient record that occurred before some massive rules changes. Sure, things have changed, and these days scoring is down. But a tweak here or there and another guy like Mario or Wayne and the record could be touched. Not saying it is likely, but there are some that are far more untouchable.
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Originally Posted by shizawn
I think Juan Gone had a first half like that a number of years ago, as well.
Manny Ramirez as well a few years back.
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Originally Posted by LurkerDan
I think your statement is rather bold. 10 years ago Mario had 161. We're not talking some ancient record that occurred before some massive rules changes. Sure, things have changed, and these days scoring is down. But a tweak here or there and another guy like Mario or Wayne and the record could be touched. Not saying it is likely, but there are some that are far more untouchable.
It'd take more than a tweak here or there. Not to take anything away from Gretzky, but those years when he had ~200 points per season he had arguably 5 of the top 9-10 players in hockey at the time on his team. We haven't seen a team that stacked since, and we certainly won't now with a salary cap.
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How about Pistle Pete's NCAA career scoring record.
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Originally Posted by Josh Hinkle
Manny Ramirez as well a few years back.
But the closest they came was like 25 RBI short of it. 25 RBI takes a good amount of games to amass. Delgado had 100 RBI at the all-star break, and then only had like 40 RBI afterwards. You've definitely gotta be damn good, consistent, durable, and lucky to come close to reaching Hack's mark.
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Here's muy opinion on how like each will be broken. Of course all of them are pretty tough, but some at least seem possible

Originally Posted by NCMojo
Number 10
Rocky Marciano's 49-0
Boxing
Most top boxers have great records. They ususally only have a handful of losses. But to walk away undefeated is tough. And boxing is not as popular as it once was, making the competition seem lesser. I could see this one happening, although it would take a lot of factors to happen


Originally Posted by NCMojo
Number 9
Michael Schumacher's 7 championships
F1 Driving
I don't follow F-1 very much, but I suppose a great team combined with a great driver could make it happen. Like the boxing one, it is possible, but would need several factors to align.


Originally Posted by NCMojo
Number 8
Ty Cobb's .366 career batting average
Baseball
Almost no one even hits .366 in a single season. The sport of baseball would need to change somehow for this to happen. Prety much impossible as of the current game

Originally Posted by NCMojo
Number 7
Nolan Ryan's 7 no-hitters
Baseball
Kinda flukey. No hitters and dominance don't necessarily link up. It's unlikely to happen, as being a great pitcher is not enough. Because no hitters are pretty rare, this would take some doing. No impossible like Cobb's record, but definitely harder than Schumaker's or Marciano's records

Originally Posted by NCMojo
Number 6
Wayne Gretzky's 215-point season
Hockey
The game would have to change drastically. Gretzky was a great player, but played in an offensive heyday. These things can go in cycles, however. If hockey goes more offensive, then it's definitely breakable. But hockey scoring is like what baseball was 40 or so years ago. Now look at baseball (or at least in the 90s) where they score all the time. It would take a change in the game, but not as drastic a change as with Cobb's record


Originally Posted by NCMojo
Number 5
Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point night
Basketball
See above on Gretzky. People just don't score enough these days. And since no one's come close even in an offensive era, this is pretty unlikely. On par with the Ryan record

Originally Posted by NCMojo
Number 4
John Wooden's 88 straight wins
Basketball
Another different era record. College bball is much, much more competitive these days, so it's near impossible. But not quite. A notch below the Cobb record and this one...

Originally Posted by NCMojo
Number 3
Cy Young's 511 wins
Baseball
Pretty much never, ever going to happen

Originally Posted by NCMojo
Number 2
Jerry Rice's 22,895 receiving yards
Football
Football passing hit its high water mark in the mid 90s, but it's coming back again. Like Marciano's or Schumaker's mark, it would just need a lot of factors to come together.

Originally Posted by NCMojo
Number 1
Cal Ripken's 2,632 consecutive games
Baseball
Actually one of the least impressive on the list, IMO. A streak of this length does take a number of factors to align including luck, age, skill, and manager's discretion. It's true most managers don't let guys even play 162 games a year. But its far from impossible. Due to sheer length, it's more unlikely than some on this list, but all it needs is for factors to align. It's not impossible.
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Georgia tech squeaking by cumberland 222-0 in college football is quite unbreakable in margin of defeat.
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To me, it's Cy Young.

A pitcher can win 20 games for 20 seasons...and still only have 400 wins. That record will never, ever be broken.
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Originally Posted by davidlynchfan
Georgia tech squeaking by cumberland 222-0 in college football is quite unbreakable in margin of defeat.
not because some teams cant do it, but because none would do it
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Wilt didn't have the 3 second rule to contend with when he scored 100 in a game and averaged 50 in a season. He just planted himself under the basket the whole game. In fact they instituted the 3 second rule basically because of him.
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What about Rickey Henderson's career record stolen base at 1406. Is there any current player that capable of breaking that record?
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Who would be close to reaching Cal Ripkens records now days? I remember Tejada had a good streak going. Now he just needs to not get injured or sucky for the next 20 years
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Tejada is at 833, 8th all-time. His streak started 5 yrs, 1 mo ago. He is still less than one-third to Ripken, so it would take about 11 more years.
Old 06-30-05, 12:21 PM
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Rod Laver's 2 Grand Slam tennis titles. Won't ever be broken because the game has changed too much.
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Laver's record won't be beaten by a man.
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Originally Posted by weargle
Laver's record won't be beaten by a man.

I don't know. I could see Serena or Mauresmo possibly beating it.
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Dang, thats the come back joke that wont be beaten
Old 06-30-05, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Red Dog
I don't know. I could see Serena or Mauresmo possibly beating it.
They take the sex out of sexy and leave the why.
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Originally Posted by Thrush
Wilt didn't have the 3 second rule to contend with when he scored 100 in a game and averaged 50 in a season. He just planted himself under the basket the whole game. In fact they instituted the 3 second rule basically because of him.
I think the 3 second rule is usually attributed to Mikan, but even then, I think the rule predates him. Mikan was the one who forced the most significant rule changes, probably. They widened the lane, added the shot clock, and ruled out goaltending because of him.
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Originally Posted by Bose Pro
NBA - 33 consecutive wins by the Lakers
I see this as very attainable if a good team gets hot...not too unbeatable to me
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Joe DiMaggio's hit streak, although not impossible, is highly unlikely. The closest anyone has come to it is 44, and that's still 12 away. And when it's over, you start back at zero.

Here's one that won't be broken:
Old Hoss Radbourn - 59 wins in a season
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Not a top ten, but it will be a long time (if ever) for someone to break Abreu's record of 24 homers in a single round of the home run derby.

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