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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Which Records Will Not Be Broken?

Every time a significant record gets broken, discussions ensue.  Russell Westbrook broke Oscar Robertson's record for triple-doubles in a season, so the talked move onto other records.  So, I'll submit to you, will the following be broken:

1.  Cy Young's 511 wins in baseball.

2.  Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak.

3.  Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game.

4.  Wilt Chamberlain's 55-rebound game.

5.  Wilt Chamberlain's averaging over 50 points in a season.

6.  Byron Nelson's 11 straight wins on the PGA tour.

7.  Nolan Ryan's 7 no-hitters.

The list, of course, is endless.  Some sports' records are more memorable and more conversation-worthy than others.  Football stats, for some reason, don't carry as much interest in the conversation of sports fans.  Hockey stats don't transcend hockey fans.  But basketball stats -- in some measure because of the Herculean accomplishments of Wilt Chamberlain -- do.  And baseball has been made for stats since it began, only to undergo a revolution that made it even more made for stats, the difference being the first wave of stats was the equivalent of a photograph and the current wave is the equivalent of an x-ray. 

Let the discussion ensue.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's easy. Some of those records will stand forever but the drop-dead guarantee is Cy Young's win total.

5:41 PM  

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