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What Sports Records Will Likely Never Be Broken In Our Lifetimes

donmdonm Posts: 8,552 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

Let's assume our average age is 30 and that we will live, on average to 90. What records might stand during that period?

Baseball: 56 consecutive game hitting streak? Total career wins for a pitcher? Most wins in a season?

College FB? Consecutive game win streak?

College Basketball? Consecutive game win streak? UCLA men? U Conn women?

Pro Basketball? Most wins in a season?

Other sports you may follow?

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  • CZCashvilleDawgCZCashvilleDawg Posts: 3,933 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I’d have to say some of these that Tom Brady is putting up in regards to playoffs and conference championships.

  • kwgalpinkwgalpin Posts: 23 ✭ Freshman

    most of wilt chamberlains will never be broken. Mostly due to the fact that he was a man playing amongst garbage in those days. Many regular pickup players at your local Y could school those dudes in his day.

  • KaseyKasey Posts: 6,553 mod

    8 conference championships in a row by the Patriots

  • destindawg1destindawg1 Posts: 9 ✭ Freshman

    18 Major Championships .

  • KaseyKasey Posts: 6,553 mod

    Celtics nba titles with Russell. What did they have like 10 out of 11?

  • TNDawg71TNDawg71 Posts: 1,002 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Baseball - pitcher Wins, stolen bases,
    Hockey - Most of Gretzky's records
    Rick Pitino - sleaziness

  • BankwalkerBankwalker Posts: 2,912 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @Big_Prune said:
    Ripken's consecutive games played record.

    Good one. He and Murphy were my two favorite players growing up.

  • AnotherDawgAnotherDawg Posts: 1,699 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    MLB is full of them, given the way the game has evolved.

    Cy Young's 511 career wins (and 749 complete games as noted above), along with Hoss Radbourn's 59 wins in a season. (I'm not sure anyone will win even 30 games again- Denny McLain was the last to do it and that was 50 years ago.)

    For hitting, it's fewest strikeouts in a season (minimum 150 games played). Joe Sewell had 4 and did it twice, 1925 and 1929. He finished his career with 114 in 8333 plate appearances. For contrast, Giancarlo Stanton had 211... last season.

    When I played baseball, striking out at the plate was considered unacceptable. If you got two strikes on you, you had to, absolutely had to, find a way to put the ball in play. Choke up, crowd the plate, dial in, win the battle. As a coach today, this is the hardest thing to teach, because the kids have role models like Stanton (and Aaron Judge).

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 12,605 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @donm said:
    Let's assume our average age is 30 and that we will live, on average to 90. What records might stand during that period?

    Baseball: 56 consecutive game hitting streak? Total career wins for a pitcher? Most wins in a season?

    College FB? Consecutive game win streak?

    College Basketball? Consecutive game win streak? UCLA men? U Conn women?

    Pro Basketball? Most wins in a season?

    Other sports you may follow?

    Cy Young's wins total.
    NFL -Jerry Rice's tds and career receiving yards.
    Not a record but we may never see another 300 game winner in MLB. Pitchers throw too hard and too few innings. Starting pitchers need to wake up, they are being abused now.

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 12,605 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @TNDawg71 said:
    Baseball - pitcher Wins, stolen bases,
    Hockey - Most of Gretzky's records
    Rick Pitino - sleaziness

    You could throw a rock at a Baylor coaching reunion and have a good chance of hitting a coach who'd give Pigtino a run in the **** dept.

  • corai3corai3 Posts: 429 ✭✭✭ Junior

    @WCDawg said:

    @donm said:
    Let's assume our average age is 30 and that we will live, on average to 90. What records might stand during that period?

    Baseball: 56 consecutive game hitting streak? Total career wins for a pitcher? Most wins in a season?

    College FB? Consecutive game win streak?

    College Basketball? Consecutive game win streak? UCLA men? U Conn women?

    Pro Basketball? Most wins in a season?

    Other sports you may follow?

    Cy Young's wins total.
    NFL -Jerry Rice's tds and career receiving yards.
    Not a record but we may never see another 300 game winner in MLB. Pitchers throw too hard and too few innings. Starting pitchers need to wake up, they are being abused now.

    With as much passing as we see now, I could see Rice's numbers falling easily. He may be out of the top 5 by the time I die(I'm 28)

  • DawgNutDawgNut Posts: 463 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    @AnotherDawg said:

    Cy Young's 511 career wins (and 749 complete games as noted above), along with Hoss Radbourn's 59 wins in a season. (I'm not sure anyone will win even 30 games again- Denny McLain was the last to do it and that was 50 years ago.)

    How in the hell did he pitch 749 complete games and only win 511. That stat just seems odd.

    What is the NBA team wins record? Was that the Bulls record that Golden State broke a few years ago? If so I could see that one falling again with these super teams becoming more common.

  • KaseyKasey Posts: 6,553 mod

    @DawgNut said:

    @AnotherDawg said:

    Cy Young's 511 career wins (and 749 complete games as noted above), along with Hoss Radbourn's 59 wins in a season. (I'm not sure anyone will win even 30 games again- Denny McLain was the last to do it and that was 50 years ago.)

    How in the hell did he pitch 749 complete games and only win 511. That stat just seems odd.

    What is the NBA team wins record? Was that the Bulls record that Golden State broke a few years ago? If so I could see that one falling again with these super teams becoming more common.

    Bulls went 72-10 and actually won the title. Warriors were 73-9 and choked.

    Doubtful either of these fall bc no one really has that killer instinct to go after it. Better to save yourself and crush it in the playoffs

  • Acrum21Acrum21 Posts: 1,397 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @Big_Prune said:
    Ripken's consecutive games played record.

    Beat me to it.

  • donmdonm Posts: 8,552 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @AnotherDawg said:
    MLB is full of them, given the way the game has evolved.

    Cy Young's 511 career wins (and 749 complete games as noted above), along with Hoss Radbourn's 59 wins in a season. (I'm not sure anyone will win even 30 games again- Denny McLain was the last to do it and that was 50 years ago.)

    For hitting, it's fewest strikeouts in a season (minimum 150 games played). Joe Sewell had 4 and did it twice, 1925 and 1929. He finished his career with 114 in 8333 plate appearances. For contrast, Giancarlo Stanton had 211... last season.

    When I played baseball, striking out at the plate was considered unacceptable. If you got two strikes on you, you had to, absolutely had to, find a way to put the ball in play. Choke up, crowd the plate, dial in, win the battle. As a coach today, this is the hardest thing to teach, because the kids have role models like Stanton (and Aaron Judge).

    LOL. Stanton surpassed Sewel's mark in one game!!

  • ColumboColumbo Posts: 213 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Mark Martin's NASCAR Record of 188.354 Average Speed at Talladega in 1997 will never be broken. It is the fastest track on the circuit and there were no cautions that day. Now that there are two automatic cautions with the new format, there is no way the record can be broken. Even if they do away with the current three stages and went back to the old format, the chances of a caution free race at a Super Speedway are very slim.

    Ripken and Cy Young records will also never be broken.

  • VaBeachDawgVaBeachDawg Posts: 1,275 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    MLB — Nolan Ryan’s career strikeouts.

  • ftn49ftn49 Posts: 202 ✭✭✭ Junior
    edited January 17

    @corai3 said:

    @WCDawg said:

    @donm said:
    Let's assume our average age is 30 and that we will live, on average to 90. What records might stand during that period?

    Baseball: 56 consecutive game hitting streak? Total career wins for a pitcher? Most wins in a season?

    College FB? Consecutive game win streak?

    College Basketball? Consecutive game win streak? UCLA men? U Conn women?

    Pro Basketball? Most wins in a season?

    Other sports you may follow?

    Cy Young's wins total.
    NFL -Jerry Rice's tds and career receiving yards.
    Not a record but we may never see another 300 game winner in MLB. Pitchers throw too hard and too few innings. Starting pitchers need to wake up, they are being abused now.

    With as much passing as we see now, I could see Rice's numbers falling easily. He may be out of the top 5 by the time I die(I'm 28)

    Nothing is impossible, but I really doubt it. Rice had two HOF qbs throwing to him plus he is arguably the greatest nfl player of all time. Just for makes a nasty and highly unlikely repeatable combination. Especially yardage, he's like 6 SEASONS worth of elite level reception yardage above the next guy. Thats twice as long as the average nfl career.

    Receiving yardage
    1 Jerry Rice+ 22,895 1985-2004 3TM
    2 Larry Fitzgerald 16,279 2004-2018 crd
    3 Terrell Owens+ 15,934 1996-2010 5TM
    4 Randy Moss+ 15,292 1998-2012 5TM
    5 Isaac Bruce 15,208 1994-2009 2TM

    Touchdowns
    1 Jerry Rice+ 208 1985-2004 3TM
    2 Emmitt Smith+ 175 1990-2004 2TM
    3 LaDainian Tomlinson+ 162 2001-2011 2TM
    4 Randy Moss+ 157 1998-2012 5TM
    5 Terrell Owens+ 156 1996-2010 5TM

  • dawgnmsdawgnms Posts: 1,561 mod

    Joe D's 56 game hitting streak and like others have said Ripken's streak

  • VaBeachDawgVaBeachDawg Posts: 1,275 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @christopherules said:
    Nolan Ryan’s 5714 career strikeouts. No one else comes close.

    Yep. Second place on the list is this guy you might have heard of, Randy Johnson, and he is barely within 1,000! That’s insane!!

  • AnotherDawgAnotherDawg Posts: 1,699 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited January 17

    @DawgNut said:

    @AnotherDawg said:

    Cy Young's 511 career wins (and 749 complete games as noted above), along with Hoss Radbourn's 59 wins in a season. (I'm not sure anyone will win even 30 games again- Denny McLain was the last to do it and that was 50 years ago.)

    How in the hell did he pitch 749 complete games and only win 511. That stat just seems odd.

    Once upon a time, starting pitchers were expected to pitch the whole game. I'm sure Cy Young lost plenty of games 1-0, 2-1, etc. For a modern example see Game 7 of the 1991 World Series, Braves vs. Twins, Smoltz vs. Morris.

    Going slightly further back, Braves HOF'er Warren Spahn faced Juan Marichal in a game many believe to be the greatest pitching duel in history. Spahn and Marichal both went the distance, 16 innings, and the Giants won the game 1-0 on a walk-off HR by Willie Mays.

    Here's an article about that game. Well worth a read if you're a baseball fan.

    http://grantland.com/the-triangle/the-greatest-pitching-duel-in-human-history/

    In the foot notes you'll see that Spahn pitched four 14+ inning games in his career and had a 1-3 record to show for it, despite allowing only 6 runs in 60 innings. (That helps explain Cy Young's numbers.)

  • UGAdawg2006UGAdawg2006 Posts: 19 ✭✭ Sophomore

    Braves 14 consecutive division titles. With how teams are constructed and dismantled these days, I don’t see that happening again.

  • KaseyKasey Posts: 6,553 mod

    @UGAdawg2006 said:
    Braves 14 consecutive division titles. With how teams are constructed and dismantled these days, I don’t see that happening again.

    That one should have an asterisk. No way the Expos weren’t taking that one in 1994

  • corai3corai3 Posts: 429 ✭✭✭ Junior

    @ftn49 said:

    @corai3 said:

    @WCDawg said:

    @donm said:
    Let's assume our average age is 30 and that we will live, on average to 90. What records might stand during that period?

    Baseball: 56 consecutive game hitting streak? Total career wins for a pitcher? Most wins in a season?

    College FB? Consecutive game win streak?

    College Basketball? Consecutive game win streak? UCLA men? U Conn women?

    Pro Basketball? Most wins in a season?

    Other sports you may follow?

    Cy Young's wins total.
    NFL -Jerry Rice's tds and career receiving yards.
    Not a record but we may never see another 300 game winner in MLB. Pitchers throw too hard and too few innings. Starting pitchers need to wake up, they are being abused now.

    With as much passing as we see now, I could see Rice's numbers falling easily. He may be out of the top 5 by the time I die(I'm 28)

    Nothing is impossible, but I really doubt it. Rice had two HOF qbs throwing to him plus he is arguably the greatest nfl player of all time. Just for makes a nasty and highly unlikely repeatable combination. Especially yardage, he's like 6 SEASONS worth of elite level reception yardage above the next guy. Thats twice as long as the average nfl career.

    Receiving yardage
    1 Jerry Rice+ 22,895 1985-2004 3TM
    2 Larry Fitzgerald 16,279 2004-2018 crd
    3 Terrell Owens+ 15,934 1996-2010 5TM
    4 Randy Moss+ 15,292 1998-2012 5TM
    5 Isaac Bruce 15,208 1994-2009 2TM

    Touchdowns
    1 Jerry Rice+ 208 1985-2004 3TM
    2 Emmitt Smith+ 175 1990-2004 2TM
    3 LaDainian Tomlinson+ 162 2001-2011 2TM
    4 Randy Moss+ 157 1998-2012 5TM
    5 Terrell Owens+ 156 1996-2010 5TM

    I'm just saying with the emphasis on passing and the inability for defenders to play defense anymore, it isn't unthinkable for a few guys to pass him.

  • PolynikesPolynikes Posts: 1,155 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Barry Sanders' stats OK State.

    He had 2,628 yards rushing and 3,248 total yards in one season.

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 12,605 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @corai3 said:

    @WCDawg said:

    @donm said:
    Let's assume our average age is 30 and that we will live, on average to 90. What records might stand during that period?

    Baseball: 56 consecutive game hitting streak? Total career wins for a pitcher? Most wins in a season?

    College FB? Consecutive game win streak?

    College Basketball? Consecutive game win streak? UCLA men? U Conn women?

    Pro Basketball? Most wins in a season?

    Other sports you may follow?

    Cy Young's wins total.
    NFL -Jerry Rice's tds and career receiving yards.
    Not a record but we may never see another 300 game winner in MLB. Pitchers throw too hard and too few innings. Starting pitchers need to wake up, they are being abused now.

    With as much passing as we see now, I could see Rice's numbers falling easily. He may be out of the top 5 by the time I die(I'm 28)

    It's not a safe record based on NFL trends, but Rice was extraordinarily durable and consistent. Sort of like Gretzky's records in that way.

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 12,605 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    If the question was what is the single most unbreakable record on the books, that is easy, Cy Young's career wins. We may never see another 300 game winner, let alone 500 plus wins.

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