Something we thought may never happen for the rest of eternity has finally occurred. The Cleveland Indians lost a baseball game. The Major League record win streak lives on and we examine some of baseball's other most unbreakable records
26 wins in a row is one of several. records in baseball that many would consider “unbreakable”. They are considered unbreakable for different reasons. Rule changes and strategy evolution are the most common reasons. While they are equally impressive, records set in the pre-modern/deadball era will be passed on in this article. We will look back on records of skill and might, some of the greatest accomplishments by man on a baseball diamond.
Most consecutive games played – 2,632 games
In his 1988 edition of "The Baseball Abstract", author Bill James stated that "...Gehrig's record is vulnerable precisely because human characteristics such as determination and the ability to play with pain can be applied to breaking it... I expect Gehrig's (2,130) record to be broken in my lifetime". James, clearly, was right. There is a limit to how far determination can drive a man, and it 2,632 games in a row may be it.
Longest Hit Streak - 56 games
Single Season Home Run Record - 73
Most career stolen bases – 1,406
Most Career No-Hitters - 7
These records represented greatness, not just for one moment, but sustained over a period never before seen. They say only two things in life are certain, death and taxes, but I believe you can add these records to that list as well.
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