Cal Ripken Jr.’s 2,632 consecutive game streak
This record is so unbreakable that the longest current streak going on is 31-year-old Hunter Pence’s 336-game streak, 2,000 short of even starting to think about the record.
Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hit streak
The closest anyone came to touching this was when Pete Rose hit in 44 consecutive in 1978, which is still about two weeks short of breaking it. In the modern game, only Jimmy Rollins, at 38 games, has even threatened.
Cy Young’s 749 complete games
In an age when pitcher’s arms are babied, no one will ever come close to the 749 complete games that Cy Young pitched. Even for the old game, that was absolutely bananas.
Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game
Wilt the Stilt was fed the ball constantly towards the end of his 100-point game in 1962, but that doesn’t make it any less impressive. Wilt scored more than many NBA’s team’s points per game average these days.
Wilt Chamberlain’s 55-rebound game
Turns out this guy was pretty good at basketball. Bill Russell set the record with 51 just months before, but Chamberlain’s 55 hasn’t even been threatened since.
Pat Summitt’s 38 winning seasons
Coaching for 38 years is an accomplishment in and of itself, but ending each one of them above .500 is absolutely extraordinary.
Rickey Henderson’s 1,406 stolen bases
The fact that he played until 44 might have something to do with it, but the next active player is Juan Pierre, who still has 852 bases to steal, and is currently 37.
Wayne Gretzky’s 215-point season
The great one has put up the highest four point totals in NHL history and if you don’t count the almost-as-talented Mario Lemieux, The closest anyone ever got to Gretzky was Steve Yzerman’s 155.
The 1995 Bulls 72-win season
On the road to their fourth NBA title, the Bulls destroyed the Lakers long-standing 69-13 season, and only ended up with 10 wins because they rested their starters in the final game.
Pete Rose’s 4,256 hit career
Only one other player has even cracked 4 grand, and that’s Ty Cobb. Jeter has hit 3,450, but he’s hanging it up this season, so unless he has a SUPER-productive final two weeks, Rose’s record is safe.
Cordarrelle Patterson’s 109-yard touchdown
This is not a historically impressive record, but it lands on the list because it is impossible to break, as a 110-yard NFL touchdown will land you out of bounds. The most anyone will be able to do is tie it.
Bill Mosienko’s 21-second hat trick
These three goals in a blistering 21 seconds will likely never ever get touched. The fact that he did it on the road is even more insane.