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(Major League Baseball)   Yes, DiMaggio's 56-game hit streak will probably never be broken. However, neither will the record of Hall of Famer Joe Sewell, who went an amazing 516 plate appearances without ever striking out   ( mlb.com) divider line
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2017-04-18 06:40:29 PM  
The only truly unbreakable record in baseball: Connie Mack's 3,948 career losses as a manager.

That's the equivalent to more than 24 consecutive seasons going 0-162
 
2017-04-18 07:26:56 PM  
Most over-rated record in sports.
 
2017-04-18 08:54:31 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: The only truly unbreakable record in baseball: Connie Mack's 3,948 career losses as a manager.

That's the equivalent to more than 24 consecutive seasons going 0-162


Don't give the Mets, Phillies, or Braves any crazy ideas, now.
 
2017-04-18 09:21:04 PM  
I wonder how many PAs Tony Gwynn went between strikeouts? He struck out an insanely low amount for the number of plate appearances he had.
 
2017-04-18 09:26:00 PM  
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Baseball isn't really a sport.

It's a relational database management system.
 
2017-04-18 09:26:21 PM  
I still think the "most wins in a season (pitcher)" record won't be broken. The record is 59 games and most starting pitchers won't start more than 32-33 games a season nowadays. Now if we are only including the liveball era it is still 31 which, again, I just don't see happening with how few games people start compared to the past.
 
2017-04-18 09:36:58 PM  

germ78: I wonder how many PAs Tony Gwynn went between strikeouts? He struck out an insanely low amount for the number of plate appearances he had.


A quick look at the game by game for his lowest strikeout to at bat season (1995) tells me he his longest stretch of the season was about 170 plate appearances. So pretty amazing but not close to this one.

I'm too lazy to look at other seasons.  And Gwynn was clearly the better hitter.
 
2017-04-18 10:25:57 PM  
Votto could do it.
 
2017-04-18 11:07:47 PM  

Deece: Votto could do it.


No.  Votto's thing is that he doesn't pop out.  Ever.  The man just doesn't hit pop ups.  I remember seeing an article a few years back about it.  No foul pop outs.  No fair pop outs.  None.  I think that is amazing on its own.
 
2017-04-18 11:16:49 PM  

Maybe you should drive: germ78: I wonder how many PAs Tony Gwynn went between strikeouts? He struck out an insanely low amount for the number of plate appearances he had.

A quick look at the game by game for his lowest strikeout to at bat season (1995) tells me he his longest stretch of the season was about 170 plate appearances. So pretty amazing but not close to this one.

I'm too lazy to look at other seasons.  And Gwynn was clearly the better hitter.


516 plate appearances is roughly 5 months between strike outs*. That boggles the mind.

/*yes technically most players go 5 months between strikeouts from october to february
 
2017-04-19 06:41:44 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: The only truly unbreakable record in baseball: Connie Mack's 3,948 career losses as a manager.

That's the equivalent to more than 24 consecutive seasons going 0-162


good lord how long did he coach?
 
2017-04-19 06:53:49 AM  
Though I think Byron Buxton may strike out in 516 consecutive plate appearances.
 
2017-04-19 07:14:33 AM  

You Are All Sheep: Mr. Coffee Nerves: The only truly unbreakable record in baseball: Connie Mack's 3,948 career losses as a manager.

That's the equivalent to more than 24 consecutive seasons going 0-162

good lord how long did he coach?


Fifty-odd years. Helped a bit that he owned the team.
 
2017-04-19 07:29:03 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: You Are All Sheep: Mr. Coffee Nerves: The only truly unbreakable record in baseball: Connie Mack's 3,948 career losses as a manager.

That's the equivalent to more than 24 consecutive seasons going 0-162

good lord how long did he coach?

Fifty-odd years. Helped a bit that he owned the team.


Also didn't hurt that for the last 20 or so years of his tenure the Athletics were just astonishingly bad, finishing either last or second-to-last in all but one season.
 
2017-04-19 08:39:40 AM  
Cy Young's pitching records will never be broke.

511 wins.
749 complete games
316 losses
 
2017-04-19 09:19:51 AM  

machoprogrammer: Cy Young's pitching records will never be broke.

511 wins.
749 complete games
316 losses


That's award worthy.
 
2017-04-19 10:14:18 AM  

machoprogrammer: Cy Young's pitching records will never be broke.

511 wins.
749 complete games
316 losses


Yep.

I'd add in Rickey Henderson's career steals.  His 1406 is 468 higher than #2.  The highest career totals among current players is Ichiro at 508.  Jose Reyes is 33 and would need to average his best ever season of 78, each of the next 12 years to catch Rickey.  That 78, in 2007, is also the highest single season total of any active player.  Nobody's coming close to catching Rickey.
 
2017-04-19 10:30:00 AM  

ToastmasterGeneral: machoprogrammer: Cy Young's pitching records will never be broke.

511 wins.
749 complete games
316 losses

Yep.

I'd add in Rickey Henderson's career steals.  His 1406 is 468 higher than #2.  The highest career totals among current players is Ichiro at 508.  Jose Reyes is 33 and would need to average his best ever season of 78, each of the next 12 years to catch Rickey.  That 78, in 2007, is also the highest single season total of any active player.  Nobody's coming close to catching Rickey.


I wish there was more of a return to small ball.  Being a Tigers fan it frustrates the hell out of me having one of the larger outfields in the league and not playing to that.  it's perfect for slap or gap hitters with speed.  instead we stack ourselves with slow power station to station runners.
 
2017-04-19 11:08:10 AM  
Wow, I was just looking at Sewell's stats and he was 3 for 19 on steal attempts in 1927.
That's gotta be a record of futility.
 
2017-04-19 07:32:01 PM  

ToastmasterGeneral: machoprogrammer: Cy Young's pitching records will never be broke.

511 wins.
749 complete games
316 losses

Yep.

I'd add in Rickey Henderson's career steals.  His 1406 is 468 higher than #2.  The highest career totals among current players is Ichiro at 508.  Jose Reyes is 33 and would need to average his best ever season of 78, each of the next 12 years to catch Rickey.  That 78, in 2007, is also the highest single season total of any active player.  Nobody's coming close to catching Rickey.


I'll further add Nolan Ryan's strikeout count, 5714.  The next closest is Randy Johnson at 4875, and the way these pitchers pitch today with 3-4 of them it seems heading up to the mound per game, no one's going to have enough complete games or pitch duration to even come close.
 
2017-04-19 08:20:41 PM  

Bootysama: I still think the "most wins in a season (pitcher)" record won't be broken. The record is 59 games and most starting pitchers won't start more than 32-33 games a season nowadays. Now if we are only including the liveball era it is still 31 which, again, I just don't see happening with how few games people start compared to the past.


A reliever with incredible luck would have the best shot at this one.

I'd still argue that Cal Ripken Jr.'s consecutive game record reigns supreme.  Continuing to play games in and of itself does not necessarily require talent, but consider how many ways a player can find himself sitting out a game.  Playing poorly and going to the bench or the minors, injury, illness, family requirements, religious beliefs.  And even if you can avoid all of these issues, it will take 16 full seasons, plus another quarter of one, to make it that far, so you best not decide to retire too early, or find yourself without a contract for one reason or another.

So, simply, play well, healthy, for a long time, and don't have some other obscure issue pop up, and you might, might, have a shot at it.
 
2017-04-19 11:28:43 PM  

06Wahoo: Bootysama: I still think the "most wins in a season (pitcher)" record won't be broken. The record is 59 games and most starting pitchers won't start more than 32-33 games a season nowadays. Now if we are only including the liveball era it is still 31 which, again, I just don't see happening with how few games people start compared to the past.

A reliever with incredible luck would have the best shot at this one.

I'd still argue that Cal Ripken Jr.'s consecutive game record reigns supreme.  Continuing to play games in and of itself does not necessarily require talent, but consider how many ways a player can find himself sitting out a game.  Playing poorly and going to the bench or the minors, injury, illness, family requirements, religious beliefs.  And even if you can avoid all of these issues, it will take 16 full seasons, plus another quarter of one, to make it that far, so you best not decide to retire too early, or find yourself without a contract for one reason or another.

So, simply, play well, healthy, for a long time, and don't have some other obscure issue pop up, and you might, might, have a shot at it.


Ripkens record is more impressive than DiMaggios. By a substantial margin.
 
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