Some records you just can’t break. Baseball has a wide variety of records that some people consider to be unbreakable. The evolvement of baseball has led to some of these records to be increasingly difficult to break. Listed, are some records and their record holders that baseball professionals and analysts consider to be unbreakable.
Career Wins – 511 – Cy Young
Cy Young holds the record for most career wins for a single player. His long career spans over twenty seasons with five of them having thirty wins and the other fifteen having twenty. No other player has come relatively close to the record that Cy Young has set with career wins.
Completed Games In A Season – 75 – Will White
In 1879, before the modern era of baseball Will White set the record for most completed games in a season at 75. Evaluating this record and adjusting the number to begin the live-ball era in 1920, the record is still considered to be unbreakable.
Most Consecutive No-Hitters – 2 – Johnny Vander Meer
Considered to be the most unbreakable of all baseball records is the consecutive no-hitter record. Set by Johnny Vander Meer on June 11th and June 15th. The thought of throwing three consecutive no-hitters is regarded as almost unfathomable. The closest a pitcher has come to throwing two consecutive no-hitters was Max Scherzer in 2015. Scherzer, unfortunately, was stripped away of the chance in the seventh inning of the second game.
Most Career Strikeouts – 5,714 – Nolan Ryan
Over Nolan Ryan’s career from 1966-1993, he threw six 300 strikeout seasons and an additional fifteen 200 strikeout seasons. To accomplish this feat, Ryan completed twenty-seven seasons total, setting the record for most seasons played in Major League Baseball. Since 2002 there have only been two pitchers that have surpassed the 300 strikeout season mark. Clayton Kershaw and Chris Sale are the only two pitchers to throw 300 strikeout seasons since 2002.
Most Career Hits – 4,256 – Pete Rose
Pete Rose has led Major League Baseball as most career hits from 1963 to 1986. The only person to have surpassed his record was Ichiro Suzuki with 4,358. Unfortunately, 1,278 of those hits were recorded in the Japanese major leagues which do not count towards the MLB total. One player named Miguel Cabrera has potential to break Rose’s record. Cabrera currently stands at 2,636 hits in his fifteen season career at age 34. If all goes well, Cabrera may be able to break the most career hits record.