They say records are meant to be broken. Well, tell that to the owners of these unattainable feats in sports. Anyone can juice up and smack 70 dingers (cough, Bonds, cough), but it takes a true master to take LSD and pitch a perfect game (cough, Vida Blue, cough). Here are several other unbeatable records that will stand the test of time…
56-Game Hitting Streak (MLB)
Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio’s iconic record of 56 straight games with a hit is, perhaps, the most revered record in all of sports. No player has ever come within 20% of the feat. Pete Rose reached 44 in 1978 before putting up an 0-fer one night. To this day, no one else has even gotten within 10 of Joe D’s record.
1406 Stolen Bases (MLB)
Most thieves get punished… Rickey Henderson gets his name in the Hall of Fame. Having stolen more bases in some seasons than others have in their entire career,
Rickey set the bar so high for base swipers, we’ll be lucky to see someone get within
a few hundred of the record.
300+ Interceptions (NFL)
Brett Favre owns nearly every major passing record, including most passing TDs, most yards and, um, most interceptions. With over 300 picks in the first 18 seasons of his career, Favre the Gunslinger has separated himself so far from the pack that the likelihood of anyone catching him is remote. Consider this: a player could throw 15 INTs for 20 straight seasons and not catch Brett’s record.
50 Points Per Game (NBA)
Wilt Chamberlain nailed hundreds of thousands of women, but in his spare time
he also managed to average 50.4 points per game in one season. To understand howbig of a feat that is (and why it will never be broken), when a player gets 40 points in one game, it’s considered a major accomplishment. Wilt the Stilt did betterthan that for an entire season.
8 Straight Titles (NBA)
From 1959–1966, the Boston Celtics ran the table with basically the same exact team thanks to the fact that players were treated like indentured servants back then. Since free agency and trades all but ensure no team stays the same for more than two years nowadays, it’s safe to say no professional team will ever get halfway through this feat.