There are many sports records that one can argue will never be broken. This poll has selected what we believe to be the most well-known and most remarkable. The candidates are, in no particular order:
1) The Boston Celtics 8 consecutive NBA titles. The dominant streak ran from 1959-1966. The Michael Jordan led Chicago Bulls were probably the team that could have given this record a run. They had two separate three-petes.
2) Wayne Gretzky’s 92 goals during the 1981-1982 season. Incidentally, Gretzky is second on that list with 87 during the 1983-1984 season. Brett Hull is next with 86 goals during the 1990-1991 season.
3) Joe Dimaggio’s 56 consecutive game hit streak. Where have you gone, Joe Dimaggio? The closest anyone has come to this amazing accomplishment since “Joltin’ Joe” did it in 1941 was Pete Rose in 1978 (want to vote on Pete Rose to the Hall of Fame? Of course you do. Click Here).
4) Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 points in a single basketball game. The “Stilt” did this on March 2nd, 1962 without the luxury of three-point shots. The next closest person to this record was Kobe Bryant with 81 points in 2006 (with the help of the three-point line).
5) Cy Young’s 749 complete games pitched. Just to put that into today’s perspective, the most complete games pitched by a current pitcher, through March 25th, 2014, according to Wikipedia, is C.C. Sabathia with a whopping 37 complete games pitched. For you statisticians out there, that is only 5% of what Cy Young did.
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