Top Five Unbreakable Sports Records—from Wayne Gretzky to Cy Young

Taylor SmithCorrespondent IMay 12, 2008

Here are the Top Five Unbreakable Sports Records of all-time. 


5. Wayne Gretzky Has a 215 Point Season.

Wayne Gretzky is the best hockey player the game has ever seen.  With Gretzky scoring 215 points in his '85-'86 season, it just shows one of the major highlights in his outstanding career. 

Someone breaking this record would need a 2.6 PPG (Points Per Game) like he did, and perform the way he used to.


4. Wilt Chamberlain Scores 100 in One Night.

On March 2, 1962, the Philadelphia Warriors had a 169-147 win over the New York Knicks.  Walt Chamberlain contributed 100 of the Warrior's points and set a record for not only most points in a game, but many other categories. 

It will be very hard for a player to score at least 100 in a game nowadays, just simply because the game has changed, and teams don't even score 100 a night some nights. 

I do give credit to Kobe Bryant with his 81 point night. 


3. Ty Cobb Has A Lifetime Batting Average of .366.

In Ty Cobb's 24 seasons in the major leagues, he had a career batting average of .366.  Among active players, Ichiro Suzuki is the "closest" to breaking the record with a career average of .332. 

Although Ichiro is still very young, he will need to have some monster seasons with batting averages close to .400, which is almost unheard of these days.


2. Cal Ripken Jr. Plays in 2,632 Consecutive Games.

It's pretty simple. In Ripken's 21 seasons with Baltimore, he played in 2,632 straight games.  No one will come near this record because players these days sit out with the smallest injuries unlike the Iron Man.


1. Cy Young Wins 511 Games

Incredible, that's all you need to say. Cy Young won 511 games in his 22 year career.  Young blows Walter Johnson, (2nd Place Holder 417 Wins), out of the water, by almost 100 wins. 

Pitchers simply do not pitch as much as they did back then.  Among active players Greg Maddux is the closest with 350 wins, but he is already 42 years old.


Well, here is just my opinion on the Top Five Unbreakable Sports Records... What's Yours?