The Five Most Untouchable Records in Sports

Tobias FunkeContributor IAugust 24, 2009

With the Philadelphia Phillies ending a game on an unassisted triple play this weekend, it seems unlikely that the feat will ever be duplicated.

However, if you really want to start talking about things in sports that will never happen again, we need to dig into the record books and find the most untouchable records in sports.

These are the records that players will most likely never even sniff again.


Wilt's 100-Point Game

When Kobe Bryant scored 81 points a few years ago, people started speculating whether or not 100 points could be reached again. The answer is no. Kobe took 46 shots—that's almost one per minute—and he still managed only 81 percent of Wilt's record.


Cy Young's 511 Career Wins

Players today are absolute locks for the Hall of Fame if they can get to 300 wins. Twenty wins in a season is considered pretty amazing now. A player would have to win 20 games a season for 26 seasons to reach Young's mark.


Cal Ripken Jr.'s 2,632 Consecutive Games Played

I don't know about you, but I have trouble coming into work for a month straight. With players getting bigger and stronger, the chances for injuries get greater and greater as well. Nobody will ever have the body, much less the heart, to be able to get close to that record.


UCLA Basketball's Seven Consecutive Championships

Not to mention they also won 10 in a span of 12 years during that time. To put this in proper perspective, Kentucky has the next most championships ever, at seven. A team would have to survive a complete turnover of talent, players jumping to the NBA, and all of the fluky things that happen in the NCAA tournament.


Johnny Vander Meer's Two Straight No-Hitters

This may be the most unbreakable record in sports, because to break it a player would have to throw three straight no-hitters. Only 26 men have ever thrown more than one no-hitter in their career. Even Nolan Ryan, who has the record for most no-hitters ever, with seven, never threw no-hitters closer than two months apart.


So what do you think, sports fans? Are these the most untouchable records in sports? Or are there others that will stay in the books until the end of time?