Top Nine Unbreakable Records: Me Vs. MLB Network,
So the other day I was watching MLB Network, and in their show "Prime 9" they were highlighting the top nine greatest unbreakable records.
I thought to myself, this would make for a great debate here on Bleacher Report.
So here are my top nine unbreakable records.
Some of the Networks choices I agree with and other I don't.
Feel free to post any comments and say any records you think won't be broken
9. Pete Rose, 4,256 Hits
MLB Network chose at nine: Eric Gagne, 84 Straight Saves
I chose: Pete Rose 4.256 Hits
People think that Rose's record will stand.
Well, I disagree.
Ichiro will eventually break the International Hit Record but not the MLB Hit Record. But I think if the right contact hitter comes along who has speed, he can break it.
Right now, Derek Jeter is on pace to break the record, but he has to keep up the super star play for another decade.
8. Rickey Henderson, 1,406 SB
MLB Network chose at eight: Joe DiMaggio, 56 Game Hitting Streak
I chose: Rickey Henderson
Rickey was a beast on the field, but his record might not be out of reach for a pure athlete.
If anyone is going to break it, it has to be someone that is as good an athlete as Rickey was, and that will be a challenge.
Maybe and I am saying this is going to happen, but if Jose Reyes boosts the OBP up 30 percent he could steal a few more, but it's unlikely.
7. Ty Cobb, .366 .BA
MLB Network chose at seven: Pete Rose, 4,256 Hits
I chose: Ty Cobb, .366
I really don't think anyone with the technology they use nowadays will break this record.
Guys know how to pitch against certain hitters and their weak spots.
If someone is going to do it, it has to be someone who just hits base runs and doesn't hit home runs. Someone who has great speed and can beat out hits. And finally someone who is patient and can take BB.
6. Ed Walsh, 1.82 ERA As a Starter
MLB Network chose at six: Hack Wilson, Single Season RBI Record Of 191 RBI.
My chose: Ed Walsh 1.82 ERA, as a starter
This record will never be broken.
We are at a point on this list that all of these are unbreakable, but which is the most impressive?
Just look at that ERA. Even a reliever can't put up that ERA.
The greatest reliever ever Mariano Rivera has an ERA of 2.05, if you cut out the first season he tried to start.
5. Barry Bonds, Single Season Record Of 232 BB
MLB Network chose at five: Nolan Ryan, 5,714 K's
I chose: Barry Bonds' single season record of 232 BB.
I don't Think this feat will ever be achieved because of what Bonds did that year.
It was like MLB told the pitchers that we aren't going to let this guy beat us.
They kept walking him, and at one point it got ridiculous.
The best player in the game right now, Albert Pujols, will never get the same amount of respect that Bonds got from the pitchers.
4. Joe DiMaggio, 56 Game Hitting Streak
MLB Network chose at four: Rickey Henderson, 1,408
I chose: Joe DiMaggio, 56 game hitting streak.
The reason why I believe Joe's record will never be challenged is because pitchers can pitch to hitters because of technology, they can study their weak zone and attack it.
Plus, with all the power arms from the starters and relievers of today, managers can just bring in someone dominant from the pen to face you.
3. Ted Williams, Lifetime .481 OBP
MLB Network chose at three: New York Yankees 26 World Championships
I chose: Ted Williams lifetime .481 OBP
This feat will never be achieved again because there will never be a player like Ted Williams again.
For this feat, you have to have everything go your way every year.
And for Ted, everything went right for him every year, evident by his 17 All Star Selections in 19 seasons.
Just think about it: you have to be on base nearly half the time. There's just something not right about being that good.
2. Cal Ripken Jr., 2,632 Consecutive Games Played
MLB Network chose at two: Cal Ripken 2,632 consecutive games played.
I chose: Cal Ripken Jr., 2,632 Consecutve Games Played.
This feat will never be achieved again. You have to be healthy for your entire career for this to happen.
Usually you think maybe there is one guy that might be able to break the record, but no one comes to mind when you think about this record.
It's truly an honor to have this record.
1. Cy Young's 511 Wins
MLB Network chose at one: Cy Youngs 511 Wins
I chose: Cy Youngs 511 Wins
The Network and I are on the same page here.
No one will ever come close to breaking this record, even Walter Johnson didn't come close.
Pitchers don't go deep enough to get wins now, and you have to perform at an All Star level for 25 seasons to get the record...which will never happen.
Here are the lists.
1. C Young 511 Wins
2. Cal Ripken Jr. 2,632 Consecutive
3. Yankees 26 World Championships
4. Rickey Henderson, 1,406 SB
5. Nolan Ryan 5,714 K's
6. Hank Wilson Single Season RBI Mark 191
7. Pete Rose 4,256 Hits
8. Joe DiMaggio 56 Game Hitting Streak
9. Eric Gagne 84 Straight Saves
1. Cy Young 511 Wins
2. Cal Ripken 2,632 Consecutive Game Played
3. Ted Williams .481 OBP
4. Joe DiMaggio 56 Game Hitting Streak
5. Barry Bonds Single Season Record Of 232 BB.
6. Ed Walsh 1.89 ERA as a Starter
7. Ty Cobb .366
8. Rickey Henderson 1,406 SB
9. Pete Rose 4,256 Hits