Pete, I'm glad to see you are well educated and are moving towards your post graduate degree. Unfortunately, like to many people these days, you seam to know or care very little about what happened before your life time. Ripken already proved the "Iron man" record can be broken, he did it. In 1938 Johnny Vander Meer pitched two no hitters in a row. How likely is it someone will pitch three? In 75 years no one has ever come close.