The 10 Most Unbreakable Records in MLB History

Jordan Cohn
May 01, 2020 - 2:47 pm

29 years ago today, Rickey Henderson declared himself the greatest of all time.

While his base stealing contributions to baseball may not warrant that title -- unless he was solely talking about stealing bases, in which case he’s right on -- the record itself could potentially be viewed as the greatest MLB record of all time. It’s really impressive when you break it down, considering how far ahead of second place he landed and how no one has even hinted at coming close to challenging him.

But in the hierarchy of MLB records, there are a lot of noteworthy candidates to choose from. Never mind if Rickey Henderson himself is the greatest of all time... is his record even the greatest of all time? Is his record even the greatest baseball accomplishment to occur on this date, seeing that Nolan Ryan recorded his seventh no-hitter on the same exact day in 1991?

We don’t think either are the greatest of all time, though we can unofficially give all of these records the title of “unbreakable.” Given the trend of baseball over the years into its modern form, we really don’t expect any of these records to be surpassed. Still, some of them can be held in higher esteem given just how far past the cusp of realistically being broken they really are.

Before we get into the list, here are some honorable mentions:

Nolan Ryan: Seven Career No-Hitters
Sam Crawford: 309 Career Triples
Ty Cobb: .367 Career Batting Average
Hack Wilson: 190 RBI (Single Season)
Billy Hamilton: 198 Runs (Single Season)
Bob Gibson: 1.12 ERA (Single Season)

Now, without further ado...

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