Marks That Will Never Be Broken

Major League Baseball Feats That Won't Be Broken (Ford Frick)

In 1973, the Commissioner of Major League Baseball openly spoke about ten marks that he personally thought would never be broken.

This unbeatable feats list was one of the first and many have appeared since that date and many have been broken. IMPORTANT NOTE: Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn's wins record and Babe Ruth's walk record have both changed - due to research by baseball historians — since the publishing of this list.

"This is the United States of America and one citizen has as much right to play as another." - Former Major League Commissioner Ford C. Frick in Clemente! (Kal Wagenheim, Praeger Publishers, 10/1973)
Marks That Will Never Be Broken

by Ford C. Frick | Originally Published in 1973 | Ford Frick

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Major League Baseball Marks That Won't Be Broken

1.

Cy Young's pitching record of 511 games won during his lifetime career.

2.

Charles Radburn's record of sixty pitching victories in a single season.

3.

Kid Nichol's feat of winning thirty or more games per season for 7 consecutive seasons.

4.

Walter Johnson's lifetime record of 3,508 strikeouts.

5.

Lou Gehrig's record of 2,130 consecutive games.

6.

The record of 100 or more runs batted in for 13 consecutive seasons - also by Lou Gehrig .

7.

Ty Cobb's record of 4,191 lifetime hits.

8.

Joe DiMaggio's record of hitting safely in fifty-six consecutive games.

9.

Babe Ruth's lifetime record of 2,056 bases on balls.

10.

Don Larsen's perfect World Series game.

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Major League Baseball Marks That Won't Be Broken

Marks That Will Never Be Broken | By Ford C. Frick | Preserved by Baseball Almanac



Do you agree or disagree with these particular marks that can't be broken? Are there modern marks that will never be broken? Share your opinions with Baseball Almanac on our baseball message boards .
Did you know that Ford Frick was one of the pivotal forces behind the building of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, and he was eventually elected into it in 1970?

Did you know that Ford Frick , in respect to number ten (above), added, "This one may be matched some day but it will never be beaten. You can't beat perfection."

Ford Frick was always be remembered for his comments about placing an asterisk in the record book beside the Roger Maris sixty-one home run season - Note: no such asterisk was ever added.
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