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.
by Ford C. Frick | Originally Published in 1973 | Ford Frick
Major League Baseball Marks That Won't Be Broken
Cy Young's pitching record of 511 games won during his lifetime career.
Charles Radburn's record of sixty pitching victories in a single season.
Kid Nichol's feat of winning thirty or more games per season for 7 consecutive seasons.
Walter Johnson's lifetime record of 3,508 strikeouts.
Lou Gehrig's record of 2,130 consecutive games.
The record of 100 or more runs batted in for 13 consecutive seasons - also by Lou Gehrig .
Ty Cobb's record of 4,191 lifetime hits.
Joe DiMaggio's record of hitting safely in fifty-six consecutive games.
Babe Ruth's lifetime record of 2,056 bases on balls.
Don Larsen's perfect World Series game.
Marks That Will Never Be Broken | By Ford C. Frick | Preserved by Baseball Almanac
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.
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."