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Top Baseball Records

When it comes to the top baseball records of all time, everyone and their kids knows that Barry Bonds broke the all time home run record that had stood the test of time for 33 years. Here's a list of the greatest and the best in the field of the all American sport of baseball.

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Cy Young’s 511 Baseball Record Wins

In 1910, Cy Young played in the early 1900’s and has some baseball records that no one has even come close to either equaling or beating. Right now, the leader is Roger Clemens, who has the nickname “Rocket”, has a tally of 354 wins, a 3.12 earned run average, and 4,672 strikeouts. Though Young retired from the sport in 1911, he has many records that still stand today. These include the major league records for the most career innings pitched (7,356), most career games started (815), and most complete games (749). If you are interested you can find a lot of interesting statistics at the online gambling sites in the US.

Johnny Vander Meer’s Consecutive No-Hitters

Just over 80 years ago on June 11th and 15th, 1938, Johnny Vander Meer became the only major league pitcher to throw back-to-back no-hit, no-run games. He threw no-hitters in the Cincinnati Reds vs. Boston at home. And then again on the road against Brooklyn. The next day, the front page of the Cincinnati Post proclaimed Vander Meer’s double no-hitter the “greatest feat in [the] game’s history.” To break these baseball records, you’d have to throw three straight no-hitters. Merely to tie it, you’d have to throw two straight. Totally bonkers.

Ty Cobb’s .366 Lifetime Batting Average

Today, many see Ty Cobb as the greatest all-round player who ever graced the fields of baseball. He spent 22 seasons in Detroit and another two in Philadelphia before retiring as the holder of 43 major league regular-season career baseball records, including the all-time batting average mark of .366. “I never saw anyone like Ty Cobb. No one even close to him. He was the greatest all-time ballplayer. That guy was superhuman, amazing,” said Hall of Fame manager Casey Stengel. In 1936, the first voting was held for the election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Cobb was to receive the greatest number of votes of the five electees.

Cal Ripken Jr.’s 2,632 Baseball Record Consecutive Games

Everyone thought that Lou Gehrig’s 2,130 game streak was untouchable. That is, until Cal Ripken Jr. came along. The former Baltimore Orioles shortstop was to pass an incredible 500 more games on top. His streak started in 1983 and he finally settled down on Sept 20th, 1998. In 2007 he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by an astounding 98.53% of the voters for a position player.

Nolan Ryan’s 5,714 Career Strikeouts

Ryan played in more seasons (27) than any other player in modern major league history. The player ranks first all-time in strikeouts (5,714), fewest hits allowed per nine innings (6.56), and no-hitters (7). He is also fifth in innings pitched (5,386), second in games started (773), seventh in shutouts (61) and is tied for 14th in wins (324). He pitched until he was aged about 45 and struck out more than 300 in a season for over six times.

Joe DiMaggio’s 56-Game Hitting Streak Baseball Record

DiMaggio is widely considered to be one of the greatest baseball players of all time. He is perhaps best known for his 56-game hitting streak (May 15–July 16, 1941), a baseball record that still stands today. That’s one hit per day for over 2 months. Apart from baseball he’s probably best known for his marriage and lifelong devotion to Marilyn Monroe. He was a three-time Most Valuable Player Award winner and an All-Star in each of his 13 seasons. In 1955 he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. DiMaggio was also voted the sport’s greatest living player in a poll taken during the baseball’s centennial year of 1969

Rickey Henderson’s 130 Stolen Bases in a Season

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Rickey Henderson in 2007 – Image source: User SD Dirk on Flickr / CC BY via Wikimedia Commons

Henderson holds the single-season record for stolen bases (130 in 1982). He’s the only player in AL history to steal 100 bases in a season, having done so three times. His 1,406 career steals are 50% higher than the previous record of 938, held by Lou Brock. Since that time, no one has even come close with 80 being swiped by Coleman in 1988. Because the game is now more about power play, there are fewer chances for base stealing, so this baseball record looks like it will stand forever.

Orel Hershiser’s 59 Consecutive Scoreless Innings

Playing for the Dodgers in 1983. During his placement with the team, Hershiser was a three-time All-Star. Hershiser’s most successful season came in 1988, when he set a major league record by pitching 59 consecutive innings without allowing a run. Now just imagine throwing six consecutive shout-outs. Then add another five. That’s like a whole month without scoring a run. He later went on to become a professional poker player.

Pete Rose’s 4,256 Hits Baseball Record

There are very few active players who have ever had 3,000 hits. But Rose is on another level. He has a whole plethora of records including Most career at-bats, 14,053 the most career plate appearances 15,890, the most career hits, 4,256, the most career outs 10,328. Unfortunately, a penchant for gambling, on his own team games, saw him permanently banned from the possibility of joining the Hall of Fame.

Barry Bonds’ 73 Home Runs in a Season

Without a doubt, Barry Bonds is considered to be one of the greatest baseball players ever. His baseball records are off the scale. These include being the sole member of the 500/500 club. This is for players who have hit at least 500 home runs (762) and stolen at least 500 bases (514). To put this in perspective, no other player has even come close to 400/400. He also has the most home runs in a single season (73) along with the most home runs in a career (762). unfortunately, all these records are tinted with the smell of performance enhancing drugs. And that’s why, in spite of countless votes to enter the hall of Fame, he’ll never get there. Anyhow, he did a great time for bettors and online sportsbook in the US back in the days.

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