- 08/03/2013, 03:24PM ET
CuntryBlumpkin said 08/03, 03:24 PM
There's a lot of records out there to choose from. Cy Young's complete games, Cy Young's wins, Nolan Ryan's strikeouts, Johnny Vander Meer's back to back no hitters, Pete Rose's hits, etc.
Looking through the records, it's extremely hard to narrow down just one to pick. Personally, I don't think any of them will be broken in my life time, and as the sport is cleaning up, the home run record my remain with Bonds for a while.
In making my decision, I wanted to go with a record that wasn't just unlikely to be broken, but one that is actually impossible to be broken without changing the rules and format of the game.
My record of choice has been tied by many, in fact it gets tied multiple times every day/night of games.
Hell, Sandy Martinez tied the record 4 times in Kerry Wood's 20 strikeout game.
But the fact remains that this record will never be broken as long as baseball keeps the same game format as it has had for around 150 years now.
Cy Young's complete game record probably will never fall, but it isn't physically impossible.
My record of course is 3 defensive putouts in an inning by the same player, held by too many to count.
HOOTZ said 08/03, 10:01 PM
While reading the opening of this TD, one of the unbreakable records you're speaking of instantly came to mind.
My record of choice is a bit more unique. It's happened only 66 times in MLB history. The first time it happened was in 1888. It's most recent occurrence happened in May of 2013.
This record can only be achieved by a pitcher, but, only a catcher can orchestrate this record into the book.
I'm going with the record of 'Pitchers Who Have Thrown 4 Strikeouts In One Inning'. It takes a tipped ball by the batter in and out of the glove of the catcher. In certain situations, the dropped ball by the catcher turns the batter into a runner.
If the catcher fails to put a tag on the runner or otherwise fails to force the runner out at 1st base, the strikeout is recorded but the out is not. This allows the pitcher who has already recorded 3 K's to subsequently face and strikeout a fourth batter.
Again, this particular record is so rare that it has taken place only 66 times in 125 years and it cannot ever be broken. Only ONE pitcher (Steve Delabar of Toronto) has ever accomplished this feat in an extra inning game.
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