Top Ten Most Unbreakable Sports Records

The Top Ten
1 749 Complete Games - Cy Young

With today's game, this is probably the most unbreakable record in all of sports. Pitch counts, fewer starts, longevity, etc. The active leader is Adam Wainwright with 28 career complete games. He would have to have almost 27 more CAREERS to exceed Young. Easily the most untouchable record in all of sport.

To break this record, a pitcher would have to pitch 25 complete games every season for 30 years. To place this in perspective, from 2011 to 2015, the number of league-leading complete games for a season has averaged 6. At that rate, all you would have to do is pitch for 125 years! Also, Young's 511 victories will never be touched.

2 8 Consecutive NBA Championships - Boston Celtics

The Celtics are the greatest basketball team of all time. I am not saying that because they are my state team. This record is just amazing. Even 2 consecutives is a great accomplishment! But eight? These guys must have God on their side!

Unbeatable, keep in mind there were 8 or 9 teams in the league when Celts did this, and they had the majority of talent in the league.

3 Secretariat's time of 2:24 flat in the 1973 Belmont Stakes

Two weeks ago, the 2023 Kentucky Derby concluded with a winning time of 2:01.57. Secretariat would have won it by about 11 lengths. Earlier today, the 2023 Preakness Stakes ended with a winning time of 1:55.12. Secretariat would have won that race by about 10.5 lengths. Even though the 2023 Belmont Stakes will not be run for three weeks, you can bet your life savings that Secretariat will hold all three Triple Crown record times afterwards - for 50 years and counting - because no horse is touching his Belmont.

Secretariat still holds the record times for each of the Triple Crown races some 45 years - and counting - later. Kentucky Derby 1:59-2/5; Preakness Stakes 1:53 flat; Belmont Stakes 2:24 flat. No other horse on any 1-1/2 mile dirt track in the world has come within shouting distance of Secretariat's near supernatural time of 2:24.

4 50.4 Scoring Average Single Season - Wilt Chamberlain

No one else has ever averaged more than 40 points in a season. This one is untouchable.

Forget bout It, The 100 Point Game Just Maybe by Lebron But 50. 4 Point Average Forget about it.

5 92 Goals in a Season - Wayne Gretzsky

When you think about it, Lemieux and Hull came pretty close to breaking this one, in fact if Lemieux didn't miss 4 games in 88-89 or 24 in 92-93, he just may have broken it... now think about this, his 163 assists in one season record: apart from Lemieux, no one has ever even had that many points in a season (Yzerman is next at 155).

Under appreciated record. As a matter of fact, Gretzky could have all 10 records as most of them are untouchable.

With the changes that the game has seen since the 80's, this record is truly, and forever, untouchable.

6 Average of 99.94 In International Cricket Tests - Sir Donald Bradman

After 80 years of holding this record, no one else has even got anywhere near it. Highest individual batting average in the world of all time over 52 games. Unbreakable!

This next best is only 68. It is like the 2nd best baseball average behind Cobb was 260!
That is how good this guy was.

7 2,632 Consecutive MLB Games Played - Cal Ripken Jr.

This record will easily stand the test of time, here's some reasons:
1: Most Players don't get to play for that long, many players nowadays get their careers shortened early due to injures, non-consistent play and early retirements.
2: No Injures, most athletes at some point in their careers are going to get injured, its just how life works. Its happened thousands of time but somehow Ripken avoided it. We've all seen athletes take a bad bump, but none for Ripken.
3. Inconsistent Play, when athletes are farther into their career its likely they'll get sent to the minors and sometimes to the free agency. But Ripken always kept consistent play.

8 100 Points In A Single NBA Game - Wilt Chamberlain

Untouchable. Kobe had a spectacular game 10 years ago where he scored 81...which is still 19 points shy of Wilt. Forget about it.

This one is doable, given the right circumstances (let one player take every shot) like Kobe's last game.

9 56 Consecutive Games With A Hit - Joe DiMaggio

This record is number 1. It will never be broken. Pete Rose came close at 43.

10 10 Consecutive Stanley Cup Finals - Montreal Canadiens
The Contenders
11 14 Consecutive MLB Division Titles - Atlanta Braves
12 5,714 Career Strikeouts - Nolan Ryan

Good luck breaking this one. Ryan pitched into his 40's as a power pitcher. Unheard of. Nobody in the modern game will pitch enough innings to ever threaten this record.

I suppose there are less "breakable" records than this, but this record has zero chance of ever being touched.

13 Pete Maravich 44.2 Point Per Game Career NCAA Scoring Average

What makes this record all the more remarkable is that the Pistol achieved it in only three seasons, and before the three point line and shot clock were instituted in college basketball.

14 555 Consecutive Wins - Jahangir Khan

This is one of the un break able record for me.

15 511 Career Wins - Cy Young

Probably the 2nd most unbreakable record (after his complete games record). The game would have to change completely for this to be in danger. The game is going the other direction though.

I don't know how this isn't THE number 1! Everything else has a slime 1% chance of being broken. This record is impossible. The game changed with 5 pitchers and in today's game we may never see another 300 career winner. It's untouchable!

This is an impossible record to break...

16 2,857 Career Points - Wayne Gretzky

Still being the career points leader w/o ever having scored a goal is truly astounding. His goal record may be eclipsed someday, but his points total will never be challenged.

Take away every goal Gretzky ever scored and he still has more points than number 2 on the points list Jagr. that's more assists than the second most points. Absolutely unbreakable

17 Averages a Triple-Double for the Season-Oscar Robertson

LeBron could do this if he was strictly gunning for it.

18 55 Rebounds in a Single NBA Game - Wilt Chamberlain

This record is safer than the 100 points. No one these days gets more than 20. In Wilt's day, teams didn't play defense, and teams had significantly more possessions, which meant more misses and therefore more rebounds.

Safer than 100 points. Can hog shots, hogging rebounds is harder.

19 54 Times Stealing Home Base In Career - Ty Cobb

I can't imagine someone stealing home three times in their career, but 54!? That's nothing any player would be able to do if they even had 1000 lifetimes to try and achieve it.

20 Two Consecutive No-Hitters - Johnny Vander Meer

No pitcher will ever throw three straight.

21 10.49sec by Florence Griffith in 100m Track and Field
22 48.2 Minutes a Game - Wilt Chamberlain
23 Sachin Tendulkar's 100 Centuries
24 502 Consecutive Goaltending Starts - Glenn Hall

I feel like all of these records could be broken except for this one, sure it may take a while to break these other ones but nobody will EVER come anywhere close to this one. Well now backup goalies get usually 15-20 starts a year, many goalies get sent to the minors or free agency for inconsistent play, hockey is a VERY tough sport and somehow Hall avoided injury.

Back then there was only a few goalies that were known as the best now you've got Lundqvist, Price, Holtby and many others for a coach to let a goalie play or let alone start and finish 502 games is amazing. Also with so many early ending careers due to injury and backup goalies getting more starts this is a record that will probably never be broken.

25 8 Weight Division Championship - Manny Pacquiao
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