While records are made to be broken, supposedly, there are quite a few that probably never will be surpassed. Records are broken all the time. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos just set the all time record for most passing yards in a season in 2013. Their total of 5,477 is an amazing feat but it is likely that another quarterback will come along and have a more successful season, no offense to Peyton of course. While this is a difficult record to break, there is no doubt that it can be done and it will be surprising if it does not happen in the next couple of decades.
There are also some sporting records that are very unlikely to be broken. Pete Rose holds the record for most career hits in Major League Baseball history, with 4256. This record was amassed over a 24 season career, making his average per season roughly 177 hits. Over a 24 years career, such an average happening again is unlikely, but by no means impossible. Dominant baseball players generally have longer careers than athletes in contact sports, and for this reason, it is not unreasonable to think that Rose's record could be broken, though unlikely.
Finally, contrasting the MLB hit record, there are some records out there that definitely will never be broken. The following is a list of sports records that are either so obscure that they will never be beaten, or are simply unachievable.
20 Boston Celtics' 8 Straight Championships
19 Lance Armstrong's 7 Tour De France Wins
18 College Football 1916: Georgia Tech 222, Cumberland 0
17 Michael Phelps: 8 Gold Medals at One Olympics Games
16 49-0 Career Boxing Record: Rocky Marciano
15 Bill Mosienko: 21 Second Hat Trick
14 Wayne Gretzky: 2857 Career Points
13 St. George Dragons: 11 Straight Premierships
12 Johnny Vander Meer: Two No Hitters in a Row
11 Kelly Slater: 11 Time Surfing World Champion
10 Byron Nelson: 11 PGA Tour Wins in a Row
9 36 Red Cards in a Single Soccer Match
8 Bill Russell: 11 NBA Championships
7 Henri "Pocket Rocket" Richard: 11 Stanley Cups
6 Cal Ripken Jr.: 2632 Consecutive MLB Games
5 Brett Favre: Consecutive NFL Starts
4 Wilt Chamberlain's Multiple Records
3 Nolan Ryan: 5,714 Career Strikeouts
2 95-96 Chicago Bulls: 72 Regular Season Wins
1 Cy Young: 511 Wins and 749 Complete Games
In this day and age, MLB pitchers are lucky to get 300 wins in a career and complete games are rare due to the fact that they are exhausting on a pitcher's arm. 511 wins?! Never going to happen again in baseball. Furthermore, 749 complete games? Most pitchers don't even get near 749 appearances. This has to be the most impressive individual record in the history of sports. There's a reason the award for pitcher of the year is named after him.
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