Let’s face it: there are a lot of career records in Major League Baseball are unlikely to be touched any time soon.
But the one mark that stands head-and-shoulders above all the others on the unbreakability scale often tends to get overlooked.
This record has been in place for more than a century without being challenged, and all indications are that it is getting tougher and tougher to approach with each passing year.
It’s not Nolan Ryan’s records for strikeouts or no-hitters, nor is it Pete Rose’s hits mark. Tris Speaker’s record for doubles has been approached in recent years, while all of Barry Bonds’ recent marks could be vulnerable should the game move back toward slugging.