Friday, September 19, 2014
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The Untouchables: Baseball's Unbreakable Records

Can Joe DiMaggio's record 56-game hitting streak ever be topped? The Daily News talks to Phillies stars Jimmy Rollins and Shane Victorino, as well as manager Charlie Manuel, to try to answer the question. There's also a look at some of the other famous records in baseball history.

Can Joe DiMaggio's record 56-game hitting streak ever be topped? The Daily News talks to Phillies stars Jimmy Rollins and Shane Victorino, as well as manager Charlie Manuel, to try to answer the question. There's also a look at some of the other famous records in baseball history.
Joe DiMaggio
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Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak for the New York Yankees in 1941 is the all-time Major League Baseball record.
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Here is a list of baseball records set since 1900. Which of these do you think will be the hardest to break?
Hitting streak: 56 games, Joe DiMaggio, 1941
Batting average: .426, Nap Lajoie, 1901
Runs scored: 177, Babe Ruth, 1921
Home runs: 73, Barry Bonds, 2001
RBI: 191, Hack Wilson, 1930
Hits: 262, Ichiro Suzuki, 2004
Stolen bases: 130, Rickey Henderson, 1982
Intentional walks: 120, Barry Bonds, 2004
Hit by pitch: 50, Ron Hunt, 1971
Wins: 41, Jack Chesboro, 1904
Strikeouts: 383, Nolan Ryan, 1973
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