Thursday, August 21, 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
AP file photo
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
 
  252 (17.2%)
Batting average: .426, Nap Lajoie, 1901
 
  313 (21.4%)
Runs scored: 177, Babe Ruth, 1921
 
  5 (0.3%)
Home runs: 73, Barry Bonds, 2001
 
  48 (3.3%)
RBI: 191, Hack Wilson, 1930
 
  27 (1.8%)
Hits: 262, Ichiro Suzuki, 2004
 
  12 (0.8%)
Stolen bases: 130, Rickey Henderson, 1982
 
  31 (2.1%)
Intentional walks: 120, Barry Bonds, 2004
 
  13 (0.9%)
Hit by pitch: 50, Ron Hunt, 1971
 
  18 (1.2%)
Wins: 41, Jack Chesboro, 1904
 
  702 (47.9%)
Strikeouts: 383, Nolan Ryan, 1973
 
  44 (3.0%)
Total votes = 1465

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