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25 MLB Records That May Never Be Broken
Babe Ruth's 177 runs
In 1921 Babe Ruth was a phenom of baseball like few before or since. And even though players in later generations have gone on to break some of his records, one that seems like it's not going anywhere any time soon is his record for runs scored in a single season. With 177 under his belt, Ruth is leaps and bounds ahead of modern players. The #2 on the list is Lou Gehrig, who scored 167 in 1936. The closest player in modern history was Jeff Bagwell back in 2000. His number? 152.
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While baseball has long been considered America's game, it's much older than you might think. There's evidence of games similar to baseball existing for literally thousands of years. And it makes sense if you think about it — hitting a ball with a stick is an extremely simple idea. It's had a long time to grow into the phenomenon it is today and in the process, there have been some standout performances. Players achieve legendary status and seem bigger than the game. Consider Babe Ruth, a man who played the game 100 years ago and who still, after all this time, is considered one of if not the greatest player in the history of the game.
This game makes legends and those legends make incredible records. Some, like the home run record, seem to always be up for grabs if a player has the strength and ability to strive toward it. But then there are those other records that stand the test of time. The records that are almost impossible to comprehend. Records that, when you consider all facets of how they were achieved, are likely to never be approached ever again. Want to know which ones we think just might stand forever? Take a look and see!
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