Mystical numbers

They're not magical numbers, just remarkable feats like George Sisler's 257 (hits) or Rickey's 2,295 (career runs).

Originally Published: September 16, 2004
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

As Ichiro pursues a record that has stood for 84 years, we are reminded of other unheralded records. These records don't receive (or, in some cases, deserve) the same recognition as Cy Young's 511 wins, Cal Ripken's 2,632 consecutive game streak or Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak. These records are mostly unachievable, though not as unapproachable as Jack Taylor's completing 189 straight starts in the early 1900s. Here are 10 records, some of them obscure, some of them unbreakable, that ...

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