Top Ten Biggest Moments in Baseball History

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6. Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak

Joe DiMaggio

Di Maggio’s 56 game hitting streak is untouchable. In 1978, Pete Rose got to 44 and Jimmy Rollins belonging to Philadelphia Phillies had a hit in 38 in a row in a streak that started in 2005 and extended into 2006.

 

7. 130 stolen bases in a season of Rickey Henderson

Rickey Henderson

Ever since Henderson and Vince Coleman were routinely stealing 100 bases a year the speed game has been deserted. No player has stolen more than 100 since Coleman in 1987. In fact, no player has even swiped 80 since Henderson and Coleman each had more in 1988. Hence we can conclude that Henderson’s record made in 1982, appears to be very safe.

 

8. Orel Hershiser’s 59 consecutive scoreless innings

Orel Hershiser

Orel Hershiser’s 59 consecutive scoreless innings is truly unbreakable. Breaking this record will take a special effort, lots of luck and some great defense.

 

9. Pete Rose’s 4,256 hit

Pete Rose

There are only some players who have made a shot at 3,000 hits. Alex Rodriguez (age 31 in 2007) isn’t far behind, but the star has to double his hit total to surpass Rose, who was a part-time player at age 45 when he passed Ty Cobb (4,191 hits) in 1985.


10. Barry Bonds’ 73 home runs in a season

Barry Bonds

Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire each broke Roger Maris’ record of 61 in 1998, and Bonds is the only player to hit more than 60 since then. He set the record in 2001. Presently since baseball is finding players using performance-enhancing substances and punishing them, it will take a special effort. Ryan Howard is a person to watch for as he hit 58 homers in 2006.

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