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Unbroken

The greatest records in sports are unforgettable athletic achievements. Many will never be equaled.
By Kenneth Shouler | From Stranger Things Star David Harbour, September/October 2020
Unbroken
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Wilt Chamberlain makes history as he is the first and last NBA player to score in the triple digits.
It was once said that art is long and life is short. So it is with sports records: records set over long tracts of time—and not merely over months or a year—are often more impressive than records of short duration. The greatest marks aren’t merely the ones most cited in tavern talk or on sports radio. Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak—lasting a third of a baseball season—often gets cited, uncritically, as “the most unbreakable record.” But it’s far from the greatest, or even the one with the longest odds of being matched. To say a record won’t be broken is often true, but doesn’t take us far enough in ranking them. While some of the feats listed here might one …
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