MLB: 30 amazing records that will never be broken

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 03: The 2016 National League Cy Young Award is presented to Max Scherzer #32 of the Washington Nationals before the start of the Opening Day game against the Miami Marlins on April 3, 2017 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. The Nationals won 4-2. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 03: The 2016 National League Cy Young Award is presented to Max Scherzer #32 of the Washington Nationals before the start of the Opening Day game against the Miami Marlins on April 3, 2017 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. The Nationals won 4-2. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) /
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The most unbreakable records in MLB history: 511 Wins by a pitcher

Cy Young was an incredible pitcher. His name is near the top of nearly every pitching category. He recorded the third-most wins above replacement with 163.6, he started the most games for a pitcher with 815, and last but certainly not least, his name is etched on the biggest award a pitcher can get his hands on.

We could spend practically all day speaking about how great he was throughout his career, or how vital he was to the Boston Americans Statistics 1903 World Series win. But, we’ll focus on his seemingly impossible wins record.

Young holds the major league record for wins by a pitcher with 511. The second closest is fellow Hall of Fame pitcher Walter Johnson with 417. Discounting the final two years of his career and his first appearance in the majors, Young registered 19 straight seasons of double-digit wins.

While nothing is guaranteed, Young, at the very least, won’t lose this record for at least the next half-century. Currently, no active pitcher in the majors is ranked even close to the top 50. The two closest are Zach Greinke and Justin Verlander, a pair of pitchers who are in their late 30s.