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: 4,256 Hits

Derek Jeter was universally praised when he cruised past the 3,000 hit mark. The number represented his Hall of Fame credentials and cemented him as one of the greatest hitters in MLB history.

But for as great as Jeter was, his 3,465 career hits don’t come within shouting distance of all-time leader Pete Rose and his 4,256. For the vast majority of his career, Rose registered triple digits in the hits department. He also easily pushed past 200 hits ten different times. Furthermore, Rose led the league in total hits seven times.

Of course, despite his credentials, Rose is mostly remembered for his gambling scandal as opposed to his ability to register hit after hit. Second place Ty Cobb is safely tucked into his position with 4,189 hits. But outside of those two, no other player has registered at least 4,000.

So what does that mean? Well, it’s going to be a very long time until someone comes even close to surpassing Rose for the all-time lead.