There are several streaks that seem to be impossible to be ever duplicated or surpassed in baseball. Some of the more notable one's are Cal Ripken's consecutive games streak at 2,632, Joe Dimaggio's 56 game hitting streak, and Orel Hershiser's 60 scoreless inning streak.
I've compiled the below 10 streaks that are great accomplishments in their own right, and appear to be unmatched....that is, until a great player or random fluke player decides to re-write the history books. What do you think is the most unlikely streak ever to be passed or matched again?
Here are the candidates:
Streak # Player Timeline Consecutive Games Played 2,632 Cal Ripken 5/30/82 - 9/19/98 Consecutive Games with a Hit 56 Joe Dimaggio 5/15/41 - 7/16/41 Consecutive Games reaching base 84 Ted Williams 7/1/49 - 9/27/49 Consecutive Games with a RBI 17 Ray "Oscar" Grimes 6/27/22 - 7/23/22 Consecutive SB's w/out being caught 50 Vince Coleman 9/18/88 - 7/26/89 Consecutive Games Won 24 Carl Hubbell 7/18/36 - 5/27/37 Consecutive Saves Converted 84 Eric Gagne 8/28/02 - 7/5/04 Consecutive Scoreless IP 60 Orel Hershiser 8/30/88 - 4/5/89 Consecutive Batters Retired 45 Mark Buehrle 7/18/09 - 7/28/09 Consecutive FC w/out an Error 2,379 Casey Kotchman 6/20/08 - 8/21/10