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Buck
04-29-2009, 04:27 PM
Closest recently is 58 by Ryan Howard a couple years back.

What do you think?

I'm not making a poll, just post your answer.

Delano
04-29-2009, 04:29 PM
A Yankee very well could if the concerns about that stadium hold true.

I'm not sure if it's anyone on their current roster, though.

Kyle DeLexus
04-29-2009, 04:29 PM
Eventually someone will. Records are made to be broken and athletes get stronger with advanced technology even without roids

kstater
04-29-2009, 04:32 PM
Is this a trick question? Of course someone will. The only unbeatable record is likely the consecutive games hit streak, If only due to the intense pressure that comes with the 24 hour news/sports networks.

Tribal Warfare
04-29-2009, 04:36 PM
Is this a trick question? Of course someone will. The only unbeatable record is likely the consecutive games hit streak, If only due to the intense pressure that comes with the 24 hour news/sports networks.

or batting .400

Buck
04-29-2009, 04:37 PM
Is this a trick question? Of course someone will. The only unbeatable record is likely the consecutive games hit streak, If only due to the intense pressure that comes with the 24 hour news/sports networks.

If you don't count Big Mac/ Sosa/ Bonds, which I'm not, nobody has since 1961.

Thats 48 years.

Pretty impressive that in this day and age nobody has been able to reach 61 (other than the cheaters).

Think about The Ballpark at Arlington, Citizen's Banks Park, Minute Maid Park, Coors Field, and even the same Yankee Stadium that Maris, Ruth, and Mantle hit so many home runs in.

How has nobody hit 61 in the last 48 years? Pretty amazing.

And, I don't think anyone will ever break DiMaggio's record, but nobody thought anybody would break Lou Gehrig's consecutive games played record either.

Buck
04-29-2009, 04:37 PM
I feel a spinoff thread coming.

Tribal Warfare
04-29-2009, 04:41 PM
If you don't count Big Mac/ Sosa/ Bonds, which I'm not, nobody has since 1961.

Thats 48 years.

Pretty impressive that in this day and age nobody has been able to reach 61 (other than the cheaters).

Think about The Ballpark at Arlington, Citizen's Banks Park, Minute Maid Park, Coors Field, and even the same Yankee Stadium that Maris, Ruth, and Mantle hit so many home runs in.

How has nobody hit 61 in the last 48 years? Pretty amazing.

And, I don't think anyone will ever break DiMaggio's record, but nobody thought anybody would break Lou Gehrig's consecutive games played record either.


honestly Griffey could've done it, but the strike occurred and messed that up

Buck
04-29-2009, 04:43 PM
honestly Griffey could've done it, but the strike occurred and messed that up

He was on pace for 58.3, would've been close, but back then he was pretty good.

kstater
04-29-2009, 04:46 PM
or batting .400

I think that one's doable. I don't think anyone playing is good enough to do it right now, but I don't see the pressure of that being put on until the last 3 weeks of the season, so I think the media pressure won't be that great.

Jethopper
04-29-2009, 04:47 PM
I would just like to see a royal hit 30......

Delano
04-29-2009, 04:48 PM
What about Ripken's consecutive games record?

JASONSAUTO
04-29-2009, 04:50 PM
A Yankee very well could if the concerns about that stadium hold true.

I'm not sure if it's anyone on their current roster, though.

A Rod???

Deberg_1990
04-29-2009, 04:54 PM
A-Gord will break it in 2013

Alex Gordon.

Miles
04-29-2009, 04:55 PM
What about Ripken's consecutive games record?

2,632

GoHuge
04-29-2009, 04:56 PM
Well I sure hope so. The mound has been lowered from 16" to 10" and guys workout much harder than back in the day. Somebody will. I still consider Maris as the single season HR king...without question. 61 the movie really puts a light on what Roger went through and I love the guy. Not a huge talent but the dude worked at it. Nothing but the greatest amount of respect. As a guy that has used steroids I can tell you it's a HUGE advantage. When your on roids you can do things you never thought was possible. I only did one cycle 200 first week, 400 the next, and then 600 the next. This is when I was done with HS and college I just wanted to get bigger. I weigh 175 and my max bench went from 315 to 380 in two weeks!! It's crazy what that shit can do and you feel so much stronger. You also feel like you just hit puberty because I was horny as hell all the time. I didn't like the way that it made me feel, but my girl friend was just a little on the sore side and said "OK enough." If you can hit a baseball without a doubt it makes a gigantic difference.

Oh and BTW the HR record will fall before Zack's 7 straight starts without an earned run does!!! Go get them f**kers Zack.

Chief Chief
04-29-2009, 05:03 PM
My money's on Callaspo 4 sho'.

Buck
04-29-2009, 05:06 PM
Check my other thread on the main page, now w/ Poll goodness.

MIAdragon
04-29-2009, 05:21 PM
A Rod???

Think about it.

MIAdragon
04-29-2009, 05:27 PM
Is this a trick question? Of course someone will. The only unbeatable record is likely the consecutive games hit streak, If only due to the intense pressure that comes with the 24 hour news/sports networks.

Naa that one will be broken and IMO is not all that impressive. I think the only "unbeatable" record is The most wins in a season, in modern era baseball was 41 in 1904, the game has just changed and a pitcher is lucky to get 30+ starts.

Thig Lyfe
04-29-2009, 05:34 PM
Zack Greinke will hit 61 home runs after insisting on playing DH when he's not pitching.

GoHuge
04-29-2009, 05:51 PM
Zack Greinke will hit 61 home runs after insisting on playing DH when he's not pitching.Hey bro Zack has showed he can rake if given the chance. He's a 0 handicap on a golf course which he tries to make out like it's no big deal but the guy is an amazing athlete in every way. He can hit for sure. He's prolly better than some of our other DH's. I say why the hell not? Couldn't look dumber than some of the stupid shit Trey has done. At least he has stats to backup this approach. He's got an .833 career OPS!!

Ultra Peanut
04-29-2009, 05:55 PM
Matt Williams will show you. You'll see.

bango
04-29-2009, 05:55 PM
I am sorry to break this to you, but Maris and Aaron are no longer the Home Run Kings. Just because you do not agree with it does not mean that it did not take place. I am not happy with it either, but it is the way that it is. You can not prove for sure who used it and who did not. They have not caught all that did use enhancers. We do have a good idea, but that is all that we do have.

Ultra Peanut
04-29-2009, 06:04 PM
Barry Ballgame will one day exceed Frank Thomas' record of 68 home runes in a single season

that is at least 74 runes

kcfan82
04-29-2009, 06:29 PM
Tough call...

I only see it happening if they make roids legal, or baseball players realize the importance of getting their asses into the weight room in HS and/or college.

JASONSAUTO
04-29-2009, 06:59 PM
Think about it.

kidding kidding:p guess i should have said A-Fraud

Buck
04-29-2009, 11:31 PM
I am sorry to break this to you, but Maris and Aaron are no longer the Home Run Kings. Just because you do not agree with it does not mean that it did not take place. I am not happy with it either, but it is the way that it is. You can not prove for sure who used it and who did not. They have not caught all that did use enhancers. We do have a good idea, but that is all that we do have.

When did I ever say they were?

The question is do you think anyone will hit over 61, not 73.

sportsman1
04-29-2009, 11:56 PM
Honestly someone will hit 61 sometime.. but hitting .400 that seems untouchable to me. I just don't see it happening.

KC_Connection
04-30-2009, 12:02 AM
I think the better question is whether somebody will actually match Bonds' HR record. It's quite ridiculous when you think about it, but I suspect that some time in the future there will be talented players using even better drugs than Bonds used. So yes, I think it can be done.

KCChiefsMan
04-30-2009, 12:07 AM
I think baseball should encourage steroid use and allow fights similiar to the way Hockey does it. It would be more entertaining.

Buck
04-30-2009, 12:07 AM
I think the better question is whether somebody will actually match Bonds' HR record. It's quite ridiculous when you think about it, but I suspect that some time in the future there will be talented players using even better drugs than Bonds used. So yes, I think it can be done.

Well, if you are asking will anyone break the record then yes, that is the better question.

But other than these 6 individual season

73 Barry Bonds, San Francisco (N.L.) 2001
70 Mark McGwire, St. Louis (N.L.) 1998
66 Sammy Sosa, Chicago (N.L.) 1998
65 Mark McGwire, St. Louis (N.L.) 1999
64 Sammy Sosa, Chicago (N.L.) 2001
63 Sammy Sosa, Chicago (N.L.) 1999

Nobody has ever hit more than 61. Those 6 individual seasons are tainted, so I am just asking if anyone will ever break the 61.

Here are a few of the closest since 1961, other than the 6 already mentioned.

58 Mark McGwire, Oakland (A.L.), St. Louis (N.L.) 1997
58 Ryan Howard, Philadelphia (N.L.) 2006
57 Luis Gonzalez. Arizona (N.L.) 2001
57 Alex Rodriguez, Texas (A.L.) 2002
56 Ken Griffey, Jr., Seattle (A.L.) 1997
56 Ken Griffey, Jr., Seattle (A.L.) 1998
54 Mickey Mantle, New York (A.L.) 1961
54 David Ortiz, Boston (A.L.) 2006
52 Willie Mays, San Francisco (N.L.) 1965
52 George Foster, Cincinnati (N.L.) 1977
52 Mark McGwire, Oakland (A.L.) 1996
52 Alex Rodriguez, Texas (A.L.) 2001
52 Jim Thome, Cleveland (A.L.) 2002
51 Cecil Fielder (A.L.) 1990
51 Andruw Jones, Atlanta (N.L.) 2005
50 Albert Belle, Cleveland (A.L.) 1995
50 Brady Anderson, Baltimore (A.L.) 1996
50 Sammy Sosa, Chicago (N.L.) 2000
50 Greg Vaughn, San Diego (N.L.) 1998

Don't you find it somewhat amazing that other than those first 6, which are questionably tainted, nobody else has ever got the 61?

KC_Connection
04-30-2009, 02:31 AM
Don't you find it somewhat amazing that other than those first 6, which are questionably tainted, nobody else has ever got the 61?
Not sure why that's amazing. Bonds, McGwire, and Sosa were great power hitters who probably took some very effective steroids (just like most of the pitchers they faced).
For the most part, the players on the "below 61" list had access to the same drugs that Bonds, McGwire and Sosa did, but they weren't as talented. But none of this had anything to do with your question.

Eventually there will be another Bonds-like talent, and he will have access to better drugs than even Barry had. That's when you will see over 61 HR again.

CHENZ A!
04-30-2009, 06:10 AM
Probably Hosmer.

Sure-Oz
04-30-2009, 07:13 AM
I would just like to see a royal hit 37......

FYP (gotta break our pathetic record!)

VAChief
04-30-2009, 07:17 AM
If you don't count Big Mac/ Sosa/ Bonds, which I'm not, nobody has since 1961.

Thats 48 years.

Pretty impressive that in this day and age nobody has been able to reach 61 (other than the cheaters).

Think about The Ballpark at Arlington, Citizen's Banks Park, Minute Maid Park, Coors Field, and even the same Yankee Stadium that Maris, Ruth, and Mantle hit so many home runs in.
How has nobody hit 61 in the last 48 years? Pretty amazing.

And, I don't think anyone will ever break DiMaggio's record, but nobody thought anybody would break Lou Gehrig's consecutive games played record either.

The old Yankee stadium was redone in the 70's, I think in the old days the right field porch was less than a standard softball distance of 280 feet. Maris benefited greatly from being in that park, Mantle too, which is not to say all of the were cheap, but it would be interesting to see how many they got that didn't travel over 300 feet, which is basically "a can of corn" in even today's replica parks.

Sully
05-02-2009, 01:38 PM
Before I answer this I need to know how long Farmsworth continues his career.

Fruit Ninja
05-02-2009, 02:50 PM
What about Ripken's consecutive games record?

That wont ever be broken. EVER EVER EVER.

I think someone will hit 61 home runs. I think 2 or 3 people can do it. Albert is one of course. Arod is the 2nd and possibly Josh Hamilton. If he gets hot, i think he can, but he's a huge iffy.

wild1
05-02-2009, 02:58 PM
It's just silly to say some record won't be broken. The modern era of baseball is not even 100 years old and all these records have been broken over and over and over again.

Now, it's true that the only guy who's bested Aaron ought to be erased from the record books, and the game probably has not seen a hitter like Aaron since he was playing. But it will happen again.

Heck, someone hitting 50 doesn't even raise a whole lot of eyebrows. I don't know why 61 is so crazy.

beach tribe
05-02-2009, 03:09 PM
Multiple people will do it.

Especially after they come up with anew undetectable steroid.

beach tribe
05-02-2009, 03:11 PM
It's just silly to say some record won't be broken. The modern era of baseball is not even 100 years old and all these records have been broken over and over and over again.

Now, it's true that the only guy who's bested Aaron ought to be erased from the record books, and the game probably has not seen a hitter like Aaron since he was playing. But it will happen again.

Heck, someone hitting 50 doesn't even raise a whole lot of eyebrows. I don't know why 61 is so crazy.

I know it's not silly to say that some of Jerry rice's records will probably never be broken.

CoMoChief
05-02-2009, 03:12 PM
Ripken's record will NEVER be broken.

Neither will Nolan Ryan's strikeout record (5,714)

Cy Young's Win record (511) same could be said for the amount of losses he had as well. And Innings pitched 5400+

Rickey Henderson's stolen bases record (1406)

Joe Dimaggio hitting streak of 56 games

Ty Cobb's record of .367 lifetime BA