Re: Baseball's top 10 'records' ... without the home runs
I dunno, Rose's hit record has always been the most impressive stat to me. That one could average 200 hits a year for 21 seasons and STILL be 57 hits shy of breaking Rose's record is seemingly incomprehensible. Second would have to be Gibson's 1.12 ERA, that's just astounding.
Ripken's streak is equally impressive, if not directly related to any defined baseball skill. I don't think either Rose's or Ripken's streaks will ever be broken, but I'm wagering that DiMaggio's will, as will Aaron's.
We'll burn that bridge when we get to it.