Taking a look at sports' unbreakable records
Furyk becomes 6th Player to shoot 59 on PGA Tour
Jim Furyk holds up his ball with a '59' on it after shooting a 12-under round of 59 during the Second Round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club on September 13, 2013 in Lake Forest, Illinois.
2012 Baylor women: Best record
The Baylor women became the first men or women's college basketball team to go 40-0 in a season. The Lady Bears broke the previous best records of 39-0 held by the UConn and Tennessee women's teams when they defeated Notre Dame in the NCAA Championship game, 80-61.
Archie Moore: Quite the knockout
"The Old Mongoose" recorded 131 knockouts during a four-decade ring career that included more than 200 fights. Then he became an actor, even starring alongside Mr. T.
Brett Favre: Always on the field
Of all the records that the quarterback holds, his durability (297 consecutive starts) mark may be most extraordinary. Eventually, he may set a record for un-retirements too.
Byron Nelson: These go to 11
The golfer won 11 straight tournaments in 1945, one of the few records Tiger Woods has yet to break.
Wilt Chamberlain: Night to remember
"The Stilt" was so dominant that his 100-point performance (for Philadelphia against New York in Hershey, Pa.) in 1962 did not make huge headlines at the time. But it will probably stand for all time.
Wilt Chamberlain: Scoring machine
He finished the 1961-62 season with a 50.4 point average. For some perspective, Michael Jordan's best season was 37.1.
Joe DiMaggio: Always a hit
His 56-game hitting streak lasted from May 15 to July 17 of 1941 before the Cleveland Indians stopped it. The pitchers who jilted Joe? Al Smith and Jim Bagby Jr.
Cy Young: From start to finish
These days, pitchers are called "warriors" when they complete three games in a season. He completed 749 in his career. He was the starter, middle-man and closer all in one.
Wayne Gretzky: The Great One
Too many records to count, including 92 goals in a season, but his NHL career mark of 2,857 points may be most ridiculous of all. Not bad for a guy with so-so speed and strength.
Glenn Hall: Net gain
The amazing thing wasn't that the Blackhawks goalie played 502 consecutive games, which spanned eight seasons. The amazing thing was that he did so without wearing a mask.
Rickey Henderson:King of stolen bases
Henderson stole 130 bases in a season, and 1,406 in his career, both major league records that will be difficult to match. And no one has ever referred to himself in the third person more often.
Jerry Rice: Always open
Like Wayne Gretzky, Rice rewrote his sport's record book. Start with this one: 22,895 receiving yards. That's more than Rod Smith and Keenan McCardell combined, and they're both in the top 25.
Jim Brown: Instant first down
Brown averaged 5.22 yards per carry during his career, which helped him become the only back in history to average more than 100 yards per game. Give him the ball twice, you wouldn't need third down.
1971-72 Lakers: Streak team
Jerry West and the Lakers won 33 straight games, in spite of Elgin Baylor's retirement.
Pete Maravich: Unstoppable at LSU
"Pistol Pete" averaged 44.2 points per game for LSU during his collegiate career, even though there was no 3-point line,
Edwin Moses: Unbeatable
The world champion hurdler won 122 consecutive races, over a stretch of nine years, nine weeks and nine days.
Oklahoma football: Streaking Sooners
The football team won 47 straight games under Bud Wilkinson until losing to Notre Dame on Nov. 16, 1957. Of course, these days, the Sooners might be spurned by the BCS computers.
Richard Petty: 200 on the dot
"The King" before LeBron James, he won 200 NASCAR races. That's 95 more than the next on the list (David Pearson) and 42 more than Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt combined.
Cal Ripken: Iron Man
Lou Gehrig might have been the luckiest man on the face of the Earth, but it turns out that he wasn't the most durable. Ripken played 2,632 straight games, from May 30, 1982 to Sept. 19, 1998.
Nolan Ryan: A batter's nightmare
Set a slew of strikeout records, but his career total (5,714) is the most likely to hold up, with Randy Johnson and Roger Clemens both finishing far behind.
Secretariat: Speed racer
For sheer dominance, it's difficult to envision any human matching what the 3-year-old thoroughbred did in 1973, completing the Triple Crown with a 31-length victory at the Belmont.
Don Shula: Piling up wins
His record may prove to be as sturdy as his chin. How will an NFL coach win 347 games again when few of the current ones can even keep their jobs longer than three seasons?
UConn women: Streak breakers
Many thought the record 88-game winning streak set by John Wooden's UCLA men's basketball team in the 1970s would never be broken. But Maya Moore and the Connecticut women did just that, winning their 89th straight on Dec. 21, 2010 against Florida State.
Orel Hershiser: Blankman
During the heat of the '88 pennant race, the skinny righty carried the Dodgers (and broke Don Drysdale's mark) with 59 consecutive scoreless innings.
Alexei Karelin: Mat master
In the grueling sport of Greco-Roman wrestling, the "Russian Bear" didn't lose in 13 years, and didn't even give up a point in the final six years of that streak.