Top American Sports Records

The Masters - Final Round
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Sports are demanding, so anyone with a world record deserves all the accolades they get, especially when they last for decades. This is why breaking a world record is a big deal. No one can tell you anything as you have proved your mettle.

A world record breaker is the creme de la creme of the sport and is a symbol of humanity's pinnacle. With this in mind, we present you with our pick of the top 3 records that are unlikely to be beaten soon. Whoever beats them deserves god status for the rest of their lives.

The Redefinition of Batter

Batting accuracy is a big deal in the baseball circuit for a good reason. Pitchers are a wiley bunch, so getting a high batting average is commendable. Unsurprisingly, most figures are pretty low since missing is inevitable. 

That being said, the highest average is held by a Detroit Tigers legend who had a 24-year run where he demolished the competition with a record .400. Ty Cobb achieved this record in three seasons, and no one has been able to sniff the fence with this. The combined average of the following top ten batters comes to .367 in the same time frame, making us wonder what Cobb had under his sleeve.

Even the Tiger Hasn't Crossed These Woods

Tiger Woods' golf career has seen him break records and register wins that confuse most golf enthusiasts. Yet, even he knows to take his hat off to the legendary Jack Nicklaus, who changed the game, pulling crowds and making the game super competitive.

By the end of his career, Nicklaus had an impressive track record with 18 Masters Tournament wins under his wing. Many people pegged Woods as the one to break the title, but the 4-stat margin is proving to be an uphill battle for the legend. Additionally, his recent string of injuries has fans thinking retirement is just around the corner.

A Good Defense Is the Best Offense

Bobby Orr is an iconic hockey player thanks to his incredible 1970/1971 season. At the end of the season, this man was looking at a plus/ minus of +124. To put this in context, reaching a plus/minus of +40 is considered mythical, so you can imagine what this guy was on getting thrice that.

On the other hand, Bobby collected 37 goals and 102 assists, which still sounds made up. This is one of those cases you had to be there to witness, and if the tapes go missing, nobody will believe you. This is a record deserving of the top three spots.