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A list of some sports records and how long they lasted.



Published: Wed, July 18, 2007 @ 12:00 a.m.

A list of some sports records and how long they lasted.

BASEBALL

Career home run record — Babe Ruth (714), 1935-1974. Hank Aaron (755), 1974-present.

Single-season home run record — Babe Ruth (60), 1927-1961. Roger Maris (61), 1961-1998. Mark McGwire (70), 1998-2001. Barry Bonds (73), 2001-present.

Consecutive games played — Lou Gehrig (2,130) 1939-1995. Cal Ripken (2,632), 1995-present.

Hitting streak — Willie Keeler (45), 1897-1941. Joe DiMaggio (56), 1941-present.

Pitching victories — Cy Young (511), 1911-present.

BASKETBALL

Single-game NBA scoring record — Wilt Chamberlain (100), 1962-present.

NCAA championship game shooting percentage — Bill Walton (21-for-22, 95 percent), 1973-present.

FOOTBALL

Single-season rushing record — O.J. Simpson (2,003), 1973-1984. Eric Dickerson (2,105), 1984-present.

Single-season touchdown passes — Dan Marino (48), 1984-2004. Peyton Manning (49), 2004-present.

NFL team winning percentage — 1972 Miami Dolphins (17-0, 1.000), 1972-present.

GOLF

Major championships — Jack Nicklaus (18), 1973-present, dating to year he won his 12th major to surpass Walter Hagen as all-time leader.

Consecutive PGA Tour events won — Byron Nelson (11), 1945-present.

TRACK AND FIELD

Long jump world record — Bob Beamon (29 feet, 2 1/2 inches), 1968-1991. Mike Powell (29 feet, 4 1/2 inches), 1991-present.


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