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MLB LONGEST STANDING RECORDS (SINCE 1900)
Single Season Records
  1. Batting Average:  .426 - Nap Lajoie (1901)
  2. Wins:  41 - Jack Chesbro (1904)
  3. Triples:  36 - Chief Wilson (1912)
  4. Extra-Base Hits:  119 - Babe Ruth (1921)
  5. Runs:  177 - Babe Ruth (1921)
  6. Total Bases:  457 - Babe Ruth (1921)
  7. RBIs:  191 - Hack Wilson (1930)
  8. Doubles:  67 - Earl Webb (1931)
  9. Hitting Streak:  56 gms - Joe DiMaggio (1941)
Career Records
  1. Wins:  511 - Cy Young (retired 1911)
  2. ERA:  1.82 - Ed Walsh (retired 1917)
  3. Triples:  309 - Sam Crawford (retired 1917)
  4. Doubles:  792 - Tris Speaker (retired 1928)
  5. Batting Average:  .366 - Ty Cobb (retired 1928)
 
Long-standing Records that were broken
1. Hits (single season):
257 - George Sisler (1920)
» Broken: Ichiro Suzuki (259) in 2004 (84 yrs)
2. Slugging Percentage (single season):
.847 - Babe Ruth (1920)
» Broken: Barry Bonds (.863) in 2001 (81 yrs)
3. Base on Balls (single season):
170 - Babe Ruth (1923)
» Broken: Barry Bonds (177) in 2001 (78 yrs)
4. Career Runs: 2,246 - Ty Cobb (retired 1928)
» Broken: R. Henderson (2,295) in 2001 (73 yrs)
5. Career Base on Balls:
2,062 - Babe Ruth (retired 1935)
» Broken: R. Henderson (2,190) in 2001 (66 yrs)
6. On base percentage (single season):
.553 - Ted Williams (1941)
» Broken: Barry Bonds (.582) in 2002 (61 yrs)