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Milestone Mania

Because of the sheer number of games that have been played over time, finding truly unique statistical milestones in baseball is becoming more and more difficult.

Baseball has reached a point that few other professional sports have reached: “There have been so many games and so many pitches thrown that just about every unusual event that is reasonably likely to happen already has,” writes Matthew Futterman. “To find anything truly unique, historians have to slice the game so thinly that the most heralded achievements … are starting to seem a bit picayune.”


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