- Gene Wojciechowski, Senior Writer
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In case you missed it, Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig, who's a teensy-weensy biased, said the baseball home run record is "the greatest record in American sports.''
Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. And how would it do if we added a few international entries? There's only one way to find out.
• Last ones in: Schumacher, Scotty Bowman, Tiger Slam
• Last ones out: Rickey Henderson's 1,406 stolen bases, Muhammad Ali's bouts with Joe Frazier, Dan Marino's 61,361 career passing yards, Roger Federer's 11 Grand Slam singles titles, Josh Gibson's estimated 800 home runs, Henri Richard's 11 championships, Bobby Bowden's 366 career victories, the University of North Carolina women's soccer team and its streak of 103 games without a loss, Wilt Chamberlain's single-season scoring record, Phil Hellmuth Jr., three-time Westminster Kennel Club Best in Show winner Warren Remedy (a fox terrier), thoroughbred trainer Woody Stephens' five consecutive Belmont victories, John Gagliardi and Eddie Robinson career victories, Brett Favre's 257 straight starts (including playoffs).
Gene Wojciechowski is the senior national columnist for ESPN.com. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bud Selig says the home run record is the greatest in sports. Is he right? Our man goes through 'em, bracket by bracket.