Baseball fans measure greatness with numbers. Rogers Hornsby did not merely have a great year in 1924; he hit .424. Atlanta's Hank Aaron didn't just have a stellar baseball career; he stroked exactly 755 home runs.
Fans use these numbers as evidence to argue: Who was the greatest player of all time? When were the most amazing one-day performances? What are the most Herculean baseball records? Numbers fuel all sides of the debate.
DiMaggio's record 56-game hitting streak stands as one of baseball's magical numbers. Now it's your turn to decide: Is DiMaggio's feat in 1941 the most impressive record of baseball's modern era? Below we have included some other near-miraculous records of power, consistency, and brilliance from baseball's modern period. Read about each one and then rank them yourself. We'll keep a running tally of your choices.