HOW LONG IT'S STOOD:
20 years (1986)
CLOSEST CALL SINCE:
Paul Molitor got to 3,319 (937 away) before retiring in 1998.
When we measure the potential buzz around any record, it isn't always generated by the number itself. Sometimes, the X factor is just who holds the record.
Well, the guy who holds this record is the all-time human lightning rod. So if anyone ever does take a run at Rose, the story angles will be flying at you from every direction -- east, west, south and Mars.
"This would be a huge deal," Orel Hershiser says, "just because it's Pete. You'd have everything about Pete being brought back up and tons of stories being brought back up. You'd have two lives dissected instead of one."
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