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February 12, 1990
MORE RECORDSAn article on unbeatable sports records (The Record Company, Jan. 8) that didn't mention Johnny Vander Meer's two consecutive no-hitters in 1938? The fact that we still make a big deal about a pitcher almost pitching one no-hitter is reason enough to include this feat. If anyone even comes close to tying Vander Meer's record, let alone breaking it, I'll buy Jack McCallum dinner.MARK LUTIN Port Washington, N. Y.
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February 12, 1990

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Bart Starr's string of 294 completed passes without an interception for the Packers in 1964-65.
LAURENCE J. HOWE
Sherwood, Ariz.

Jim Brown of the Cleveland Browns: the only player to average more than five yards per carry and more than 100 yards per game during his career.
JIM MIELZINER
O'Fallon, Mo.

Wilt Chamberlain: The name was right, but the record was wrong. In an era when entire teams had only 40 to 50 rebounds per night, Wilt's record of 55 against the Boston Celtics on Nov. 24, 1960, is far safer than his 100-point spectacular.
KARL FIASCA
Fox Point, Wis.

Pete Maravich's NCAA career scoring record at LSU of 44.2 points per game. His closest pursuer, Austin Carr of Notre Dame, at 34.6, isn't even close.
MICHAEL BURNS
Chevy Chase, Md.

Cal Ripken Jr.'s astounding streak of 8,243 consecutive innings played.
THEO CHEN
Dallas

Gordie Howe's 32 years of major league hockey, including six years with the World Hockey Association.
FREEMAN BOTTLE
Chattanooga

NHL goalie Terry Sawchuk's 103 career shutouts.
DOUG KUHN
Regina, Saskatchewan

Jim Ryun's schoolboy mile record of 3:58.3, set in 1965 when Ryan was a high school senior.
BOB LUDER
Overland Park, Kans.

Bobby Jones's golf Grand Slam in 1930.
KEVIN CASEY
Gaithersburg, Md.

While competing for Ohio State in a Big Ten track and field meet in Ann Arbor, Mich., in 1935, Jesse Owens equaled the world 100-yard-dash record and set world marks in the long jump, the 220 dash and the 220 low hurdles—and all within one hour!
TIM ROBB
San Jose

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