DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Everyone wants to be the best at something and hold the all-time record, right? That’s usually the case.
But here are five instances where being “the best” at something isn’t necessarily a good thing.
5. Nolan Ryan — Most Walks
When you’ve recorded 839 more strikeouts than any other player in MLB history, perhaps you deserve some slack. But Nolan Ryan is also the overwhelming leader in walks.
With 2,795 walks, Ryan is the only pitcher in league history with more than 2,000. That’s quite the distinction.
4. Martin Brodeur — Most Goals Allowed
Brodeur leads the NHL in saves (28,776), shutouts (124), wins (688) and games played (1,259). So it’s only natural that he also leads the league in goals allowed (2,764).
He’s also won Three Stanley Cups, appeared in 9 All-Star games, and been awarded four Vezina Trophy awards. Not bad.
3. Reggie Jackson — Most Strikeouts
Mr. October collected an impressive 2,584 hits in 21 Hall of Fame worthy seasons. The only problem — he racked up 2,597 strikeouts.
If you’re keeping count at home, that’s 13 more strikeouts than hits. Nobody seems to remember that…
2. Kobe Bryant — Most Missed FG Attempts
My high school coach once told me, “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” That appears to be Kobe’s life motto.
Kobe’s fourth quarter fadeaway jumper on Tuesday gave him 13,418 career missed field goals. That’s one more than Boston Celtics legend John Havlicek. (He’s now at 13,439)
Congrats Mr. Bryant! And congrats on starting the season 1-7.
1. Brett Favre — Most Interceptions
No quarterback in NFL history has completed more passes than Brett Favre’s 6,300. But nodoby’s completed as many passes to the wrong team either.
The gun-slinging Favre has 336 career interceptions. Peyton Manning leads all active players with 226.
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