10/11/2012 08:56 am ET

The 50 Most Embarrassing Records In Sports

Records were made to be broken. Though, behind the drapery of statistical greatness that every athlete hopes to one day tear through is a mediocrity-stained window.

Behind Nolan Ryan's strikeout record, Wilt the Stilt's century mark and Joe DiMaggio's hit streak is a collection of dubious distinctions that have diminished the accomplishments of many legends and propelled lesser-known benchwarmers into all-time discussions (albeit notoriously).

Here are the most legendary misses in sports; totals you're sure to scoff at.

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