Team/Player: Hack Wilson
Date: 1930

It feels just plain mean to beat up on the Cubs and downplay one of their players' accomplishments. Haven't they suffered enough? In the case of Hack Wilson's single-season RBI record, though, we have to say something. Yes, 191 RBI in 154 games is remarkable. However, not only was Wilson facing less-than-stellar pitching in 1930, but a design change in the ball used by the National League further juiced his statistics. Nobody has come close to this record in recent years; the only one even within striking distance was Manny Ramirez in 1999, who drove in 165.