Two sports records that have withstood the test of time were registered by George "Babe" Ruth, the baseball slugger, and track star Jesse Owens, reports Family Practice News in an article on record-setting athletes.

While best known for his home-run prowess, Ruth holds the record for the highest batting average ever in a World Series. He hit .625 as his New York Yankees defeated the St. Louis Cardinals four games to none in the 1928 fall classic.Jesse Owens, who won four Olympic gold medals in the 1936 Olympic Games, set six world records in a single hour between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. in a collegiate championship meet in 1935.