Top 10 Toughest Single Game Accomplishments in Sports

  • Published on Oct 13, 2016
  • Top 10 Toughest Single Game Accomplishments in Sports
    There are many mind-blowing accomplishments in sports: whether it’s running the four-minute mile, managing the unassisted triple play in baseball, hitting a hole in one in golf or scoring a goal as a goalie in hockey, these are all some of the greatest individual athletic accomplishments. WatchMojo counts down the 10 most impressive sports feats achieved by individual athletes, to give you something to aim for.
    00:49 #10: A Hole in One - Golf
    01:40 #9: Scoring a Goal as a Goalie - Football / Hockey
    02:40 #8: Four-Minute Mile - Running
    04:01 #7: Hat Trick - Football
    04:58 #6: Rushing for 250 Yards in a Game - American Football
    05:58 #5: Unassisted Triple Play - Baseball
    07:07 #4: The Quadruple Double - Basketball
    08:27 #3, #2 & #1 ???
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  • Gord Sexton
    Gord Sexton 40 minutes ago

    Before I got watching this video, I thought of Darryl Sittler’s 10 point game in February, 1976 - that hasn’t happened since.

  • Orbit Jr
    Orbit Jr Hour ago

    One person has only scored 100 points in an nba game. So how is a perfect game harder if almost 20 more people have done it

  • David P
    David P 2 days ago

    How about a 300 game, which is 12 consecutive strikes, in bowling? How about a 900 series in Bowling? That is 3 perfect games in a row (most competitions and competitive leagues use a 3 game format except for televised finals which are single elimination based on ranking at the end of the final round). It is very rare as well.

  • itsawinnerfereal
    itsawinnerfereal 2 days ago

    The order that mojo had put this is all bent of shape (wrong)

  • Mike Hoffman
    Mike Hoffman 2 days ago

    Hitting 4 home runs in a single game

  • Mikey John
    Mikey John 3 days ago

    Hitting for the cycle in MLB?

  • Emily Hannan
    Emily Hannan 4 days ago

    What about Mario Lemieux scoring 5 different goals in one game?

  • Andy Fisher
    Andy Fisher 5 days ago

    3:45 Shhh!! I can hear the snowflakes “REEEEE”ing for eQuAlItY.

  • Simon Rancourt
    Simon Rancourt 5 days ago

    Fun fact : in Montreal, in '76, the gymnastics points display didn't allow a perfect 10 since it was believed to be impossible. Nadia's score was displayed as "1.00".

  • Aidan Castle
    Aidan Castle 5 days ago

    I think number one should be “respecting everyone’s choices of favourite sport”

  • Jock McStrapon
    Jock McStrapon 8 days ago

    Hatricks happen all the time they are not rare at all. Stop putting out crap info on sports you know nothing about. Also 12sec is a lot in athletics especially professional athletics. So dont count on women breaking the 4 min mile for years. And the men are much further in front and will never be caught!
    A rare hatrick is a left foot goal a right foot goal and a header.
    A 147 in snooker is rare 9 dart finish is rare in darts.
    The most impressive feat in my opinion is to circumnavigate the globe on your own in a sailing boat! It's rough it's scary it's lonely but above all it's dangerous!
    This site really needs to check its facts before it talks about stuff it obviously knows nothing about!

  • David Skweres
    David Skweres 8 days ago +1

    Triple XXX's only 1 time has someone scored 5 different times in hockey... go look it up .. it will never be broken.... 12-31-1988.

  • Pancouver venguins
    Pancouver venguins 10 days ago +1

    Rushing for 300 yards in a single game.

  • blank1620
    blank1620 11 days ago +1

    Converting a 7-10 split in bowling.

  • Atv Boy
    Atv Boy 12 days ago +1

    an ove-trick

  • I want 500 subs
    I want 500 subs 13 days ago

    yeah where the hell is scoring Hockey's 5 goals in all 5 different ways?
    Also "A perfect game is when the pitcher prevents hitters from getting on base the entire game" It also includes not letting the opposing team hit the ball at all.

  • Eric Day
    Eric Day 15 days ago

    How about shooting a 2 on a par 5.

  • Mark Quinly
    Mark Quinly 15 days ago

    Johnny Vander Meer back 2 back No Hitters
    He did walk 11 tho

    • Eric Day
      Eric Day 15 days ago

      That will not happen again with the way baseball has turned to shit.

  • Neel Guda
    Neel Guda 16 days ago

    Im happy they changed it from football to soccer

  • Emma Riley
    Emma Riley 18 days ago

    soccer isnt harder then hockey... show me those teams skate on ice...

  • James Wazac
    James Wazac 19 days ago

    What about hitting a 7-10 split in bowling??

  • Triggered
    Triggered 19 days ago

    Forgot to add hitting for the cycle

  • Jeff Schamp
    Jeff Schamp 20 days ago

    It’s called soccer nerds

  • Corbin Garner
    Corbin Garner 20 days ago

    What about the cycle

  • Everything GOLF
    Everything GOLF 21 day ago

    What about a 59 in golf???

  • Sidmarnica
    Sidmarnica 22 days ago

    Happy Gilmore was the first person to do a hole in one on a par 4

  • thedoctrine101
    thedoctrine101 22 days ago

    What about Austin Matthews, scoring 4 goals in his fucking NHL FUCKING DEBUT?!?!?! Ya dumb fucks. He accomplished this feat like a fucking WEEK before the posting of this video.

  • DerpPikachu
    DerpPikachu 25 days ago

    Mario Lemeiux's 5 goals in 5 different ways

  • Dashill Smith
    Dashill Smith 27 days ago +1

    Gale Sayers scoring 6 TDs in a game is pretty damn awesome. And did it in four different ways. Rushing, Receiving, Kickoff and Punt return.

  • brendan maclellan
    brendan maclellan 27 days ago

    Oh yeah scoring a hat trick is so easy in hockey especially when you are not on the ice for a majority of the game. This list is bullshit.
    And let’s hype up a murderer in the list as well.

  • Seaofblaze
    Seaofblaze 27 days ago

    The perfect game announcer is how I approach all conversations about history... "YES YES YES YES.... HISTORY!"

  • Cameron Valardo
    Cameron Valardo Month ago

    So if a 4 minute mile is the standard for male pros how is it on this list.......

  • Ambrus Roland
    Ambrus Roland Month ago

    Winning from (starting from) outside the top 10 in F1 ?

  • yootoobe1790
    yootoobe1790 Month ago +4

    Harvey Haddix: 12 Perfect innings. Marshall McDougall: 6 home runs in a single game.

  • Anthony Skowyra
    Anthony Skowyra Month ago +1

    Hitting a homerun cycle in baseball/softball definitely should've made the list.

  • Randall Mortell
    Randall Mortell Month ago +1

    How do you not include hitting for the cycle, throwing an immaculate inning, a 3 pitch inning, or a 20 strikeout game?!?!

  • Kendra Pollack
    Kendra Pollack Month ago

    immaculate inning

  • Ryan Tuck
    Ryan Tuck Month ago

    immaculate inning?

  • Spencer Collett
    Spencer Collett Month ago

    I haven’t watched yet, but my guess is that #1 is a perfect game

  • arod9393
    arod9393 Month ago

    switch 1 and 2

  • Brian Dunn
    Brian Dunn Month ago

    Wayne Gretzky's record of fastest time to 50 goals at 39 games.

    • Eric Day
      Eric Day 15 days ago

      Aint this single game feats, you have to pay attention.

  • nootz101
    nootz101 Month ago

    There’s been ZERO mention in either the video or the comments on a Gordie Howe Hat Trick: 1 goal, 1 assist, and 1 fight all in one game. Not as common as you would think

  • Beardio
    Beardio Month ago

    How do these soccer players make more money than most football players anyways? That’s fucking ridiculous that they score like once ever three games and somehow make a shit ton of money

  • Beardio
    Beardio Month ago

    Dude all these soccer players or footballers need to do every game is kick long ass kicks over and over and it seems like if it bounces higher than ten feet the goalie loses it and can’t block the shit so that’s what soccer players should do over and over just long ass kicks high as hell they’ll score every game like twice or so win the game start a new era it’ll all be more fun that way as well

  • pjdring ring
    pjdring ring Month ago

    It technically can be but when has a perfect game in baseball ever been an "individual" performance

  • Mike Heath
    Mike Heath Month ago


  • jackdeth2004
    jackdeth2004 Month ago

    Don't let this distract you from the the fact that in 1966, Al Bundy scored four touchdowns in a single game while playing for the Polk High School Panthers in the 1966 city championship game versus Andrew Johnson High School, including the game-winning touchdown in the final seconds against his old nemesis, Bubba "Spare Tire" Dixon.

  • Steven Goforth
    Steven Goforth Month ago

    Race car driver leading every lap in a race.

  • CMDR Bill Paxton
    CMDR Bill Paxton Month ago

    A complete MISS by WatchMojo!!!! Mario Lemieux's 5 goals in 5 different ways has only been accomplished ONCE in the entire history of the NHL and they completely missed it!!!!

  • Oofey Beats
    Oofey Beats Month ago

    Shutout goalie hockey

  • Mike Battista
    Mike Battista Month ago

    Rod Brind’amour scored 2 shorthanded goals in the SAMMEEE penalty kill vs The Penguins in 1997. Mike Richards scored 3 shorthanded goals in a season whilst down 5 on 3. & the 60+ yard field goals is quite a feat as well. I believe Eagles Elliot, Raiders Janikowski & i believe the Broncos kicker or another team has done the feat. Pretty amazing feats in sports.

  • Donald Trump
    Donald Trump Month ago

    Just my 2 cents, just because someone has been done less often doesn't make it better. Take whichever single game record you'd like, it's not what the video is intending.

    For example Shawn Green's 19 total bases in a game would be on this list. Is it more rare than a perfect game? Yes. Is it better than a perfect game? Hell no.

  • Caden Peterman
    Caden Peterman Month ago

    You can’t put a hockey hat trick as your thumb nail and not even include it on your list that’s completely stupid

  • Kapil Gund
    Kapil Gund Month ago

    400 not out in a single innings in Test Cricket by Brian Lara or a double century in ODI cricket deserve a place

    • Shoumik Bose
      Shoumik Bose Month ago

      Yeah and also six 6s in an over. But it's an American channel, cricket watching audience isn't their prime TG.

  • Nate Reniger
    Nate Reniger Month ago

    Andrew Gallaraga does not like this video.

  • Jermaine Savory
    Jermaine Savory Month ago


  • Dean Y
    Dean Y Month ago

    I can think of a few harder things, 20 or more strikeouts in 1 game. 4 (or more) home runs in 1 game, 7 goals in 1 hockey game, there are lots but it still was a good list

    • Aku Soininen
      Aku Soininen Month ago

      Well you could take the world record of a category from each sport but that would be boring

  • oliverpuller1655
    oliverpuller1655 Month ago

    This whole list is moot because Mario Lemieux’s 5 goals scored 5 different ways isn’t number 1. On December 31, 1988 against the New Jersey Devils he scored an even strength goal, a PP goal, a SH goal, a penalty shot goal and finally, as the buzzer sounded, an empty net goal. It’s happened exactly once in NHL history and likely won’t ever happen again. The only other feat on this list that even comes close is Wilt’s 100-point game. The perfect game should be at least number 3 on this list.

    • Donald Trump
      Donald Trump Month ago

      There's probably 100 different sporting accomplishments that have only happened once. That's not the point of this video.

  • Dustin Petrisor
    Dustin Petrisor Month ago

    They didn't even mention the perfect game that was done while the pitcher was high on lsd

  • Ben Zaborowski
    Ben Zaborowski Month ago +1

    The cycle?

  • David N
    David N Month ago

    This one time I almost had a single double in basketball.

  • Richard Sheehy
    Richard Sheehy Month ago +1

    Style and class are two words you will never he uttered again about oj Simpson

  • Zayta
    Zayta Month ago

    This list is so wrong it’s hilarious

    • Donald Trump
      Donald Trump Month ago

      how about you make your own list, then we can all make fun of you

  • Matt Leary
    Matt Leary Month ago

    A perfect hat-trick in football (left foot, right foot and header) is so much harder!

  • Steve Buscemi
    Steve Buscemi Month ago +19

    Understandable to see a lot of hockey players upset in the comments, I too am very upset

  • ChickenDude 7
    ChickenDude 7 Month ago

    4 home runs in one game?

  • Crazy Canuck
    Crazy Canuck Month ago

    I've always been curious if CTE played a role in OJ's downfall (double murder). I hope he donates his brain in death.

  • James Kerr
    James Kerr Month ago

    4 homers in a baseball game or hitting the cycle are both rarer than pitching a perfect game. And a natural cycle (single, double, triple, and homer in that order) has only been done once

  • Vulgaris Magistralis

    How is hitting for the cycle not here?

  • TrailBlazerX
    TrailBlazerX Month ago

    L.T ran for 400 at TCU

    • Pach Carter
      Pach Carter Month ago +1

      TrailBlazerX & AP ran for 296 against the Chargers... Sorry Jamal Lewis

  • Tim Spiers
    Tim Spiers Month ago

    Hat trick in cricket is way more impressive than a hat trick in football.

  • GD tomiot
    GD tomiot Month ago

    Scoring a perfect round in disc golf.

  • ToughAncientSpark
    ToughAncientSpark Month ago +16

    The cycle in baseball. Player gets a single, double, triple and home run in a single game.

    • Jeffery Walker
      Jeffery Walker Month ago +1

      What about a home run cycle? Solo, 2 run, 3 run, and grand slam. A college softball player did it last week if I’m not mistaken

  • Matt Attack
    Matt Attack Month ago

    cowboy in hockey (6 goals in a game)

  • Cayden Kulscar
    Cayden Kulscar Month ago

    What about a 10 point game in hockey

    • Donald Trump
      Donald Trump Month ago

      10 points? That's like saying 10 home runs in a football game.

  • Sam
    Sam Month ago

    Barca 3-0 Liverpool
    One week later
    Liverpool 4-0 Barca.

    Best team in the world. We were missing two of our three main attackers and had Shaqiri who got relegated last season with Stoke and Origi who completely flopped while out on loan last season at Wolfsburg as replacements for them. Our captain took a massive whack on the knee and was on painkilling injections at half time and we lost our LB at half time and had to play a 32 year old, right footed midfielder there.

  • 2807Joe
    2807Joe Month ago

    They forgot 300 yards by a wide receiver.

  • lonewolf2point0
    lonewolf2point0 Month ago

    Um....pretty sure you don't sprint a mile lol

    DHRUV MALIK 2 months ago

    Baseball is not hint more than a piece of shit... Typical white junkies..

      DHRUV MALIK Month ago

      @Donald Trump baseball is for shit cunts like you...

    • Donald Trump
      Donald Trump Month ago

      Baseball is a smart mans sport, it's not for everyone......

  • Swarrior 67
    Swarrior 67 2 months ago

    I think that scoring a Olympic goal in football is more tough that a hat trick, having only happen once in the world championship.

  • mrloop
    mrloop 2 months ago

    Nice touch, showing The Rocket's 5 m 20 s maximum break in the honorable mentions. Especially in a video leaning this heavily on American sports.

  • ALLDefLepp
    ALLDefLepp 2 months ago

    Dude.. it's soccer not football... Thanks, signed Michigan.

    • mrloop
      mrloop 2 months ago

      More like real football, where you actually handle the ball with your feet for most of the game 😊
      Thanks, signed Denmark.

  • jsjaodf fklaadsf
    jsjaodf fklaadsf 2 months ago

    I'm sorry you pronounced soccer wrong

  • Tyler
    Tyler 2 months ago

    Perfect game not even mentioned. Wow

    • Donald Trump
      Donald Trump Month ago

      bet you won't respond, and you'll delete your comment.

  • michael fitzgerald
    michael fitzgerald 2 months ago

    How about an NHL player scoring while 2 men down - very rare

  • Coach62
    Coach62 2 months ago +1

    What about a Gordie Howe Hat Trick?

  • Brett Vandermeer
    Brett Vandermeer 2 months ago

    Darryl Sittler scoring 10 points in an NHL game.

  • Andrew Philly
    Andrew Philly 2 months ago

    Scoring as a lacrosse goalie??

  • bassmentier
    bassmentier 2 months ago

    Yall forgot about Polk High fullback Al Bundy. He scored 4 touchdowns in a single game back in 1966. He even scored the winning touchdown in the final seconds against his long time nemisis "Spare Tire" Dixon

  • chaosof99
    chaosof99 2 months ago

    I know it is more common that most on the list and the stuff mentioned in the comments, but a favorite of mine in hockey is a goal scored while defending a 5-on-3 power play. It only happens once or twice a season in the NHL, and the career high for a single players is 3 of them, held by a single player.

  • George McCormick
    George McCormick 2 months ago

    Nine-Dart Finish - 501 down to Zero: First throw: 3 triple-20's, Second throw: 3 triple- 20's, Final throw: 1 triple 20, 1 triple 19 and finish with a double 12. Phil Taylor has done this 11 times; once he did it twice in one match... incredible.

  • Rudy Cooper
    Rudy Cooper 2 months ago

    Beat prime Rafael Nadal in Roland Garros xD Good luck with that!

  • Dave Smith
    Dave Smith 2 months ago

    A true perfect game in baseball, would be 81 strikes in a row..

    • Donald Trump
      Donald Trump Month ago

      They do have an immaculate inning, 9 pitches, 9 strikes, 3 strikeouts.

    • Donald Trump
      Donald Trump Month ago

      What a dumb comment.

  • bob smith
    bob smith 2 months ago

    Half of these are basically entirely luck/situational and should not be held on the other levels as other accomplishments. It's hard to think what's the most impressive of any of this. Heck, not just some but ALL of these are INCREDIBLY luck dependent and dependend on how SHITTY your opponent(s) happened to be playing that 1 particular game. Well, all of these of games that actually have physical confrontation anyway(IE not bowling and pool or whatever)

  • Chris Marcellus
    Chris Marcellus 2 months ago

    Hitting for the cycle in baseball?

  • Casey
    Casey 2 months ago

    If only one person in history has scored 100 points and multiple pitchers have thrown perfect games, I think they should be switched

  • Steve M
    Steve M 2 months ago +1

    Running for 250 yards in a game....American Football. Oh, you mean Football! =)

    • mrloop
      mrloop 2 months ago

      Not too bright naming the game 'Football', though, when kicks are such a small part of the game 😊

  • Alex Combs
    Alex Combs 2 months ago

    An immaculate inning 9 pitches 9 strikes, or a three pitch inning

  • Jimmy Hall
    Jimmy Hall 2 months ago

    How is pitching a perfect game in ANY WAY more challenging that scoring 100 points in an NBA game? Only ONE person has ever scored 100 in an NBA game. Just sayin.

    • Donald Trump
      Donald Trump Month ago

      I think scoring 200 points in a basketball game is the hardest. Nobody has accomplished it yet.

  • Peter Matos
    Peter Matos 2 months ago

    Home run cycle baseball