Top 10 Toughest Single Game Accomplishments in Sports

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  • 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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Comments: 2 574

  • Frank Rodriguez
    Frank Rodriguez 22 hours ago

    5 goals, 5 ways by Lemieux.

  • ranjana goel
    ranjana goel 2 days ago

    y'all probably haven't heard of a golden set in lawn tennis

  • Outlaw133035
    Outlaw133035 2 days ago

    A natural hatrick in hockey should be in there

  • Kevin Cozens
    Kevin Cozens 3 days ago

    A hat trick in cricket is considered one of the toughest things to do in Cricket and it was just an honourable mention? The person putting the list together doesn't know the sport. There are many things that are very tough to do in cricket any of which could have been on this list. They could have listed earning a double century in a 50-over match, earning more than 10,000 runs in a lifetime, or taking more than 400 (or even 500) wickets in a career.

    For a hat trick in hockey, look up Billy Mosienko who recorded the fastest hat trick in NHL history. In a game in 1952 Mosienko scored got his three goals in only 21 seconds.

  • John Xu
    John Xu 6 days ago

    Tennis golden set, winning 24 consecutive points in the row.

  • Lakhan Khajuria
    Lakhan Khajuria 9 days ago

    6 sixes in an over in cricket 🏏 should've been on the list

  • Baseball930
    Baseball930 10 days ago

    There have been 27 perfect games not 23.

  • Shooter McGavin
    Shooter McGavin 13 days ago

    4 home runs in a baseball game should be on there

  • Alicia Armstrong
    Alicia Armstrong 16 days ago

    What about a Gordie Howe?????????? NHL

  • Rubato Wolf
    Rubato Wolf 16 days ago

    7 championships on any Motorsports circuit? Winning 100+ races in an entire career? Come on, watchmojo! Show wheels some love too!

  • Mateus Ramos
    Mateus Ramos 18 days ago

    You want something really hard and rare? Try to deliver a triple bagel in Tennis

  • bob bobby
    bob bobby 18 days ago

    gryoball is reason of perfect games invented by red Sox pitcher it appears ball falls instead rises as batter lose sight while swinging

  • troy weitz
    troy weitz 19 days ago

    What about Wayne Gretzky's 50 goals in less than 50 games....or pretty much any record by The Great One....come on mojo....get your shit together!!!

  • Lochlann MacDonald
    Lochlann MacDonald 21 day ago

    open field drop kick rugby

  • Sporty Kids
    Sporty Kids 23 days ago

    Reggie millers acting vs the knicks

  • Alfredo_jr7
    Alfredo_jr7 23 days ago

    Ronaldo and Messi scores a hattrick every week

  • William Evans
    William Evans 26 days ago

    Try scoring a hat-trick in rugby... much harder

  • Jack G
    Jack G 26 days ago

    hitting the cycle

  • That Kid
    That Kid 27 days ago

    I was surprised the full cycle in baseball wasn't on here

  • Chris Fox
    Chris Fox 28 days ago

    Perfect game happened 23 times, 100pt game once, why the fuck do you consider the perfect game more difficult? Also, where is the immaculate inning at? (9 pitches, 3 Ks in one inning?) Same goes for 4 goals in a game, extra inning perfect game, Lemieux's 5 goals in 5 ways, Neuer's 1000min without a goal allowed, etc? A hat trick in football should not be on this list; neither should the unassisted triple play. That's called luck.

  • Andrew Nolan
    Andrew Nolan 1 month ago

    Scoring a even strength, short handed, power play, penalty shot and empty net goal in hockey

  • Josie Lindström
    Josie Lindström 1 month ago

    With apologies to jack marcuk, who made another excellent point re: Lemieux's incredible achievement scoring all five ways (my second favourite hockey achievment!)....

    How on fucking earth did Darryl Sittler's ten-point game against the Bruins not make this list? Seriously? I could name several on the actual list that were lower than this feat.

    Watchmojo? You've just lost my respect and my viewership

  • Matt galligan
    Matt galligan 1 month ago

    70 points would be more fair for this list

  • baseball fanatic
    baseball fanatic 1 month ago

    The cycle in baseball a player must get a single, a double, a triple, and a home run in one game throughout his 4 at bats

  • Zrek
    Zrek 1 month ago

    With the defensive tactics and strict line changes in today's NHL,I'd say breaking D.Sittler's 10 pt's in a game is the most likely to hold up for a very long time.

  • NateFire65
    NateFire65 1 month ago

    I have one. Scoring 10-15 or even more points in a single game of lacrosse

  • Nav Preet
    Nav Preet 1 month ago

    200 runs by an individual in one day international in cricket is rare than anything in sports

  • Nav Preet
    Nav Preet 1 month ago

    200 runs by an individual in one day international in cricket is rare than anything in sports

  • Inigo Castro
    Inigo Castro 1 month ago

    What about 5 goals in 1 minute? Lol

  • Dan Bradley
    Dan Bradley 1 month ago

    Fernando Tatis hit two grand slams in the same inning. Only player ever to do so. Should've been on the list.

  • IamtheGam3r34
    IamtheGam3r34 1 month ago

    Natural hat trick 'football' scoring three goals without another team mate scoring or the opposition scoring

  • jackieboy johnson
    jackieboy johnson 1 month ago

    A hat trick in football is pretty common. Why not say scoring 6 goals or a double hat trick in football instead? Or a team scoring 10 goals in a match? Neither has been done in the Premier League for a start, and it's probably just as rare for the other top leagues.

  • James Fenner
    James Fenner 1 month ago

    A hatrick in cricket is waaaaaaaay tougher than in football. Also could have had a triple century in there.

    • Akhilesh K
      Akhilesh K 1 month ago

      Forget triple century, scoring 300 as a team total itself is tough.

    LJ QUINN 1 month ago

    10 player how it for the natural hatrick

  • Floris Mijnen
    Floris Mijnen 1 month ago

    hatricks only count if you score them in one half.

  • Tyler Cooper
    Tyler Cooper 1 month ago

    Yeah Philadelphia lol, best sports city in the entire continent, if not potentially even the world. Don't believe me? Go rewatch at least some portions of this years NFL Draft, and that's nothing as we (Philadelphia fans) are capable of much much more.

  • John Pratt
    John Pratt 1 month ago

    One time playing as keeper in Football, I was done with my team being crap so I dribbled through the entire team.

  • Poopwolf50
    Poopwolf50 1 month ago

    That clip they showed about the 250 yard rusher and of course it's against the browns

  • 09090909c090909b Meep

    Can they get someone that actually knows stuff about sports to commentate the videos

  • Markus Basaldua
    Markus Basaldua 1 month ago

    scoring 100 points in a game

  • Honeydoy T
    Honeydoy T 1 month ago

    Number one: scoring 7-1 in a World Cup semifinal.

  • Haz Z
    Haz Z 1 month ago

    Double hatrick football or soccer

  • rucode4
    rucode4 1 month ago

    Perfect Game with every player getting a hat trick ( 11 players so 33 goals ) It has never happened

  • Trumanz
    Trumanz 1 month ago

    should have included 4 different types of goal in NHL, even strenght, powerplay, shorthanded and empty net.

    UNKOWN ASSASSIN34 1 month ago

    the cycle in baseball is really hard to do

    • Nik Ortega
      Nik Ortega 1 month ago

      UNKOWN ASSASSIN34 But it happens more than you think. Four homers in one game should be on here.

  • Xavier DabKing
    Xavier DabKing 1 month ago


  • Bobby Hill Bobby Hill

    5 goals 5 different ways. Mario Lemieux is only player to do it.

  • asbood112
    asbood112 1 month ago

    'This is how OJ Simpson signed his way into history'? I thought he would go down in history for murdering his girlfriend and getting away with it.

  • peter millions
    peter millions 1 month ago

    #1 = NHL: Scoring 200+ points in the regular season. Accomplished 4 times, by Wayne Gretzky.  And no one else.  Chamberlain was a fluke, consistency is key when determining the true difficulty of an accomplishment.

  • Dracoko0604
    Dracoko0604 1 month ago

    no Gordie Howe hat trick? come on!

  • Julien Torres
    Julien Torres 1 month ago

    I think I'll go with the 100 points in a single basketball game.

  • TheHehe1223
    TheHehe1223 1 month ago

    Hat trick above a hole in one?

  • Hostage
    Hostage 1 month ago

    100 point game. You mean ball hog

  • MCEntreri
    MCEntreri 1 month ago

    toughest thing: that one thing that has happened 23 times
    Second toughest thing: only happened once.

  • Jay SNiKT
    Jay SNiKT 1 month ago

    is a perfect game in baseball even possible anymore? they only play pitchers for like 3 innings, god forbid they get a hangnail or something, then they're 'injured' for like 3 weeks. baseball players and their stupid 'injuries'... smh lol

    • Nik Ortega
      Nik Ortega 1 month ago

      Jay SNiKT Fucking moron. First of all, most pitchers throw at least 100 pitches in a single game. Second of all, do you think its easy to throw 100 pitches with a sore arm?

  • Toms Kauperits
    Toms Kauperits 1 month ago

    how is #2 not #1

  • Sean Haughton
    Sean Haughton 1 month ago

    I remember when the phills played a perfect game,a year ago

  • Jeffy Jeffy
    Jeffy Jeffy 1 month ago

    9:22 click to skip gymnastics

  • KingMeeqs
    KingMeeqs 1 month ago

    No reverse cycle? Only 6 times in MLB history.

  • Randy Rogers
    Randy Rogers 1 month ago

    Winning the Indy 500 on a bicycle is damn near impossible.

  • taylor Insert name here

    Another great baseball accomplishment is hitting a cycle

  • patercaper
    patercaper 1 month ago

    The 300 score in bowling isn't the hardest, the hardest is scoring 292.

  • SZE HON LAM 林思翰

    in the bbva league, hats tricks are so common

  • SZE HON LAM 林思翰

    It has only happen once in the mls... umm are you trying to say that mls is better than other leagues?

  • ToXiC Smurf
    ToXiC Smurf 1 month ago

    winning the Stanley Cup as the leafs

  • Cobalt Is Blue
    Cobalt Is Blue 1 month ago

    The Quintuple Double, 10 points 10 rebounds 10 assists 10 steals and 10 blocks

  • Tim The Redneck
    Tim The Redneck 1 month ago

    4 homeruns in a game

  • Alex Norman
    Alex Norman 1 month ago

    They should've had the albatross/double eagle instead of a hole in one for golf. It's a lot harder to get than a hole in one.

  • mike dyke
    mike dyke 1 month ago

    how about hitting .400 for a season

  • The Code
    The Code 1 month ago

    Ummm. Remove hat trick please. Wayyyy too common. Mario Lemiuex scoring 5 goals 5 different ways will NEVER happen again. How do you miss that obvious one? Is scoring a hat trick more impressive than 5 goals. Shoot me crotch-mojo

  • Phred Phish
    Phred Phish 1 month ago

    You missed Darryl Sittler's 10 pt. hockey game. Only done once.

  • Spencer Agatston
    Spencer Agatston 1 month ago

    You could've made the whole list baseball

  • Apollo Mars
    Apollo Mars 1 month ago

    mhh how about only getting 17 goals in one foodball season of 34 games....
    barcelons record is 18 goals in 30 games
    longes time without goal recieved as a keeper
    right now 930 min Gianluigi Buffon.

  • ChriSX13
    ChriSX13 1 month ago

    where's don bradman's 99.94 batting average? the very definition of outlier

  • ImAMelon
    ImAMelon 1 month ago

    When I was in 4th grade I was at a glow in the dark mini golf course and my friend took a slap shot at a golf ball and it bounced off a rounded corner and he got a hole in one

  • Elijah Webb
    Elijah Webb 1 month ago

    Scoring a goal 5 different ways, Mario Lemieux, December 31, 1988. Even strength, power play, short-handed, penalty shot, and empty net.

  • TerrorToast
    TerrorToast 1 month ago

    U have hattricks and then u have Lewandowski scoring 5 goals in 9 mins

  • Willem Cumming-Gray
    Willem Cumming-Gray 1 month ago

    Getting a hat-trick in cricket. meaning getting 3 batsmen out all in a row

  • theunwelcome
    theunwelcome 1 month ago

    A) 7 perfect games in the past 7 years, Jim Joyce is an embarrassment and that game should count (even if Cleveland was pretty hapless that year)

    B) stop saying football when you mean soccer, and American football when you mean football. giving the Eurotrash more ammunition is never welcome, ever.

    C) you started the list with golf, you are fired.

  • Anthony Papol
    Anthony Papol 1 month ago

    Hitting for the cycle

    • levi thompson
      levi thompson 1 month ago

      Anthony Papol how about hitting for the cycle and getting 15 rbi s

  • rexerexer66
    rexerexer66 1 month ago

    I have witnessed a no hitter

  • Cody Gurnick
    Cody Gurnick 1 month ago

    what about 4 homers in a single game? only been done 8 times.

  • Thomas Brown
    Thomas Brown 1 month ago

    Scoring 5 different goals in a single NHL game (5 on 5, Short Handed, Powerplay, Penalty Shot and Empty Net)

  • Cole Harris
    Cole Harris 1 month ago

    1. The 4 minute mile shouldn't be on here, since she said it was the benchmark for professional runners
    2. Perfect game is number one since there have only been 23 out of 200,000+ games

  • Goobtard
    Goobtard 1 month ago

    They really exaggerate how difficult it is to get a hat-trick in football, they happen all the time. What is more rare is the "Perfect Hat-trick", where a player scores one goal with their right foot, one with the left and one with their head

  • Paul Schaller
    Paul Schaller 1 month ago

    900 series in Bowling, perfect game time 3.

  • Willem van Kalsbeek
    Willem van Kalsbeek 1 month ago

    "What is the greatest induvidual accomplisment..." and they put a teameffort perfect baseball game in number one.

  • Joshua Bailey
    Joshua Bailey 1 month ago

    Golden slam in tennis- winning all 4 grand slam tournaments in one year

  • NervousGore
    NervousGore 1 month ago

    I only saw soccer on this list once so would that consider the most boring and easiest sport

  • Emmie J
    Emmie J 1 month ago

    You all should start a mojosports channel!

  • Chris Gill
    Chris Gill 1 month ago

    Scoring a goal as a goalie is hard, unless you're Ron Hextall...

  • Andrew Layton
    Andrew Layton 1 month ago

    DiMaggio's 56 game hitting streak.

  • buckg20
    buckg20 1 month ago

    The NHL goalies accomplishment could be a little more specific. There have been 14 credited goals scored by 11 different goaltenders but only 7 of those goals were actually shot by the goaltender and only 6 goaltenders have done it.

  • Steve Lovell
    Steve Lovell 1 month ago

    Only four perfect rounds of 18 at Putt-Putt in nearly sixty of professional minigolf.

  • Joshua Holdaway
    Joshua Holdaway 1 month ago

    A perfect game in baseball is so difficult. You have to literally be PERFECT

  • Rich Auclair
    Rich Auclair 1 month ago

    Happy Gilmore scored a hole in one on a par 4

  • rdinnan82
    rdinnan82 2 months ago

    Mario Lemieux scoring a goal 5 different ways in a game! Only person to ever do it.

  • lechuck333
    lechuck333 2 months ago

    The Mario: Five goals in five different ways in a single game (even strength, power play, short handed, penalty shot, empty net).

  • One Tiny Mad Man
    One Tiny Mad Man 2 months ago

    A real hattrick is actually three goals in the same half of the game.

  • 21staz
    21staz 2 months ago

    Hat-trick in cricket is a lot harder than in soccer! In cricket it's not about taking 3 wickets, but taking then all in a row, ball after ball after ball.

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