What are the greatest single game performances in sports history?

In honor of 50th anniversary of Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 point game The Sports Dump looks at some of the greatest single game performances in sports history.  Which do you think is the best or do you have a better one?

Darryl Sittler

1976 – Darryl Sittler of the Toronto Maple Leafs had the first and only 10 point game in the NHL’s history.  He scored 6 goals and had 4 assists against the Boston Bruins.

1960 – Wilt Chamberlain recorded 55 rebounds in a NBA game.

1990 – Derrick Thomas records 7 sack in a game against the Seattle Seahawks.

2007 – Adrian Peterson set the NFL single game rushing record with 296 yards.

Mark Whiten

1993 – “Hard Hitten” Mark Whiten of the St. Louis Cardinals hit 4 homeruns and had 12 RBI in a 9 inning game.

1990 – Scott Skiles had 30 assists in a game for the Orlando Magic against the Denver Nuggets.  Skiles is the current record holder.

1986,1996 – Roger Clemons struck out 20 batters in a game twice in his Hall of fame career.

Flipper Anderson (George Rose/Getty Images)

1989 – Flipper Anderson had 15 catches for 336 yards for the Los Angeles Rams against the New Orléans Saints.

2000 – David Koral threw for 764 yards in a high school game in Pacific Palisades, California.

1951 – Norm Van Brocklin threw for 554 yards against the New York Yanks and still holds the NFL single game record.

1990 – Jerry Rice caught 5 touchdown passes and is tied with Kellen Winslow and Bob Shaw for the NFL record.

2010 – Deangelo Hall intercepted 4 Jay Cutler passes.


3 thoughts on “What are the greatest single game performances in sports history?

  1. How about Rennie Stennett getting 7 HITS in a 9 inning game. No one else has ever done that in 9 innings or less in the modern game.

  2. As the horse racing guy, I have to mention Secretariat in the Belmont: 1.5 miles in 2:24, and a 31-length victory…an absolutely mind-boggling performance that isn’t likely to be topped.

    • Agreed. I almost put him in the list too. I stuck with team sports though.

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