Byron Nelson won a record 18 of 35 PGA tour events, including another record 11 straight, in 1945.
Michael Phelps has won 18 gold medals at the Olympic Games. Next best – 4 athletes have won 9 golds – that’s right, he’s won twice as many as the next best.
The 1976-1977 Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost an NFL-record 26 games in a row.
Secretariat’s 31-Length Win in the 1973 Belmont Stakes.
Between 1963 & 1991, J.D. McDuffie started 653 NASCAR races failing to win a single one.
Bobby Cox of the Atlanta Braves hold the records for being ejected from MLB games with 143.
Jermain Defoe, playing for Tottenham Hotspur against Wigan Athletic on 22 November 2009 scored 5 goals – in one half in a 9-1 win for his team.
Richard Petty’s 200 NASCAR wins – the next best is David Pearson at 105.
During his career, Cy Young won 511 games. The next closest pitcher is Walter Johnson – 94 games behind Young.
Joe DiMaggio got a hit in 56 consecutive games in 1941. Next best – Pete Rose: 44 games in 1978.
John Stockton had 15,806 career assists in the NBA – 4,000 more than any other NBA player.
On March 2, 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in a single game against the New York Knicks.
Cal Ripken Jr. played 2,362 consecutive games in MLB. Only seven players have played in 1,000 or more games in a row in the history of baseball.
In the 1985-86 season, Wayne Gretzky scored an other worldly 215 points. To put this into perspective the 2012-2013 regular season points leader had 60 points. Gretzky scored 2,857 points during his career – the next best was Mark Messier on 1,887 – nearly 1,000 points behind him.