The sports universe is a place governed by rules and routines.
Schedules, rosters, contracts, wins and losses—these are ever changing, yet largely predictable. The major sports are a paradox, because every game, every player, has a story to tell, but the narrative always unfolds within these confines.
This is why so many fans, analysts, and franchises in the 21st century are fascinated with data and statistics, because the numbers—history—can help forecast the future.
However, there are some events in sports that are so rare, so unusual, that it rocks the very foundation of the sports universe when they occur.
These are the kinds of moments that not only lead off SportsCenter, but make the record books and enter the mythology of a particular sport.
In no particular order, these are the 20 rarest sights in sports.