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What Happened in Sports: June 20, 2022


2019: New Orleans Pelicans selected PF Zion Williamson with the 1st overall pick while the Memphis Grizzlies drafted PG Ja Morant with the 2nd pick and New York Knicks took RJ Barrett at #3. Other notable picks include #5 Darius Garland (CLE), #13 Tyler Herro (MIA), & #28 Jordan Poole (GSW)

2015: Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer pitched his 1st career no-hitter in a victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates; 1 out away from a perfect game, but OF Jose Tabata leaned into a pitch to take the HBP, ending the bid

2013: Coming off a dramatic Game 6 victory to tie the series, the Miami Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 to win their 2nd consecutive championship, led by back-to-back Finals MVP LeBron James who recorded the t-most PTS (37) during a NBA Finals Game 7 win ever

2007: Sammy Sosa became the 5th player ever to hit 600 HRs in his career as he took a 5th inning pitch off Cubs pitcher Jason Marquis deep as a member of the Texas Rangers

2006: Miami Heat SG Dwyane Wade put up another dominant stat line (36 PTS, 10 REB, 5 AST, 4 STL, 3 BLK) to cap off one of the best Finals series performances ever (34.7 PPG) as he led the Heat to their 1st Championship in franchise history as they successfully completed a 2-0 series comeback

2004: Ken Griffey Jr. hit the 500th HR of his career on Father’s Day with his Dad Ken Griffey Sr. in the crowd. He’s currently at 7th all-time with 630 career home runs. 

2003: Miguel Cabrera recorded his 1st career hit in his MLB debut, a walk-off home run in the 11th inning as the Florida Marlins defeated the Tampa Bay Rays

1998: Sammy Sosa hit his 16th HR in the month of June to set the MLB record. He ended the month with 20 as the all-time most HR hit by a player in any single month

1993: Chicago Bulls PG John Paxson hit the GW-3PM with 3.9 sec left in NBA Finals Game 6 to clinch Chicago’s 3rd consecutive championship by beating the Phoenix Suns in MVP Charles Barkley‘s only career trip to the Championship. Michael Jordan scored the most PPG (41.3) in NBA Finals history


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