2020: Indiana Pacers SF T.J. Warren went off for a career-high 53 PTS (20-29 FG; 9-12 3P) during the Pacers victory against Philadelphia in the Orlando bubble

2016: Los Angeles Dodgers acquired SP Rich Hill and OF Josh Reddick from the Athletics for P Frankie Montas and 2 prospects

2016: San Diego Padres traded SP Luis Castillo to the Miami Marlins for SP Colin Rea just 2 days after originally acquiring him from Miami; Castillo was later sent to Cincinnati on January 17, 2017, and has become a premier Cy Young candidate

2011: During the 2011 NBA lockout, Oklahoma City Thunder SF Kevin Durant took his talents to the legendary Rucker Park where he dropped 66 PTS in iconic fashion with the crowd storming the court as the announcer declared him “the best”

2005: Baltimore Orioles 1B Rafael Palmeiro became the highest-profile player to be suspended for the use of PEDs (10 games)

1994: Baltimore Orioles SS Cal Ripken Jr. became just the 2nd player to appear during 2,000 consecutive games in MLB history 

1978: Cincinnati Reds 3B Pete Rose failed to record a hit in a 16-4 loss to Atlanta, ending his 44-game hitting streak — the longest since DiMaggio’s record

1973: New York Nets acquired C Willie Sojourner and future HOF SF Julius “Dr. J” Erving from the Virginia Squires for the draft rights to PF Kermit Washington and cash considerations

1945: San Francisco Giants OF Mel Ott became just the 3rd player (1st in NL history) to hit 500 career home runs in MLB history 

1936: 22 countries competed in the very 1st Olympic basketball competition in Berlin, Germany


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