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What’s Happening in Sports: August 30, 2022

2020: When Denver Nuggets PG Jamal Murray scored 50 PTS (21 in 4Q) to force a game 7 vs. Utah, it represented the most GP (4) with 50+ PTS across the NBA during 1 postseason in history with all 4 coming from Murray (2) or Donovan Mitchell (2) in the same 1st Rd series

2019: Oakland Raiders extended C Rodney Hudson to a 3y/$33.8M deal, making him the highest-paid center in the NFL at the time

1988: Philadelphia Phillies RP Kent Tekulve made his 1,000th career pitching appearance, becoming just the 2nd to reach the mark in MLB history (Hoyt Wilhelm)

1984: Boston Red Sox OF Jim Rice grounded into his 33rd double play of the season in a victory over the Minnesota Twins, setting a new MLB record. Rice extended his GIDP record to 36 which still stands as the all-time single-season MLB record

1922: For the 5th time of the season, New York Yankees OF Babe Ruth was ejected and subsequently suspended 

1906: In the 1st game of a doubleheader victory over the Washington Senators, New York Highlanders SP Joe Doyle became the 1st pitcher to debut with 2 consecutive shutouts in MLB history 

1905: HOF OF Ty Cobb made his MLB debut with the Detroit Tigers, recording a double for the 1st of his 4,189 career hits which stood as the MLB record until Pete Rose surpassed him on September 11, 1985 which was exactly 57 years after Cobb’s final game in 1928

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