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What’s Happening in Sports: August 7, 2022

2019: New York Yankees set the MLB record for most HR against 1 team in a season (49 vs. Baltimore Orioles). Yankees would finish with the most HR (306) of any team in any season (besides 2019 Twins) while the O’s allowed the most HR (305) of any team in history (by far)

2016: Legendary Japanese OF Ichiro Suzuki hit a triple for his 3,000th career MLB hit in the Marlins’ victory over Colorado. Combined with 1,278 career hits in Japan, Ichiro had already surpassed MLB’s all-time leader (Pete Rose — 4,256) for the most Pro Hits ever

2008: Green Bay Packers traded future HOF QB Brett Favre to the New York Jets for a conditional 4th Rd pick. Favre led the Jets to a 9-7 season (while leading the NFL with 22 INT) before reaching FA and signing with GB’s division-rival Minnesota Vikings for the 2009-10 seasons

2007: San Francisco Giants OF Barry Bonds hit his 756th career HR in the 5th inning against the Washington Nationals, passing Hank Aaron’s MLB record as the all-time HR leader. Bonds finished his career with 762 which still stands as the record 

2000: Legendary Los Angeles Lakers player, coach, and executive Jerry West announced his retirement as Executive VP of Basketball Operations after leading LA to the 2000 NBA Finals, naming another former Lakers player Mitch Kupchak as his successor

1989: Seattle Supersonics traded C Alton Lister to the Golden State Warriors for a future 1st round pick that would be used to select PG Gary Payton who became the greatest Sonics player of all-time

1956: A 51-year-old SP Satchel Paige drew the largest crowd in minor league baseball history (over 57,000) to Miami’s Orange Bowl to watch his Miami Marlins defeat the Columbus Jets 6-2 

1941: Cleveland SP Bob Feller surpassed Mel Harder for the most career Ks (1,161) in franchise history en route to his 4th straight season of 240+ Ks. Feller missed the next 3 years due to military service, but came back to record a total 2,581 Ks which still stands as the Cleveland record today

1929: New York Yankees OF Babe Ruth hit a grand slam in consecutive games for the 2nd time in his career, becoming the only player to accomplish the feat multiple times

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