July 18th, 2022 features the MLB Home Run Derby with many young stars battling for power-hitting supremacy such as 2x reigning HR champion Pete Alonso, Ronald Acuna, Juan Soto, and Julio Rodriguez alongside Hall of Fame slugger Albert Pujols. ESPN’s Derek Jeter documentary ‘The Captain’ premiers where the Yankee legend opens up about stories and controversies that defined his legendary career. NBA teams ponder trading for available stars after Summer League concluded, while rookies start reporting to NFL training camps.  

 

See what happened in sports on this day in recent years:

– July 18, 2021 ft. Alex Reyes’ consecutive Saves record, Colorado Rockies’ MLB-leading 10th walk-off win, and more!

– July 18, 2020 ft. the Blue Jays not playing in Toronto, NFL training camps starting that week, and more!

– July 18, 2019 ft. Chris Sales’ 12 Ks at Fenway Park, Stephen Strasburg’s big day at the plate, and more!

 

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GAME-SAVING PLAY BY NYM

 

LBJ LIT UP DREW LEAGUE

 

DAVID DUKE DUNKS ON HIM

 

BIG BLOCK BY JABARI

 

BLUE JAYS COMEBACK WIN

 

YAZ WALK-OFF GRAND SLAM

 

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KUMINGA CAUGHT A BODY

 

BRYANT CAN FIELD TOO

 

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NFL: LB Devin Bush, Pittsburgh Steelers (turns 24)

NFL: S Jalen Thompson, Arizona Cardinals (24)

NBA: C Bam Adebayo, Miami Heat (25)

MLB: RP Jaime Barria, Los Angeles Angels (26)

MLB: RP Ryan Helsley, St. Louis Cardinals (28) 

MLB: SP Dinelson Lamet, San Diego Padres (30)

NFL: S Jimmie Ward, San Francisco 49ers (31)

MLB: 3B Eugenio Suarez, Seattle Mariners (31)

MLB: OF Torii Hunter, Retired after 2015 (47)

NBA: PG Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway, Retired after 2008 (51)

MLB: MGR Joe Torre, Hall of Fame (82)

2018: San Antonio Spurs traded SF Kawhi Leonard and SG Danny Green to the Toronto Raptors for SG DeMar Derozan, C Jakob Poeltl, and a 2019 1st Rd Pick

2018: Baltimore Orioles traded 3B/SS Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers for multiple prospects

2017: Washington Nationals 3B/1B Ryan Zimmerman broke Vladimir Guerrero’s record for the most HR (234) in Expos/Nationals franchise history. Zimmerman spent his entire career with the Nats and extended his franchise-record to 284

2001: Hall of Fame PG Jason Kidd was traded from the Phoenix Suns with C Chris Dudley to the New Jersey Nets for PG Stephon Marbury, SF Johnny Newman, and C Soumaila Samake where Kidd would lead NJ to 2 consecutive NBA Finals appearances

1999: SP David Cone became the 3rd New York Yankees pitcher to throw a Perfect Game, collecting the 16th Perfect Game in MLB history

1996: Free Agent C Shaquille O’Neal signed the largest contract in NBA history at the time with the Los Angeles Lakers on a 7y/$120M deal where he won the 2000 NBA MVP award and 3 straight NBA Finals MVPs from 2000-02 alongside Kobe Bryant

1960: The NL officially approved expansion franchises in Houston (Astros) and New York (Metropolitans)

1927: After spending the 1st 22 years of his career with the Detroit Tigers, Oakland Athletics OF Ty Cobb became the very 1st player to record 4,000 career hits in MLB history with a double in front of his former home crowd. Only Pete Rose has since joined Cobb in the 4,000-Hit club 

1921: In just his 4th season since moving off the pitchers’ mound, New York Yankees OF Babe Ruth hit his 139th HR to become baseball’s all-time leader, passing Roger Connor. Ruth held onto the all-time HR lead until Hank Aaron surpassed him with his 715th HR over 50 years later in 1974

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