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What’s Happening in Sports: July 31, 2022


2021Kevin Durant surpassed Carmelo Anthony (336 points) as the all-time leading scorer in USA Olympics history. KD now has 435 points which remains the USA record

2018: Tampa Bay Rays traded SP Chris Archer to the Pittsburgh Pirates for SP Tyler Glasnow and OF Austin Meadows

2015: New York Mets landed OF Yoenis Cespedes from Detroit in exchange for SP Michael Fulmer

2014: As part of a 3-team trade, the Detroit Tigers acquired SP David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays for SS Willy Adames and SP Drew Smyly

2010: San Diego Padres, Cleveland Indians, and St. Louis Cardinals completed a 4-player trade that sent SP Corey Kluber to the Indians who won 2 Cy Young awards in 9 years with Cleveland before being traded to Texas for RP Emmanuel Clase

2008: Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, and Pittsburgh Pirates completed a 6-player trade that involved OFs Manny Ramirez and Jason Bay

2007: Boston Celtics acquired former MVP PF Kevin Garnett from the Minnesota Timberwolves for what was the largest trade package ever for a single player (5 players and 2 1st-round picks)

1998: Houston Astros acquired pending free agent SP Randy Johnson from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for 3 prospects including SP Freddy Garcia & SS Carlos Guillen. The Big Unit then signed with the D-Backs in the offseason, winning 4 straight Cy Young awards (1999-2002)

1997: Oakland Athletics traded 1B Mark McGwire to the St. Louis Cardinals for 3 relievers, making his 34 HRs the most all-time by a player involved in a midseason trade. McGwire had a historic 1998 season with 70 HR in St. Louis the very next year

1993: Oakland Athletics traded 34-year-old future HOF OF Rickey Henderson to the Toronto Blue Jays in the midst of 1 of his best seasons (.327/.469/.553/1.023). Henderson struggled offensively in Toronto down the stretch but his defense & base-running helped the Blue Jays win back-to-back Championships, Henderson’s 2nd and final title

1990: Texas Rangers SP Nolan Ryan recorded the 300th win of his Hall of Fame career

1954: Milwaukee Braves 1B Joe Adcock became just the 3rd player this century to hit 4 HRs (Lou Gehrig, Gil Hodges) and added a double en route to an MLB-record 18 total bases in a 15-7 victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers


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