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What’s Happening in Sports: June 25, 2022


2018: SP Edwin Jackson took the mound for the Oakland Athletics, his 13th different team, in a victory over the Detroit Tigers to tie Octavio Dotel’s record for most teams in a career

2015: Kentucky C Karl-Anthony Towns was selected 1st overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA Draft. D-Lo went 2nd to the Lakers, the Knicks were booed when they drafted future All-Star PF Kristaps Porzingis, and the Suns got the steal of the draft with SG Devin Booker 13th overall 

2014: San Francisco Giants SP Tim Lincecum became the 2nd and now 1 of 3 pitchers to toss multiple no-hitters against the same team (Addie Joss, Justin Verlander)

2009: Los Angeles Clippers selected Oklahoma PF Blake Griffin with the 1st overall pick in the NBA Draft. Future All-Stars James Harden(3rd), Steph Curry (7th), and DeMar DeRozan (9th) were also selected in the top-10

1999: San Antonio Spurs defeated the Knicks in Game 5 behind Finals MVP Tim Duncan’s 27.4 PPG and 14 RPG to become the very 1st former ABA franchise to win an NBA Championship

1998: Chicago Cubs OF Sammy Sosa broke the MLB record for the most HR hit by a player over a single month with his 19th bomb in the month of June. He extended his record to 20 on June 30th that still stands today

1997: Wake Forest C Tim Duncan, originally from the US Virgin Islands, was selected 1st overall by San Antonio in the NBA Draft. PG Chauncey Billups (3rd – BOS) and SG Tracy McGrady (9th – TOR) were other notable top-10 picks

1989: New York Mets’ defense became the 2nd team to not record a single assist in a 5-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Mets pitchers retired Phillies batters on 13 K, 12 fly outs, & 2 ground balls to 1B

1988: The “Iron Man” Baltimore Orioles SS Cal Ripken Jr. played in his 1,000th consecutive game en route to a MLB-record 2,632 straight games played

1979: Los Angeles Lakers selected PG Magic Johnson 1st overall, who would become the 1st and only #1 pick to win a NBA Championship in his rookie season

1903: Boston Beaneaters SP Wiley Piatt became the only 20th-century pitcher to lose 2 CG in a single day, falling to Pittsburgh 1-0 and 5-3


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