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What’s Happening in Sports: June 30, 2022


2020: On the same day the entire Minor League Baseball season was canceled for 2020 amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, Detroit Tigers signed No.1 pick 1B Spencer Torkelson to the largest MLB Draft signing bonus ($8.4M) ever 

2019: The 1st day of NBA Free Agency was held before July for the 1st time ever: PG Kyrie Irving and PF Kevin Durant signed with the Nets, PG D’Angelo Russell went to the Warriors, PG Kemba Walker to the Celtics, SG Jimmy Butler traded to the Heat, among many others

2006: Boston Red Sox set an MLB record by completing their 17th consecutive errorless game

1999: The 4th to last pick in a deep NBA Draft, 4x Champion SG Manu Ginobili was selected by the Spurs. PF Elton Brand (#1), PG Baron Davis (#3), SF Shawn Marion (#9), SG Jason Terry (#10), SF Ron Artest (#16), and SF Andrei Kirilenko (#24) were also drafted

1994: San Francisco Giants OF Darren Lewis committed the 1st error of his MLB career, snapping his record streak of 392 flawless games 

1993: Golden State Warriors acquired future HOF and No.1 pick PF Chris Webber from the Orlando Magic for a package of draft picks including No.3 pick PG Penny Hardaway and a 1998 1st Rd Pick (SG Vince Carter who was traded to Toronto on draft night in 1998)

1969: After 13 years and 11 NBA Championships with the Boston Celtics, Bill Russell officially announced his retirement from basketball

1965: The city of Atlanta, Georgia was officially granted an NFL franchise (Falcons) 1 year earlier than anticipated after competition from the AFL

1934: NFL’s Portsmouth Spartans officially relocated to Detroit and re-branded as the “Lions”

1908: At 41 years and 3 months old, Boston Red Sox SP Cy Young became the oldest to pitch a no-hitter, the 3rd of his career. Nolan Ryan would surpass that record at 44 years old in 1991


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