June 9th, 2022 features an 11-game MLB schedule with many winning teams colliding highlighted by Gerrit Cole going for the Yankees against Buxton‘s Twins after Minnesota’s blowout victory. Bryce Harper‘s red-hot Phillies go for a sweep of Corbin Burnes‘ Brewers, Steven Strasburg makes his long-awaited return from injury, and the Rays look to finish off St. Louis in their inter-league clash. NBA fans await Game 4 on Friday after Boston’s big win to take a 2-1 lead, while NFL’s reigning champion has Aaron Donald and Cooper Kupp under new contracts.

See what happened in sports on June 9th last year, headlined by CP3‘s masterful 17-point, 15-assist outing leading Phoenix to another blowout win against the Jamal Murray-less Nuggets, Rudy Gobert being awarded his third Defensive Player of the Year in four years, Jake Fraley turning a potential walk-off HR into a double play as well as what happened in sports on June 9th, 2020 ft. Todd Gurley officially going home to Atlanta and the MLBPA agreeing to a July 10th opening day. 

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN SPORTS OVERVIEW: This daily sports post includes real headlines only (no clickbait rumors), all of the best highlights, interesting facts & records from around the NFL, NBA, & MLB, the main games to watch, notable birthdays, and a quick recap of significant events on this day in sports history. 

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FIGHTIN’ PHILLS ON FIRE

 

WHAT A WALK OFF IN TAMPA

 

ANOTHER ELI WHITE PLAY

 

LONGEST THROWS SINCE ’16

 

RAMS BRING BACK A GOAT

 

EDUARDO ESCOBAR CYCLE

 

J-ROD DAGGER DINGER

 

HUGE WARRIORS RUN IN Q3

 

DUBS DEFENSE IN GAME 2

 

BEST FINALS GAME 2 PLAYS

 

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NFL: WR Rondale Moore, Arizona Cardinals (turns 22)

NFL: WR Quez Watkins, Philadelphia Eagles (24)

NFL: DE Dean Lowry, Green Bay Packers (28)

MLB: RP Joe Kelly, Chicago White Sox (34)

MLB: 1B Yuli Gurriel, Houston Astros (38)

NFL: RS/WR Josh Cribbs, Retired after 2014 (39)

NBA: PF Udonis Haslem, Miami Heat (42)

NFL: LB Tedy Bruschi, Retired after 2008 (49)

2013: LeBron James’ most famous block with the Miami Heat came when he denied Tiago Splitter of an easy dunk in NBA Finals Game 2 that Miami ended up winning in 7 games

2009: Millvile, NJ High School OF Mike Trout was drafted 25th overall by the Los Angeles Angels during a 1st round that included Stephen Strasburg going #1 to Washington. Trout quickly made his MLB debut in 2011 and has been a perennial MVP candidate since

2000: Los Angeles Lakers C Shaquille O’Neal shattered an NBA Playoff record by going to the free-throw line 38 times in their Game 2 victory over the Indiana Pacers, yet only made 18 of those attempts

1990: Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Eddie Murray hit a HR from both sides of the plate for the 10th time in his career, tying Mickey Mantle’s all-time record

1987: Los Angeles Lakers PG Magic Johnson used teammate Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s patented skyhook as time expired to defeat the Celtics 107-106 in Game 4 to take a 3-1 series lead en route to his 4th (of 5) career Championship

1985: As the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics in 6 games to win their 9th NBA Championship, C Kareem Abdul-Jabbar became the oldest player to ever be named Finals MVP at 38 years old and the 1st to win the award on 2 different teams (1971 w/ Milwaukee)

1980: Boston Celtics GM Red Auerbach completed a notorious trade with the Golden State Warriors in which Boston received C Robert Parish and a 1980 1st round pick (which would be used on PF Kevin McHale) for a pair of 1st-rounders in 1980 (Joe Barry Carroll, Rickey Brown). Parish & McHale both became Hall of Famers for Boston. 

1914: Pittsburgh Pirates SS Honus Wagner became just the 2nd player in MLB history to record 3,000 career hits (Cap Anson)

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