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What’s Happening in Sports: September 3, 2022


2020: On the brink of a 3-0 series deficit, Toronto Raptors PG Kyle Lowry inbounded the ball over the outstretched hands of 7’5″ Tacko Fall to OG Anunoby who drained an iconic go-ahead buzzer-beating 3PT to keep Toronto’s season alive, leading to a 7-game series

2019: The eventual World Series Champion Washington Nationals pulled off a miraculous comeback to beat the New York Mets that was capped off by Kurt Suzuki‘s walk-off HR despite trailing by 6 runs in the 9th inning. MLB teams were previously 0-274 when trailing by 6+ runs in 2019

2019Jorge Soler set the Kansas City Royals franchise single-season HR record with his 39th dinger (after totaling 38 from 2014-18). He went on to finally help KC be the last team to have a 40+ HR season in MLB history. Two years later, C Salvador Perez tied Soler’s franchise record with 48 HR

2015: During the NFL preseason, Buffalo Bills CB Ron Brooks had 1 of the craziest pick-6’s ever by catching a bobbled ball mid-air and taking it 80+ yards to the house

1977: Japanese superstar 1B Sadaharu Oh hit his 756th career HR, passing Hank Aaron as the global HR leader in professional baseball history. Oh finished with 868 career HR which still stands as the all-time record

1974: After 12 All-Star appearances, 3 All-Star MVPs, an NBA Championship, and an MVP Award over 14 seasons with the Cincinnati Royals and Milwaukee Bucks, HOF PG Oscar Robertson announced his retirement from the NBA

1974: San Francisco Giants RP John Montefusco had an all-time MLB debut as he hit a HR during his 1st AB and pitched 9 innings of relief after SP Ron Bryant started the game with 4 runs and no outs, helping San Francisco defeat the Dodgers 9-5

1972: Atlanta Braves OF Hank Aaron broke Stan Musial’s career MLB Total Bases record with his 6,135th TB during a victory over the Phillies. Aaron still owns the MLB record today with 6,856 career Total Bases

1928: Coming into a 6-1 loss to the Senators as a pinch-hitter, Philadelphia Athletics OF Ty Cobb recorded his 4,191st and final career hit that stood as the MLB record until Pete Rose surpassed him on September 11, 1985


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