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What’s Happening in Sports: September 8, 2022


2020: Los Angeles Lakers F LeBron James became the all-time leader in NBA playoff wins, passing Derek Fisher with his 162nd career postseason victory. King James is currently up to 174 and counting 

2019: QB Lamar Jackson became the 1st player to finish with a perfect passer rating (158.3) in Ravens history while Baltimore put up a franchise record 59 PTS & 643 total YDS, kickstarting Lamar’s MVP campaign where he famously said “Not bad for a Running Back” after the game

2019: Washington’s TE Vernon Davis turned back the clock with an explosive 48-yard TD vs. Philadelphia that included an insane hurdle and other broken tackles

2002: Houston Texans became just the 2nd expansion franchise to win their inaugural game (1961 Minnesota Vikings) in NFL history, defeating the state-rival Cowboys 19-10

1998: St. Louis Cardinals 1B Mark McGwire broke Roger Maris’ 37-year-old single-season home run record with his 62nd of the year. McGwire would finish with 70 which stood as the record for only 3 seasons when Barry Bonds hit 73

1985: After inserting himself into the starting lineup to counter the Cubs’ pitching decision, Reds 1B/MGR Pete Rose tied Ty Cobb’s career Hits record with his 4,191st

1965: Kansas City Athletics SS Bert Campaneris became the 1st player to play all 9 positions during a single game in MLB history. Only Cesar Tovar and Scott Sheldon have accomplished the same feat since then

1963: Atlanta Braves SP Warren Spahn became the oldest (42 years old) pitcher with 20+ Wins during a season in MLB history and tied Christy Mathewson’s NL record with his 13th 20-win season


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