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What Happened in Sports: April 11, 2022

What Happened in Sports: April 11, 2022

April 11th, 2022 was highlighted by the Phillies’ five-run eight inning comeback over the Mets that turned a 4-0 deficit into a 5-4 victory. Rookie OF Steven Kwan reached base the most times (15) in MLB history during a player’s first four games, Jordan Romano set a Jays record with a 26th consecutive save, and Jhoan Duran showcased his 102 MPH fastball. The Timberwolves signed HC Chris Finch to an extension after leading the Wolves to their second most wins since 03-04, while the Kings announced that they will part ways with HC Alvin Gentry. 

See what happened in sports on April 11th last year, headlined by Charlotte Hornets F Miles Bridges‘ amazing dunk of the year candidate over Clint Capela and Boston’s incredible 31-3 run in the 4th quarter to come back against the Nuggets, as well as what happened in sports on April 11th, 2020 ft. the aftermath of the PI review reversal that originally was created after the Rams vs. Saints playoff game. 

WHAT HAPPENED 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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Apr 11, 2022
Philadelphia Phillies pulled off an electric 8th inning comeback against the Mets where they erased a 4-0 deficit to win 5-4 due to a 5-run outburst against Joely Rodriguez & Seth Lugo

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Apr 11, 2022
Minnesota Timberwolves signed HC Chris Finch to a multi-year extension after successfully leading the team to the play-in as the No.7 seed (46-36), their 2nd most Wins since 2003-04

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Apr 11, 2022
Sacramento Kings will not be retaining interim HC Alvin Gentry, as they’ll hire a new HC this offseason

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Apr 11, 2022
Jordan Romano recorded the most consecutive SV (26) without a Blown SV in Toronto Blue Jays history

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Jhoan Duran threw the fastest pitch (102.0 MPH) ever officially recorded in Minnesota Twins history [Pitch-Tracking Era began in 2008]

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NFL: RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kansas City Chiefs (turns 23)

MLB: RP Alex Vesia, Los Angeles Dodgers (26)

MLB: 2B Cavan Biggio, Toronto Blue Jays (27)

MLB: RP Jose Cisnero, Detroit Tigers (33)

NFL: OT Mike Remmers, Kansas City Chiefs (33)

MLB: SP Kenta Maeda, Minnesota Twins (34)

MLB: 1B Mark Teixeira, Retired after 2016 (42)

MLB: C Jason Varitek, Retired after 2011 (50)

2021: Charlotte Hornets F Miles Bridges threw down a memorable Dunk of the Year candidate all over Clint Capela that was even further popularized by the commentary from Hornets broadcaster Eric Collins

2003: In the midst of his final retirement tour, the Miami Heat retired Washington Wizards SG Michael Jordan‘s #23 jersey number, becoming the 1st NBA team to retire the number of a player who had never played for them

1996: SP Greg Maddux MLB-record streak of 18 straight road Wins without a Loss (18-0) ended when the Atlanta Braves lost 2-1 to the San Diego Padres, Maddux’s 1st road loss in nearly 2 years (June 27, 1994)

1975: 10 years after the Braves moved to Atlanta, Hall of Fame OF Hank Aaron made his return to Milwaukee during his Brewers home debut

1969: Seattle Pilots won their inaugural regular season home game, defeating the Chicago White Sox 7-0; they would move to Milwaukee and rebrand as the Brewers just 1 year after their debut

1967Wilt Chamberlain‘s Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Division Finals to end Boston’s record 8-year championship run. The Celtics won the next 2 Championships to make it 10 titles in 11 years with Bill Russell leading the way

1962: New York Mets played their 1st game in franchise history, falling to the St. Louis Cardinals; NYM would lose their 1st 9 games of the season, but now own the best Opening Day win % (66%) of any team in MLB history

1961: Minnesota Twins played their 1st game after relocating from Washington as HOF 1B Harmon Killebrew recorded the 1st hit in Twins history with a win over the eventual 1961 World Series Champion Yankees in New York

1959: Los Angeles Dodgers SP Don Drysdale became the 1st pitcher to hit a home run during multiple opening days in MLB history

1947: Playing in an exhibition game for the Brooklyn Dodgers, 1B Jackie Robinson became the very 1st African-American to play professional baseball and his official debut in a MLB regular season game would come 4 days later

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