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What’s Happening in Sports: September 17, 2022

What’s Happening in Sports: September 17, 2022

September 17, 2022 in sports features an exciting 17-game MLB Saturday including Bryce Harper‘s Phillies facing off with Ronald Acuna‘s Braves to continue a massive series. Byron Buxton‘s Twins play a monumental AL-Central doubleheader vs. Jose Ramirez‘s Guardians, Aaron Judge‘s Yankees battle Christian Yelich‘s Brewers, and Vlad Guerrero Jr.‘s Blue Jays host Baltimore. NFL players get ready for Week 2’s slate of games tomorrow while league execs scout top prospects in CFB, plus NBA teams are making final additions as training camps approach. 

See what happened in sports on this day in recent years:

– September 17, 2021: Giants clutch win vs. Atlanta, Brett Phillips walk-off HR, Ohtani‘s historic season, and more!

– September 17, 2020: Jimmy Butler & Goran Dragic came up clutch in Game 2, Baker beat Joe Burrow, and more!

– September 17, 2019: The start of the Daniel Jones era, Biggio went for the cycle, the Twins big HRs, and more!

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN SPORTS OVERVIEWThese posts showcase everything you need to see in pro sports all in one place EVERY DAY. This 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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Sep 16, 2022
Los Angeles Lakers brought back PG Dennis Schroder on a 1y/$2.64M veteran minimum deal

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Sep 16, 2022
San Francisco 49ers signed 2019 4th Rd P Mitch Wishnowsky to a 4-year deal worth up to $13M through the 2026 season

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Sep 15, 2022
Kansas City Chiefs edged the Los Angeles Chargers 27-24 on TNF thanks to 2 big plays by previously unheralded young players with the last name “Watson” on Kansas City. The 41-yd TD to Justin & 99-yd INT-TD by Jaylen helped KC win their season home opener & Amazon TNF debut

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Sep 15, 2022
Patrick Mahomes became the youngest (26) player to record 60 QB Wins in NFL history & registered the most PASS TD (158) through a player’s 1st 65 career GS in NFL history

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Sep 15, 2022
Seattle Seahawks 3x Pro Bowl S Jamal Adams suffered a season-ending quad injury during Week 1 MNF against Denver and will miss the entire 2022 season

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Sep 15, 2022
Francisco Lindor broke the record for the most HR (24) during 1 season by a Shortstop in New York Mets history, surpassing 2016 Asdrubal Cabrera (23)

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Sep 15, 2022
Tampa Bay Rays became the 1st team to have an entire starting lineup of 9 Latin-American hitters in MLB history, doing it on Roberto Clemente Day

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Sep 14, 2022
Adam Wainwright & Yadier Molina made their 325th career start together, breaking the MLB record set by Mickey Lolich & Bill Freehan (324) for the most of all-time

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Sep 14, 2022
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. became the youngest (23) player to record 100 career HR in Toronto Blue Jays history, shattering the previous record set by Carlos Delgado (26)

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Sep 14, 2022
Atlanta Braves SP Ian Anderson will miss 4-6 weeks, likely ending his season after suffering an oblique strain. Anderson finished 2022 with a 5.00 ERA after a 3.58 ERA in 2021 that collected top-5 ROY votes

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HISTORIC IMMACULATE IP

 

BREWERS BEAT YANKEES

 

DET WALKS OFF WHITE SOX

 

LITTLE LEAGUE HR IN DC

 

BEST PLAYS FROM TNF

 

THE BRO WENT CRAZY

 

2 GREATS MAKE HISTORY

 

VLAD YOUNGEST TO 100 HR

 

CUBS ON HANDS ALERT

 

WHAT A WIN FOR ARIZONA

 

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Sep 16, 2022
Ryan Helsley recorded the 1st immaculate inning during a Save in St. Louis Cardinals history

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Sep 16, 2022
Justin Verlander is the oldest (39) MLB Pitcher to record 25+ Ks & 0 Runs allowed over a 3-game span in the Live-Ball Era [since 1920]

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Sep 16, 2022
Only 2019 Yordan Alvarez (22) was younger than 2022 Yordan Alvarez (25) among players to record 3+ HR during 1 game in Houston Astros history

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Sep 16, 2022
Willy Adames recorded the most HR (29) by a SS during 1 season in Milwaukee Brewers history since 1982 Robin Yount, tying Yount for the most by a Brewers SS

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Sep 16, 2022
Julio Rodriguez recorded the most HR (27) by a Rookie in Seattle Mariners history since 1984 Alvin Davis, tying the Mariners rookie record

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Sep 15, 2022
Most PASS TD through 65 career starts in NFL history: 1. Patrick Mahomes (158), 2. Dan Marino (157), 3. Aaron Rodgers (134), 4. Len Dawson (126), 5. Tony Romo (122), 6. Andrew Luck (120), 7. Johnny Unitas (119)

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Sep 15, 2022
Most career QB Wins before turning 27 years old in NFL history: 1. Patrick Mahomes (60), 2. Ben Roethlisberger (59), 3. Drew Bledsoe (53), 4. Dan Marino (51), 5. Joe Flacco (49), T6. Brett Favre & Cam Newton (48)

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Sep 15, 2022
Patrick Mahomes & Justin Herbert are the only 2 players with a career 290+ PASS YPG in NFL history [min 1,000 ATT]

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Sep 15, 2022
Patrick Mahomes (45.3%) & Justin Herbert (42.4%) each have the highest % of career games with 3+ PASS TD in NFL history [min 30 GP]

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Sep 15, 2022
Patrick Mahomes has the best career QB WIN% (.550) when trailing by 10+ PTS in NFL history. Tom Brady (.390) has the 2nd best WIN% in such games [including Playoffs; min 20 GS]

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NFL: QB Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs (turns 27)

MLB: SP Daniel Castano, Miami Marlins (28)

MLB: 3B Jose Ramirez, Cleveland Guardians (30)

MLB: SS Marcus Semien, Texas Rangers (32)

NBA: PF Rasheed Wallace, Retired after 2013 (48)

NBA: HC Phil Jackson, Hall of Fame (77)

MLB: 1B Orlando Cepeda, Hall of Fame (85)

2017: Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates broke Tony Gonzalez’s NFL record for the most career Receiving TD by a Tight End in NFL history with his 112th REC TD. His 116 career TD still stand as the all-time TE record

1984: At 38 years old, California Angels OF Reggie Jackson hit his 500th career home run on the 17-year anniversary of his very 1st

1967: New Orleans Saints lost their NFL debut 27-13 to the Los Angeles Rams at Tulane Stadium

1961: Led by future HOF QB Fran Tarkenton in his NFL debut, the Minnesota Vikings crushed the Chicago Bears 37-13 to become the 1st (and only until 2002) expansion team to win their NFL debut 

1953: Future HOF SS/1B Ernie Banks became the very 1st black player in Chicago Cubs history during his MLB debut 

1950: The San Francisco 49ers, formerly of the AAFC, played their very 1st game in the NFL and lost 21-17 to the New York Yanks

1947: Sporting News officially named Brooklyn Dodgers 1B Jackie Robinson the inaugural “Rookie of the Year” with 2 weeks left in the season, whom the Award would eventually be named after in 1987

1930: Chicago Cubs OF Hack Wilson broke Lou Gehrig’s MLB single-season RBI record (173) during a 4-RBI performance. Wilson ended the season with a whopping 190 (later officially became 191) RBI’s that still stands as the MLB record

1920: The American Pro Football Association (re-named NFL in 1922) was officially formed in Canton, Ohio as 12 teams each paid a $100 membership fee 

1917: Pittsburgh Pirates SS Honus Wagner announced his retirement as 1 of the greatest players of baseball’s early generation, and the club immediately retired his jersey (#33)

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