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What’s Happening in Sports: September 3, 2021

What's Happening in Sports: September 3, 2021

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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 would go on to finally help the Royals be the last team to have a player hit 40+ HR during a season in MLB history

2019: Los Angeles Rams gave QB Jared Goff a 4y/$134M contract extension that included $110M fully guaranteed, an NFL record

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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

1990: Chicago White Sox RP Bobby Thigpen set a new MLB record by recording his 57th save of the season that wasn’t surpassed until Francisco “K-Rod” Rodriguez racked up his 58th SV of the season en route to 62 in 2008 that still stands as the record

1977: Japanese superstar 1B Sadaharu Oh hit his 756th career HR, passing Hank Aaron as the global HR leader in professional baseball history

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: In his MLB debut, Giants RP John Montefusco hit a HR in 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

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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

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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