What’s Happening in Sports: August 3, 2022

2021: Chicago Bulls acquired F DeMar DeRozan for 3y/$85M in a sign-and-trade with the San Antonio Spurs receiving PF Thad Young, F Al-Farouq Aminu, a 2025 1st Rd pick, and 2 2nd Rd picks

2004: St. Louis Cardinals 1B Albert Pujols became the very 1st player to hit 30+ HR during each of his 1st 3 career seasons in MLB history 

2000: Orlando Magic acquired SG Tracy McGrady from the Raptors and SF Grant Hill from the Detroit Pistons in 2 separate deals on the same day with future 4x DPOY and NBA Champion Ben Wallace being sent to Detroit 

1989: Cincinnati Reds set 3 MLB records in their 18-2 destruction of the Houston Astros: Most Hits (16) in an inning – Most players (7) with 2 Hits in 1 inning – Most singles (12) in an inning

1986: The 1st “American Bowl” was held at Wembley Stadium in London between the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears

1960: Cleveland Indians traded MGR Joe Gordon to the Detroit Tigers for MGR Jimmy Dykes, the 1st and only manager-for-manager trade in MLB history

1949: The Basketball Association of America (BAA), which included the BOS Celtics, MPLS Lakers, NY Knicks, PHI Warriors, and RNY Royals merged with the National Basketball League (NBL), which included the SYR Nationals and Tri-Cities Blackhawks, to form the NBA

1948: Negro League legend SP Satchel Paige made his MLB debut with the Cleveland Indians at 41 years old, becoming the oldest player to ever make his MLB debut

1906: Washington Senators SP Tom Hughes became the very 1st player to win a 1-0 game in extra innings off of his own HR in MLB history against as the Senators defeated the St. Louis Browns