What’s Happening in Sports: August 6, 2022

August 6th, 2022 features an action-packed 17-game MLB Saturday highlighted by Max Scherzer facing Max Fried as aces clash in Game 1 of a critical NL-East doubleheader between the Mets and Braves. Manny Machado‘s Padres take on Freddie Freeman‘s Dodgers for a NL West heavyweight battle in LA, AL MVP favorite Aaron Judge‘s Yankees face NL MVP favorite Paul Goldschmidt‘s Cardinals, while Toronto also matches up with Minnesota. NBA concludes “Dunk Week”, plus NFL players get prepared for Preseason Week 1 beginning Thursday.

 

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

– August 6, 2021: Josh Allen‘s historic extension, Nets locked up KD for 4 years, SGA‘s OKC extension , and more!

– August 6, 2020: Many MLB walk-offs, the Bucks’ 23-pt comeback to clinch the No. 1 seed in the East, and more!

– August 6, 2019: NFL Hard Knocks premiere, Mike Tauchman‘s HR robbery, Bo Bichette‘s historic start, and more!

 

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Aug 04, 2022
The 1st NFL action took place for the 1st time in almost 6 months as the Raiders beat the Jaguars 27-11 in the annual Hall of Fame Game to kick off the 2022 season

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Aug 03, 2022
Brandon Drury blasted a Grand Slam during his 1st plate appearance with the San Diego Padres, bringing Slam Diego back in his, Juan Soto, & Josh Bell’s 1st game with the Friars

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Aug 03, 2022
Dallas Cowboys signed LB Anthony Barr to a 1-year deal worth up to $3M

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Aug 02, 2022
San Diego Padres acquired OF 2x All-Star Juan Soto & All-Star 1B Josh Bell from the Washington Nationals for premier prospects SP MacKenzie Gore, SS CJ Abrams, OF Robert Hassell, OF James Wood, & SP Jarlin Susana plus 1B Luke Voit

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Aug 02, 2022
San Diego traded 1B Eric Hosmer to the Boston Red Sox (covering $44M of remaining $46M through 2025) who originally used his no-trade clause to reject being sent to DC, along with prospects Max Ferguson and Corey Rosier for 2016 #12 overall pick SP Jay Groome

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Aug 02, 2022
San Diego Padres acquired OF/UT Brandon Drury from the Cincinnati Reds for unheralded prospect SS Victor Acosta

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Aug 02, 2022
Minnesota Twins acquired SP Tyler Mahle from the Cincinnati Reds for prospects IF Spencer Steer, LHP Steven Hajjar, & IF Christian Encarnacion-Strand

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Aug 02, 2022
Minnesota Twins acquired RP Jorge Lopez from the Baltimore Orioles for prospects LHP Cade Povich, RHP Yennier Cano, RHP Juan Nuñez, & LHP Juan Rojas

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Aug 02, 2022
Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully died at 94 years old. Scully retired 6 years ago after 2016 to conclude a 67-year stint with the Dodgers, the longest tenure by a sports broadcaster on 1 team ever

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Aug 02, 2022
Philadelphia Phillies acquired SP Noah Syndergaard & OF Brandon Marsh from the Los Angeles Angels for OF Mickey Maniak and prospects C Logan O’Hoppe & OF Jadiel Sánchez

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#1 PICK MAKES NFL DEBUT

 

TONY BOSELLI WAS A BEAST

 

BEST HOF GAME PLAYS

 

SAM BROUGHT IT BACK

 

PIRATES WALK-OFF AGAIN

 

NOOTBAR’S NOT LOSING

 

SLAM DIEGO IS BACK

 

DALLAS GOT A STUD

 

JP FLIES FOR THE GRAB

 

IF ONLY MIL HAD HADER

 

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Aug 04, 2022
Bo Bichette is the fastest (338 GP) player to reach 400 career Hits in Toronto Blue Jays history

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Aug 04, 2022
Los Angeles Angels scored the most Runs (7) off solo HR only during 1 game in MLB history

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Aug 04, 2022
Los Angeles Angels recorded the t-most solo HR (7) & t-most HR (7) during a loss in MLB history

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Aug 04, 2022
Los Angeles Angels hit the most HR (7) during a loss in franchise history

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Aug 03, 2022
Brandon Drury is the 1st player to hit a Grand Slam during his San Diego Padres debut in franchise history

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Aug 03, 2022
Brandon Drury recorded the most RBI (4) during a player’s debut in San Diego Padres history

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Aug 03, 2022
Brandon Drury is the 1st MLB player to hit a Grand Slam during his 1st PA with a new team after changing teams midseason since 1960

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Aug 03, 2022
San Diego Padres are the 1st team to have 3 midseason acquistions (Brandon Drury, Juan Soto, & Josh Bell) all reach base safely during their 1st game with the team in MLB history

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Aug 03, 2022
Anthony Barr’s Vikings LB records: Career QBH (44) – Seasons (4) of 7+ QBH – GP (10) of 2+ QBH – Rookie FR-TD (1) – Career SK (13.5) & QBH (31) in 1st 5 seasons – Pro Bowls (4) in 1st 5 seasons – T-most FF (2) or FR (2) in 1 GP

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Aug 03, 2022
Most career QBH by a LB in Minnesota Vikings history: 1. Anthony Barr (44), 2. Chad Greenway (42), 3. E.J Henderson (36), 4. Eric Kendricks (27)^, 5. Ben Leber (22)

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MLB Saturday

1:10 & 7:10 PM: Atlanta Braves (64-43) vs. New York Mets (67-39)

6:10 PM: Houston Astros (70-38) vs. Cleveland Guardians (54-52)

7:10 PM: Toronto Blue Jays (59-47) vs. Minnesota Twins (56-50)

7:15 PM: New York Yankees (70-37) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (58-48)

9:10 PM: San Diego Padres (61-48) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (73-33)

*All game times listed are in Eastern Standard Time (EST)*

MLB: SP Hunter Greene, Cincinnati Reds (turns 23)

NFL: RB Kareem Hunt, Cleveland Browns (27)

MLB: P John Gant, Free Agent (30)

MLB: 2B/IF Wilmer Flores, San Francisco Giants (31)

NFL: CB Ross Cockrell, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (31)

MLB: RP Jake McGee, Milwaukee Brewers (36)

NBA: C David Robinson, Hall of Fame (57)

2004: Boston Celtics acquired PG Gary Payton, SF Rick Fox, and a 2006 first-round pick (which would become PG Rajon Rondo) from the Los Angeles Lakers for PG Chucky Atkins, C Chris Mihm, and SF Jumaine Jones

2002: Philadelphia 76ers traded Hall of Fame C Dikembe Mutumbo to the New Jersey Nets for SF Keith Van Horn and C Todd MacCulloch

1973: As a result of his tragic and untimely passing just a few months earlier, former Pirates OF Roberto Clemente became just the 2nd player in history to be elected to the Hall of Fame without the standard 5-year waiting period (Lou Gehrig)

1972: Atlanta Braves OF Hank Aaron hit his 660th and 661st career home runs, passing Willie Mays for 2nd most HR all-time and broke Babe Ruth’s record for home runs on a single team which he still holds today (733 with Braves)

1963: Philadelphia Nationals NBA franchise officially announced their nickname would be changing to the “76ers”, a nod to the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia in 1776

1953: Over a year after leaving the game to serve in the Korean War, Boston Red Sox OF Ted Williams made his return to baseball but lost to the St. Louis Browns

1952: At 47 years old, St. Louis Browns SP Satchel Paige became the oldest player to record a complete game or a shutout in MLB history

1890: HOF SP Cy Young made his MLB debut with the Cleveland Spiders, allowing just 3 hits in an 8-1 victory over the Chicago Colts

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