What’s Happening in Sports: October 1, 2022

2020: San Diego Padres set a franchise-record with 4 HR during 1 Postseason game while recording the most HR (5) after the 5th inning in MLB playoffs history as Fernando Tatis Jr. belted 2 clutch HR with memorable bat flips to spark SD’s comeback

2019: Washington Nationals OF Juan Soto roped a CLUTCH 3-run double in the 8th inning against Brewers RP Josh Hader during the NL Wild Card Game with DC trailing 3-1, helping the Nats eliminate a team from the playoffs for the 1st time since 1924

2018: Down 3 PTS with 3:15 remaining during his 1st career primetime game on MNF, Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes avoided a Sack from Denver Broncos EDGE Von Miller on 3rd & 5 by memorably completing a 1st down pass to Tyreek Hill with his left hand

2004: Seattle Mariners OF Ichiro Suzuki broke the MLB single-season Hits record with his 258th base hit of the season. Ichiro extended his MLB season Hits record to 262 which still stands today

1997: Just 2 years removed from his high school graduation, PF Kevin Garnett signed a record-breaking 6-year, $123 million extension with the Minnesota Timberwolves

1995: 5 games into their inaugural season, the Jacksonville Jaguars finally captured their very 1st victory in franchise history 17-15 over the Houston Oilers

1961: New York Yankees OF Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth’s single-season home run record with his 61st HR of the season that stood as the MLB record until Mark McGwire & Sammy Sosa both passed him in 1998

1933: New York Yankees OF Babe Ruth pitched a Complete Game and also hit a Home Run during his final career pitching appearance and 2nd time on the mound in 12 years (also in 1930)

1932: New York Yankees OF Babe Ruth made his legendary “called shot”, pointing toward centerfield before launching a HR there in World Series Game 3 as part of a multi-HR effort that led the Yankees sweep over the Cubs

1922: Former Chicago Staleys played their very 1st game as the Bears, defeating the Racine Legion 6-0

1903: Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Boston Americans in what was the very 1st World Series game in baseball history. There has been a World Series to decide the MLB’s champion every year since then besides 1904 & 1994

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