By Pro Sports Outlook, The Front Office for Fans
Oct 17, 2019

‘Today in Sports’ is a continuously updated daily article showcasing the real headlines only (none of the noise), all of the top highlights, interesting facts from around the NFL, NBA, & MLB, as well as the main games worth watching, the best performances of the day (posted at the end of the day), significant birthdays, and a quick recap of notable events on this day in sports history. 

Tyreek too fast for them ✌🏽

Flacco somehow threads needle to Sutton

Carlos Correa drills the dagger

Judge going all out in Game 4

George Springer answers emphatically

Greinke walks in 1st run

TBT to when Mahomes took it left

Clinton Portis WENT OFF in 2003

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8:08 PM: Houston Astros (AL#1) vs. New York Yankees (AL#2) [ALCS Game 4 | HOU 2-1]


8:20 PM: Kansas City Chiefs (4-2) vs. Denver Broncos (2-4)

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


[Player of the Day] SS Carlos Correa, HOU (@NYY): 1-5, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R; Youngest ever to 10 playoff HRs

OF George Springer, HOU (@NYY): 1-5, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R

C Gary Sanchez, NYY (v.HOU): 1-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R


LB Anthony Hitchens, KC (@DEN): 6 TKL, 5 SOLO, 2 SK, 1 FF

EDGE Frank Clark, KC (@DEN): 5 TKL, 5 SOLO, 2 SK, 1 FF

EDGE Alex Okafor, KC (@DEN): 4TKL, 4 SOLO, 2 SK, 1 FF

NFL: S Jamal Adams, New York Jets (turns 24)

NFL: WR Willie Snead, Baltimore Ravens (27)

NFL: OT Billy Turner, Green Bay Packers (27)

MLB: OF Carlos Gonzalez, Chicago Cubs (34)

2004: Down 3-0 in the ALCS to to the New York Yankees, the Boston Red Sox win Game 4 on a walk-off base hit in extra innings by David Ortiz after pinch-runner Dave Roberts scores the game-tying run in the bottom of the 9th off HOF closer Mariano Rivera.

1996: Beating the Cardinals 15-0 in Game 7 of the NLCS (the most lopsided blowout in postseason history), the Braves successfully completed their comeback from a 3-1 series deficit

1989: Just minutes before the Giants and Athletics were scheduled to begin Game 3 of the World Series, an earthquake hit the Bay Area; the Series would resume 11 days later

1983: The Packers and Redskins combined for the highest-scoring Monday Night Football game ever (since surpassed by KC-LAR in 2018); the Packers won 48-47 as the teams accumulated over 1,000 yards of total offense

1974: The Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Dodgers to win their third consecutive World Series, becoming just the second team in MLB history to ever accomplish the feat (New York Yankees)

1954: Eagles QB Adrian Burk threw 7 touchdown passes against the Washington Redskins, a NFL record

1943: The Detroit Lions set a dubious NFL record by accumulating -53 rushing yards against the Chicago Cardinals

1920: The Decatur Staleys (Chicago Bears) played and won their very first AFPA (NFL) game against the Rock Island Independents

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