By Pro Sports Outlook, The Front Office for Fans
Oct 18, 2019

‘Today in Sports’ is a continuously updated daily article showcasing the real headlines onlyΒ (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.Β 

Ja Morant behind the back, simple

Big Maple had a big game when NY needed it most

Yuli’s shows off the glove work

Hicks powering Yanks in Game 5

DJ answers off JV in the 1st

Ravens on pace for history

Reggie Jackson becomes Mr. October

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7:08 PM: New York Yankees (AL#2) vs. Houston Astros (AL#1) [ALCS Game 5 | HOU 3-1]

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

[Player of the Day] SP James Paxton, NYY (v.HOU): 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 9 K, 4 BB; 2nd NYY LHP w/ 8+ Ks 2x

OF Aaron Hicks, NYY (v.HOU): 1-3, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R

1B DJ LeMahieu, NYY (v.HOU): 1-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R

OF George Springer, HOU (@NYY): 2-5, 1 R

SS Carlos Correa, HOU (@NYY): 1-2, 2 BB

NFL: LB Darron Lee, Kansas City Chiefs (turns 25)

NFL: PΒ Matt Bosher, Atlanta Falcons (32)

MLB: OF Yoenis Cespedes, New York Mets (34)

NFL: LB/HC Mike Ditka, Hall of Fame (80)

2009: Tom Brady threw 5 touchdown passes in the second quarter against the Tennessee Titans, setting an NFL record for touchdown passes in a quarter

1992: Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino threw 4 touchdown passes in a 38-17 win over the Patriots, tying Johnny Unitas’ NFL record of 17 games with 4+ touchdown passes

1988: Mark McGwire hit a walk-off home run to give the Athletics a 2-1 win over the Dodgers in Game 3 of the World Series

1977: Reggie Jackson hit a home run on the first pitch in 3 consecutive at bats, driving in 5 runs in an 8-4 win over the Dodgers to clinch their 21st World Series (first since 1962)

1974: Bulls center Nate Thurmond became the first in NBA history to achieve a quadruble-double (22 points, 14 rebounds, 13 assists, 12 blocks)

1967: The AL officially approved the Athletics’ move from Kansas City to Oakland

1953: Willie Thrower of the Chicago Bears became the modern NFL’s first African-American quarterback

1950: Connie Mack ended the longest managerial tenure in MLB history, retiring after 50 years as manager of the Philadelphia Athletics

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