By Pro Sports Outlook, The Front Office for Fans
Oct 05, 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. 

The Cole Train was electric

What a play by Ji-Man Choi

Bregman’s 1st Playoff HR of 2019

Carlos Correa with premium defense

Tanaka’s too nice in the Playoffs

AD’s preseason debut in LA

Didi puts the Yanks up BIG

Most improbable completions since ’17

Maxx Crosby made his presence known

Happy bday to the best TE in the game!

PFF: Top 5 Patriots Through 1st Qtr of ’19

The history of GB-DAL runs deep

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MLB

5:07 PM: Minnesota Twins (AL#3) vs. New York Yankees (AL#2) [ALDS Game 2 | NYY 1-0]

9:07 PM: Tampa Bay Rays (AL#5) vs. Houston Astros (NL#1) [ALDS Game 2 | HOU 1-0]

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

[Player of the Day] SP Gerrit Cole, HOU (v.TB): 7.2 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 15 K, 1 BB, W; T-3rd most Ks in Playoff history

SS Didi Gregorius, NYY (v.MIN): 2-3, 4 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB, incl. 3rd inning Grand Slam

SP Masahiro Tanaka, NYY (v.MIN): 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 7 K, 1 BB, W

3B Alex Bregman, HOU (v.TB): 2-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R

OF Aaron Judge, NYY (v.MIN): 2-3, 1 R, 2 BB

MLB: RP Zack Littell, Minnesota Twins (turns 24)

MLB: OF Victor Reyes, Detroit Tigers (25)

NBA: C Cody Zeller, Charlotte Hornets (27)

NFL: TE Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs (30)

MLB: SP Tanner Roark, Oakland Athletics (33)

NBA: SG Grant Hill, Hall of Fame (47)

2003: Chiefs KR Dante Hall scored a return touchdown in his 4th consecutive game, an NFL record

2003: The Chicago Cubs secured their first playoff series victory since the 1908 World Series

2001: Barry Bonds hit his 71st and 72nd home runs of the season, breaking Mark McGwire’s single season record

2001: Beating the Marlins 20-3 to clinch the NL East title, the Braves became the first team in professional sports history to win their division in 10 consecutive seasons

2001: With their 115th win of the season, the Seattle Mariners broke the MLB single-season wins record set by the 1998 Yankees; they would finish 116-46 

1993: The Charlotte Hornets signed Larry Johnson to the most lucrative deal in NBA history (at the time), a 12-year, $84 million contract

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