By Pro Sports Outlook, The Front Office for Fans
Sep 01, 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. 

Yanks walk off on back to back jacks

Belli & Joc come up big in LAD’s win

Hit the walk off ✅, make a diving catch ✅

Scott Kingery has that clutch factor

Charlie Morton’s curveball is pure filth

Christian Yelich’s 42nd HR a big one

Pitcher who rake 441-ft bombs

Standing O for Carrasco 👏

Top 2 plays of 2018-19

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[Player of the Day] SP Justin Verlander, HOU (@TOR): 9 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 14 K, 1 BB, W; 3rd career no-hitter

SP J.A. Happ, NYY (v.OAK): 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 5 K, 4 BB, ND

1B Freddie Freeman, ATL (v.CHW): 3-4, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 R

SP Tyler Mahle, CIN (@STL): 6.1 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 5 K, 0 BB, ND

SP Steven Brault, PIT (@COL): 6.1 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 5 K, 2 BB, W; 441-ft HR is longest by pitcher in 2019

NBA: SG Josh Okogie, Minnesota Timberwolves (turns 21)

NFL: S DJ Swearinger, Arizona Cardinals (28)

NFL: DE Calais Campbell, Jacksonville Jaguars (33)

NFL: RB Clinton Portis, Retired in 2011 (38)

NFL: DE Jason Taylor, Hall of Fame (45)

NFL: LB Zach Thomas, Retired in 2009 (46)

NBA: PG Tim Hardaway, Retired in 2003 (53)

2007: Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz threw a no-hitter in his 2nd career Major League start

1998: Mark McGwire set a new NL single-season home run record with his 56th and 57th. He ended a historic season with 70 HRs, the all-time record at the time (later surpassed by Barry Bonds in 2001) 

1975: Mets pitcher Tom Seaver became the first with at least 200 strikeouts in eight consecutive seasons. He was the only pitcher to do this until Max Scherzer joined him a few days ago

1958: Cardinals pitcher Vinegar Bend Mizell set an NL record by walking 9 batters while pitching a shutout

1945: Vince DiMaggio hit his 4th grand slam of the season, tying an NL record

1918: Due to the United Stats’ involvement in World War I, baseball was abruptly stopped

1906: Philadelphia Athletics pitcher Jack Coombs and Red Sox pitcher Joe Harris pitched all 24 innings in a 4-1 Athletics win

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