By Pro Sports Outlook, The Front Office for Fans
Sep 10, 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. 

Tigers walked off against NYY

Arenado is a defensive wizard

KHRUSH Davis strikes again

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[Player of the Day] SP Zach Plesac, CLE (@LAA): 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 5 K, 2 BB, W

SP Walker Buehler, LAD (@BAL): 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 11 K, 0 BB, W

C Sean Murphy, OAK (@HOU): 3-5, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R

1B Matt Olson, OAK (@HOU): 2-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R, 1 BB

SP Jose Berrios, MIN (v.WAS): 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 4 K, 1 BB, W

NFL: CB Desmond Trufant, Atlanta Falcons (turns 29)

MLB: 1B Paul Goldschmidt, St. Louis Cardinals (32)

MLB: 2B Neil Walker, Miami Marlins (34)

MLB: 1B Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds (36)

NBA: PF Ben Wallace, Retired in 2012 (45)

MLB: SP Randy Johnson, Hall of Fame (56)

MLB: RF Roger Maris, Retired in 1968 (85)

2006: Peyton Manning and the Colts defeated Eli Manning and the Giants 26-21 in the NFL’s first battle between quarterback brothers

1997: Mark McGwire became just the second player in MLB history with back-to-back 50 home run seasons (Babe Ruth)

1989: Just five days after hitting a home run for the Yankees, Deion Sanders returned a punt for a touchdown in his NFL debut; he is the only player to accomplish both feats on the professional level

1989: Playing in just his 91st game, Colts running back Eric Dickerson became the fastest to reach 10,000 rushing yards in NFL history

1980: Expos pitcher Bill Gullickson broke an MLB rookie record by striking out 18 batters

1974: Lou Brock set a new MLB single-season record by stealing his 105th base of the year

1972: Legendary running back Gale Sayers announced his retirement from the NFL

1961: Mickey Mantle hit his 400th career home run

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