By Ricky Eisenbart, PSO Football Scouting Manager
Sep 18, 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. 

Suarez is the Venezuelan HR leader

Fantastic defensive gem from Andrus

Jose Iglesias go-ahead RBI in the 10th

Grichuk go-ahead Grand Slam in 9th

Just how they drew it up

A’s walk it off for 8th win in 9 GP

Aaron Judge has 12 HR in last 26 GP

Austin Meadows clutch HR @LAD

Pete Alonso launches HR No.49

Mets comeback win for the series W

Yasiel Puig delivers GW-RBI

Dexter Fowler with the HR robbery

Top Rookie plays this summer

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[Player of the Day] SP Gerrit Cole, HOU (v.TEX): 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 10 K, 1 BB; 2nd fastest ever to 300 Ks

SP Dinelson Lamet, SD (@MIL): 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 14 K, 3 BB, W

SP Homer Bailey, OAK (v.KC): 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 11 K, 1 BB, ND

SP Danny Duffy, KC (@OAK): 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 6 K, 1 BB, ND

SP Tyler Mahle, CIN (@CHC): 6 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 3 K, 2 BB, ND

NFL: CB Adoree’ Jackson, Tennessee Titans (turns 24)

NBA: PF Serge Ibaka, Toronto Raptors (30)

NFL: OT Cordy Glenn, Cincinnati Bengals (30)

NFL: WR Russell Shepard, New York Giants (29)

MLB: 2B Ryne Sandberg, Hall of Fame (60)

NBA: PG Dennis Johnson, Hall of Fame (65)

1996: Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens tied his own MLB record by striking out 20 Tigers batters

1987: Darrell Evans of the Tigers became the first 40-year-old in MLB history to hit 30 home runs

1984: The Detroit Tigers became just the 4th team in MLB history to stay in first place from opening day

1966: Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas passed Y.A. Tittle to become the NFL’s career passing touchdown leader (212)

1956: Mickey Mantle became just the 8th player to hit 50 home runs in a season

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