By Pro Sports Outlook, The Front Office for Fans
Sep 25, 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. 

Matt Chapman w/ the clutch shot

Blackmon blasts the dagger in the Bay

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[Player of the Day] SP Zack Greinke, HOU (@SEA): 8.1 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 9 K, 1 BB, W; 2 outs from no-hitter

SP Jacob deGrom, NYM (v.MIA): 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 7 K, 1 BB, W

SP Charlie Morton, TB (v.NYY): 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 9 K, 3 BB, W

SP Randy Dobnak, MIN (@DET): 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 6 K, 0 BB, W

OF Joc Pederson, LAD (@SD): 3-3, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, 1 BB

NFL: WR Brandin Cooks, Los Angeles Rams (turns 26)

MLB: RP Kyle Ryan, Chicago Cubs (28)

NFL: LB Alec Ogletree, New York Giants (28)

NBA: PG Chauncey Billups, Retired in 2014 (43)

NFL: QB Matt Hasselbeck, Retired in 2015 (44)

NFL: S/GM John Lynch, Hall of Fame/San Francisco 49ers GM (48)

NBA: SF Scottie Pippen, Hall of Fame (54)

2014: Derek Jeter caps off final game in Yankee Stadium with a walk off base hit

2005: With a 158-yard performance, Buccaneers running back Carnell “Cadillac” Williams became the first player in NFL history to begin their career with 3 100-yard rushing games; his 454 total rushing yards through 3 games is also a rookie record

1998: Within an hour of each other, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire hit their 66th home runs of the season

1965: Satchel Paige pitched for the Kansas City Athletics at 59 years old, becoming the oldest player in MLB history

1966: Just 413 fans attended the Yankees-White Sox game, the smallest crowd in Yankee Stadium history

1965: At 34 years old, Willie Mays became the oldest player in MLB history to hit 50 home runs; he is also the youngest to reach the feat (24)

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