By Pro Sports Outlook, The Front Office for Fans
Sep 07, 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. 

Yelich delivered the game-winning RBI

Yasmani Grandal leads all C in HR

Alex Bregman dismantled this one

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[Player of the Day] SP Alex Young, ARZ (v.CIN): 8 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 12 K, 1 BB, W; Most SO by ARZ rookie

1B Matt Olson, OAK (v.DET): 4-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, 1 BB 

SP J.A. Happ, NYY (@BOS): 6.1 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 7 K, 1 BB, W

SP Drew Smyly, PHI (@NYM): 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 6 K, 2 BB, W 

SP Joey Lucchesi, SD (v.COL): 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 8 K, 5 BB, W

NBA: SG Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz (turns 23)

NFL: CB Ryan Smith, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (26)

NFL: DE Jack Crawford, Atlanta Falcons (31)

NBA: PF Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers (31)

MLB: SP Sandy Alcantara, Miami Marlins (32)

NFL: DB Patrick Robinson, New Orleans Saints (32)

NFL: QB Bert Jones, Retired in 1982 (68)

2010: Trevor Hoffman becomes 1st player in MLB history to surpass 600 career Saves

1998: With Ken Griffey’s 50th home run of the season, three players (Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa) reached the mark in the same season for the first time in MLB history

1993: Cardinals outfielder Mark Whiten tied two single-game records by hitting 4 home runs and collecting 12 RBIs against the Reds

1979: The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) made its debut

1963: The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio officially opened its doors to the public

1953: With his 125th RBI of the season, Roy Campanella set a new record for catchers

1912: Eddie Collins of the Philadelphia Athletics stole a record 6 bases against the Tigers

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