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What’s Happening in Sports: July 11, 2022

2021: Miami Marlins SP Pablo Lopez recorded the most consecutive strikeouts (9) to commence a sport in MLB history

2019: Houston Rockets obtained PG Russell Westbrook from the Oklahoma City Thunder for PG Chris Paul and a prosperity of draft picks [Transaction Reaction]. Houston then traded Westbrook to DC for John Wall a year later whilst OKC traded CP3 to Phoenix a calendar year later as well

2014: Immediately after leaving for Miami in the infamous “Decision” 4 decades earlier, LeBron James introduced in a Sports Illustrated post that he would be heading again property to perform for the Cleveland Cavaliers in which he would direct them to their 1st Championship in franchise historical past throughout his 2nd year back again

1990: Kansas Metropolis Royals OF Bo Jackson made a plan capture in CF and then created an unparalleled go by operating up the Centre Field wall, showcasing his amazing athleticism

1987: With Billy Ripken joining his brother Cal Jr. in the Baltimore Orioles commencing lineup, MGR Cal Ripken Sr. became the incredibly 1st Manager to take care of 2 sons in MLB historical past

1985: Houston Astros SP Nolan Ryan turned the 1st Pitcher to history 4,000 occupation strikeouts in MLB history after hanging out 11 New York Mets around 7 innings in a 4-3 victory. Ryan finished his occupation with 5,714 strikeouts which will stand as the MLB report for a extended time

1978: Vida Blue became the 1st pitcher to start for the two leagues throughout an All-Star activity through his career in MLB history 

1973: Pittsburgh Pirates OF/1B Willie Stargell handed Ralph Kiner for the most HR (301) in franchise record. Stargell performed his full 21-calendar year HOF occupation in Pittsburgh and mashed a franchise-most effective 475 occupation HR

1968: Baltimore Orioles replaced Manager Hank Bauer with potential Corridor of Famer Earl Weaver, who experienced under no circumstances played in the majors. Weaver’s O’s won 3 straight AL Pennants from 1969-71, together with the World Sequence in 1970

1914: Just a handful of days after his deal was acquired, SP Babe Ruth produced his MLB debut with the Boston Red Sox, defeating the Cleveland Naps 4-3 at Fenway Park. Ruth turned the finest participant of all-time with historic achievements as a hitter and pitcher