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What's Happening in Sports: October 3, 2022

What’s Happening in Sports: October 3, 2022

2021Tom Brady led Tampa Bay’s GWD to beat the Patriots during his return game to New England where he passed Drew Brees as the NFL’s all-time PASS YDS leader with the win sealed after Nick Folk‘s GW-FGA from 55 YDS doinked off the left goal post

2019: Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett made an incredible catch in the back of the end zone after an impressive cross-body pass from Russell Wilson to help Seattle beat the Rams on TNF after a wild Tedric Thompson INT late & a Greg the Leg missed GW-FGA

2012: Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera became MLB’s very 1st triple crown winner since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967 (.330/44 HR/139 RBI)

2004: Los Angeles Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson broke the record for the most career RUSH YDS (4,972) in franchise history. LT played all but 2 of his 11 seasons for the Chargers and recorded 12,490 RUSH YDS which still stands as the record today

2004: Montreal Expos played their final game after 36 years in Canada. They would move to Washington and become the Nationals in 2005

2001: San Francisco Giants OF Barry Bonds was walked for the 171st time of the season, breaking Babe Ruth’s record set in 1923. Bonds would break his single-season record 2 more times culminating in a still-record 232 BB during his 2004 MVP season

1993: The eventual World Series champion Toronto Blue Jays became the very 1st team with players to finish 1-2-3 in batting average (John Olerud — .363, Paul Molitor — .332, Roberto Alomar — .326) in AL history 

1990: Kansas City Royals 3B George Brett became the 1st player to win a batting title in 3 different decades (1976, 1980) in MLB history 

1989: Oakland Raiders promoted Art Shell to interim HC in place of Mike Shanahan, making Shell the 1st African-American HC in NFL history

1974: Frank Robinson became the 1st African-American Manager in MLB history, signing with the Cleveland Indians as a Player-Manager

1951: New York Giants 3B Bobby Thomson hit the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World”, a 3-run HR with 1 out in the 9th inning to defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers in a 3-game playoff for the NL Pennant as the Giants won 5-4 despite trailing 4-1 entering the final inning

1920: The very 1st AFPA (NFL) game(s) were played, as the Dayton Triangles defeated the Columbus Panhandles 14-0 and the Rock Island Independents crushed the Muncie Flyers 45-0