What’s Happening in Sports: August 5, 2022

August 5th, 2022 features an MLB Friday with 14 contests including Ronald Acuna‘s Braves playing the second of a crucial five-game series against Pete Alonso‘s Mets after NYM used four HR’s to beat ATL. Juan Soto‘s newly star-studded Padres battle Freddie Freeman‘s Dodgers, Aaron Judge‘s Yankees start an inter-league set vs. Nolan Arenado‘s Cards, and TOR faces MIN following a blowout win. NFL training camps continue after the HOF game with preseason Week 1 next week, while NBA fans relive 2021-22’s best dunks during ‘Dunk Week’.

See what happened in sports on this day in recent years:

– August 5, 2021: The Hall of Fame game, Knicks extended PF Julius Randle, Danny Green re-signed, and more!

– August 5, 2020: Chris Taylor‘s game-saving throw at the plate, Chris Paul‘s OKC Thunder were thriving, and more!

– August 5, 2019: Villar going for the cycle, Sano‘s no-doubter walk-off HR, Vinsanity entering year 22, and more!

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Aug 04, 2022
The 1st NFL action took place for the 1st time in almost 6 months as the Raiders beat the Jaguars 27-11 in the annual Hall of Fame Game to kick off the 2022 season

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Aug 03, 2022
Brandon Drury blasted a Grand Slam during his 1st plate appearance with the San Diego Padres, bringing Slam Diego back in his, Juan Soto, & Josh Bell’s 1st game with the Friars

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Aug 03, 2022
Dallas Cowboys signed LB Anthony Barr to a 1-year deal worth up to $3M

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Aug 02, 2022
San Diego Padres acquired OF 2x All-Star Juan Soto & All-Star 1B Josh Bell from the Washington Nationals for premier prospects SP MacKenzie Gore, SS CJ Abrams, OF Robert Hassell, OF James Wood, & SP Jarlin Susana plus 1B Luke Voit

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Aug 02, 2022
San Diego traded 1B Eric Hosmer to the Boston Red Sox (covering $44M of remaining $46M through 2025) who originally used his no-trade clause to reject being sent to DC, along with prospects Max Ferguson and Corey Rosier for 2016 #12 overall pick SP Jay Groome

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Aug 02, 2022
San Diego Padres acquired OF/UT Brandon Drury from the Cincinnati Reds for unheralded prospect SS Victor Acosta

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Aug 02, 2022
Minnesota Twins acquired SP Tyler Mahle from the Cincinnati Reds for prospects IF Spencer Steer, LHP Steven Hajjar, & IF Christian Encarnacion-Strand

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Aug 02, 2022
Minnesota Twins acquired RP Jorge Lopez from the Baltimore Orioles for prospects LHP Cade Povich, RHP Yennier Cano, RHP Juan Nuñez, & LHP Juan Rojas

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Aug 02, 2022
Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully died at 94 years old. Scully retired 6 years ago after 2016 to conclude a 67-year stint with the Dodgers, the longest tenure by a sports broadcaster on 1 team ever

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Aug 02, 2022
Philadelphia Phillies acquired SP Noah Syndergaard & OF Brandon Marsh from the Los Angeles Angels for OF Mickey Maniak and prospects C Logan O’Hoppe & OF Jadiel Sánchez

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#1 PICK MAKES NFL DEBUT

 

TONY BOSELLI WAS A BEAST

 

BEST HOF GAME PLAYS

 

SAM BROUGHT IT BACK

 

PIRATES WALK-OFF AGAIN

 

NOOTBAR’S NOT LOSING

 

SLAM DIEGO IS BACK

 

DALLAS GOT A STUD

 

JP FLIES FOR THE GRAB

 

IF ONLY MIL HAD HADER

 

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Aug 04, 2022
Bo Bichette is the fastest (338 GP) player to reach 400 career Hits in Toronto Blue Jays history

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Aug 04, 2022
Los Angeles Angels scored the most Runs (7) off solo HR only during 1 game in MLB history

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Aug 04, 2022
Los Angeles Angels recorded the t-most solo HR (7) & t-most HR (7) during a loss in MLB history

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Aug 04, 2022
Los Angeles Angels hit the most HR (7) during a loss in franchise history

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Aug 03, 2022
Brandon Drury is the 1st player to hit a Grand Slam during his San Diego Padres debut in franchise history

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Aug 03, 2022
Brandon Drury recorded the most RBI (4) during a player’s debut in San Diego Padres history

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Aug 03, 2022
Brandon Drury is the 1st MLB player to hit a Grand Slam during his 1st PA with a new team after changing teams midseason since 1960

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Aug 03, 2022
San Diego Padres are the 1st team to have 3 midseason acquistions (Brandon Drury, Juan Soto, & Josh Bell) all reach base safely during their 1st game with the team in MLB history

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Aug 03, 2022
Anthony Barr’s Vikings LB records: Career QBH (44) – Seasons (4) of 7+ QBH – GP (10) of 2+ QBH – Rookie FR-TD (1) – Career SK (13.5) & QBH (31) in 1st 5 seasons – Pro Bowls (4) in 1st 5 seasons – T-most FF (2) or FR (2) in 1 GP

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Aug 03, 2022
Most career QBH by a LB in Minnesota Vikings history: 1. Anthony Barr (44), 2. Chad Greenway (42), 3. E.J Henderson (36), 4. Eric Kendricks (27)^, 5. Ben Leber (22)

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MLB Friday

7:10 PM: Atlanta Braves (63-43) vs. New York Mets (67-38)

7:10 PM: Houston Astros (69-38) vs. Cleveland Guardians (54-51)

8:10 PM: Toronto Blue Jays (59-46) vs. Minnesota Twins (55-50)

8:15 PM: New York Yankees (70-36) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (57-48)

10:10 PM: San Diego Padres (61-47) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (72-33)

*All game times listed are in Eastern Standard Time (EST)*

NBA: SG Anthony Edwards, Minnesota Timberwolves (turns 21)

MLB: SP Braxton Garrett, Miami Marlins (25)

NFL: DB Myles Hartsfield, Carolina Panthers (25)

NFL: EDGE Malik Reed, Denver Broncos (26)

NFL: OL Ethan Pocic, Cleveland Browns (27)

MLB: RP Andrew Bellatti, Philadelphia Phillies (31)

MLB: SP Nick Martinez, San Diego Padres (32)

MLB: OF Carl Crawford, Retired after 2016 (41)

NBA: PF Patrick Ewing, Hall of Fame (60)

2013: As a result of the Biogenesis Lab scandal, MLB suspended Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez for 211 games which has become a significant obstacle for his Hall of Fame candidacy

2006: Houston Oilers legend Warren Moon became the very 1st black QB to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

2005: St. Louis Cardinals 1B Albert Pujols extended his MLB record, becoming the 1st player to hit 30+ HRs in each of his 1st 5 seasons

2001: Cleveland Indians erased a 12-run lead to defeat the Seattle Mariners 15-14, tying an MLB comeback record. Even more impressive considering Seattle would finish the season a single win shy of the most (116) in MLB history

1999: St. Louis Cardinals 1B Mark McGwire hit his 500th career home run in a loss to the San Diego Padres. He finished the season with 65, 1 year after setting the single-season record with 70

1999: Phoenix Suns acquired PG Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway from the Orlando Magic for PF Danny Manning, SF Pat Garrity, and 2 1st-round picks that would become PFs Jason Smith and Amar’e Stoudemire. The Stoudemire pick was traded 16 months later from Orlando back to Phoenix, who then selected him with the 9th overall pick 

1978: Playing the NFL’s very 1st exhibition game in Mexico City, the New Orleans Saints defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 14-7

1976: As compensation for signing SG Gail Goodrich, the New Orleans Jazz traded their next 3 years’ 1st round picks to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for a future 1st and 2nd round pick. The 1979 1st-rounder from New Orleans would be used on Hall of Fame PG Magic Johnson

1956: Los Angeles Dodgers CF Duke Snider passed Gil Hodges for the most career HR (261) in Dodgers franchise history. Hodges held the title of Dodgers HR king for only 3 months before being passed by teammate Duke Snider, who ended his Dodgers career with a total of 389 HR which still stands as the franchise record today

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